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Spyderco's clips

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by jill jackson, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. jill jackson

    jill jackson Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 5, 2006
    Come on Spyderco, do a bit better on the clips, I just bought a brand new Ti Military and while the rest of the knife is great the clip has dings, marks and the end looks "chewed up". I've seen this before with Spydercos I've bought new and when I'd call I'd be told I could purchase a new clip, but they would not send me another free, unless I purchased the knife directly from Spyderco. (I buy from dealers, that sell many Spydercos for Spyderco to imply the dealer did something to the knife is crazy, I'm sure the knife had never been out of the box) Anyway, this knife was over 200 dollars and I get perfect clips on knives costing way less. Spyderco should be able to deliver the same on these knives costing over 200. (the Golden models are always the ones that have the marked up clips, NIB)

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  2. harkinstritonnc

    harkinstritonnc

    100
    Feb 25, 2011
    I have never had a problem with the clips on any of mine having scratches such as yours does but I also agree for the money they should be perfect, I dont see why they couldnt just send another one to you im sure they have extras. I think i would see if they would come out with a dremel and some metal polish since the clip is shiny already
     
  3. pry

    pry

    186
    May 24, 2011
    if they made all the clips perfect, they would have to charge double the price! ;)
     
  4. jill jackson

    jill jackson Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 5, 2006
    They do it on the Taiwan and Japan, made ones for less money. I've only had some Golden made ones come NIB with the same type clip damage. (chewed up end and the line of marks, I've seen before)If I resold these I'd have to make note of the clip condition.
     
  5. jill jackson

    jill jackson Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 5, 2006
    The chewed up end will never be fixed and they do have extras, as long as you pay for them.
     
  6. pry

    pry

    186
    May 24, 2011
    which taiwan models are less money? not trying to be rude but I think the taiwan models are more expensive for what you get, like the sage 3 is more than a manix 2 or the PM2. Sorry about your clip though, that does suck, you could maybe send it back to the dealer for an exchange depending on where you got it. Doubt you will get any sympathy here though, like if this was the kershaw forum thomas would offer to send you a new clip free of charge, but over here the fans will say "does the knife still cut? is so then its fine"
     
  7. Bull Mountain Custom

    Bull Mountain Custom Gold Member Gold Member

    804
    Sep 3, 2008
    I would be contacting the dealer to see if they will make it right. You might also try sending spyderco customer service an email and inclose the above picture seeing if they will send you a new clip at no cost. Visual evidence may help loosen their stance.
     
  8. jill jackson

    jill jackson Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 5, 2006

    Yeah, I know Kershaw would send me a new clip with just a phone call. Thomas wouldn't have to get involved. I've asked Spyderco in the past about these clips that come like this. They won't send a new clip no charge, That's fine.

    Many Taiwanese Spydercos are cheaper and all I've bought have been flawless, clips and all.

    I know the knife still will cut, so will a lot of lesser priced knives. I don't use every knife I buy, I use some of my knives. I have no need to use every single one. If I want to keep one in mint condition and buy it to, I should receive a mint condition knife. If I choose to sell this as new later, I couldn't do so. (at least without noting the clip condition) I therefor have my reasons to be displeased, irregardless of what the fans of Spyderco think.


    I could have returned the knife to the 'authorized Spyderco distributor' if I'd wanted to pay the return postage and got a refund. I may have been able to get a different knife, if there was any available. It still would have cost me money, to make it right.

    I'm sure Spyderco can read this and will/can respond with, whatever they like if they wish. Or they can ignore it, other than that, I'll just live with it.
     
  9. hydro2

    hydro2

    97
    Aug 12, 2011
    Ugg, I just bought my first Spyderco PARA-MILITARY2. I have yet to receive it. Is this what I have to look forward to?
     
  10. goosefacer

    goosefacer

    262
    Mar 18, 2010
    I've had one problem with a Spyderco clip - on the Sage 2. The bend in one of the "feet" that nest in the grooves on the handle was bent up a bit - took it off and bent it down. All my Spydies with the "traditional" clips have NOT had problems - with the fit and finish anyways...can't stand the design though!

    edit - left out the word "OUT" which totally changed my statement.
     
  11. rycen

    rycen Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod

    Aug 22, 2002
    How about asking the dealer to send you a new clip? It should be simple for them to do that.
     
  12. Bull Mountain Custom

    Bull Mountain Custom Gold Member Gold Member

    804
    Sep 3, 2008
    This is the exception and not the rule. You shouldn't have anything to worry about on your new purchase other than you wallet jumping out of your pocket to purchase more spyderco's. I have purchased 5 para2's in the last two months and none have had any issues, including the clip.
     
  13. 338375

    338375

    Nov 4, 2006
    I would be surprised if the dealer has extra clips. It does seem a little odd (cheap) that they won't send you one. Benchmade is the same way as Kershaw. Just a phone call, and they send out a new one with screws, free.
     
  14. hayes31

    hayes31

    395
    Jun 5, 2012
    And fast, too.
     
  15. thallium

    thallium

    145
    Jan 25, 2011
    I wouldn't worry about. I've got three PM2s and they've all been fine.
     
  16. rycen

    rycen Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod

    Aug 22, 2002
    I didn't mean to imply the dealer would stock extra clips. I meant if the dealer called Spyderco directly on the customers behalf to request a new clip.
     
  17. pry

    pry

    186
    May 24, 2011
    off the top of my head i cant think of any cheap taiwan spyders, theyre all like $100+, where you could get a native, manix, pm2, all for under $100
     
  18. jill jackson

    jill jackson Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 5, 2006
    As far as a "Spyderco fan" here's about one half of mine.

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  19. jill jackson

    jill jackson Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 5, 2006
    Cheaper than my Military was what I meant.
     
  20. Mossyhorn

    Mossyhorn Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    I'd be upset too Jill. That knife should have never made it out the door with a clip like that.
     

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