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Re: Manbug Talk

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:42 pm
by cabfrank
I like my Manbug, but I agree with those above that would like a clip. I know Sal said he has a wire clip design, but with all the other business going on, it has remained on the shelf. Maybe someday. I still carry mine a lot at work, but on days I think I am more likely to need a knife, I usually carry a Dragonfly instead, largely because of the clip. Both are great knives.

Re: Manbug Talk

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:48 pm
by GarageBoy
Have a ladybug in hap40, worried about humid weather though, so haven't really used it... Contemplating an h1 man or lady bug ... Though I'm always torn, because for a few dollars more, there's the dragonfly...

Re: Manbug Talk

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:01 pm
by Evil D
GarageBoy wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:48 pm
Have a ladybug in hap40, worried about humid weather though, so haven't really used it... Contemplating an h1 man or lady bug ... Though I'm always torn, because for a few dollars more, there's the dragonfly...


Lots of people use the Man/Ladybug with a fob tied to it for extra grip. For me they're keychain knives, which is why I prefer the Ladybug (it's thinner and fits on keys better). If I just wanted a small knife to use I'd go with the Dragonfly.



Actually what I'd really like is a VG10 Grasshopper....hint hint.

Re: Manbug Talk

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:07 pm
by Sharp Guy
GarageBoy wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:48 pm
Have a ladybug in hap40, worried about humid weather though, so haven't really used it... Contemplating an h1 man or lady bug ... Though I'm always torn, because for a few dollars more, there's the dragonfly...
I live in a fairly humid area and have a bunch of HAP40 as well other tool steels. HAP40 Manbug or Dragonfly (without clip) are in the bottom of my pocket quite often. I haven't had any issues with corrosion.

So use that little knife! Just keep an eye on it. I bet it'll be fine.

Re: Manbug Talk

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:45 pm
by The Meat man
The two biggest reasons for me to go with the Manbug instead of the Dragonfly are 1) size, and 2) cost. I love the Dragonfly design; I don't think that anyone could argue that the MB fits the hand better than the Dfly. But for me the Manbug is too small to carry exclusively, and if I'm going to carry two knives, I want the secondary knife to be as small and light as possible.

Cost is the other thing. Sure the Dfly might only be 20 or 30 dollars more but add that up over the cost of 3 or 4 knives and suddenly it's a $100 difference. You can buy two Manbugs for that.

Of course they're two different knives and you can't really do direct comparisons. In my opinion, the Dragonfly is no less a genius design, and I'm still on the fence about buying that beautiful Pakkawood HAP40 exclusive. Probably the best looking Spyderco I've ever seen.

How about a Pakkawood HAP40 Manbug? ;)

Re: Manbug Talk

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:07 pm
by Spydergirl88
The Meat man wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:45 pm
How about a Pakkawood HAP40 Manbug? ;)
😎

Re: Manbug Talk

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:17 pm
by abbazaba
Spydergirl88 wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:07 pm
The Meat man wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:45 pm
How about a Pakkawood HAP40 Manbug? ;)
😎
With the bolsters from the G10 version?! :)

Re: Manbug Talk

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:18 pm
by Bloke
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Re: Manbug Talk

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:24 pm
by Sharp Guy
The Meat man wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:45 pm
The two biggest reasons for me to go with the Manbug instead of the Dragonfly are 1) size, and 2) cost. I love the Dragonfly design; I don't think that anyone could argue that the MB fits the hand better than the Dfly. But for me the Manbug is too small to carry exclusively, and if I'm going to carry two knives, I want the secondary knife to be as small and light as possible.
I was thinking this way too until I took the clip off my FRN HAP40 Dragonfly to use on my Positron. One day I dropped the Dragonfly in the bottom of my pocket and carried it along with something bigger (PM2 or Manix?). I was really surprised at how well the Dragonfly carried in the bottom of my pocket. I couldn't even tell it was there. It's a little bigger than a Manbug but not enough to really feel. I still mostly carry a Manbug but now that Dragonfly gets carried on days I have something bigger on me.

That Pakkawood MB is a great idea!

Re: Manbug Talk

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:50 pm
by Woodpuppy
Hmmm... how about a hap40/pakkawood one eyed jack?

Re: Manbug Talk

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:22 pm
by knivesandbooks
What about a hap pakkawood mb with bolster?

Re: Manbug Talk

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:00 pm
by markg
Been using a ZDP-189 Manbug for years. Honestly I can't tell a lot of difference between the Manbug or Ladybug unless I put them side by side.

Honestly I would like to see this knife as a Slipjoint, most of the time the lock is un needed and just in the way. Then again I could just use my Roadie instead at that point.

Re: Manbug Talk

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:20 pm
by The Meat man
knivesandbooks wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:22 pm
What about a hap pakkawood mb with bolster?
That would be one classy little knife!

Re: Manbug Talk

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:12 pm
by Doc Dan
Pakkawood with bolsters would be interesting. I tend to carry my G10 more than my Super Blue FRN because I simple love the way it looks. I would love a burgundy linen micarta Manbug with bolsters.

Re: Manbug Talk

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:16 pm
by knivesandbooks
Doc Dan wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:12 pm
Pakkawood with bolsters would be interesting. I tend to carry my G10 more than my Super Blue FRN because I simple love the way it looks. I would love a burgundy linen micarta Manbug with bolsters.
O.o I like that idea too. Would make a great little agent's knife, regardless of the steel.

Re: Manbug Talk

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:46 am
by ThePeacent
I am curious, can't you put a clip in it using the lanyard hole to attach a screw, pin or bolt through? :confused:
just asking as it seems an easy, quick fix to the clip issue

Re: Manbug Talk

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:49 am
by The Meat man
ThePeacent wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:46 am
I am curious, can't you put a clip in it using the lanyard hole to attach a screw, pin or bolt through? :confused:
just asking as it seems an easy, quick fix to the clip issue
Maybe... although it might be hard to keep the clip from rotating.

Re: Manbug Talk

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:11 am
by Doc Dan
I am not knocking this idea of a clip, but for me it seems to be better to leave it as is. I see no need, personally, for a clip on such a tiny knife. It works fine like it is, for me.

Re: Manbug Talk

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:20 pm
by markg
I agree on such a small knife a clip is pointless. What you may consider, however, is that clip attachment they make for SAK's. It is a clip that attaches to the key ring. The knife hangs from it in the pocket, but still is clipped.

Re: Manbug Talk

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:02 pm
by Jazz
I think it’s great just as it is... but I do like the idea of a featherweight knife clipped to a shirt pocket. Wire clip, and it would just look like a pen, and be very handy, thus freeing up pocket room for more, larger knives... so a clip you could put on using the lanyard hole would be nice.