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Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Converge, Jan 16, 2015.
Hope you are better soon Amigo, long days and pleasant nights.
It has never occurred to me to carry a knife anywhere but my right front pocket. I guess people have their reasons, though. Hope you heal up fully and quickly.
This is exactly why I strongly prefer tip down. I just cannot adjust to carrying a knife in my front pocket, so for me it is all about tip down. That said, I am currently carrying a Fantoni HB02 tip up in my back pocket, but I reversed the clip so the blade would at least be against the seam. The detent is crazy strong on that knife, and having the knife backwards is a bit of a pain, but not as much of a pain as stitches.
The detent is strong enough on the fantoni that it is hard to imagine it coming open by accident, but one time when I was demonstrating how strong the detent was I actually did get it to open by shaking it as hard as I could.
Tip up right front, tip down right rear. I don't trust any knife to stay closed. To the point that I won't even carry tip down in my right front pocket. Too many horror stories for me to not have the blade against a seam.
Sorry about your accident. You got bit good!
They are going to have to start putting disclaimers on the box about tip up carry in the back pocket! The same thing happened to skyline1 two weeks ago. (Link To Thread)
Sorry to hear it and I hate to be that guy but tighten up that pivot sir. I carry in my back pocket because my wallet lives in the front and I can't remember ever having an issue with tip up carry.
NoT in my experience..
The ONLY time I've ever been cut by a knife I was carrying was due to tip up..tip down for me..it was a front pocket too..
Damn man, heal fast!
Thanks guys. It's certainly more my fault than the knife. Because of the wave my wallet pushed the blade open. Honestly I've used the wave function from the back pocket by twisting the knife outward so it grabs the top seam when drawing and it works great but I didnt account for this. Lesson learned.
Flip the clip to tip-up, left hand carry. (for back pocket, right side)
I think it comes down to a few more things than tip up vs. tip down. Detent in my opinion is much more important.
OP, bad cut man, heal quick and hang in there.
Been there done that. I am not a tip up fan. Is don't need the deployment speed that much.
My Griptilian doesn't do that. Are you wearing skinny jeans, or what?
If the studs snag the pocket and partially open it as you are pulling it out...weren't you pulling it out to open it up anyway?
WoW. That sounds like old people driving.
Me...tip up or down, if it's riding with the blade to the pocket side you can't go wrong.
And wow, that is a nasty cut!
My thoughts too.
All my pocket clipped knives are done so tip up. Never had a nick, scratch or bite. That said, I don't ever carry locking knives and slip joints have the added security of spring tension keeping the blade where it should be.
Infact, most of my knife hates come from locking blades, lock rock, blade play etc.
Hope your finger heals well, dude. In the future keep that blade as close to the seam of your trou' as possible!
I'm pretty sure he was joking.
If you switch the side of the clip to "lefty" you're all good. (Can't always do that tho)