I've shy'ed away from clipless knives since my knife interest started to pick up speed about 4 years ago.
Recently I all of a sudden saw the potential in the Manbug Salt after reading a lot of interesting threads about spyderedged knives on this forum, and decided to give it a try despite not having a clip.
Now, I'm not making a case against the clip, it would sure be nice to have that option, but carrying that knife in my 5th jeans pocket has been extremely pleasant. I mean, I've seen a fair share of reviewers call most any smallish knife an "ideal" 5th pocket knife, but that's not true. The Manbug is an ideal 5th pocket knife. I mostly don't notice it's there. The other so called 5th pocket knives will stick out slightly, poke me when I sit down or make a bulge that gets in the way when I try to retrieve my phone from the front pocket below.
I guess I'm just writing all this to share my excitement about the knife, I'm kind of neutral with regards to the clip option, but it certainly can't hurt.
I think I will try it with a lanyard to see if that can ease accessibility in some awkward positions. I never understood lanyards on knives before, but this knife is different. Old prejudice about pocket clips and lanyards seems to go out the window with this one
About the TEC suspension clip, I think it's probably a good option for front pocket carry, but that's maybe what you had in mind, vivi? For myself I want to keep carrying it in my 5th, and the freedom to move around in there is what seems to make it so un-pokey and comfortable.