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Didn't realize how tiny it BEE

Postby bbturbodad » Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:52 pm

I knew it was small but WOW, seeing the McBee in person puts things into perspective.

Here it is between a Manbug and what now looks like a HUGE Techno 2...
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Re: Didn't realize how tiny it BEE

Postby Naperville » Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:30 pm

I have to get a few....
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Re: Didn't realize how tiny it BEE

Postby bbturbodad » Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:58 pm

Naperville wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:30 pm
I have to get a few....
A few? What are you gonna do with them?

I like small knives but I'm still trying to figure out how I'm going to use this little guy. Right now I just have it clipped to my super fancy rubber band wallet lol.
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Re: Didn't realize how tiny it BEE

Postby TkoK83Spy » Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:04 pm

He has a ton of knives, but doesn't edc them, only has them for self defense...which this would be one of the last knives I'd buy for that reason especially for $130!!
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Re: Didn't realize how tiny it BEE

Postby The Meat man » Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:20 pm

bbturbodad wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:58 pm
Naperville wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:30 pm
I have to get a few....
A few? What are you gonna do with them?

I like small knives but I'm still trying to figure out how I'm going to use this little guy. Right now I just have it clipped to my super fancy rubber band wallet lol.
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Re: Didn't realize how tiny it BEE

Postby Mushroom » Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:22 pm

I have one on the way, I'm planning to use it in the same role as my Squarehead. Which is one of my most used Spyderco, oddly enough.

I handled the Mcbee in the SFO last year and knew I had to have it! It would definitely be a good candidate to have the scales anodized!
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Re: Didn't realize how tiny it BEE

Postby JonLeBlanc » Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:31 pm

Good Lord! That's what it is compared to a MANBUG!?!?! I'm reminded of the book/movie Dune, where the Bene Gesserit use a tiny needle (poison tipped) called the gom jabbar to vanquish their foes. I think the gom jabbar is bigger than the McBee lol
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Re: Didn't realize how tiny it BEE

Postby bbturbodad » Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:46 pm

Mushroom wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:22 pm
I have one on the way, I'm planning to use it in the same role as my Squarehead. Which is one of my most used Spyderco, oddly enough.

I handled the Mcbee in the SFO last year and knew I had to have it! It would definitely be a good candidate to have the scales anodized!
That was my original plan but the ergonomics for my hand made the Squarehead more comfortable to open than the McBee. It spydie drops (I think that's what it's called when you pinch the hole and flick the handle down) really well so that's always an option.

The build quality on a knife this size is amazing so I'll figure something out for it.
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Re: Didn't realize how tiny it BEE

Postby bbturbodad » Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:49 pm

The Meat man wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:20 pm
Think of it as a superbly made compact box cutter.
I need to thin the edge down a bit and then yes that's the hope, that it'll be a solid lil box cutter.
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Re: Didn't realize how tiny it BEE

Postby bbturbodad » Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:55 pm

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:04 pm
He has a ton of knives, but doesn't edc them, only has them for self defense...which this would be one of the last knives I'd buy for that reason especially for $130!!
I guess with a few you could tape one to a every finger you could probably mess someone up (although possibly and likely yourself) pretty good. Lol
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Re: Didn't realize how tiny it BEE

Postby Naperville » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:43 pm

bbturbodad wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:58 pm
Naperville wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:30 pm
I have to get a few....
A few? What are you gonna do with them?

I like small knives but I'm still trying to figure out how I'm going to use this little guy. Right now I just have it clipped to my super fancy rubber band wallet lol.
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Wear a few on my back, and one in the front. A knife that small is an excellent last ditch weapon.

OR better yet, I just might buy 1 more Yojimbo 2 in 20CV and I'll have 3, and do the same.

