The clip on the Axis-Lock is too small for the knife, it is strange to me that such a small clip would be on the Axis while other Benchmade knives like the Ascent are packaged with very large sized clips. Personally, I would not only remove the clip in order to tighten it, I would bend down the top of the clip (near the three screws) and make it actually touch the handle TIGHTLY about a fourth of a centimeter in. Then re-configure the rest of the clip accordingly to make up for the dramatic shift in the clip. This will result in a regular clip for about a fourth of an inch, then a strong and sharp downward hit onto he handle, then the clip will go back up and proceed as it would usually . When you clip the knife on your person, try and clip in onto a HEMMED fabric ending, like a pant pocket, so that the bump where the fabric is hemmed will almost CLUCK past that dramatic drop in the clip, almost locking it into place. That should effectively remove all danger in loosing the clip. It might sound like a pain to do, and I know the way I explained it is kind of wierd, but it's really simple once you see what has to be done. All you need is a pair of pliers and NOT to care if your clip gets scratched up a little bit (or a lot, depending on the kind of pliers you are using, I use a Victorinox Swiss-Tool and it works out fine).
Robert Joseph Ansbro
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