The Mod 3.1 aka "The JWB" came to life as a result of the needs of world class bladesmith and maker of quality hard use tools, J.W. Bensinger out of Vermont. He needed a high performance attachment to work for his specific application, so he took one of our current offerings and cut, milled, drilled and shaped it exactly how he needed it. It showed up at our door and after a few minor changes that he agreed upon we went ahead and created this little monster. Like all of it's siblings, it is a huge performer in a very minimalist footprint that you can rely on with your life. What's the best part? When asked if he wanted it to be exclusive to him he said "no, make it available to anyone and everyone".
- 1.73" OAL
- Width: .624"
- Dual .188" mounting holes 1" on center.
- Single .280" access hole on the front
- Designed to be worn on a pocket or behind the belt and out of sight. Nothing to be seen extending below or over the belt.
- Standard DMG/Cu finish: Color - DCC dark matte grey. Non reflective and resists corrosion very well
- Hardware not included.
This model is available with a black split ring that can be chosen in the options menu. The split ring allows you to easily attach the clip to provide retention on things like your keys or a pocket knife while keeping them out of the bottom of your pocket.
Care and maintenance: We recommend keeping your HLR Discreet Gear Clips™ lightly oiled to prevent corrosion and keep the black oxide finish looking it's best. All clips ship with a light to dry coating of oil on them. When you first receive them, give them a light wipe with a dry cloth to remove any residual oil. Hot black oxide while anti-reflective does not have very good corrosion inhibiting properties all by itself. What protects the metal is a topical coating of oil rubbed into the magnetite oxide layer. Basically the oxide acts like a sponge or carrier for the protectant and once it rubs off protection is minimal until a quick wipe of oil is applied.
Standard maintenance for black oxide is as follows. For normal every day use, put a couple drops of oil on the face of the clip and rub it in on all surfaces with a cloth once a month or so. Wipe it in until there is no residual left on the surface. That same cloth can be used over and over again and is more than sufficient once it soaks up a little bit of oil after the first few uses. The same procedure should be used on the nuts/bolts/screws/hardware you are using as well.