Bottom of pocket/clipless carry ?

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Bottom of pocket/clipless carry ?

Postby GarageBoy » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:57 am

What are you favorite Spydercos for bottom of pocket carry without a clip (maybe a pouch?)

I feel like even a delica is too big for this duty - maybe a chaparral/dragonfly/lil native? (lil native compression lock looks fun, but I worry about the edge near the lockbar cut out)

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Re: Bottom of pocket/clipless carry ?

Postby Bill1170 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:03 am

I often carry a Delica clipless in pocket. Anything longer tends to wedge sideways at the bottom and be hard to extract, but a Delica does fine.

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Re: Bottom of pocket/clipless carry ?

Postby Spydergirl88 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:14 am

GarageBoy wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:57 am
What are you favorite Spydercos for bottom of pocket carry without a clip (maybe a pouch?)

I feel like even a delica is too big for this duty - maybe a chaparral/dragonfly/lil native? (lil native compression lock looks fun, but I worry about the edge near the lockbar cut out)
I've edc'd a lil native comp lock since they were first released... Never cut myself or otherwise noticed that bit of edge near the lock bar cutout and I have tiny fingers. :)

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Re: Bottom of pocket/clipless carry ?

Postby Enactive » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:17 am

I find the Native 5 to be small enough for me to drop in a pocket unclipped.

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Re: Bottom of pocket/clipless carry ?

Postby rabbitanarchy14 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:24 am

Current EDC second blade the lil native compression modified.
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In-Possession - Para 3 S35VN, Para 3 G10 M390 Red, Dice XHP, Lil Native S30V comp, Lil Native Rex 45 comp, Manix 2 M390 G10 BR, PM 2 M390 DLC BL, PM 2 K390 RG, Cat BD1N
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Re: Bottom of pocket/clipless carry ?

Postby carrot » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:24 am

I think the P3LW, Delica, Chaparral, DF2 all carry really well at the bottom of the pocket. I also carry the PM2 and Para3 clipless, but usually back pocket. The Manbug Salt and Dragonfly are my favorite- I often have to double-check that I'm carrying them.

With the backlocks you have to be a little bit careful to make sure there's no pocket lint in there. But it's usually no problem. I kinda prefer the closed-back design because nothing's gonna get in there to ding the edge.

If quick access isn't a necessity, I think Bill's Urban Wallet is an excellent and practical front-pocket or back-pocket carry option. Very secure carry and keeps things from banging into each other. Great for carrying something around P3 or Endela-sized. (NSFL for non-Spydie content.)

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Re: Bottom of pocket/clipless carry ?

Postby abbazaba » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:37 am

Dragonfly
Chaparral
Delica
Manbug

3" is usually as large as I will carry clip less. I kinda hate things in my pockets so the smaller the better if it's not secured by a clip. This was everything in my pockets other than my phone.

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Re: Bottom of pocket/clipless carry ?

Postby James Y » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:45 am

I went through a period where I every Spyderco I carried was down in pocket. However, I always keep the clip on; it provides an leverage point for my fingers during one-hand opening.

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Re: Bottom of pocket/clipless carry ?

Postby VooDooChild » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:50 am

Manbug
sal wrote:
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... "The edge is a ghost"...

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Re: Bottom of pocket/clipless carry ?

Postby I_like_knives » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:04 am

On the rare occasions that I carry a Dragonfly I just drop it into my front pocket. Mostly because I dont feel like it is very secure when clipped onto it. Its so small and light that I can hardly tell it's even on my pocket to begin with, and then it doesnt have far to go to lift up enough to fall off. It would probably be fine, but I guess I am used to more substantial blades riding there.

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Re: Bottom of pocket/clipless carry ?

Postby attila » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:05 am

I used to bottom-of-pocket carry my blue P.I.T.S.

I only did so because the flimsy wire clip was scratching up the titanium. When DLT offered $10 off coupon via their text notifications, I used that and points to get a RGT clip. It transformed the knife for me. I usually don't just drop it into the pocket anymore.
Own: Delica, Old S30V Native, modified Breeden Rescue, Delica, HAP40 Endura, ZDP DF2, S110V Manix LW,Pakkawood Delica, Cruwear Para 3, SE H1 DF2, M4 Manix 2, HAP40 Caly 3, S90V Native 5, K390 Urban, Pakkawood DF2, Cruwear PM2, SE Pac Salt, HAP40 Jazzlica, S110V Native, P.I.T.S., DLC Manix 2, REX 45 PM2, Para 3, XHP Manix LW, SB Caly 3, 20CV PM2, Rhino, SB Calypso Jr., B70P, PMA11, K03, ZDP Stretch 2, Kapara, REX 45 Military, 154CM Manix LW, 204p PM2, Swick, SG Delica, backlock Lil'Native, AEB-L Urban, HAP40 Stretch, KC Cruwear Manix 2, Cruwear Military, M390 PM2, Cruwear Delica, 4V Lil'Native, Mantra 2, CruCarta Shaman, M390 Para 3 LW, M390 Manix 2, K390 Police 4, RexWood Shaman, DLC Cruwear Shaman, Rex 45 Manix 2, Native 5, Native LW, 204p Para 3, S45VN PM2, S90V Manix LW, 20CV Manix 2, Rex 45 Shaman, Lil’Native.

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Re: Bottom of pocket/clipless carry ?

Postby Foundry81 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:07 am

The McBee.

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Re: Bottom of pocket/clipless carry ?

Postby Dazen » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:35 am

Roadie is the only one I carry in the bottom of my pocket.

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Re: Bottom of pocket/clipless carry ?

Postby UrbanMoose » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:40 am

Always carry my Urban clipless in front right hip pocket.

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Re: Bottom of pocket/clipless carry ?

Postby anycal » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:33 pm

Native 5 LW and UKPK are couple I actually removed the clip from. Chaparral goes 50/50 between clipped and bottom of pocket.

Most knives I carry make it to the bottom of pocket at some point. Whether it is during use and I don't want to keep re-clipping them, or going to a place where I'd rather not have the knife visible.
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Re: Bottom of pocket/clipless carry ?

Postby Sharp Guy » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:51 pm

Dragonfly and Manbug are the only knives I carry in the bottom of my pocket unclipped
Of all the things I've lost I miss my mind the most!

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Re: Bottom of pocket/clipless carry ?

Postby Tims » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:53 pm

I’ve been carrying mostly clipless lately. Backlocks only though. Everything else gets clipped.
Size hasn’t been much of an issue, from Dragonfly all the way up to Endura and Stretch.

I haven’t had any failed lockups from lint. Lint does collect around the lockbar/blade interface but the snap open on these knives is so strong it just compresses it. The only time blowing it out with lung power doesn’t work is after I’ve freshly oiled the pivot. Lint will wick up the oil and form a little square, compressed lint cake from being smashed between the blade and lock bar upon opening. Easy to remove with a wipe from the corner of your shirt.

All that to say, don’t worry about lint. Sand is a real b*tch though, so I do find myself washing knives more often that are pocketed.

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Re: Bottom of pocket/clipless carry ?

Postby Sumdumguy » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:22 pm

The Baby Horn is the king mack daddy of BoP.

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Re: Bottom of pocket/clipless carry ?

Postby Jazz » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:32 pm

Only a Manbug and Swiss Armies. Clips are a great invention.
- best wishes, Jazz.

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Re: Bottom of pocket/clipless carry ?

Postby Ric » Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:21 pm

All my spydies.
McBee, Dfly, Para 3 up to Mantra 3.

A clip screams KNIFE.


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