When you mentioned the "spoon clip" are you referring to the one like on the older/discontinued GUNTING model? Because that is my favorite pocket clip that Spyderco ever made IMO.Notsurewhy wrote: ↑Sun May 24, 2020 7:02 amI generally prefer the spoon clip. A majority of folks seem to love the wire clip, but I find the retention below average and I don't like that they move if I grip tightly. It's also more difficult to find after market clips. Lynch makes one, but it only works with some knives. Milled clips are quite expensive and have their own bag of issues.
I've haven't had an ergonomic issue with the wire clip, but I understand what you're talking about at the bend. I've had that issue with deep carry clips from other manufacturers. If that bend hits your hand wrong, it's a problem. I love the Benchmade bugout and it's clip, but There is no way I would buy the mini BO without holding it first because that shorter handle is likely to make the clip a hotspot for me.
If you end up not liking clipless carry, there is always the backlock Lil native with a spoon clip.
It may just depend on it being ideal for certain models too. Because with the Dodo model for instance I don't know of another pocket clip I would want on that particular model. And I most certainly wouldn't want a wire clip on my M390 Military model or on most other full sized folders for that matter.
Never had a Gunting but I've heard good things about the clip. If I remember correctly Sal said when Gunting and Spyderco went their sperate ways the clip went back to Gunting. It does look far more like a spoon than the clip I was referring to.JD Spydo wrote: ↑Sun May 24, 2020 7:40 amWhen you mentioned the "spoon clip" are you referring to the one like on the older/discontinued GUNTING model? Because that is my favorite pocket clip that Spyderco ever made IMO.
Now that type of clip wouldn't be ideal on every folder out there but I've had good luck overall with wire clips.
Interesting. You sold your knives because of clip placement when there are four placement options available?