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M-Clip money clips review

The M-Clip brand is wonderful, so much so that we decided to put together an M-Clip review…

Coming in a selection of different materials and finishes, these money clips are seriously beautiful objects – and they work very well. The multi-patented product has a simple to use sliding lever function that locks the clip securely. Here’s what M-Clip have to say:

“The World’s Finest Money Clip” and “Finally, A Money Clip that Works” … these are the registered trademarks and descriptions that we take very seriously about our product.”

Why choose an M-Clip money clip?

  • Very smart and stylish design
  • High quality – constructed and assembled entirely by hand
  • They work very well
  • Have a good capacity (approx 8-10 bills and 6-8 credit cards)
  • XL versions of some with extra large capacity (approx 20 bills and 1-12 credit cards)

We looked into a selection of materials and finishes in this M-Clip review and discussed the pros and cons for each model.

M-Clip Rhodium Cocobolo Wood

M-Clip Money Clips Review | M-Clip Rhodium Cocobolo WoodAn exquisite money clip, made out rhodium-plated metal with gorgeous Cocobolo hardwood inlays. The combination of rhodium and Cocobolo epitomizes M-Clip’s notion of working with the highest quality materials available.

And it’s beautifully finished, like a high end piece of jewelry. Simple and stunning, this money clip has somewhat of a timeless look.

Price: $$$

ProsCons
  • Stunning combination of exotic wood and rhodium-plated metal
  • Smart and stylish, timeless design
  • Good for any occasion
  • Materials more expensive so reflected in the price

M-Clip Ultralight V Series – natural

M-Clip Money Clips Review | M-Clip Ultralight V Series - naturalMade from super-light, aircraft grade aluminum, the Ultralight V Series is M-Clip’s most affordable range.

The ultralight satin finish anodized aluminum money clip weighs in at just 1 ounce so no need to worry about this weighing you down!

If you want that M-Clip quality and design but your budget doesn’t stretch as far as some of the higher priced models, then look no further.

Price: $$

ProsCons
  • From the Ultralight V Series – M-Clip's most affordable range
  • Impressive capacity (approx 8-10 bills and 6-8 credit cards)
  • Lightweight aluminum
  • Smart and stylish design
  • Spring makes it a tad bulkier than some money clips but not much

M-Clip Stingray

M-Clip Money Clips Review | M-Clip StingrayThis is yet another of M-Clip’s compelling material combinations. (We included its friend, the Rodeo Dark Blue Alligator in our review of 5 of the Top Money Clips).

Rhodium-plated, (like the Cocobolo Wood and Alligator M-Clips), this handsome money clip is inlaid with the polished skins of Pacific Stingray.

Price: $$$

ProsCons
  • Genuine Pacific Stingray leather
  • Rhodium-plated base metal
  • Smart and stylish design
  • Would make a special gift
  • Mid-higher end of the M-Clip price range

M-Clip Ultralight V Series – blue

M-Clip Money Clips Review | M-Clip Ultralight V Series - blueBlue version of the Ultralight V Series, M-Clip’s most affordable range.

Perfect if you’re looking for a lightweight and / or colorful money clip.

Vibrant and fun, the Ultralight V-Series is produced in a selection of different colors and inlays so there’s something to suit all styles and tastes. M-Clip have even created a US flag version!

For a bit more information on the Ultralight V Series, see our notes on the natural version, earlier in this M-Clip review.

Price: $$

ProsCons
  • Bright, colorful and fun
  • From the Ultralight V Series – M-Clip's most affordable range
  • Impressive capacity (approx 8-10 bills and 6-8 credit cards)
  • Lightweight aluminum
  • Smart and stylish design
  • Spring makes it a tad bulkier than some money clips but not much

M-Clip Stainless with Polished Border

M-Clip Money Clips Review | M-Clip Stainless with Polished BorderIf you’re looking for a stainless steel M-Clip and don’t mind spending a touch over $100 then have a look at the M-Clip Stainless with Polished Border.

Suited to both everyday use and special occasions, it’ll hold all of your essential items (and more). With a full stainless steel construction, this money clip will stand the test of time.

