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Re: Manbug Talk

Postby knivesandbooks » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:20 pm

Nah, I want a clipless fancy manbug. With bolsters.
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Re: Manbug Talk

Postby Jazz » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:45 pm

Okay, smooth white bone, so I can scrimshaw it.
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Re: Manbug Talk

Postby cabfrank » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:55 pm

Yes, and if you have the clip and don't want it, you can always take it off. It's much harder the other way around.

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Re: Manbug Talk

Postby knivesandbooks » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:08 pm

Jazz wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:45 pm
Okay, smooth white bone, so I can scrimshaw it.
I'm down
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Re: Manbug Talk

Postby Sharp Guy » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:21 pm

I have no desire to clip a tiny little knife like the Manbug to a pocket. But, for those that would like one, something like the clip on the Gent might work well.

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Re: Manbug Talk

Postby Doc Dan » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:31 pm

Jazz wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:45 pm
Okay, smooth white bone, so I can scrimshaw it.
Now, I like that kind of thinking.
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Re: Manbug Talk

Postby knivesandbooks » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:43 pm

Black and red jigged bone with nickel bolsters.
Black ebony with nickel bolsters.
Perhaps a colored hurl.

Hmm.
The bone idea is really getting to me on this one. But so is the maroon micarta with bolsters.
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Re: Manbug Talk

Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:47 pm

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Re: Manbug Talk

Postby Bloke » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:04 pm

Jazz wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:45 pm
Okay, smooth white bone, so I can scrimshaw it.
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Re: Manbug Talk

Postby Sharp Guy » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:27 pm

RadioactiveSpyder wrote:
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^ That is one classy little Manbug. I get more jealous each time I see it! :)
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Re: Manbug Talk

Postby knivesandbooks » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:20 pm

RadioactiveSpyder wrote:
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That's what I'm talking about!!
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Re: Manbug Talk

Postby Jazz » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:55 am

Bloke wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:04 pm
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It’s quite early for such a picture. Well, now I’m awake. :p
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Re: Manbug Talk

Postby toocool006 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:15 pm

Since y'all are pumping up the Manbug talk, wanted to share that GP Knives has the new v-toku 2 MB in stock:

https://www.gpknives.com/spyderco-manbu ... bblpe.html
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Re: Manbug Talk

Postby Woodpuppy » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:23 pm

I don’t need a man bug.
I don’t need a man bug.
I don’t need a man bug.

Dammit.
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Re: Manbug Talk

Postby cabfrank » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:48 pm

Probably true, as long as you have a Ladybug. You do need one or the other. Both is best though. 😉

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Re: Manbug Talk

Postby abbazaba » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:21 pm

:eek: :cool: :spyder:

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Re: Manbug Talk

Postby The Meat man » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:13 pm

Well I got a pleasant surprise today - the three Manbugs I ordered arrived weeks ahead of schedule!
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This is my first experience with both Super Blue and HAP40. Also my first sprint knives. I'm looking forward to using them! All NIB, solid lockup and smooth action. Very pleased so far.
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Re: Manbug Talk

Postby The Meat man » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:21 pm

I was particularly interested in this one:
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After hearing all the love for Super Blue, and having missed out on the original run, I was really anxious to give it a try. This knife is sort of a palliative for me until the Calypso Jr sprint drops. :)

What little I have seen of the steel impresses me. It seems to want to be sharp. Made a few swipes on the brown rods at 40°, touched it on a 50,000 grit diamond paste strop, and it was so sharp it couldn't even whittle free hanging hairs anymore - as soon as the blade touched the hair it popped in half. :eek:

Edit to add:

I forgot to mention that this SB Manbug unfortunately came with a considerable bit of vertical blade play. Not enough to keep me from using it, but I'm going to be thinking about it every time I use the knife (until I get used to it). It's a minor irritation but I can't help but wonder if a beefier pivot system might alleviate this problem.
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Re: Manbug Talk

Postby The Meat man » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:23 pm

One more photo - the three new ones with my original ZDP-189:

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Re: Manbug Talk

Postby Spydergirl88 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:26 pm

Neat pic^
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