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"because it’s a gentleman’s knife, the Air is not equipped a pocket clip" Never heard this rule before.
It goes along with the history of slip joints and traditional knives. I wear dress clothes to work, as do many professionals, and a clip is never utilized in that atmosphere. A clip on a knife is a relatively new idea, Spyderco was the first, I believe.
Hehehe, me neither... : )
"because it’s a gentleman’s knife, the Air is not equipped a pocket clip" --This slightly contradicts what Gayle Bradley said in an interview: the pocket clip decision was based on a survey conducted by spyderco (on a side note 50% of the respondents said they wanted one, 50% said they didn't, Gayle/Spyderco decided they were piss half the people off regardless so they went no clip). Bradley designed this to be a gents knife based on blade shape, size, weight, etc. and the absence of a pocket clip was not a factor.
Thanks for sharing that info SMac!
Spyderco's website does mention that since it is a gentleman's knife by design, it's intended to be carried inside the pocket. I had not seen that interview though, so that's an interesting piece of information about the survey and clip decision.
You don't always give in to the majority. Most people are right handed. The number of knives from Spyderco with clips far outweighs those without (folding knives). You can take them off but the screw holes really mess up the visual appeal of certain knives. I don't care so much on my PM2, but on a knife designed to look good, I think it does.