Price: $$$

ProsCons
  • From the Stainless range – M-Clip's most popular line of money clips
  • Impressive capacity (approx 8-10 bills and 6-8 credit cards)
  • Made from super durable stainless steel
  • Smart and stylish design
  • Slightly more expensive than M-Clip's Ultralight V Series range

M-Clip Stainless with Polished Border XL

M-Clip Money Clips Review | M-Clip Stainless with Polished Border XLThis is the extra large version of the money clip above. M-Clip’s XL versions are exactly the same as the standard size but have a deeper spring.

Ideal if you like the M-Clip range but need to carry more items.

And unless you’re planning on carrying the contents of your top drawer around with you, the capacity of 20 bills and 10-12 credit cards should mean you’ll never be stuck for space.

Price: $$$

ProsCons
  • From the Stainless range – M-Clip's most popular line of money clips
  • Extra large capacity to carry more items (approx 20 bills and 10-12 credit cards)
  • Made from super durable stainless steel
  • Smart and stylish design
  • Extra large costs a little bit more than the standard size (usually $30)

Want to see more M-Clip money clips?

We’ve included a handful of the M-Clip money clip range in this review. If you would like to see more, why not check out our interactive chart where you can compare M-Clip money clips by material and price?

Tip: to filter the search results in the chart, use the search box like below. In this example we have searched the term “M-Clip”, which returns all of the results that include the word “M-Clip”. (We’ve cropped the photo below with only 3, but don’t worry there are many more M-Clip money clips in the comparison chart!)

M-Clip Money Clips Review | tip for using the interactive chart

Money clip guide

The definitive Money Clip Guide on this page currently contains over 60 money clips for you to compare. We’ve included the essential info for each money clip.

