How to Fix a Bent Pocket Clip in a Pocket Knife
One of the most innovative and handy features of pocket knives nowadays, is the clip. In 1981, Sal Glesser, one of the founders of Spyderco, introduced a groundbreaking invention known as the Clip-it Worker. This remarkable knife not only pioneered the concept of a tactical folding knife but also marked the advent of the pocket clip. Sal Glesser's innovative design revolutionized the knife industry, forever changing the way folding knives are perceived and used.
Step 1: Remove the Clip
The first step in fixing a bent clip on a pocket knife is to remove the clip from the knife. Don't try to bend it back while it is still attached. Grab your torx screwdriver, and remove it. If you have issues removing the screws, check out this article.
Step 2: Clamp the Clip
Next, clamp the clip securely in a vise or pliers. This will help provide a more secure position. You can put tape on each jaw of the clamps or pliers to prevent scratching the clip.
Step 3: Bend Gently
Using a pair of pliers or your hands, gently bend the clip back into its original shape. Be careful not to apply too much pressure, as this can cause the clip to break or damage even more.
Step 4: Re-Attach the Clip
Once you have bent the clip back into shape, re-attach it to the pocket knife using the same screws that were removed in step one.
With the clip fixed and re-attached, you can now carry on using your pocket knife as normal. However, if you find that the clip is still not functioning properly or is too damaged to be fixed, you may need to consider looking into warranties, or maybe even purchasing a clip from clip makers, such as Lynch Clips.