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Benchmade and Deep carry pocket clips?

Discussion in 'Benchmade Knife Company' started by Gideons, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. Acadian

    Acadian Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 21, 2015
    This - I like to pinch-grab the upper pocket clip screws when pulling my Benchmade out of my pocket.
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  2. RevDevil

    RevDevil Super Evil Supermod Staff Member Super Mod

    Nov 9, 2009
    Luc +1, The retention on some of the deep carry clips is bad. I've had a knife almost fall out of my pocket and get snagged on seatbelts getting out of the car.
  3. Acadian

    Acadian Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 21, 2015
    yes - and on smaller knives that don't have a whole lot of traction, there's more chances of dropping them.

    I have a deep carry clip on my 707 and it's probably my most dropped knife. It often slips out of my fingers while taking it out of my pocket.
  4. palonej

    palonej Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 5, 2015
    BM allows for 10 free clips of any kind, per customer, per year.
    Don't e mail, call them. You can then tell the rep which clip you'd like for each knife.
    The deep carry clips are nice, but they are notoriously loose. Before putting them on, I give them a little squeeze with a pair of pliers.......put some electrical tape on the clip first so not to scratch it.
    Best customer service by far!!
    I usually deal with Micah and she couldn't be more pleasant or helpful!
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  5. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Doesn't really matter as BM will send you either type for free. I prefer the deep carry but only after it is tightened way up.
  6. Gideons


    Dec 9, 2015
    For me, I worry about the public reaction to a knife. Where I grew up, and where I am now it is a very non-knife friendly place. So, I don't wish to make others feel un-comfortable if I have a knife in my pocket, at least as much as possible. It is less likely to be spotted IMO if it is deep carry. That is my personal feelings/thoughts on the matter, not saying it is better for worse for pulling out of the pockets.
  7. Lee48


    Apr 29, 2005
    That's often the case. If it's so deeply carried it's a PITA to try to get it out of the pocket. Especially if the pocket is tight to begin with. I could never tolerate a clip like the one pictured in MemphisR32's post below. But some deep carry clips allow just enough knife to peek out of the pocket to make easy retrieval possible--the Axis Strykers come to mind...one of my favorite models.
  8. Lee48


    Apr 29, 2005
    These days, everyone knows the presence of a clip means there's a knife in the pocket. 'Specially when the clip has a butterfly or spider on it.
  9. NG VI

    NG VI

    Feb 10, 2013
    They take awhile but they send every accessory you could want as long as you give a good idea of your collection.
  10. NG VI

    NG VI

    Feb 10, 2013
    Which makes them perfect for the 520 and 527 Presidio, to save your clothing.
  11. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Well, I would disagree with that in my area at least. Not once have I noticed someone noticing my clip. I carry a knife, pen, and light all day everyday clipped (where legal) and have not had one comment. 99.9% people wouldn't know what the spyder or the butterfly meant. I can go months without noticing a clip on other people, and I look. Many folks don't carry a knife at least not clipped. Most people these days just aren't very perceptive.
  12. CarboneOpinel


    Jan 29, 2016
    Excellent service by Benchmade.
    For non-Benchmade knives, I have a "Pops Custom Knife Clip" on my spyderco tenacious which is a grippy deep carry clip. He is on Etsy.
  13. uofaengr


    Jan 9, 2014
    Most people can't get their heads out of their phones long enough to notice that you have a clip on your pocket.
  14. RevDevil

    RevDevil Super Evil Supermod Staff Member Super Mod

    Nov 9, 2009
    I can related and completely understand. It can be awkward, but luckily where I live people don't much bat an eye when they see something like that. Most folks don't make it a habit or staring or looking at a pocket for long.

    I can adjust the tension on any clip with pliers, so the clothing/pocket shredding isn't as bad an issue for me. I'd much rather adjust the clip than sand down G10. I've had several knives with G10 sharp enough to destroy a pocket in a matter of days, but slightly less tension does prevent that. You;re right though, the nature of the deep carry clips would be beneficial in that area.
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2017
  15. ostanley99

    ostanley99 Banned BANNED

    Jul 1, 2016
    I just called their customer service asking about buying some and they responded by telling me that they were shipping off 2 clips for me. One for my AFO 2 and the other for my griptillian
  16. DMS1


    Jan 16, 2007
    I just picked up a Nakumura 484-1 folder. Same 3 hole pattern?

    Thanks in advance!
  17. Photovongsa


    Jul 5, 2017
    I can confirm that BM will send customers the deep carry clip for free!

    I just called them and they didn't even ask for a proof of purchase or anything.
    I just explained to the rep over the phone that after seeing deep carry clips on the internet I wanted to upgrade a recent Cabela's purchase and that was that. So easy. I gave her model number and finish type I wanted for the clip and that was that.

    The service rep was really helpful and showed a clear interest in the BM product which was comforting to know that they were outsourcing their tech support.
  18. jkarp_53


    May 25, 2006
    A lot depends on personal likes and dislikes. The Lum 745 is (was) a great example: well made, amazing S30V blade, yet the deep pocket clip left me wanting something with more texture for better grip in the pocket. BKC then came along with the 746 with a Very 'Lum-like' pocket clip that worked much better. And still there were complaints. Problem was the clip on the 741/746 didn't match the hole layout from other models, but the clip was more true to it's original custom design. Oh well, go figure. ;)
  19. knives_in_nature


    Jul 7, 2014
    I don't like deep carry if I need to take my knife in and out of the pocket frequently
  20. enginesix


    Jan 27, 2011
    I want to say thanks to bench made for my two deep pocket clips. after reading this forum, I called to order clips for my mini grip and striker. they arrived today, excellent.

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