Not sure what this question is but most people who make kitless pens do not put clips on. Panache pens do not come with clips. They are too big to put in pockets. Pool cue kits do not come with clips. Too big. I am sure there are more. Desk pens do not come with clips.Anyone ever put a pen together and forget to put on the clip? Me neither......
They have that and are being done that way. Those that do kitless can answer to that. Forgot what they call the nubI always thought an advantage to a clip was to keep the pen on the desk, so it doesn't roll away. With that function in mind one could design something alternative to a clip -- a "nub", hex barrel like a pencil, etc
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I was making a pair of matching Virage ballpoints for a co-worker and her wife for Christmas using Oil Slick from McKenzie Penworks. Assembled the first and immediately realized i'd forgotten the clip. I've disassembled a fair number of pens--but didn't want to risk this one. So...i gave them one with and one without clip--so "they would be able to tell them apart, and it's up to them to decide who gets which!!" They appreciated not only the gift, but the "forethought" i had in making that subtle difference!!
Design opportunities abound!!
I would have--but it was my gift to them. In a meeting one morning, my coworker commented that her favorite color was rainbow--and i immediately knew i had to make them a pair of Oil Slicks!!
I also make them without clips all the time. I always ask women if they want a clip or not. They catch on things in a purse. I also leave off the clip on stylus pens because it gets in the way when you reverse the pen to use as a stylus. My carry pen is a slimline with a stylus on the top and has no clip.