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ProductMaterial(s)Price
M-Clip Ultralight V SeriesBest Money Clip | M-Clip Ultralight V SeriesAluminum – with stainless steel heat tempered spring$$
Tonino Lamborghini Aria CollectionBest Money Clip | Tonino Lamborghini Aria CollectionStainless steel – with carbon fiber insert$$$
Landstroms Black Hills with Gold Deer HeadBest Money Clip | Landstroms Black Hills with Gold Deer HeadGold on enameled metal$$$
Sterling Silver Paper Clip Money ClipBest Money Clip | Sterling Silver Paper ClipSilver (Sterling Silver)$$
Wagner Victorinox Swiss WalletBest Money Clip | Wagner Victorinox Swiss WalletAluminum$$
Mcusta Knives 83 Tsuru Crest Money Clip Series Linerlock KnifeBest Money Clip | Mcusta Knives 83 Tsuru Crest Money Clip Series Linerlock KnifeStainless steel$$$
Bosca Nappa VitelloBest Money Clip | Bosca Nappa VitelloLeather$$
M-Clip Stainless with Polished BorderBest Money Clip | M-Clip Stainless with Polished BorderStainless steel – with stainless steel heat tempered spring$$$
JJ Weston Dollar $ SignBest Money Clip | JJ Weston Dollar $ SignGold-plated$$
Smart Money ClipBest Money Clip | Storus Smart Money Clip titaniumTitanium$$
M-Clip Rhodium Cocobolo WoodBest Money Clip | M-Clip Rhodium Cocobolo WoodRhodium-plated base metal – with stainless steel heat tempered spring$$$$
Victorinox Swiss Army Money ClipBest Money Clip | Victorinox Swiss Army Money ClipMetal and stainless steel$$
Batman Money Clip – DC Comics OriginalsBest Money Clip | Batman Money Clip DC Comics OriginalsSilver-plated metal with black enamel finish$$
Stel Stainless Steel Carbon Fiber InlayBest Money Clip | Stel Stainless Steel Carbon Fiber InlayStainless steel and carbon fiber$$
Money Clamp Geneva Black Matte with WalletBest Money Clip | Money Clamp Geneva Black MatteLeather and metal clamp$$
M-Clip Rodeo Dark Blue AlligatorBest Money Clip | M-Clip Rodeo Dark Blue AlligatorRhodium – with American alligator skin and stainless steel heat tempered spring$$$
Carbon Fiber Double Sided Money ClipBest Money Clip | Carbon Fiber Double Sided Money ClipCarbon fiber$
Basket Weave Money Clip in 14 Karat GoldBest Money Clip | Basket Weave in 14 Karat GoldGold (14 karat)$$$$
Johnston & Murphy Money ClipBest Money Clip | Johnston and Murphy Money ClipLeather$
M-Clip StingrayBest Money Clip | M-Clip StingrayRhodium and pacific stingray – with stainless steel heat tempered spring$$$
Adamant Fashion Men's Slim Money ClipBest Money Clip | Adamant Fashion Men's Slim Money ClipSilver-plated metal with black enamel accent$$
Dollar Sign Money Clip in 14 Karat GoldBest Money Clip | Dollar Sign Money Clip in 14 Karat GoldGold (14 karat)$$$$
M-Clip Stainless Brushed with Polished Border XLBest Money Clip | M-Clip Stainless Brushed with Polished Border XLStainless steel – with stainless steel heat tempered spring$$$
Kenneth Cole Reaction Money Clip with ID WindowBest Money Clip | Kenneth Cole Reaction Money Clip with ID WindowLeather$$
Dual Sided Matte Finish Titanium Money ClipBest Money Clip | Dual Sided Matte Finish Titanium Money ClipTitanium$$
Steinhausen Money GripBest Money Clip | Steinhausen Money GripGold-plated stainless steel$$
Money Clamp Zurich with WalletBest Money Clip | Money Clamp Zurich Silver with Black WalletZinc alloy with silver-plating$$$
M-Clip Ultralight V SeriesBest Money Clip | M-Clip Ultralight V Series blueAluminum – with stainless steel heat tempered spring$$
Tonino Lamborghini Motore CollectionBest Money Clip | Tonino Lamborghini Motore CollectionStainless steel and carbon fiber$$
Polo Ralph LaurenBest Money Clip | Polo Ralph LaurenLeather$$
Superman Money Clip – DC Comics OriginalsBest Money Clip | Superman Money Clip DC Comics OriginalsRhodium plated metal and enamel$$
M-Clip Ultralight V Series HerringboneBest Money Clip | M-Clip Ultralight V Series HerringboneAluminum – with stainless steel heat tempered spring$$
Sterling Silver Money ClipBest Money Clip | Sterling Silver Money ClipSilver (sterling silver)$$$
