Who has USED the Manbug Salt Sheepsfoot?

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Who has USED the Manbug Salt Sheepsfoot?

Postby twinboysdad » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:37 pm

Count me in the "wish it was pointier" crew but I love my LBHB so much I am willing to overlook if I get a glowing review

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Re: Who has USED the Manbug Salt Sheepsfoot?

Postby murphjd25 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:52 pm

This thing lives on my tool bag. Use it every day, makes simple work of clamshell packages and everything else I throw at it. This isn't a review but it is definitely worth picking up, the sheepsfoot blade is awesome and the manbug fills my hand better then the ladybug. Just pick one up hehe.
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Re: Who has USED the Manbug Salt Sheepsfoot?

Postby Bugs » Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:45 am

Might be a nice fishing knife to wear on a cord around the neck for line cutting duty.
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Re: Who has USED the Manbug Salt Sheepsfoot?

Postby roger-roger » Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:17 am

Its on my list for this years additions. It will hopefully replace an old SAK that lives in my backpack. Otoh I've always wanted a Dragonfly.

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Re: Who has USED the Manbug Salt Sheepsfoot?

Postby Evil D » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:20 am

Haven't used it but held it, which honestly is enough for me to gather a pretty reasonable expectation of how it would be in use, given my years of experience with using Ladybug's. If you like the Manbug and you like serrations, it's a no brainer. It'll be great with a little paracord lanyard or as a keychain backup, especially for those who can't commit to carrying a full SE knife but want to play around with serrations once in a while.
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Re: Who has USED the Manbug Salt Sheepsfoot?

Postby twinboysdad » Mon May 01, 2017 7:23 pm

Still in disbelief at the lack of field reports?

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Re: Who has USED the Manbug Salt Sheepsfoot?

Postby Jazz » Mon May 01, 2017 7:46 pm

Too many safe queens, maybe. People don't want to use and scratch them up? I'm quite curious too might have to get one to find out.
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Re: Who has USED the Manbug Salt Sheepsfoot?

Postby JerryIsAlive » Mon May 01, 2017 7:47 pm

My fiancé asked me yesterday to open her pack of pills, like the NyQuil pills you can't quite pop out of the pack. The sheep man was the closest sharp object and tore that sucker up haha
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Re: Who has USED the Manbug Salt Sheepsfoot?

Postby Nate » Mon May 01, 2017 8:09 pm

I like my Manbugs a lot and have had the sheepsfoot on my keychain since I got it, but honestly have only used it a few times to open mail or boxes.

While it's worked well every time I've needed it, the problem is that I virtually always have another edc clipped to my pocket, so I have to consciously remind myself to use the MB. I have too many other new :spyder:'s right now to only carry a Manbug, but it would be an interesting challenge. If nothing else, for now I just like having it there :)
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Re: Who has USED the Manbug Salt Sheepsfoot?

Postby vivi » Mon May 01, 2017 11:55 pm

I'll buy one when they make a version with a knife blade instead of a sharpened rectangle of H1. Looks like a nice handle for a tiny knife!

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Postby twinboysdad » Tue May 02, 2017 7:51 am

Vivi wrote:I'll buy one when they make a version with a knife blade instead of a sharpened rectangle of H1. Looks like a nice handle for a tiny knife!
Lack of a point on the blade? Sort of has me hung up too. A poster above mentioned opening blister packs and the Hawkbill opens blister packs much more "authoritatively"

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Re: Who has USED the Manbug Salt Sheepsfoot?

Postby dsvirsky » Tue May 02, 2017 9:04 am

The Manbug Salt is on my short list to buy. It'll replace the Ladybug II that's been on my keychain since the late '90s.

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Re: Who has USED the Manbug Salt Sheepsfoot?

Postby BDNX » Tue May 02, 2017 9:19 am

I was personally hoping for a regular blade on the Manbug Salt, just like they've done on the other Ladybug/Manbugs. This is what we got though. So I'm still probably going to pick one up. The Manbug is one of my favorite blades.

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Re: Who has USED the Manbug Salt Sheepsfoot?

Postby vivi » Thu May 11, 2017 2:04 pm

twinboysdad wrote:
Vivi wrote:I'll buy one when they make a version with a knife blade instead of a sharpened rectangle of H1. Looks like a nice handle for a tiny knife!
Lack of a point on the blade? Sort of has me hung up too. A poster above mentioned opening blister packs and the Hawkbill opens blister packs much more "authoritatively"
Yup. On a tiny knife like this I basically only use the tip, anything where I'm doing slices I use my full sized folder.

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Re: Who has USED the Manbug Salt Sheepsfoot?

Postby Jazz » Thu May 11, 2017 7:31 pm

I have one. What do you need to know about it? It's a small, rustproof, fully serrated knife. The tip's first serration acts like a wee hawkbill for opening stuff. It's sharp. It's yellow. It cuts nylon straps no problem. A wee rescue knife that would work as intended.
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Re: Who has USED the Manbug Salt Sheepsfoot?

Postby dsvirsky » Fri May 12, 2017 5:58 am

Jazz wrote:It's sharp. It's yellow. It cuts nylon straps no problem. A wee rescue knife that would work as intended.
Exactly. Mine should be arriving in today's mail and it will take the place of the sheepsfoot Ladybug II (SE) that's been on my keychain since the late 90s. Bigger blade, better edge retention, and never any rust.

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Re: Who has USED the Manbug Salt Sheepsfoot?

Postby twinboysdad » Fri May 12, 2017 3:40 pm

Jazz wrote:I have one. What do you need to know about it? It's a small, rustproof, fully serrated knife. The tip's first serration acts like a wee hawkbill for opening stuff. It's sharp. It's yellow. It cuts nylon straps no problem. A wee rescue knife that would work as intended.
This helps. My B&M has had one out on the counter display and it feels so much better in hand than a LB but I adore my LBHB for what it does so well. Hearing the teeth at the front work so well is reassuring. I feel certain I get one at some point

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Re: Who has USED the Manbug Salt Sheepsfoot?

Postby OakTree » Fri May 12, 2017 3:54 pm

Manbug Wharncliffe. You heard it here first.

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Re: Who has USED the Manbug Salt Sheepsfoot?

Postby wrdwrght » Fri May 12, 2017 5:09 pm

dsvirsky wrote:
Jazz wrote:It's sharp. It's yellow. It cuts nylon straps no problem. A wee rescue knife that would work as intended.
Exactly. Mine should be arriving in today's mail and it will take the place of the sheepsfoot Ladybug II (SE) that's been on my keychain since the late 90s. Bigger blade, better edge retention, and never any rust.
I'll echo the two sentiments here.

The SE MBSF Salt replaced the SE LBHB Salt on my keychain when I confirmed its point can get into clamshell packaging.

I don't imagine a typical review will appear for this Manbug as most of us EDC at least one much larger knife for the day's challenges.

This MB would seem to be a knife for not a lot of niches. But maybe someone here will carry it exclusively for six months and come back with a full review that contradicts my impression.

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Re: Who has USED the Manbug Salt Sheepsfoot?

Postby Jazz » Fri May 12, 2017 5:33 pm

OakTree wrote:Manbug Wharncliffe. You heard it here first.
I drew this a while ago. I'd love it.

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