Kershaw uses some weird voodoo magic on their clips unfortunately — they don’t have any visible loctite that I ever see but it will ruin any bit that it comes across and will strip very easily. The hardware on kershaw knives is less than good and they’re so soft that if you ever drop your knife and take any kind of scratches on those screws, those screws will be there forever. I can’t switch the clip on two of my cryos and they have been wrenched and needle nose pliered and all. The clip stays where it’s put and so so some of the scale screws unfortunately. Kershaw could make better screws or carry better screws and I’d be more inclined to buy more knives from them, with the intention of carrying blade sheathed against the seam of the pocket and tip up carry. Kershaw knows this but still has so many knives with the backwards setup that they won’t change it unless they are making the knife circa 2017 and on I’ve found. I love kershaw but I really really hate those screws more than anything and it’s been a huge turnoff for me and a couple buddies that like to put our own scales or clips on , or at the very least, switch the clip to the appropriate place for our preferred carry — they put the screws there for us to switch, but don’t make it easy for us!!!