There's no such thing as a free lunch. In all my years carrying Spyderco knives, the only clip I've ever broke was one I was trying to bend into a different shape, so it was my own fault. I'm not sure what you guys are doing with your clips that cause them to break. I've snagged mine on things but never broke them. I snagged the wire clip on my Caly 3 so bad it bent out 90 degrees from the knife but it still bent back into shape without heating it and without breaking it. As for freebies, I dunno maybe I'm just from a different generation or different upbringing, but I expect to pay for things. I don't look for handouts. They have mailed me free replacement screws that I stripped myself, which I was shocked to receive but I wouldn't expect something like a clip to be free. My guess is that BM is making money off you somewhere else to cover the cost of their clips.