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Carbon Fiber Ladybug?

Postby chloe » Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:13 pm

Was a CF Ladybug ever produced?

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Re: Carbon Fiber Ladybug?

Postby LC Kid » Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:25 pm

Hi chloe!


No, it was never produced.

But I'd love to see a CF LadyBug Sprint Run. :D

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Re: Carbon Fiber Ladybug?

Postby chloe » Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:30 pm

I did happen to see one on some website, I will try to locate it. Must have been a custom piece.

Always worry I will miss something.

Thank you for your prompt reply.

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Re: Carbon Fiber Ladybug?

Postby The Deacon » Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:43 pm

Probably not a custom. While Spyderco had yet to coin the term "Sprint Run" there was a run of CF Ladybugs, as well as CF versions of the Cricket and Dragonfly, produced about 15 years ago that would probably be considered Sprints today.
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Re: Carbon Fiber Ladybug?

Postby LC Kid » Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:47 pm

:D ^^ Awesome! ^^ :D

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Re: Carbon Fiber Ladybug?

Postby bearfacedkiller » Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:11 pm

Deacon, your knowledge base with spydies never ceases to amaze me! Great pic!!!

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Re: Carbon Fiber Ladybug?

Postby Jazz » Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:27 pm

I'd be all over a carbon fiber Manbug like white on an igloo.
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Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:34 pm

I find Spydiewiki to always be a great source of info on such questions:

http://www.spydiewiki.com/index.php?title=L_Ladybug" target="_blank

Looks like a run of 500 was done in '97-'98. Paul, it's called a "sprint" by them (which includes you, correct? :)). I'd love to see an updated sprint in CF - Manbug, Ladybug and Jester!
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Re: Carbon Fiber Ladybug?

Postby SpyderNut » Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:37 pm

Jazz wrote:I'd be all over a carbon fiber Manbug like white on an igloo.
Oh yes! Please make it so!

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Re: Carbon Fiber Ladybug?

Postby Drahkis » Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:17 pm

I have one of the originals but if the would make a lady or manbug with the peel ply CF like on the militarys and para 2... It would be the last keychain knife I would ever need!

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Re: Carbon Fiber Ladybug?

Postby The Deacon » Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:36 am

RadioactiveSpyder wrote:I find Spydiewiki to always be a great source of info on such questions:

http://www.spydiewiki.com/index.php?title=L_Ladybug" target="_blank

Looks like a run of 500 was done in '97-'98. Paul, it's called a "sprint" by them (which includes you, correct? :)). I'd love to see an updated sprint in CF - Manbug, Ladybug and Jester!
Yes, I've been a contributor to Spydiewiki, and I think it's the best single reference source we have for historical Spyderco information. However, I don't always agree with everything written there. I'm not conceited enough to think I'm always right, so my disagreement doesn't necessarily mean they're wrong, just that what they're saying doesn't jibe with data I've encountered. In this case, Sal has mentioned that his Japanese makers require 1200 to 1500 piece orders, so a run of only 500 pieces seems odd to me. As for intro date, Spyderco's Across The Years timeline puts it at 1999, but it does appear on '97 and '98 price lists, so those dates seem reasonable.

Given that they share the same handle, I'd bet that a "mixed run" of unlined CF Ladybugs and Jesters would sell quite well.
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Re: Carbon Fiber Ladybug?

Postby tvenuto » Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:39 pm

The Deacon wrote:Given that they share the same handle, I'd bet that a "mixed run" of unlined CF Ladybugs and Jesters would sell quite well.
I was also going to mention that this would jive very well with the sprint Jester thread that's been started. I do like the idea of a new FRN Jester, but I don't even think people considered CF as a possibility.

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Re: Carbon Fiber Ladybug?

Postby Holland » Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:52 pm

Jazz wrote:I'd be all over a carbon fiber Manbug like white on an igloo.
Where do you Canadians get electricity in your igloos?
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Re: Carbon Fiber Ladybug?

Postby Jazz » Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:55 pm

Holland wrote:
Jazz wrote:I'd be all over a carbon fiber Manbug like white on an igloo.
Where do you Canadians get electricity in your igloos?
Aren't you the ones with all the Summer snow right now? :D
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Re: Carbon Fiber Ladybug?

Postby Holland » Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:48 pm

Jazz wrote:
Holland wrote:
Jazz wrote:I'd be all over a carbon fiber Manbug like white on an igloo.
Where do you Canadians get electricity in your igloos?
Aren't you the ones with all the Summer snow right now? :D
haha ya its brutal, all the trees are collapsing cause the snow is too heavy :o
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Re: Carbon Fiber Ladybug?

Postby Jazz » Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:52 pm

That's crappy, Spencer. We had the AC on one day with 29°, then 2° or something the next. How about some moderate temps?
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Re: Carbon Fiber Ladybug?

Postby Holland » Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:13 pm

Jazz wrote:That's crappy, Spencer. We had the AC on one day with 29°, then 2° or something the next. How about some moderate temps?
Alberta in a nut shell haha. never boring thats for sure
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Re: Carbon Fiber Ladybug?

Postby chloe » Fri Sep 12, 2014 4:52 am

I would love a CF Lady Bug, and an orange G10 Manbug.

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Re: Carbon Fiber Ladybug?

Postby jennecarter » Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:29 am

I picked up a spyderco ladybug carbon fiber knife. Ats-55 with a screw for the blade pivot instead of the standard pin. Anyone know what this knife is worth?


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