Special Ladybug Idea

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Who wants a red zome Ladybug that actually LOOKS like a ladybug? And pick a steel.

YES!!!!
46
35%
No...
11
8%
H1
6
5%
VG10
18
14%
HAP40
5
4%
K390
9
7%
SPY27
9
7%
LC200N
20
15%
BD1 / BD1N
5
4%
AEB-L
4
3%
 
Total votes: 133

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Re: Special Ladybug Idea

Postby z1r » Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:35 am

Blnd wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:18 am
z1r wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:23 am
I'm down and while the VG10 is always good, I'd really like to see this in a Hawkbill LC200N version. Though a Hawkbill in any steel would do.
I cringe every time I hear hawkbill and ladybug together. The only knife I’ve ever had open up in the pocket and I have a nice scar to show for it.

The gap between the handle and edge with the blade in the closed position is a poor compromise for a knife designed to be carried in the pocket.

I know there are a lot of hawkbill fans, but shoehorning a blade shape into a handle not designed for it is not always a good thing.
I don't think there's an issue fitting a Hawkbill blade into the handle. Mine works perfectly, I'd just prefer something other than Yellow and H1:

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VG10 would work for me as well if it keeps costs down.

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Re: Special Ladybug Idea

Postby jdw » Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:40 am

I would buy several as well, for myself and as gifts. It is a really clever idea but I have to agree with CG that DLT already has it set up with their zome/20cv platform.
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Re: Special Ladybug Idea

Postby ladybug93 » Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:43 am

i got bit by my hawkbill the other day. i was playing around with it at work and not really paying attention when that bias to close caught me sleeping. i embedded the tip right in the meat of my palm. no big deal, but i stopped playing around with it. the lb isn't a fidget knife. it's too small.

i'm surprised it opened in your pocket, blnd. lots of people on this forum swear by the backlock and it's closed bias being the only safe design for a knife.

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Re: Special Ladybug Idea

Postby ladybug93 » Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:46 am

jdw wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:40 am
I would buy several as well, for myself and as gifts. It is a really clever idea but I have to agree with CG that DLT already has it set up with their zome/20cv platform.
20cv seems unnecessary on such a small knife, but i'd buy it anyway. personally, i'd prefer se, so i'd like h1. i'd also prefer to keep it as cheap as possible. i don't want to spend more for some special steel that holds an edge forever. i would though, if this came to be. i'll buy it however it comes because the spyderco ladybug is special to me.

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Re: Special Ladybug Idea

Postby steelcity16 » Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:49 am

I voted no. Hard pass to zome. I would buy a st nicks solid red / TiCN 4v though.
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Re: Special Ladybug Idea

Postby Evil D » Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:00 pm

My only issue with the hawkbill is it doesn't slice for crap, really none of the hollow/saber grinds do even with how thin the blade stock is. That's why I've always carried the ZDP version, being FFG it's a pocket scalpel.
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Re: Special Ladybug Idea

Postby Blnd » Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:00 pm

ladybug93 wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:43 am
i got bit by my hawkbill the other day. i was playing around with it at work and not really paying attention when that bias to close caught me sleeping. i embedded the tip right in the meat of my palm. no big deal, but i stopped playing around with it. the lb isn't a fidget knife. it's too small.

i'm surprised it opened in your pocket, blnd. lots of people on this forum swear by the backlock and it's closed bias being the only safe design for a knife.
I believe my keys wedged into the gap between the blade and handle. I don’t think it’s a back lock issue.

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Re: Special Ladybug Idea

Postby Sumdumguy » Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:04 pm

If they made an LC200N Ladybug Ladybug SE Hawkbill, I'd have to have one...

FFG?

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Re: Special Ladybug Idea

Postby Evil D » Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:31 pm

Blnd wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:00 pm
ladybug93 wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:43 am
i got bit by my hawkbill the other day. i was playing around with it at work and not really paying attention when that bias to close caught me sleeping. i embedded the tip right in the meat of my palm. no big deal, but i stopped playing around with it. the lb isn't a fidget knife. it's too small.

i'm surprised it opened in your pocket, blnd. lots of people on this forum swear by the backlock and it's closed bias being the only safe design for a knife.
I believe my keys wedged into the gap between the blade and handle. I don’t think it’s a back lock issue.


My ZDP Ladybug opened on me carried on my keys. I recommend if you carry on your keys you should snug the pivot down more than you usually would so it's kinda tight to open and close. I split my pinky open good on that one.
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Re: Special Ladybug Idea

Postby Abyss_Fish » Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:20 pm

Wharny bug yes yes yes!
Patiently waiting for the smallfly 2.

Current spydie collection: Watu, Rhino, Kapara DLT sprint 20cv, Manix lw “mystic” sprint 20cv, Siren, Waterway, Ladybug k390, Caribbean
Current favorite steels: sg2/R2, lc200n/Z-FiNit, 3v, s90v, 20cv/m390/204p, cts-xhp

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Re: Special Ladybug Idea

Postby DSH007 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:06 am

Cool idea, I'm honestly surprised it hasn't happened yet! The Ladybug seems like the perfect platform for the red zome. Typically, I prefer the Manbug because it fits in my grip better.. but I would buy a ladybug Ladybug in a heartbeat. I'd be ok with any steel, but in the interest of affordability, I think VG10 is sufficient. Voted accordingly..
Rick H.

..well, that escalated quickly..


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