the reason they’re being so strict is because of all the people who used to take advantage of them offering unlimited free clips, asking for dozens then putting them on all their knives (not just bms), or turning around and selling them on the bay. they’re the ones you can thank for the new policy. the $5 they’re charging for extra clips is hardly outrageous. i doubt it even covers the cost of the clip plus shipping. as far as screws & such go, i just received a full set of screws plus clips for a couple discontinued blades, a 320 & a 890. no charge & they were at my door in a little over a week from when i called.