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    I snagged the clip of my Ti-Millie on a plastic garbage bag when I went to throw it in the dumpster, it caught on the bag and pulled out of my pocket and landed in the rocks next to the dumpster. I did not notice it was gone for about an hour or so. I went to put my hand on it as I'm prone to do and it was gone...I retraced my every step until I found it there at the base of the dumpster amidst the rocks and snow. I'm real careful now about snagging, this has happened on a few occasions.
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    I've used carry clips for about 20 years and experience has proven that they are mostly reliable.

    I had a problem one time with a clip that bent and was not tight enough- the knife came out of my pocket when I sat down. This was about 16 years ago and I haven't had that problem again. I think clips on modern knives are tighter than the clips I had back then.

    I have a light jacket with a cord each side that can tighten the bottom of the jacket. For some reason I've had a problem with that cord catching on my knife clips and wanting to pull the knives out of my pocket. This has only happened with this particular jacket but it points out that it can happen under certain circumstances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 78lilred View Post
    I always tap/place hand on my pocket randomly during the day, force of habit.
    Same here, even more so out in public, and especially if I've been sitting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz View Post
    Same here, even more so out in public, and especially if I've been sitting.
    Plus 2. I also always panic a bit when I do that and I'm not carrying a knife.
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    I do check for clips regularly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuck_roxas45 View Post
    Plus 2. I also always panic a bit when I do that and I'm not carrying a knife.
    I really hate that feeling lol.
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    That's one of the first things I check getting into and out of cars, seats, etc. Reach down and tap quickly to know it's still there, as I pull it out sometimes and sit it on my lap while doing some work and occasionally leave it there, only to notice as I stand up and it starts to fall. Always carry clipped as it's quicker to access and keeps it out of the regular pocket clutter in cargo shorts/jeans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdblue View Post
    I've used carry clips for about 20 years and experience has proven that they are mostly reliable.

    I had a problem one time with a clip that bent and was not tight enough- the knife came out of my pocket when I sat down. This was about 16 years ago and I haven't had that problem again. I think clips on modern knives are tighter than the clips I had back then.

    I have a light jacket with a cord each side that can tighten the bottom of the jacket. For some reason I've had a problem with that cord catching on my knife clips and wanting to pull the knives out of my pocket. This has only happened with this particular jacket but it points out that it can happen under certain circumstances.
    I also own a jacket (soft shell) with a cord that can be cinched at the bottom. I will keep this in mind while I'm wearing it.

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    I do check regularly, but since my average day involves making at least one parachute jump with my knife clipped to an exterior pocket, I've developed a bit of a callous attitude. I figure once I've decided a knife is a "user" that involves some chance of loss in the process of "use". I've made jumps with a k390 mule, an M4 Manix and a couple other limited production knives. I'm still not willing to take my Smoke Creek along, though--I just love it too much.

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    My personal rule of thumb is to never carry and use a knife I can' t afford to lose or damage. second, IWB carry is very secure. I maybe had an issue of snagging the clip maybe two or three times in the past ten+ years, and I never lost any knife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAiello View Post
    I do check regularly, but since my average day involves making at least one parachute jump with my knife clipped to an exterior pocket, I've developed a bit of a callous attitude. I figure once I've decided a knife is a "user" that involves some chance of loss in the process of "use". I've made jumps with a k390 mule, an M4 Manix and a couple other limited production knives. I'm still not willing to take my Smoke Creek along, though--I just love it too much.
    ^^ this! I tend to view my salts this way. Though I'm I guess I'm not as callous as I thought because I lost my pacific salt while fishing and it really bummed me out.

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    I carry clipped in my right back pocket. I also nearly exclusively wear cargo pants or shorts with flaps over the back pockets. The combination makes it virtually impossible that my knife could get away without me knowing about it. I don't wear the cargo pants and shorts exclusively specifically to keep my knife from getting lost (that's just an added bonus). I just prefer them to denim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfingringo View Post
    Good point. I usually carry iwb so it's more obvious if the knife moves but, like you, I also have the habit of checking my knife often. I do the same thing when I'm hunting. I habitually check the safety on my gun. It may be a bit OCD but I haven't shot anyone yet. I say keep checking!


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    Quote Originally Posted by 78lilred View Post
    I always tap/place hand on my pocket randomly during the day, force of habit.
    I've had a few snags that taught me to be mindful of what I rub against whilst walking. I scratched my last car accidentally as well which really woke me up. But I find the above tip of tapping your pocket throughout the day to be the best advice. Anytime I get up to leave an area I do a quick pat down. It's second nature now. I tap for keys, wallet, light, knives and phone. Hasn't failed me yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ASmitty View Post
    I carry clipped in my right back pocket. I also nearly exclusively wear cargo pants or shorts with flaps over the back pockets. The combination makes it virtually impossible that my knife could get away without me knowing about it. I don't wear the cargo pants and shorts exclusively specifically to keep my knife from getting lost (that's just an added bonus). I just prefer them to denim.
    I'm curious as to which percentage (roughly) of knives are carried in the back pocket instead of the front...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz View Post
    Same here, even more so out in public, and especially if I've been sitting.
    It is a habit I do ritualistically. I also do this for my wallet and pen. Before I quit smoking, that was part of the self pat down too!
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    When I do things outdoors or where I climb in and out of cars ( used to be a cop loooong ago) I either will lanyard, or if the situation permits will use a belt pouch. Maybe both if I expect to be upside down or climbing stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xceptnl View Post
    It is a habit I do ritualistically. I also do this for my wallet and pen. Before I quit smoking, that was part of the self pat down too!
    I do it for pretty much all my EDC gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Mastiff View Post
    When I do things outdoors or where I climb in and out of cars ( used to be a cop loooong ago) I either will lanyard, or if the situation permits will use a belt pouch. Maybe both if I expect to be upside down or climbing stuff.
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    I do the self-pat several times a day. Not all crazy like a 3rd base coach, but i nudge all my pocket trash to make sure it is all there
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    I am a bit ocd as well. every time i standup or just randomly i make sure i have my phone, wallet, keys, and knife
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