Look at Sayoc, and how many knives they carry to train with. You can never carry too many knives. Most of the targets that you have to hit for self defense are within 1 to 2 inches of the surface. If you are looking to do some major damage (like homicide, which I'm not) you need a knife that is 5 to 7 inches long, or longer. But for self defense, a sub 4 inch blade is plenty.
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Re: Didn't realize how tiny it BEE

Postby Naperville » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:49 pm

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:04 pm
He has a ton of knives, but doesn't edc them, only has them for self defense...which this would be one of the last knives I'd buy for that reason especially for $130!!
A carpet knife from Home Depot is larger and it has only a 1 inch blade. These tiny knives are excellent self defense weapons, and they are legal length in Chicago where I may have to travel. They give a max blade length. They don't say you cannot have 3 of them. Just how far from the surface do you think your jugular is?

I don't know where you got the idea that I don't EDC my knives. ? I EDC almost everything depending on the season. It is Winter here where I am and a 4 to 5 inch fixed blade is my target range now. But I always carry either two Spyderco Yojimbo 2's or two Zero Tolerance 0095 TANBLK folders. It depends on where I'm headed.

Looking fwd to getting a Kydex sheath for my Spartan Horkos! I'll use it every day...

But, you could be right abt one thing. I've never EDC'd my ESEE Junglass.

I am targeting purchases for 2020 in the 4 to 5 inch fixed blade range. Going to be fun collecting them. And, YEP, I have around 90 knives and they are all for self defense. That just means I don't use them to open letters or boxes...I keep them sharp for other reasons.
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Re: Didn't realize how tiny it BEE

Postby Wartstein » Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:14 am

I have a Grasshopper lying around somewhere and just realized: Its blade (the Grasshoppers) is about 50 % LONGER than the MCBees... :eek: (while the closed length is not too far apart).

Don't get me wrong, I think the MCBee clearly is the much cooler knife (and has the great XHP steel), but still I'd go with the much cheaper Grasshopper IF I'd carry such a small folder in the first place. Which I don't, cause for me personally my "really tiny knife" is the Chap FRN... ;)
A giant compared to the MCBee... ;)
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Re: Didn't realize how tiny it BEE

Postby abbazaba » Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:44 am

Anyone have a picture of a McBee next to a Spyderco Dog tag?

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Re: Didn't realize how tiny it BEE

Postby mb1 » Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:35 am

bbturbodad wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:58 pm
Naperville wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:30 pm
I have to get a few....
A few? What are you gonna do with them?

I like small knives but I'm still trying to figure out how I'm going to use this little guy. Right now I just have it clipped to my super fancy rubber band wallet lol.
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Re: Didn't realize how tiny it BEE

Postby Spydergirl88 » Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:51 am

bbturbodad wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:58 pm
my super fancy rubber band wallet lol.
I have never thought to use hairbands in such a way... :)
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Re: Didn't realize how tiny it BEE

Postby Evil D » Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:02 am

It BEE a little too small for MEE. I would like to see this same design in maybe a Chaparral sized version, exact same style overall just longer.
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Re: Didn't realize how tiny it BEE

Postby Sumdumguy » Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:13 am

Evil D wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:02 am
It BEE a little too small for MEE. I would like to see this same design in maybe a Chaparral sized version, exact same style overall just longer.
Hear, hear!

I handled this one at Blade a few years ago. It was a great little knife, but there was barely two fingers worth of grip.

Let's see an XL in the Chap size range, that would be great.

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Re: Didn't realize how tiny it BEE

Postby Wartstein » Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:14 am

Evil D wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:02 am
It BEE a little too small for MEE. I would like to see this same design in maybe a Chaparral sized version, exact same style overall just longer.

That´d be cool indeed!!
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Re: Didn't realize how tiny it BEE

Postby Bdubs808 » Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:32 am

JonLeBlanc wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:31 pm
Good Lord! That's what it is compared to a MANBUG!?!?! I'm reminded of the book/movie Dune, where the Bene Gesserit use a tiny needle (poison tipped) called the gom jabbar to vanquish their foes. I think the gom jabbar is bigger than the McBee lol
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