I haven't heard of anyone liking assisted or regular carry. If you do, please tell me why. regular versus deep carry clip Most knives still come with a regular clip and branding. This is a common complaint in knife reviews and I have to agree with them. I would rather have a deep carry clip with no branding. Most people will ask for a deep carry clip. I have never heard of someone getting a deep carry clip and contacting a manufacture for a regular carry clip. Manual versus Assisted The difference in deployment is negligible. Its harder to maintain, harder to use one handed, and potential legal issues. Some people deassist their blades.