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GITD Ladybug Distributor Exclusive

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:30 pm
by Mushroom
I just saw a retailer announce a preorder for these. I'm assuming others will have it as well.

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Re: GITD Ladybug Distributor Exclusive

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:32 pm
by JuPaul
Just saw this - very cool. On pre-sale at REC:

https://riversedgecutlery.com/products/ ... usive.html

Re: GITD Ladybug Distributor Exclusive

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:41 pm
by ladybug93
i have too many knives. i have too many knives. i have too many knives. 😖

Re: GITD Ladybug Distributor Exclusive

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:44 pm
by steelcity16
Not FFG? :confused:

Re: GITD Ladybug Distributor Exclusive

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:46 pm
by Blackpearl
Oh yes! I love that handle or whatever you call it! Going to order it now!

Re: GITD Ladybug Distributor Exclusive

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:03 pm
by JuPaul
steelcity16 wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:44 pm
Not FFG? :confused:
Are any vg-10 ones ffg?

Re: GITD Ladybug Distributor Exclusive

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:08 pm
by steelcity16
JuPaul wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:03 pm
steelcity16 wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:44 pm
Not FFG? :confused:
Are any vg-10 ones ffg?

The Pink Cutlery Shoppe Exclusive was FFG VG-10.

Re: GITD Ladybug Distributor Exclusive

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:10 pm
by Buddafucco
ladybug93 wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:41 pm
i have too many knives. i have too many knives. i have too many knives. 😖
It's only $49. And it matches your user name. It's not even an option for you to not buy it. :)

Re: GITD Ladybug Distributor Exclusive

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:15 pm
by Bloke
JuPaul wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:03 pm
steelcity16 wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:44 pm
Not FFG? :confused:
Are any vg-10 ones ffg?
Hi Julia, there was an exclusive with pink scales a few years ago (can't remember where) that was FFG. I wanted to buy a couple for my granddaughters (They're still not old enough to be playing with razor sharp folders. Ah, hahaha!) but shipping was ridiculous so i passed. :rolleyes:

Edit: What steelcity said. :)

Re: GITD Ladybug Distributor Exclusive

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:19 pm
by ladybug93
Buddafucco wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:10 pm
ladybug93 wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:41 pm
i have too many knives. i have too many knives. i have too many knives. 😖
It's only $49. And it matches your user name. It's not even an option for you to not buy it. :)
if it was coated and/or zome like the big brothers, i wouldn't be able to resist. as it is, i'll fight the urge to pick this one up. barely.

Re: GITD Ladybug Distributor Exclusive

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:21 pm
by Blackpearl
Boo! I wasn’t quick enough! All sold out!

Re: GITD Ladybug Distributor Exclusive

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:25 pm
by JuPaul
Bloke wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:15 pm
JuPaul wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:03 pm
steelcity16 wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:44 pm
Not FFG? :confused:
Are any vg-10 ones ffg?
Hi Julia, there was an exclusive with pink scales a few years ago (can't remember where) that was FFG. I wanted to buy a couple for my granddaughters (They're still not old enough to be playing with razor sharp folders. Ah, hahaha!) but shipping was ridiculous so i passed. :rolleyes:

Edit: What steelcity said. :)
Huh, I wonder why if there were problems with those since all the production ones are still sabre ground.

Re: GITD Ladybug Distributor Exclusive

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:29 pm
by Bloke
JuPaul wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:25 pm

Huh, I wonder why if there were problems with those since all the production ones are still sabre ground.
The only thing that I can think of is being such thin blade stock perhaps there may be warping/distortion in grinding and heat treatment, but I don't rightly know. :)

Re: GITD Ladybug Distributor Exclusive

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:39 pm
by JuPaul
Bloke wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:29 pm
JuPaul wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:25 pm

Huh, I wonder why if there were problems with those since all the production ones are still sabre ground.
The only thing that I can think of is being such thin blade stock perhaps there may be warping/distortion in grinding and heat treatment, but I don't rightly know. :)
That's kinda what I was thinking. Or maybe too many complaints about broken/bent blades or something similar. Just a guess.

Re: GITD Ladybug Distributor Exclusive

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:44 pm
by steelcity16
Blackpearl wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:21 pm
Boo! I wasn’t quick enough! All sold out!

Distributor Exclusives are different than Dealer Exclusives. This was commissioned by a distributor, and will be available at most of the big dealers and many smaller dealers. Should be easy to get. The non-zome GITD Delicas can still be found easily, and the Zome GITD Delicas and Enduras are still available at a lot of dealers.

Re: GITD Ladybug Distributor Exclusive

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:49 pm
by steelcity16
JuPaul wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:39 pm
Bloke wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:29 pm
JuPaul wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:25 pm

Huh, I wonder why if there were problems with those since all the production ones are still sabre ground.
The only thing that I can think of is being such thin blade stock perhaps there may be warping/distortion in grinding and heat treatment, but I don't rightly know. :)
That's kinda what I was thinking. Or maybe too many complaints about broken/bent blades or something similar. Just a guess.

It is odd. HAP40, V-TOKU, Super Blue, ZDP-189, and K390 were all FFG. And the VG-10 Manbugs are FFG. :confused: :confused: :confused:

Re: GITD Ladybug Distributor Exclusive

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:51 pm
by Abyss_Fish
Neat. I’ll probably nab this and swap the handles on my k390 one.

Re: GITD Ladybug Distributor Exclusive

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:25 pm
by Spydergirl88
JuPaul wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:39 pm
Bloke wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:29 pm
JuPaul wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:25 pm

Huh, I wonder why if there were problems with those since all the production ones are still sabre ground.
The only thing that I can think of is being such thin blade stock perhaps there may be warping/distortion in grinding and heat treatment, but I don't rightly know. :)
That's kinda what I was thinking. Or maybe too many complaints about broken/bent blades or something similar. Just a guess.
Cutlery Shoppe had a dealer exclusive on the vg10 pink frn Ladybug... Perhaps the ffg blade was also part of the exclusive... (and that's why no one else but CS can have ffg vg10 ladybug?) I never had any issues with mine. I wish all ladybugs were ffg!

Re: GITD Ladybug Distributor Exclusive

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:32 pm
by Sumdumguy
Oooh! I will be buying these and swapping in a Jester blade.

Re: GITD Ladybug Distributor Exclusive

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:33 pm
by JuPaul
Spydergirl88 wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:25 pm
JuPaul wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:39 pm
Bloke wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:29 pm
JuPaul wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:25 pm

Huh, I wonder why if there were problems with those since all the production ones are still sabre ground.
The only thing that I can think of is being such thin blade stock perhaps there may be warping/distortion in grinding and heat treatment, but I don't rightly know. :)
That's kinda what I was thinking. Or maybe too many complaints about broken/bent blades or something similar. Just a guess.
Cutlery Shoppe had a dealer exclusive on the vg10 pink frn Ladybug... Perhaps the ffg blade was also part of the exclusive... (and that's why no one else but CS can have ffg vg10 ladybug?) I never had any issues with mine. I wish all ladybugs were ffg!
It's wierd, for sure. But ffg or not, I'm holding out for TiCN/zome GITD ladybugs and dragonflies. I was never a big zome fan until those delicas came out.