Models with titanium clips?

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Models with titanium clips?

Postby Evil D » Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:12 am

I know the Salts with the barrel clips changed to titanium clips some time ago, and the Caribbean has them, but are there any others? Anyone manage to break one yet? I've noticed that the spring action seems a little less strong on my Caribbean clips, so much that yesterday I took it off and bent it inward a bit to snug it down. It could also be a result of the texture of these scales, despite the machined rubbing they seem to be pretty slick and side in and out of your pocket really easily, so with thin pants pockets I've noticed it moving around more than usual.
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Re: Models with titanium clips?

Postby StuntZombie » Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:29 am

I'm pretty sure the newer three screw Salt clips are titanium as well.
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Re: Models with titanium clips?

Postby Monty » Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:05 am

I believe the Nirvana and Paysan have ti clips.

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Re: Models with titanium clips?

Postby Ruudr » Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:08 pm

Drunken clip is also Ti

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Re: Models with titanium clips?

Postby PineyBoy » Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:57 pm

The only TI clips I own are Kizer.

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Re: Models with titanium clips?

Postby Sumdumguy » Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:20 pm

My Caribbean's clip did require re-bending during it's annual maintenance. Hasn't been an issue with anything but a crocheted blanket, they will snatch it right out of my pocket. But they will snag pretty much any knife I own.

As for breaking, I don't see that happening. It seemed pretty ductile.

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Re: Models with titanium clips?

Postby JD Spydo » Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:53 pm

I'm not exactly sure what they made my favorite Spyderco pocket clip with. But the Pocket Clip on the old GUNTING model is my very favorite of all time. That GUNTING Clip made with titanium on a C-36 Military or even on a PARA2 would just be "The Bomb" in my opinion.

Even though the GUNTING never really caught on as a preferred EDC type model I still liked many aspects of it and especially the clip. I'm also willing to bet that if the wire clips were made of titanium it would also have distinct advantages as well.

The corrosion resistant properties would be desirable for sure but the strength of the titanium would also have a lot of advantages as well.

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Re: Models with titanium clips?

Postby yablanowitz » Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:33 am

Nope. Titanium may be stronger than steel by weight, but not by volume. That's why titanium is usually run much thicker than steel would be in a given application. Titanium clips, be they stamped or wire, are not as strong as steel clips of the same thickness.

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Re: Models with titanium clips?

Postby VooDooChild » Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:55 am

yablanowitz wrote: Nope. Titanium may be stronger than steel by weight, but not by volume. That's why titanium is usually run much thicker than steel would be in a given application. Titanium clips, be they stamped or wire, are not as strong as steel clips of the same thickness.
Yup. Look at bike frames. Steel tubing is small, Titanium is a little bigger (not much) and very expensive, and aluminum tubing is absolutely huge. All shooting for the same range of strength/stress.


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