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Who removes the pocket clip from their EDC?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by B Hess, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. B Hess

    B Hess

    Feb 20, 2006
    I never used to, but I tried it on my new mini grip and I think I like it better that way. I don't think I would do it on larger knives but on 3" and smaller blades it seems to work well for me. It makes gripping the knife much better and it makes the knife lighter and slimmer. The only downside might be more pocket lint.
     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2010
  2. Samael

    Samael

    Sep 30, 2007
    Not me. My EDC didn't have a pocket clip to begin with.:D
     
  3. PropThePolecat

    PropThePolecat

    Jan 31, 2009
    I dont remove my clips. I agree that the ergonomics often improve, but i cant stand rummagĂ­ng through my pockets/backpack for a knife.
     
  4. RafaelHerschel

    RafaelHerschel

    252
    Jun 19, 2010
    In general I prefer a pocket clip, but I have removed the clip on some knives because I carry them loose in the pocket of my jacket. (One at the time :)

    I agree. Removing the pocket clip works well on the Mini Grip.
     
  5. dinozzo

    dinozzo

    Oct 31, 2009
    When i got my Sm Sebenza, i had to take off the clip to make an adjustment, and i have not wanted to put the clip back on since...im normally not a fan of clipless knives, but i actually like it alot on the small sebenza
     
  6. knifezoid

    knifezoid

    Apr 17, 2009
    I tried it on my thinner knives like my Skyline and Delica. It's not bad, but
    ultimately the clip will go back on. Especially for the Delica cause it's a
    wave opener and doesn't work well without the clip.
     
  7. glockman99

    glockman99 Super Moderator Super Mod

    Jun 12, 2000
    I removed the clip from my ZT 0301 as I EDC it in a horizontal belt-sheath, and found that the clip would sometimes "hang-up" during removing my knife from its' sheath.
     
  8. twid

    twid

    603
    Apr 7, 2009
    I took the clip off one of my Tasmans. I carry the clipless one in the velcro pocket of my board shorts when I go to the beach or river.
     
  9. bld522

    bld522

    Feb 3, 2004
    I live in LaLa Land, so no clips for me. :(
     
  10. Whitedog

    Whitedog

    863
    Dec 30, 2005
    I generally leave the clip on but carry un-clipped. There are times when the clip does come in handy when wearing slacks and you don't want to feel like you have a brick in your pocket.
     
  11. knoefz

    knoefz

    Mar 20, 2009
    I edc my Spyderco Tenacious without the clip... also from my flashlights I remove the clips. They bother me when holding the tools and I find them ugly most of the time.
     
  12. stevekt

    stevekt

    Dec 10, 2003
    I don't use pocket clips but I leave them in place just in case.
     
  13. shooter81

    shooter81

    203
    Mar 15, 2007
    I took the clip off my large sebenza, and had G2 make me a sheath. I love it. To me knives always feel better without the clip, but without a sheath I leave them on for convience.
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  14. Mike157

    Mike157 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 29, 2006
    When knives first started coming out with clips, I always removed them. I thought they were excess hardware and would wear the edge of my pocket out. The trade off was that without fail I wore holes in my pockets. I almost always use a clip now. It keeps the knife where I can always find it with out digging around in my pocket. I think the knife stays a bit more lint and dirt free and if the clip does not have sharp corners, I wear few pocket edges out than actual holes in my pocket. I have scratched my truck a couple of times with the clip if I walk too close to it.
     
  15. PocketEdge

    PocketEdge

    566
    Dec 23, 2008
    I enjoy the freedom of cliplessness.
     
  16. Bastid

    Bastid Goat herding fool and resident vermin breeder. Staff Member Super Mod

    Feb 27, 2001
    Another vote for the clipless look.
     
  17. axtalan0

    axtalan0

    580
    Jul 18, 2008
    Remove it every time. Irritates my hand, adds weight, thickens the profile. I hate clips.
     
  18. Brian Sargent

    Brian Sargent

    Jun 6, 2008
    I luv the clips!
     
  19. DrOpPoInT1110

    DrOpPoInT1110

    Jan 28, 2009
    for legal reasons in the city i do. if im closer to home or somewhere it won't matter, i use them. i do like the ergos more without them though.
     
  20. CARRERA50

    CARRERA50

    Dec 20, 2008
    Me too, every one. I have lost knives, torn car seats, chipped paint and
    ruined jeans all courtesy of the damn pocket clip. My EDCs include a
    full-size Doug Ritter, several AFCK models, two non-wave Emersons and
    a SOG Visionary II, all clipless and carried in a Benchmade soft-sheath.

    Besides, being a daily public transit rider, I see no reason to advertise...
     

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