Columbia River Knife and Tool 5655 K.I.S.S ASSist Serrated Edge Assisted Opening KnifeBest Money Clip Columbia River Knife and Tool 5655 K.I.S.S ASSist Serrated Edge Assisted Opening KnifeStainless steel and carbon fiber$$
Vatican Library Collection Lamb of God Gold ToneBest Money Clip | Vatican Library Collection Lamb of God Gold ToneMetal$
Bosca Old Leather Deluxe Front Pocket WalletBest Money Clip | Bosca Old Leather Deluxe Front Pocket WalletLeather$$
M-Clip Ultralight V Series - US FlagBest Money Clip | M-Clip Ultralight V Series US FlagAluminum – with stainless steel heat tempered spring$$
Money Clamp Geneva Silver with WalletBest Money Clip | Money Clamp Geneva Silver with WalletMetal$$
Diagonal Striped Money Clip in 14 Karat GoldBest Money Clip | Diagonal Striped Money Clip in 14 Karat GoldGold (14 karat)$$$$
Harley-Davidson Embroidered Orange Bar & ShieldBest Money Clip | Harley Davidson Embroidered Orange Bar and ShieldLeather$
Mcusta Knives 84 Fuji Crest Money Clip Series Linerlock KnifeBest Money Clip | Mcusta Knives 84 Fuji Crest Money Clip Series Linerlock KnifeStainless steel$$$
Smart Money ClipBest Money Clip | Storus Smart Money Clip blackStainless steel$$
M-Clip Ultralight V SeriesBest Money Clip | M-Clip Ultralight V Series naturalAluminum – with stainless steel heat tempered spring$$
Mercedes Logo Money Spring ClipBest Money Clip | Mercedes Logo Money Spring ClipChrome-plated metal$
Titanium Money Clip with Oval AccentBest Money Clip | Titanium Money Clip with Oval AccentTitanium$$
Bosca Old Leather Front Pocket ID WalletBest Money Clip | Bosca Old Leather Front Pocket ID WalletLeather$$
Polished Money Clip in 14 Karat White GoldBest Money Clip | Polished Money Clip in 14 Karat White GoldWhite gold (14 karat)$$$$
Silver Walking Liberty Half DollarBest Money Clip | Silver Walking Liberty Half DollarSilver$$
Stainless Steel Money Clip with Carbon FiberBest Money Clip | Stainless Steel Money Clip with Carbon FiberStainless steel and carbon fiber$$
Leather Money Clip & Credit Card HolderBest Money Clip | Leather Money Clip and Credit Card HolderLeather$$
Wagner Victorinox Swiss WalletBest Money Clip | Wagner Victorinox Swiss Wallet orangeAluminum$$
Stel Stainless Steel Black Enamel and DiamondBest Money Clip | Stel Stainless Steel Black Enamel and DiamondStainless steel and diamond$$
Tumi Delta Monogram PatchBest Money Clip | Tumi Delta Monogram PatchLeather$$
Tonino Lamborghini Corsa CollectionBest Money Clip | Tonino Lamborghini Corsa CollectionStainless steel$$
Smart Money ClipBest Money Clip | Storus Smart Money Clip gun metalStainless steel$$
Levi's Front Pocket Wallet With Money ClipBest Money Clip | Levis Front Pocket Wallet with Money ClipLeather$
M-Clip Stainless Steel With Black Carbon FiberBest Money Clip | M-Clip Stainless Steel with Black Carbon FiberStainless steel and carbon fiber – with stainless steel heat tempered spring$$
Sterling Silver Morgan Dollar Money Clip (1878 - 1921)Best Money Clip | Sterling Silver Morgan Dollar Money Clip (1878-1921)Silver (sterling silver)$$$
NFL Pewter Emblem Money ClipBest Money Clip | NFL Pewter Emblem Money ClipSilver chrome finish metal$
BottleMate Money Clip & Bottle OpenerBest Money Clip | BottleMate Money Clip and Bottle OpenerMetal$
14K Gold Paper Clip / Money ClipBest Money Clip | 14K Gold Paper Clip / Money-ClipGold (14 karat)$$$$
Superman 3d Money Clip - DC ComicsBest Money Clip | Superman Money Clip 3D DC Comics OriginalsPlated base metal and enamel$$
Hartmann Belting Leather Money Clip WalletBest Money Clip | Hartmann Belting Leather Money Clip WalletLeather$$
Maserati Silver Locking Back Money ClipBest Money Clip | Maserati Silver Locking Back Money ClipChrome nickel silver finish
metal
$
Tumi Monaco Money Clip Card CaseBest Money Clip | Tumi Monaco Money Clip Card CaseLeather$$$
Batman Money ClipBest Money Clip | Batman Magnetic Money ClipFaux leather$
Wagner Victorinox Swiss WalletBest Money Clip | Wagner Victorinox Swiss Wallet blackAluminum$$

