Got this awhile ago, and to be honest this is my one and only true EDC. My knife collection is 90% Spyderco, and they are still my favorite, but this knife (mostly the axis lock) has it in my #1 position for an EDC. Thanks to the axis lock, opening and closing the knife one handed is next to effortless. If you haven't handled a knife with an Axis-Lock yet, I highly recommend you fondle with one at your local knife shop.
I have the regular size Griptlian, and I wouldn't put it in the same category as the Mini... to me the regular Griptilian is just tooooo wide and also feels like you are holding a hallow piece of plastic. Feels cheap, although its still a good knife. (just not for EDC in my opinion)
Spyderco please make a wire clip version of the Manbug/Ladybug!
I loved my Mini Grip! The Axis Lock is second to none. I traded her away in a deal for a Caly 3 that I just couldn't say no to. If I was to get another Grip, it would be the the full size (with the thumb hole )
Yeah man your edge looks like you've been slicing concrete!
Funny, i was actually looking into buying this same knife a few months before i joined this forum...then i remembered the Native i had and how much i liked it, so i got back online and found Spyderco had a forum. The rest is history (and an empty wallet).
SHARPEN IT LIKE YOU LOVE IT, USE IT LIKE YOU HATE IT
Wow, I feel exactly the opposite of you. The mini grip was my first over $50 knife. I bought it because of the positive internet chatter on BF. Well, I couldn't have been more disappointed. I'm not trying to discount your opinion; it just didn't do it for me. Since then I've discovered my all time favorite EDC, the Para 2.
Delica SE G-2 Ladybug Tenacious Centofante III Centofante IV Pacific Salt PE Endura 4 PS Delica ZDP-189 FFG Para-Military 2 digi-camo Para-Military 2 black Pacific Salt SE USN Catcherman Sage 1