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Postby Mr Blonde » Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:46 am

Thanks for the nice pictures. I'm a bonfide Ladybug/Jester fiend, so this one's a no-brainer for me. Still, I'm anxious to try one out. It's on the wishlist.
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Postby araneae » Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:56 am

Looks nice. Hope we see some colors, maybe the frn Stretch blue or orange.
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Postby Drkknight614 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:22 pm

dj moonbat wrote:Given the use cases that typically present themselves for a knife that small (and unlined), it's really tough for me to understand why one would prefer thicker blade stock. Is one ever going to be leaning into a cut hard enough that the extra thickness would help?
Agreed, this one is for collectors, people who dont already have a ladybug and people with indispensable amounts of money lol.

I will probably get one still, but most likely in the g10 bolstered version. Just so its a bit more different.
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Postby Evil D » Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:30 pm

dj moonbat wrote:Given the use cases that typically present themselves for a knife that small (and unlined), it's really tough for me to understand why one would prefer thicker blade stock. Is one ever going to be leaning into a cut hard enough that the extra thickness would help?
To me a thicker blade means more meat inside the pivot which means a stronger pivot. The longer the pivot is, the harder it is to twist around it. Right?

Besides that, it also has the added bonus of a thicker lock bar which makes lock up stronger.

Like i said in my last post...why would you want this? Why not? Because if this is the only knife i have to use at the moment (lets just say you lose your EDC and you're out somewhere and you have this knife on your keys) then i still want some peace of mind that i CAN lay into this knife reasonably hard if i have to. Sure, i won't be out doing any bushcraft with a Manbug, but if i have to use it to cut down some heavy double wall corrugated box, then i don't wanna have to worry about breaking the pivot...and the first day i used my Ladybug, the pivot was super loose by the end of the day so if this little knife has a weak spot it's definitely the pivot.
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Postby RJNC » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:21 pm

Nice! Whenever I search for the Manbug it says "backordered". Where'd you get it? I didn't even know there was an FRN one too! Now I need to buy both. Thanks Sal and crew!!!

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Postby The Deacon » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:37 pm

NGK has the PE FRN ones. From what Sal said in the other thread, I don't think the bolstered ones are out yet.
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Postby Timbo114 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:05 pm

You guys missed my 'buyer info' in my post ...
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Postby fast.ed » Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:37 am

Have carried the Ladybug for over a year. As an older guy was very satisfied with it. Only problem I had was it popping out of my pocket while in my car rummaging thru my pockets. I would get in the house and would be emptying my pockets....no ladybug. Would go to my car and there it would be lying on the car seat. When I saw the Dragonfly2, I traded my Ladybug for it. Probabaly the best smaller knife I have owned.

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Postby sal » Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:39 am

I have almost always carried a Ladybug. A back up or for those times when you don't want to pull out a larger knife. In my shirt pocket, it's convenient when driving.

I felt that for larger cutting chores like cutting up boxes, I wanted a little more purchase for control. This meant a tad wider and thicker. I also wanted a full flat grind. For the types of things that I cut, it works better. A full flat would require a thicker stock lest it become too weak, hence the thicker blade.

Now I almost always have a Manbug with me. It has replaced the Ladybug. I'm ready for a ZDP Manbug.

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Postby jackknifeh » Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:23 pm

sal wrote:I have almost always carried a Ladybug. A back up or for those times when you don't want to pull out a larger knife. In my shirt pocket, it's convenient when driving.

I felt that for larger cutting chores like cutting up boxes, I wanted a little more purchase for control. This meant a tad wider and thicker. I also wanted a full flat grind. For the types of things that I cut, it works better. A full flat would require a thicker stock lest it become too weak, hence the thicker blade.

Now I almost always have a Manbug with me. It has replaced the Ladybug. I'm ready for a ZDP Manbug.
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Postby Evil D » Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:34 pm

sal wrote:i'm ready for a zdp manbug.

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Postby skatenut » Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:42 pm

sal wrote: I'm ready for a ZDP Manbug.

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So are we! :D

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Postby Timbo114 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:58 pm

I'm with You Sal!
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Now on to the next Manbug iteration ...

Red G10 scales and FFG ZDP blade! BADA BING!
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sal wrote:... I'm ready for a ZDP Manbug.

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Postby Rutgrr » Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:11 pm

sal wrote:I'm ready for a ZDP Manbug.

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How about a XHP Manbug? :D
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Postby razorsharp » Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:05 am

XHP manbug ..Oh yeeeah. Even if a ZDP one is made, Im buying. Ive sharpened away too much of my h1 ladybug

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Postby jackknifeh » Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:31 am

sal wrote: I'm ready for a ZDP Manbug.

sal
jackknifeh wrote:CEO's always want more. You are as bad as your customers. :D

Jack
Evil D wrote:Yes please!
skatenut wrote:So are we! :D
Timbo114 wrote:I'm with You Sal!
Rutgrr wrote:How about a XHP Manbug? :D
razorsharp wrote:XHP manbug ..Oh yeeeah. Even if a ZDP one is made, Im buying. Ive sharpened away too much of my h1 ladybug

Told you (as if you didn't already know). :D

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Postby On Edge » Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:52 am

Thanks for the pics - I definitely now have a G-10 bolstered MB on my list, but while we're wishin' for what's next…

Would anyone like to see a Man-Jester?
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serrated edge Manbug

Postby oopsindia » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:31 pm

Aloha, I'm a newbie here and am wondering about two things: Will there be a serrated-edge version of the Manbug? And what does "bolstered" mean? Thanks a lot.

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Postby sal » Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:13 pm

Hi Oopsindia,

Welcome to the Spyderco forum.

Yes, there is a serrated version in-the-works. The first pieces were not up to spec.

I imagine someone could more quickly explain / show a bolster than I could.

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Postby INFRNL » Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:46 pm

Crap, I just realized how small this knife is...what the heck was I thinking. Guess I will have to see when the G-10/bolster manbug arrives....already preordered. I did'nt think it was going to be so tiny and I never knew how big the ladybug was till I got my hawkbill salt last week. I guess it will be a nice addition to the tiny family.

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