Tradional(-ish) With Pocket Clip

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by thepapercut, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. Sjunker


    Apr 6, 2016
    I added a clip to my otter and it's fantastic. Can recommend.
  2. jstrange


    Mar 31, 2012
    Those are nice!
  3. jstrange


    Mar 31, 2012
    Mercator now sells a version with a clip.
  4. miso2

    miso2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2014
    Boker Plus Tech-Tool City 1.
    Don't have it, but looking at it for a while.
  5. katanas


    Jan 6, 2012
    Case trapperlock with clip. :cool: Have it, love it. :thumbsup:
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  6. jstrange


    Mar 31, 2012
    I’ve wanted one of those for awhile. Been turned off by some reports of blade wobble and play in the liner lock though.
  7. Jason Puckett

    Jason Puckett Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 14, 2019
    I've been looking for sort of the same thing. I'm taking a trip to Canada in a couple of weeks and wanted something that would be "safe" to carry across the border. I think I've settled on one of the Buck 110's w/clip.

    I wish vendors would put an option to search for knives with or without pocket clips on their sites.
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  8. Crimson Cloud

    Crimson Cloud Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 9, 2018
    With ya'. Was all set to pick up a Lionsteel Kur with Santos Wood scales, until reading through the forums here about that model, with wood scales, not coming with the wire pocket clip. Haven't decided whether I want the G10 version (with the clip), but it would have been nice to know from vendors on their sites that as much was the case with that particular version of that knife.
  9. katanas


    Jan 6, 2012
    I've seen this complaint about almost every knife around at times. :rolleyes: It happens with some I guess; not mine. :thumbsup: Try one from a BF participating dealer and you won't have to worry (though, if you get a lemon, return can be a pain). :( I doubt it will happen. :)
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  10. Eli Chaps

    Eli Chaps Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 20, 2018
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  11. number9

    number9 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 5, 2017
    Benchmade North Fork might be worth a look. It's a little fat in the pocket though.

    Or a Spyderco Sage 4, if you can find one.
  12. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    If Benchmade would offer the Proper with a clip...
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  13. Kiteman72

    Kiteman72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    I have 2 clipless Trapperlocks. The Red Bone has a touch of blade wobble and the yella one is solid as a rock (and used a bunch).

    Thanks in part to this thread I have a new Cypress trapper on the way! :thumbsup:
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  14. thepapercut

    thepapercut Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2017
    This is what I’ve been searching for.
  15. jstrange


    Mar 31, 2012
    That’s another one I covet. Let us know what you think when it arrives.
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  16. pinnah


    Jul 28, 2011
    Not the compromise you were looking for but I'll share how I've merge my love for traditional single blade folders and the convenience of pocket clips.

    The tricky bit is that this requires the use of a sewing machine or knowing somebody who knows how to use one.

    I've run a 2.5" seam up from the bottom of the right rear pocket of all my pants - jeans, Dickies... all of them.

    Knife goes vertically in the pocket in a pocket.

    This is a super comfortable way to carry a big knife and I find it better than clip in every way. It doesn't advertise the knife. Doesn't destroy the front pocket (some knives will eat through the rear pocket on denim or canvas pants though but not as fast as pocket clip wear. The knife is super easy to reach and replace. The knife never scratches cars and never catches on sweaters or clothing. And very importantly, there is no pocket clip to muck up the ergonomics of the knife.

    I carry a Buck 110 most days, and Opinel 9 on many days and several others as my whim dictates.

    Point being that if you go to rear pocket carry, the set of traditional single blade folders you can carry opens way way up.
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  17. Velitrius

    Velitrius Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2000

    Deep carry please.
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  18. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
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  19. Kiteman72

    Kiteman72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    The Cypress Trapper in natural micarta arrived on Friday and I have been "test-driving" it ever since. Now, I'm not trying to do a comprehensive review here, just want to give a couple first impressions.

    It's a heavy chunk of knife! Hand filling and stout. Obviously, a lot went into designing this knife and I am not going to second guess any decisions that were made, because usually things are done a certain way for a reason. It's not a crazy brick, but an open backed design would have saved some weight. Detent is very strong, and the knife flicks open like you want it to. It is breaking in nicely, but at first it was hard to open it without flicking it. I resisted the urge to mess with the pivot screw and I'm glad I did, as I said, it is breaking in very well.

    Lockup is totally rock solid and no blade play whatsoever. Blade came shaving sharp. Nice sized lanyard hole that you don't have to fight paracord to get thru. Pocket clip is nice and tight but I have snagged it on a couple of shirts. When I look at it, it really doesn't stick up any more than a Delica clip tho, so the problem was probably user error. The stonewash finish on the blade is a great touch, and speaking of the blade, the thumb stud is a bit on the small side.

    I was going to grouse about the price a bit, but The Cypress is so well put together, it feels like the price is fairly appropriate. Still, some aren't going to be able to bring themselves to go 120 to 130 bucks for D2 and G10/micarta. Great Box that the knife comes in, but no "paperwork" apart form the vapor paper and plastic sleeve wrapping the knife.

    I think this one will be "Miley" Cypress and I'll eventually get one in black G10 and call it "Billy Ray" Cypress. If you are a fan of the Trapperlock and wanted something more robust, this would be a good knife to try.
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  20. SV-97


    Aug 18, 2016
    How about a J.E. Made Combustion?

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