Early Endura Clipit

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  1. not2sharp

    not2sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 1999
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    I cane across this early Endura recently and was curious about the missing pocket clip. Did someone remove the clip or was it omitted during manufacture? This is a Pinned AUS8 model.

  2. Wharn

    Wharn Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2011
    It’s hard to tell in the photo. They used to be part of the scale and could snap off. Any signs of where it could have snapped off and the previous owner sanded it down?

    Edit: now that I look closer I do see a line where the clip should be under the lanyard hole.
  3. not2sharp

    not2sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 1999
    You are looking at the spot in the lower picture. There is a faint square area where the clip may have gone, but, there is no evidence that the area was refinished. The texture looks very uniformed across the scale. If someone removed it, they did a very neat mod.

  4. sgt1372

    sgt1372 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    Interesting. I don't know of any clip-less versions (ala the Gen1/2 Police) of the Endura.

    Nothing mentioned in SpydieWiki or Spyderco Source about such a variation that I could find either. Perhaps Sal will chime in to say if there was a clipless version offered or not back in the early days of the Endura.

    Probably just removed the clip and did a good job of sanding/buffing it smooth. The 2 brown spots in the photo may be where the clip was originally mounted. The wear on the "clip side" may also help to hide the work that was done.

    Here's a pic of the Gen 1 Eudura Clip-its from my collection; the way they "should" look.

    Last edited: Nov 10, 2019
  5. not2sharp

    not2sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 1999
    Thank you.

  6. yablanowitz


    Apr 14, 2006
    It's pretty common to sand off the remains when the lip breaks off. It looks like that one was done more neatly than most.
  7. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Way, way back in the day, I seem to recall Spyderco selling these at a deep discount in their factory store, and at the early 2nds sales. I believe the story was that they were warranty returns that were fixed up and resold w/o warranty. I could be slightly off in my recollection, however.

    Having said that, my father-in-law does indeed have one that I am sure he purchased from the old Spyderco store in Golden.

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