The only time I ever carried a flipper loose in my pocket was at the Wynn Casino in Vegas. The security guy saw my zt 0801ti clipped to my pocket and pulled me aside. He told me they werent allowed in Vegas which is not true. He was nice enough though and suggested I put the entire knife loose in my pocket so I didn’t argue with him. Let me tell you, I felt uncomfortable the whole time it was loose in my pocket. Some time later i just clipped it back to my pocket. Kick me out if you want.