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Bugout clip

Discussion in 'Benchmade Knife Company' started by Gary W. Graley, Nov 8, 2018 at 6:33 PM.

  1. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    Hi folks, just picked up the mini Freek and wanted to get a Bugout clip for it as I did like how small that was and it worked well, but I guess Benchmade is limited as to sending those out, if it is not for a Bugout they aren't allow to send one, not sure why? But dem's the rules I suppose.

    Anyone happen to have one they are not using, I know some people remove them to carry without a clip.

    I'd be willing to trade a custom key chain that I make, it has a split ring, heavy duty 550 paracord and a Viking bead sandwiched between two tightly formed diamond knots.

    Thanks in advance, I'm liking this little min Freek, texture of the scales is nice, size is great, especially in sheeple friendly areas, don't want to spook them!

    G2
     
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  2. TonySal

    TonySal

    155
    Jan 10, 2015
    I never had a prob getting an extra pocket clip from the good folks at BM, unless they changed policy?
    I asked to pay for a new clip because a painted one I had got all scratched (yes, I know, knives are tools) and in the mail came 2 new and a stainless. And I'm not a big knife review guy or anything, just asked nicely.... Explain and they may surprise you!
     
  3. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    Yah, I did explain but was told that they couldn’t/wouldn’t send a Bugout clip
    G2
     
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  4. TonySal

    TonySal

    155
    Jan 10, 2015
    Sorry, good luck with your sesrch!
     
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  5. Groundhogsniper

    Groundhogsniper

    90
    Jan 15, 2017
    Reckon why they won’t send a bugout clip?
    Shortage of those clips or a change in policy?
     
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  6. TonySal

    TonySal

    155
    Jan 10, 2015
    That's what I though... we wore out our "clip welcome" ????
     
  7. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    I think the reasoning is that the Bugout clip was designed for that particular light weight folder and if they provided it for a larger folder and it failed to retain the knife it could fall back on them
    G2
     
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  8. DeadboxHero

    DeadboxHero Triple B Handmade Knives, Big Brown Bear Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 22, 2014
    Probably saving them for Christmas bugouts. It's been a very popular model
     
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  9. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    That could be, it's a great knife, but found it too light, this mini-Freek is a near perfect fit for me.

    I guess I could have told a fib that I needed one for my Bugout, as I did have one, but I'd have to make up an excuse as to why I needed ANOTHER one for it, so, I didn't.

    I know some people like the split arrow style better I'd be willing to swap with them if they wanted to do that too.
    G2
     
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  10. DeadboxHero

    DeadboxHero Triple B Handmade Knives, Big Brown Bear Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 22, 2014
    Bead blasted Ti will match the grey inserts on the freak very nicely.
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  11. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    They look pretty nice, one thing it doesn't show, or tell, is how long they each are, that bugout clip is pretty short so I think it would work great on this mini Freek. As the one on the mini Freek measures about 2 1/4" from end to end and I don't have the Bugout any longer, I think that one is shorter as well as the deep pocket style.
    G2
     
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  12. Heirphoto

    Heirphoto Gold Member Gold Member

    757
    Jun 13, 2007
    The Bugout clip is 1 9/16" long. Works great on my 940 which I used to carry clipless.
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  13. abbazaba

    abbazaba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2015
    I asked for one when they first dropped and they sent me two. I put one on the Mini Crooked River and it's great. I tried to order another and got the longer deep carry clip that is on the G10 Mini Grip. When I asked why they said they didn't have enough Bugout clips because of the high demand. This was back in April:

    We are still making them. They are just backordered due to high demand. Feel free to check back in a while.

    Regards,

    Greg Pigford
     
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  14. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    Thanks I’ll try again as I think it would work better for the mini Freek
    G2
     
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  15. jeronimo

    jeronimo Gold Member Gold Member

    360
    Dec 22, 2009
    abbazaba is correct.

    I just went through the same thing late last month.

    The Benchmade CSR informed me that they were having a hard time keeping up with the demand,
    and that they would be available in the future.

    I explained to the CSR that this is the clip that should come on all Mini-Griptilians, to which he replied
    he could only send one out as a custom shop knife warranty replacement, or a Bugout warranty replacement.
    I informed him I had a custom shop Mini-Grip, with the mini deep carry clip.
    He looked up my custom shop order, to verify, then informed me he would send one my way.
    I received it last Friday.;)
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  16. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    Those just look like that is how it always should have been for sure.
    G2
     
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  17. 353

    353 Gold Member Gold Member

    761
    Feb 20, 2015
    Yes it is a great clip, good retention and low profile.

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  18. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    Nice
    G2
     
  19. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    Well I submitted another request for one and I’ll see how that is received
    G2
     
  20. Dean51

    Dean51 Basic Member Basic Member

    721
    Aug 30, 2014
    The I don't like how the Bugout clip rests in my hand and I sheath carry. Since I only use a clip as a finger perch to roll the blade open, the Mini Freek clip will work better for me.
    Would you be willing to trade? My Bugout clip for your Mini Freek clip.
    I'll be shy a screw :rolleyes: but if I don't have one here I'll get one from Benchmade.
     

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