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BillM 06-19-2008 03:48 AM

Knife pocket clip question
 
I carry a knife in my left front pants pocket. My "dressed up" knife is
a Benchmade Mini Griptilian. The clip is on the butt end---opposite
end from the hinge. I move it to the other side for left pocket carry.
When I draw it the knife comes out of the pocket properly oriented
with the blade stud under my thumb.

Every other knife I've looked at has the clip on the hinge end.
Anybody know of other models with the clip on the butt end?
I'm just looking for a relatively cheap everyday knock around knife.

Bill

Dillinger 06-19-2008 06:32 PM

Both my Benchmades, my Microtech and, I think, almost the whole Cold Steel line have the clips on the butt end. Granted, none of them are cheap, but I don't believe in having a cheap knife as the blade steel never seems to retain an edge. :D

JD

G21.45 06-20-2008 12:24 AM

My EDC is a CRKT, 'Crawford Triumph'. It's an extremely fast opening folder; and, the blade locks open like a bank vault once it's out. I carry this quick little folder loose inside my pocket. Doesn't really matter to me which way it comes out; I'll work with it either way. ;)

http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/488/triumph1tc6.jpg

(Unfortunately, there ain't nothing cheap about this knife.)





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BillM 06-20-2008 03:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dillinger (Post 28470)
Both my Benchmades, my Microtech and, I think, almost the whole Cold Steel line have the clips on the butt end. Granted, none of them are cheap, but I don't believe in having a cheap knife as the blade steel never seems to retain an edge. :D

JD

Thanks, I'll look at Microtech and Cold Steel.

I'm a little rough on knives. I usually carry at least two--one small
pocket knife, (I'm partial to Old Timers) for when I want something
that actualy has an edge, or a point for digging stuff out of my hide.

And a larger locking folder that does duty as a box opener, gasket
scraper, pry bar, screwdriver, whatever. I really hate to abuse my
Benchmades that way, so I use a relatively cheap knife. The current
victim is a half serrated Gerber liner lock, which pretty much sucks.
But I won't shed a tear when it finally dies.

I also carry a Gerber multi-tool, but that's a whole 'nother story.
It's not that I'm that big a Gerber fan---but I drive within 500 ft
of the main office at least a couple of times a month, and there is
nothing like personal contact to resolve those pesky "lifetime
warranty" issues.

Bill

coltm4 06-20-2008 04:42 AM

spyderco makes some knives that have the clip on the but end. i carry a spyderco endura or benchmade rukus. a lot of manufacturers place the clip on the hinge end to reduce liability. some lawyers figured a manufacturer could be sued if the knife accidentally opens in the pocket. quality knife makers get around this by giving you the option of moving the clip yourself.

matt g 06-22-2008 12:43 AM

Look at the SOG Twitches, the clip is on the butt end and it has spring assist opening.

CARNUT1100 06-23-2008 03:02 AM

+1 on having a cheap knife around to do the dirty jobs. Also other things like a $10 axe for if you want to cut a tree root below ground level etc like I was doing yesterday. Just touch it up with an angle grinder and go for it. When it is finished, throw it away with no tears and get another piece of chinese rubbish.
Now If I was doing that to my beloved Swedish axe or the Plumb ( pre Cooper Tools, the REAL Plumb axe) then I would cry. They just don't deserve to be treated like that, whereas a cheap piece of chinese garbage does.....

Zappa 09-25-2008 03:57 AM

I just checked a few of my knives and I found that my CRKT Slide Lock has the clip on the butt end. So does my small Gerber Liner Lock and my Benchmade Automatic. My daily carry knife is a CRKT M16-13, which has it on the hinge end, but it's very fast to open with the "flipper" that sticks out from the tang.

glockfire 09-26-2008 06:19 PM

Spyderco's FRN knives, and most of their high end CF and G10 knives.

Texanbybirth 11-10-2008 02:22 AM

My Kershaw Leek has the clip on the hinge end, but I saw a friend's Leek the other day with the clip on the other end. I looked at mine and it is reversible.


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