I’m a newcomer to knives with clips. A newcomer is somewhat of a stretch but I mean to say that throughout my life of much hunting and fishing I have rarely taken a knife with a clip on the field, lake or ocean. In any case, during the past couple of years that I’ve been regularly buying knives with clips, and I’ve noticed that I feel more comfortable carrying the knife in the bottom of my pocket. I can’t get used to the knife clipped on the upper part of my pants pocket. As a matter of fact, I just order two tabs to remove the clips on two XM-18 knives. They are rather big and heavy so I have a belt pouch for them. Of course, I understand how very popular it is to carry a knife clipped to your pocket, but are there others that prefer their folding knives without a clip?