Serrated Clip Knives
Below are serrated clip knives for sale from different sellers across the Web. There is usually an excellent selection of clip knives with serrated blades.
A clip knife is just what it sounds like: It is a knife with an exterior clip that makes the knife easy to clip onto something, such as a pants pocket. Many (but not all) clip knives are considered to be a pocket knife - the knife goes into the pocket while the clip holds it to the top edge of the pocket keeping the knife fast and easy to get to.
You might also like: Clip Knives (serrated and non-serrated).
Below: A small (2 3/4 inches, closed) serrated clip knife. The clip is on the other side and cannot be seen in the photo. This particular knife is very flat for easy, comfortable pocket carry and has cut twine off countless bales of hay.
Clip knives with serrated blades are popular among cowboys and cowgirls, as well as other people. A "serrated" knife means the knife has a sort of saw-tooth edge instead of a smooth edge. A serrated blade cuts through rope and other tough materials very well, making them popular with cowboys, ropers, and horse owners as a safety tool and for feeding bales of twine-tied hay.
From eBay, Etsy, and Amazon
Serrated Clip Knife Photos
Below is a serrated clip knife that has a blade that is approximately one-third smooth, and two-thirds serrated. A knife like this is often called "half" plain and "half" serrated, even when the percentages aren't always 50-50 like with this knife. (You can see the clip on this knife in the next photo.)
Half-and-half knives like this are loved by some people and hated by others. The straight edge gives a cleaner cut, while the serrated edge gives a faster cut. Some people feel like a half-and-half knife gives the best of both worlds, while others disagree and don't feel like they get the full benefit of either part of the blade.
This photo shows the other side of the knife shown above, and shows the clip.
Serrated Clip Knives: Good Things To Know Before Buying
When buying a serrated clip knife off on the Web or anywhere, there are some things to make sure you know before you make your purchase.
- Is the knife new or used? While most of the knives we've seen on Amazon and eBay are new, you can occasionally find a used one.
- How long is the knife when it is opened (overall length)? How about when it is closed (if it is a folding knife)? How much does it weigh?
- Does the blade have just a serrated edge, or is it a combination of a serrated edge and plain edge? Serrated or partially serrated edges are popular for a couple of reasons: 1) They cut rope better than a knife with a plain edge and 2) Serrated edges cut better when dull than a plain edge. However, some knife owners find serrated edges harder to sharpen. Serrated clip knives are popular among cowboys and ropers because of their superior ability to cut rope (from baling twine to lead ropes to lassos).
- What is the clip knife blade made of? Below is a brief description of
two common materials (but by no means the only materials) that may be used
when making knife blades:
- Stainless steel. Stainless steel is more resistant to corrosion and discoloration than carbon steel but does not hold an edge as well.
- Carbon steel. Carbon steel is more durable than stainless steel and is able to hold an edge better. Unfortunately, carbon steel corrodes and discolors easily.
- A mixture of stainless steel and carbon steel. Many clip knife blades are made from a mix of both of these materials. This type of knife might have numbers such as 440A, 440B, or 440C in their descriptions (as the letters go up so does the carbon content). Note: Knife blades that are described as 440 should always have a letter behind the number. The 440 by itself isn't enough information. If you find a knife with a blade simply described as "440" (without a letter behind it) you're left to guess as to its carbon content.
- If you read the description and the material the knife blade is made of is something you don't recognize, try looking the words up in an internet search engine or email the seller with your questions before you bid or buy.
- If the knife is a folding knife, is it a slip-joint or a lockback style? A slip-joint knife does not lock open, but a lockback knife does (lockback knives need to have a release of some sort activated before they will close).
- If the knife is a folding knife, can it be easily opened with one hand?
This is usually done be a thumb-stud (for your thumb to push on to open the
blade) or an opening hole (a hole for your thumb to fit into when pushing
the blade open). Not everyone will want a folding knife that can be opened
with one hand but they are a favorite among cowboys and horse people.
- If the knife is made for one-handed use, is it designed for a right-handed or left-handed person?
Save The Knife For Later
If you find a serrated clip knife for sale on Etsy that you like but you're not ready to purchase it right away, you can always add it to your shopping cart so it will be easy to find later.
- In most cases, Etsy will keep track of items in your cart for 30 days.
- In the meantime, if you want to check out with other items you can click on "Save for later" to move specific items to a separate, but still easy-to-find list beneath your shopping cart.
- Also, if you put items into your Etsy shopping cart but don't check out after 30 days, Etsy will automatically move your items to the "Save for later" area beneath your cart. When you're ready to actually purchase any of these items, simply click "Move to cart" to put them back into your shopping cart and check out.
Important: Putting items in your Etsy shopping cart or "Save for later" list does NOT reserve them! It just makes them easier to find if they're still available when you come back.
Below: Screenshot image showing the "Save for later" and "Remove" links when an item is in the Etsy shopping cart.