Tradional(-ish) With Pocket Clip

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  1. thepapercut

    thepapercut Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2017
    I’m not sure if this is the right forum for this but after dabbling in the tradition world for a bit I’m looking to expand out. The problem is so many modern folders just look too tactical for me. Does anyone know of a nice compromise? Specifically looking for a single blade with a pocket clip that is a little more on the classic side.

    These Smith Cypress are interesting but are a bit long for my use. Their mudbug was closer to what I’m looking for but no pocket clip and still a little large.

    Anyone have other suggestions? Simple, traditional style design, 3” ish blade length with pocket clip.

  2. thepapercut

    thepapercut Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2017
  3. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    Sorry but we frown on pocket clip discussions in this forum (see our guidelines). I'll move this to General Knife Discussion.
    No harm, no foul though.
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  4. thepapercut

    thepapercut Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2017
    I knew I was going to do it wrong. Thanks!
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  5. Barman1

    Barman1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 21, 2013
    Check out a Case Mid-Folding Hunter.
    Traditional enough maybe, with lots of configurations.
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  6. jstrange


    Mar 31, 2012
    Case makes a folding hunter with a pocket clip in your size range. They also make a regular trapper with a clip and a trapperlock with a clip. Double check the size on the Cypress, the blade is smaller than the Mudbug I believe. You may be looking at overall length instead of blade length.

    By the way, these are all nice knives that don’t get the discussion they deserve because it’s hard to fit them in a category on Blade Forums. I think they would garner much more discussion in the traditional section, but they are not allowed due to offending features (clips, studs).
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  7. McFeeli


    Feb 13, 2017
    Al Mar makes a model called the Eagle. It looks the part, but uses a clip. I know they have a couple variations of it.

    It’s a bit bigger than I remembered now that I’ve looked. 4” blade.
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  8. Crimson Cloud

    Crimson Cloud

    Nov 9, 2018

    Here's a link to a Knife Center search for wood handled folders, many with clips. They have the Spyderco Endura and Delica with wood scales, the Buck Vantage Avid, the Boker Plus Exskelibur II, and the MKM Lionsteel Bob Terzuola Clap Flipper, all which don't appear too tactical. Wouldn't be surprised to see the Chris Reeves Mnandi get a nod here either.
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  9. KAEDC

    KAEDC Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 25, 2013
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  10. BJE


    Apr 12, 2006
    How about one of the new buck 110/112 variants with pocket clips?
    They perform well, carry well, have loads of tradition as working class knives, and can now be purchased with pocket clips.
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  11. Jordan@DLT

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

    Jul 22, 2014
    I'm pretty partial to JE Made for traditional style patterns with clips.
    Not all have clips, as he offers them with and without clips, but we try to make it clear which have clips.

    We will be getting more when he gets back to work in April as well.
  12. popedandy


    Dec 8, 2006
    I see you already found the A.G. Russells. They are good knives
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  13. slyraven


    Feb 19, 2019
    I like clips, I do not like those large bolsters though
  14. ASBOB


    Feb 8, 2008
    Take a ook at the Roper Pecos. It has traditional blade steel as well.
  15. ASBOB


    Feb 8, 2008
    I have had to adapt knives as I have limited use of my left hand. Other alterations you can make:

    --attach a thumb stud. Various companies sell them.

    --on flat knives (eg, Mercator, Douk Douk) you can attach a clip. They are made by NiteIze.
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  16. Hackenslash

    Hackenslash Don't feed the Trolls Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    As some have already mentioned, check out the J.E. Made knives at DLT Trading.

    Probably the best knife in the realm of what you're looking for would be a CRK Mnandi.

    If you can find one, the Isham Bladeworks Blackstar is a great little modern/traditional.
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  17. JPD1998

    JPD1998 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 18, 2004
  18. DrRollinstein

    DrRollinstein Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 20, 2018
    Not exactly traditional, but far away from tactical, I'd recommend the Benchmade Mini or Full sized Crooked River.

  19. Krav

    Krav Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 6, 2013
    Wow, that blue sunburst in 3v is to see some folders in 3v.
  20. Reitwagen


    Mar 2, 2009
    Masserin has some knives that might suit you, or maybe a Buck 112 Slim Pro in micarta or G 10.

    Otter Messer is making Mercators with a clip now, but no thumb stud. I assume that is to conform with German law.

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