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Good clip that installs on the wrong end of the knife.
on November 21, 2015
Forst off: I only use the pocket clip, not the ring. The ring works, but I think that I've already misplaced it.
This is the kind of thing that needs to be included with the purchase of the knife, not as an extra purchase. It's only $5, sure, but for a large percentage of people the knife is a lot more handy with it than without it. I'd rather have this than the pouch that came with my knife. I realize the pouch is leatherman's "thing", but I'd rather have the clip included. The pouch just got tossed in a drawer.
With that out of the way, this clip attaches to the BOTTOM of the knife, which is a massive, massive design flaw in my opinion. Every knife I have ever carried in my pocket, be it just a single blade, a Leatherman Skeletool, or anything else going back over the years, has ALWAYS had the clip on the same end of the knife as the blade's hinge. I realize that this is something that Leatherman just can't do because of the way that the wave is designed, the clip has to go on the bottom, but that just comes off as poor planning.
Because the clip is on the other end, I have to re-learn how to pull my knife out without thinking about it. This takes up time, not very much, but reaching for my knife is no longer something that I can do without thinking about.
Okay, the positives:
This clip does install very easily. Takes a couple seconds, and it is secure. Sure, it installs on the wrong end, but I've already discussed that.
The clip is also made out of a nice thick metal. I don't expect it to bend or lose tension.
Overall, I'm happy the clip can be added to the knife at all, but I wish it were able to be added on to the right end.