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turkish clip

Postby Berryb » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:03 am

This is one of the first knives I bought that made me switch from having some knives to" I'm a collector". Since I've had it so long it's been a while since I've looked at it. So anyway the second blade on it is, according to my book a "Turkish Clip Blade". I don't have any other like it and don't remember seeing another like it. How common are they? Maybe I just don't have enough time collecting, or enough knives, but it seems kind of odd. thanks
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Re: turkish clip

Postby orvet » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:46 am

The folding hunter pattern is pretty common, most of the major knife companies made one or more variations of the pattern.
Just like naming the pattern, naming the blades is up to the company that makes them. Camillus called the secondary blade a Turkish clip blade, Schrade called the secondary blade a skinning blade. Ironically they were owned by the same man.

Both the Folding Hunter pattern and the "Turkish clip" or "skinning blade" are the standard secondary blades on the standard folding hunter patterns.
There are variations that do feature a saw blade instead of the skinning or Turkish clip blades, cool variations but not nearly as common as the standard folding hunter.

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Re: turkish clip

Postby tongueriver » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:44 pm

Good answer, Dale. And when this blade is in a smaller knife like a stockman, they are sometimes referred to as a California clip or even a muskrat blade.
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Re: turkish clip

Postby jerryd6818 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:52 pm

Yeah, the blade in your hunter is a "Skinning Blade".

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Re: turkish clip

Postby kootenay joe » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:43 pm

Turkish clip & California clip seem to be used inter changeably; i.e. can refer to the same blade profile.
I do not see this secondary blade as any kind of 'clip'. It lacks the horizontal spine at the pivot end. All clip blades i think have the proximal end of blade in line with the springs.
The secondary on this F.H. has a downward slope to the spine beginning right at the pivot end.
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Re: turkish clip

Postby terryl308 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:14 pm

I took a photo of my folding hunters, and the Western and Schrade have what I would call a Turkiish or California Clip point secondary blade. The Case and Boker have a skinner type secondary blade. ::tu:: Terry
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Re: turkish clip

Postby kootenay joe » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:30 pm

Terry your pictures show what i was describing with words: a clip blade has a section of spine that is in line with the backspring.
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Re: turkish clip

Postby terryl308 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:21 pm

::tu:: ::handshake::
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Re: turkish clip

Postby QTCut5 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:13 pm

I wonder which category this RussLock blade would fall under? Case calls it a "Modified Clip."

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Re: turkish clip

Postby kootenay joe » Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:25 pm

The blade spine does had a short straight section before dipping for the clip, so "Modified Clip" i see as correct. "Ugly Clip" might be another name.
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Re: turkish clip

Postby QTCut5 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:50 pm

kootenay joe wrote:The blade spine does had a short straight section before dipping for the clip, so "Modified Clip" i see as correct. "Ugly Clip" might be another name.kj

But it's not parallel to or in line with the back spring.

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Re: turkish clip

Postby kootenay joe » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:28 pm

It is parallel. Are we speaking of the same thing ?
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