Keychain Knives Suggestion

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Keychain Knives Suggestion

Postby steelcity16 » Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:19 am

I wonder what the reason is for not including a nice high quality stainless steel split ring for the keychain knives? I just picked up a handful of Manbugs and Ladybugs from DLT for my keychains and would have loved some nice split rings to be included. I have plenty...somewhere...but I am remodeling my garage all of my stuff is a jumbled mess in my basement at the moment. :( But I am sure most people don't have an assortment of split rings laying around the house so including one would be nice.
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Re: Keychain Knives Suggestion

Postby Salty Dog » Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:31 am

You can get nice ones in stainless from any decent fishing tackle store, all different sizes for lures and rigs.
Can get black coated ones too, 6 or 12 in a pack for only a few bones.
Very small marine grade D shackles would work well too.

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Re: Keychain Knives Suggestion

Postby steelcity16 » Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:01 pm

I know you can buy them. :D

My point was Spyderco could probably get them in bulk for under $0.10 each for a high quality stainless ring, so why not include one so people don't have to track one down?
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Re: Keychain Knives Suggestion

Postby vivi » Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:40 pm

No idea why they aren't included, but you can get 100 for $5 shipped all day on ebay

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=sp ... 4084.l1313

I ordered a bunch of those and some mini-carabiners for clipping lights and small multitools to my left pocket.
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Re: Keychain Knives Suggestion

Postby z1r » Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:49 pm

I imagine that despite being keychain knives, the majority never get attached to a keyring. My wife's does, mine don't.

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Re: Keychain Knives Suggestion

Postby PStone » Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:59 pm

When it comes to split rings, I usually rob Peter to pay Paul. I’m always taking from another knife when I need one. Especially those little ones that come on SAKs. I would love to see the addition of a small ring included.

Also, a little off topic...
I love my stainless clipitool, but don’t keyring carry because it doesn’t offer a tip down option. I’d love to use a small knife as a key hanger at the top of my pocket. Instead of riding at the bottom of my pocket. Currently I use dedicated hangers but love the idea of using a Spyderco instead. That’s another option we need in a small keychain knife. Tip down clip.

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Re: Keychain Knives Suggestion

Postby Danke » Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:13 pm

I have my keys on a split ring and attached to a Ti clip(moved since this photo) I can attach to a pocket or belt loop. I have the the knife on a Ti, ring attached to the split ring so it's easier to swap or remove and so it hangs flat in my pocket.

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Postby StuntZombie » Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:47 pm

I'd rather have something that allows me to easily remove the knife from my keyring, but still securely holds it.
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Re: Keychain Knives Suggestion

Postby JakeXman » Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:52 pm

StuntZombie wrote: I'd rather have something that allows me to easily remove the knife from my keyring, but still securely holds it.
S-biner.

Nite Ize Size-1 S-Biner Dual Carabiner, Stainless-Steel, Black, 2-Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001DZNZZI/re ... V30G1RM8C4

*I am not affiliated with the link, so I hope this doesn’t go against the guidelines. Mrs. Kristi please feel free to edit this if you see fit.
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Re: Keychain Knives Suggestion

Postby StuntZombie » Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:04 pm

JakeXman wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:52 pm
StuntZombie wrote: I'd rather have something that allows me to easily remove the knife from my keyring, but still securely holds it.
S-biner.

Nite Ize Size-1 S-Biner Dual Carabiner, Stainless-Steel, Black, 2-Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001DZNZZI/re ... V30G1RM8C4

*I am not affiliated with the link, so I hope this doesn’t go against the guidelines. Mrs. Kristi please feel free to edit this if you see fit.
I actually bought a pack of S-biners to try, but they were too small. Perhaps I just got the wrong size. Those do look like they might be a bit larger. Thanks for the link!
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Re: Keychain Knives Suggestion

Postby vivi » Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:16 pm

StuntZombie wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:47 pm
I'd rather have something that allows me to easily remove the knife from my keyring, but still securely holds it.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/10pcs-Mini-EDC ... Sw2w5gDYFl

I use these mini carbiners. I carry my EDC flashlight with one, and use another for pocket carrying my Street Beat.
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Re: Keychain Knives Suggestion

Postby JakeXman » Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:28 pm

StuntZombie, you’re welcome! That’s the size I use for my car keys but I don’t have a lady/manbug to test it out with. It certainly doesn’t fit my Tasman salt. The link I attached is their smallest size, so maybe moving up to the #2 would give you some wiggle room?

Vivi, I like the look of those, when I eventually pick up a smaller knife I’ll give those a try, thanks!
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Postby TomAiello » Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:15 pm

I use a kydex sheath for my ladybug. The sheath is directly connected to my key ring, so the knife can be pulled out of the kydex (so that it's totally free of the keys) or put in (to attach it to the keys).

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Re: Keychain Knives Suggestion

Postby Danke » Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:59 pm

It's pretty easy to remove the knife on the ring that I use. Here's an example.

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Out of stock now but they usually make a batch a couple times a year.

https://countycomm.com/products/live-ti ... 147f&_ss=r

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Re: Keychain Knives Suggestion

Postby Evil D » Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:23 am

I've had my keys on a titanium split ring I got off Amazon probably 10 years ago. They come in all sorts of sizes. I'd go that route, but really the best setup for a Ladybug is making a double ended noose knot like this:

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That gives you just a wee bit of space to grip with your pinky, and it hangs with the rest of your keys better and doesn't clump up like it does on a split ring.
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Postby bearfacedkiller » Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:08 am

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sal wrote:Knife afi's are pretty far out, steel junky's more so, but "edge junky's" are just nuts. :p
SpyderEdgeForever wrote: Also, do you think a kangaroo would eat a bowl of spagetti with sauce if someone offered it to them?

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Re: Keychain Knives Suggestion

Postby GarageBoy » Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:39 am

I don't like directly attaching to the lanyard hole with an s-biner, feels like I'm wearing away the frn. SS split rings are cheap enough that I buy them a dozen at a time.

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Re: Keychain Knives Suggestion

Postby Evil D » Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:05 am

GarageBoy wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:39 am
I don't like directly attaching to the lanyard hole with an s-biner, feels like I'm wearing away the frn. SS split rings are cheap enough that I buy them a dozen at a time.

I lost my hawkbill Ladybug from one of those little S-biners. I don't use them anymore.
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Re: Keychain Knives Suggestion

Postby bearfacedkiller » Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:08 am

GarageBoy wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:39 am
I don't like directly attaching to the lanyard hole with an s-biner, feels like I'm wearing away the frn. SS split rings are cheap enough that I buy them a dozen at a time.
Same. The knives in the above pic have the s-biners attached but that was just for the pic. When I actually take the knife off my keys I leave the s-biner on my key ring and just take the knife off.

I have a large split ring loaded up with every split ring I have acquired from different places. I have all sorts of sizes and I couldn’t tell you where most of them came from. I figured everybody had a bunch of extras laying around.
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sal wrote:Knife afi's are pretty far out, steel junky's more so, but "edge junky's" are just nuts. :p
SpyderEdgeForever wrote: Also, do you think a kangaroo would eat a bowl of spagetti with sauce if someone offered it to them?


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