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Pacific Salt Deep Carry Clip?

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by BigDogg795, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. BigDogg795

    BigDogg795 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 29, 2013
    Hi everyone,
    New to the forum; tried searching but didn't see anything specific...Does anyone know if there's anybody out there who makes a deep carry pocket clip for the Pacific Salt? The Square single hole mount is drastically different than the typical three screw design on my Endura and I can't believe I'm the only one out there looking for a deep carry clip on a pacific salt!

    Any input would be appreciated, thanks in advance!
     
  2. David Mary

    David Mary KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Jul 23, 2015
    Not the only one... anymore. Haha.
     
  3. uxo2

    uxo2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2013
    Never seen one.. But I would like one.
     
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  4. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    I'm torn on this a bit. I like a deep carry pocket clip. That said, on the salt folders that have the clip you mention, I really appreciate being able to tighten the clip way down because with what I do with the salt knives, I need them staying put no matter what. I don't feel I can achieve that level of retention with most deep carry pocket clips. It would take quite a feet from spyderco to give me a deep carry clip that performs better than what they already use on the bigger salts.
     
  5. NWPilgrim

    NWPilgrim Basic Member Basic Member

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    Aug 1, 2019
    Not aware of any for the older style on Pacific Salt. Not as big an issue for though. There are two reasons for me wanting a deep carry pocket clip. First, for better pocket retention with shorter handles. For models with 2.5”-3” blades or shorter AND a lanyard hole above the clip mount, I feel too much of the handle sticks out and could catch on a corner or edge and come out unnoticed. A longer handle model has much more knife in the pocket to resist that pull.

    Second, I prefer not advertising I have a knife in my pocket. Some social gatherings can be awkward with a big yellow handle sticking up. But the Salt models make it easy to dye the exposed tip with a darker color that is far more subdued. I chose Denim Blue and you can hardly tell I have a knife clipped.

    After dyeing my Pacific Salt tip I am totally happy with the original clip. Subdued and secure. The Salt 2 was also dyed and very unnoticeable, but it still feels a bit top heavy and I may still get a deep carry clip for it.
     
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  6. David Mary

    David Mary KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Jul 23, 2015
    @NWPilgrim , I just carry my Salt 2 loose in the pocket. The pacific Salt, on the other hand, would be nice to have a deep carry option for the reasons you mentioned. I have some rit dye, but I actually kind of like the yellow, believe it or not. I think my Pac Salt will end up in the cargo pocket hidden by the flap...

    I'd love to see how yours came out after the dye job though! :thumbsup:

    @craytab , I've found deep carry clips can usually be bent prior to installation to increase or decrease their retention as desired.
     
  7. NWPilgrim

    NWPilgrim Basic Member Basic Member

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    Aug 1, 2019
    D314C186-4510-4024-98F1-F16B87FCFA4D.jpeg Here is my Pacific Salt dyed. I didn’t get as much gradient as I wanted but I played around with it a bit and like it nonetheless.
     
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  8. David Mary

    David Mary KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Jul 23, 2015
    I think it looks great. You're not done, though, are you? :D I could see myself wanting to have the blue creep at least halfway up the handle. I might even do something like that myself.
     
  9. NWPilgrim

    NWPilgrim Basic Member Basic Member

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    Aug 1, 2019
    I actually wanted to keep as much yellow as possible for visibility when I am using it outdoors. I lost an all black Griptillian some years ago so high viz is good. I just wanted to mute the portion visible when clipped in my jeans pocket.

    That would like cool though to extend the gradient the full length. I like the green hues transitions. Full length the transition bands would be broader and I could get more gradients displayed.

    You give me an idea though. I could retain the high viz but still dye the other end in orange or something. I might try that! So long as it does not turn into a rainbow theme. Something more along the lines of Fire and Ice look.
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2019
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  10. David Mary

    David Mary KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Jul 23, 2015
    Cool!
     

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