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Clipless / Loose carry

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by KVT, Mar 24, 2019.

  1. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    I think he is referring more to skinny jeans....for boys, girls, men or women. :D Sorry, the thought of men in skinny jeans....no, just no. Times certainly have changed. :rolleyes:
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  2. Cosmodragoon


    Jan 1, 2019
    Where is the go-to for pouches? I've been going back and forth on removing the clip to my Naja. The clip is about as good as it gets for deep-carry, especially given the larger size of the knife. It isn't terribly uncomfortable in hand but removing it more than doubles the comfort. Could a pouch be the answer?
  3. Bad Ninja

    Bad Ninja

    Dec 19, 2018

    Those things are not made for men.

    There are no room in those for a man's natural accessories, and no one wants to see a man's butt crack.

    Those are made for girls.
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  4. Cosmodragoon


    Jan 1, 2019
    I see guys wearing them in public. I wonder if they have the same problems as a lot of women's pants: fake or barely usable pockets. Maybe we need a new thread for this one...
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  5. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    I cat carry in pocket loose or with a clip

    I use horizontal belt sheaths

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  6. Bad Ninja

    Bad Ninja

    Dec 19, 2018
    1. You can already see they aren't carrying a knife, or a gun.

    2. They obviously carry smaller accessories.

    3. They either aren't very active, or they are severely chaffed.

    Definitely a "clip carry" situation.
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  7. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    I do not think that it would be good to go down this route for skinny jeans, at least not anther thread!!! :rolleyes: I have also seen men wear them too....kind of reminds me of the Duluth trading commercial, really funny, though it was really for underwear, the one with the volleyball comparison comparing how tight they were compared to the Duluth brand. On skinny jeans, no room for loose pocket carry of a knife, or a clip, yet alone trying to fit one in the key pocket.
  8. Bad Ninja

    Bad Ninja

    Dec 19, 2018
    That's because girls carry that stuff in a purse.
  9. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Don't forget about the new Man pouches, seen them advertised for a guy on a motorcycle, to keep
    it out of the way, strapped across his back with a single sling. Now that is the way to carry a pocket knife.
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  10. Sonnydaze

    Sonnydaze Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    I lost one very nice custom-modified multi-bladed folder when it was carried loose in my pocket.
    I will NEVER do that again.
  11. Velitrius

    Velitrius Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    I carry loose all the time.

    I have a couple of knives that serve as money clips that are carried loose.

    I guess technically I'm using the clip... just not for clipping it to the pocket.
  12. bdmicarta


    Feb 16, 2012
    I love clips- if it has one then I use it. I even added the optioinsl clip to my Leatherman Charge.
  13. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    Problem solved:







    Need your knife, pull on the string, squeeze the bottom of the pouch and the knife comes out, leave the pouch dangling till ya put your knife away. Easey peasey:


    Real world use:







  14. Jordan@DLT

    [email protected] Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Jul 22, 2014
    I carry with a clip 99% of the time, the only knives I have lost have been when carrying loose in my pocket. However there are certain knives I will carry loose or with a pocket slip because I enjoy them enough to do so. My SAK tinker and Spyderco Roadie being my favorite clip-less knives.
  15. McFeeli


    Feb 13, 2017
    I used to all the time. I went through a handful of Leeks that I’d take the clip off and carry loose in my pocket. I lost a lot of them because of that, which is why I went through so many, haha.

    Nowadays if the knife has a clip, I’m using it. The only blades I carry loose are traditionals, and even then I prefer to keep them in my watch pocket. If I’m in shorts I usually toss them in my right front pocket and leave that pocket empty for the most part. It actually took me a while to get used to it, but now I really don’t have any issues with it as long as it’s not overly heavy and cumbersome.
  16. jmh33


    Mar 16, 2003
    Most days...:D
    Loose.. RFP
    Clipped.. RRP
  17. Rykjeklut

    Rykjeklut Basic Member Basic Member

    May 23, 2018
    If I'm not at work, it's just loose in a pocket, since I'm not really allowed to carry a knife just out and about.
  18. slyraven


    Feb 19, 2019
    I prefer a clip but don't mind when I carry a clipless sak or buck.
  19. Reitwagen


    Mar 2, 2009
    I've had knives come out of my pocket both carried loose and carried with the clip. I know all too well that sinking feeling of reaching into an empty pocket.
  20. Lee48


    Apr 29, 2005
    I carry a Dragonfly everyday, clipless and loose.

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