How often have you bought a folder and been unhappy with the pocket clip? It is often too tight or too loose depending on your carry preference. Well I imagine most of you will just give it a good bend with your thumb or else just live with it. Consider this instead. My Strider SnG is the test subject on this one. The clip was way too tight. Remove the clip and place it in a vise. Keep the clip vertical to the plane of the jaws. In other words, make sure it is straight up and down or you will get a crooked tension angle. Secondly, use a tool with smooth milled jaws like a Knipex set of channel locks or even the jaws of a crescent wrench. They will have less chance of scratching your clip finish. Grip the clip as shown in the photo. THIS NEXT STEP IS DONE VERY SLOWLY AND DELIBERATELY a little at a time. Metal has memory therefore you will have to bend a little farther than what you want the new angle to be set at and then allow the clip to recover somewhat (spring) back to where it was. I over bent my clip and made it too loose the first try. I just reversed the process. This is what I ended up with. That gap is exactly 1/32 of an inch based on a caliper reading. Here is a picture of a machinist's scale on edge. The thickness of the machinist's scale is 3/64 of an inch, a mere 1/64 of an inch thicker than my gap. I did not try to hit a measurement. Instead I bent to a gap repeatedly (trial and error), until I found a tension that seemed about right for both pocket insertion and deployment. The knife still seemed a little sticky both into and out of the pocket but I liked the tension. So one final step. I removed the clip again and took steel wool (000) and sanded off most of the anodized finish of the pocket clip at the point of contact. Then I polished it on my strops to smooth it further. You can see right at the crook (point of contact) how the finish looks now. This will work on almost any type of clip. It is a little maintenance and adjustment that dials in the performance of carrying your favorite knife, just one aspect of tuning it up. It will also demonstrate a little bit of care instead of the Neandrathal thing of just grabbing and pulling with your thumb because it's too damn tight or choosing to just live with an ill fitting clip.