A look at money clips

In our society, our money holds a significant importance to us. We work hard to build up our cash and use it on life necessities as well as leisurely expenses. Since it is so important to us, we have always put the utmost care into safely securing it. While wallets may be a popular choice amongst men, money clips have also become popular for various reasons.

What is a money clip?

A money clip is a small device, usually made of some type of metal, which holds your cash and credit cards. The metal folds over into a small clip that can tightly pinch together your valuables. Since they are so small and efficient, money clips provide you with a much more compact way to store your money. 

A Look At Money Clips | Adamant Fashion Men's Slim Money Clip

There are a few key advantages money clips have over wallets:

  • Safety – Many guys invest in a money clip because they feel they are a safer alternative to wallets. Wallets can make a large noticeable bulge in your pocket, advertising it for hungry thieves. By using a money clip, you can secure your money in a much less noticeable way.
  • Convenience – If you have had a wallet for a while, you may have experienced the problem known as wallet clutter. As things like cards, receipts, and pictures begin to pile up, it becomes much harder to navigate your wallet. With a money clip you have easy instant access to your cash, saving you the time of fumbling through the sections of your wallet.
  • Size – A lot of people claim that size matters. With money clips it’s the compact size that counts. Wallets can be large, bulky, and awkward at times. A money clip makes storing your valuables much easier and clears up space in your pockets at the same time.

A Brief History of Money Clips

Money clips first hit the scene a long time ago and have continued to remain a money storing staple for many men today. In ancient times, most financial transactions used materials like gold and valuable resources. As paper money began to become more popular, people had to find a way to store it. At first things like purses and wallets were made to transfer coins and paper notes

In the early 1800’s, we began to gravitate closer towards the use of paper money and money clips grew in popularity. It wasn’t until the early 1900’s however, that money clips started to become a real trend amongst men. Historically they began as a luxury amongst people who were a bit wealthier. During tough economic times, many average and lower class citizens struggled to gather money on a week to week basis. Because their money was going so fast, storing it wasn’t exactly an issue. People that were better off could use money clips to secure their cash and showcase their wealth.

Money Clips as a Gift

When in doubt, money clips are always a classic gift choice for men. They come in a variety of styles and materials to suit almost anybody. The most popular money clips are made from metals like gold, silver, platinum, and plated brass. These types of clips can come in more luxurious and expensive options, sometimes even garnished with precious stones like diamonds. More expensive money clips go beyond storing money and serve as a lavish and sophisticated accessory for guys.

The amount of personalization they offer also make them a great gift choice. It is fairly common for men to have a money clip engraved with letters, numbers, or symbols. You can choose a specific engraving that fits you or the person you are buying it for perfectly. They have also been engraved to commemorate special events like weddings or birthdays

Modern Day Money Clips

They may be old but are certainly not out of style. In modern times, money clip designs are growing each day and designers are coming up with clever ways to make these compact devices. New types of money clips use bands, buckles, and clamps to go beyond the typical folding style. Metals are still popular but other materials like hard plastics and even carbon fiber are being used as well.

The Sterling Silver Paperclip Money Clip is a creative and artistic approach to a basic money clip. High grade silver is folded into the shape of a paperclip which can easily pinch together your cash.

A Look At Money Clips | Sterling Silver Paper Clip Money Clip

M-Clip’s multi-patented design is produced in a range of materials and finishes, including this beautiful rhodium and Cocobolo wood combination.

A Look At Money Clips | M-Clip Rhodium Cocobolo Wood

Wagner’s Victorinox Swiss Wallet is an innovative modern twist on the classic wallet clip. Made of anodized aluminum and sporting multiple colors, this accessory uses a small switch to effortlessly pop out your valuables.

A Look At Money Clips | Wagner Victorinox Swiss Wallet

The Carbon Fiber Double Sided Money Clip is one of the most recent innovations in money clip designs. The use of carbon fiber is growing in popularity since it is so durable and looks pretty cool as well.

A Look At Money Clips | Carbon Fiber Double Sided Money Clip

Bosca’s Old Leather Deluxe Front Pocket Wallet (strictly speaking, a money clip card holder) is a prime example of a simple yet effective design. Its 3 leather slots and center pocket make it a compact, effective, and sophisticated way to store your money.

A Look At Money Clips | Bosca Old Leather Deluxe Front Pocket Wallet

Since they are such a popular accessory, there are many different brands that have designed money clips. Some of the more notable brands like Bosca, Ralph Lauren, M-Clip, and JJ Weston have been at it for years making sophisticated and convenient money clip designs.

If you are skeptical of the benefits money clips present you, why not give them a try? Even the higher end clips can run at affordable prices and could possibly be your money storing savior