Hey 40, I’m sure you’ll love it.
Bloke wrote: ↑Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:15 pmHey 40, I’m sure you’ll love it.
I’ve carried mine exclusively for close to two months now and can’t fault the little thing. I’d have to say, in my everyday use it’s actually handier than my beloved Militaries but it has caused me a few panic attacks thinking I’d lost it. It’s so small I can pat the pocket it’s in and sometimes not feel it there.
I think it’s the most underrated and capable little knife I’ve ever handled and here’s my little gem, ready to take on all comers yet again at HMAS Waterway, Balls Head here on Sydney Harbour on what’s promising to be 36degC scorcher.
I was a little apprehensive about the Hawkbill also but it's actually no hindrance for anything I'm likely to cut in a day and extremely handy. I've found that it makes for a very handy little fork too in a pinch.40mm wrote: ↑Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:33 pmAhhhhh, there it is! Mine arrives tomorrow and originally I had planned on comparing it with the Manbug and keeping the one I like best, But, since I have an itchy Dremel finger, I guess I'll be keeping the Manbug regardless. I've always been a small knife guy and then more recently became a serrated Salt knife believer. I'll be curious to see how the hawkbill shape does as an everyday cutter. The wharncliffe blade of the Manbug just seems like it would be a better all rounder but we shall see.
40mm wrote: ↑Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:53 pmHere you go sir. From the pictures it doesn't appear that they are that much different size wise. But in hand the ladybug is noticeably smaller. The texturing on the Manbug is bigger and deeper giving it a grippier feel, and it's just that much more hand filling. My initial thought is that I like the look of the hawkbill better but like the size of the Manbug better.
I love your manbug mod.40mm wrote: ↑Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:33 pmI tried the Manbug Salt a while back, but I didn't really give it a fair shake due to my love of SE Dragonfly Salt that it was sharing time with. This time around, there is no Dragonfly since I sold it off to help fund other knives. (I will %100 get another Dragonfly Salt in the future.) Anywho, after a few days of carrying only the Manbug, it has started to grow on me. My typical knife needs during the week are not great so the Manbug has been handling everything in stride. I tried it with a paracord lanyard for a day or two but quickly realized I don't like it flopping around on the back of the handle even though it helps with the grip. As I was playing with the knife in the garage today I started to think about the grip. One thing I love about the Dragonfly is the grip that the choil allows. You're basically putting pressure evenly through your thumb on top and your forefinger underneath while in the forward choil. I love the grip and feel. I had to get used to having my finger further back on the Manbug due to the miniature "guard" built into the scales. Or did I? Out came the dremel and in a few minutes I buzzed that guard down which allows my forefinger to move up juuuuuuust enough to give a more natural and comfortable grip. So......the Manbug is sticking around. I also have a Ladybug Hawkbill Salt SE en route to compare it to. I love the look of the Hawkbill but have never pulled the trigger. Reading people's love of the little knife and seeing Bloke carry it exclusively for a month or so has pushed me over the edge. It arrives tomorrow. Here is a pic of the Manbug with its freshly sculpted scales. Cool little knife. Untitled by Six Pound Cat, on Flickr