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Spyderco Ladybug 3 Plain Edge Folding Knife
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- Manufacturer: Spyderco
- Spyderco Ladybug3 British racing green frn zdp-189 PE
- Clipless. Lanyard hole.
- David Boye Dent.
- David Boye Dent.
- Enlarged Spyderco Round Hole.
- Hollow-ground blade.
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The Spyderco Ladybug Plain Edge is nearly as tiny as your car keys, and easily carries in your pocket or purse. Its foliage green lightweight fiberglass reinforced nylon handle is coated with Bi-Directional Texturing for a secure grip. This camo color has the ability to shade-shift from green to gray, and blends into surrounding colors and backgrounds. The VG-10 stainless steel, hollow ground, blade comes in a PlainEdge configuration. PRODUCT FEATURES: Length overall: 4.375" Blade length: 1.938" Blade steel: VG-10 Length closed: 2.438" Cutting edge: 1.687" Weight: .6oz Blade thickness: .078" Handle material: Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon LFGP3 , Spyderco Ladybug3 LW PlainEdge , spyderco ladybug 3 , spyderco plain edge lady bug , spyderco ladybug , spyderco plain edge , pocket knife , pocket knifes , best pocket knife , personalized pocket knife , pocket knife reviews , pocket knife brands , pocket knife laws , pocket knife sharpener , pocket knife review , small pocket knife , quality pocket knife , folding pocket knife , pocket knife gift , utility pocket knife , mini pocket knife , best pocket knife in the world , spyderco , spyderco knives , spyderco knife , spyderco pocket knife , spyderco pocket kinives
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Here are the specs:
#1) VG-10 blade steel
#2) Foliage Green FRN (Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon) handles with Spyderco's Volcano Grip which offers excellent slip resistance and feel
#3) Open length of: 4.375" inches or 111mm...Length closed is 2.438" inches or 62mm...Blade thickness is: 0.78" inches or 2mm...Blade length is: 1.938" or 49mm...Cutting edge is: 1.687" inches or 43mm...and the weight of this knife is a beautiful: .06 oz or 18g.....*Please Note* (These specs are taken directly from Spyderco's website itself, so they are accurate and true)
#4) Adjustable Torx pivot screw for blade retention adjustments
#5) Torx screw in handle for blade removal or cleaning
Arrived shaving sharp
Extremely lightweight (I'm carrying it in my pocket as I write this!)
Conceals very well
plain edge knife
The Spyderhole IS usable despite it's small size
Wonderful color: It is a foliage green that is used in the U.S. Army's camo design and it actually does "shade shift" as Spyderco proclaims...against a gray background the knife seems to shift to a gray color, but against a darker green background it appears to turn a dark earthy foliage green.
Solid lockback lockup
Lanyard hole for paracord or any other lanyards!
Addjustable Torx screws for the blade retention and removal and or cleaning applications! HUGE PLUS!!! That is one of the big reasons I bought it! It's so little and still adjustable to your liking!
I personally have none for the knife, however these are something's to keep in mind that others have mentioned:
#1) I have medium sized hands and if you have larger hands it may be difficult to get a good grip on to open it as it is small, but it's not impossible, it may just take some getting use to.
#2) The SpyderHole is small. It IS fully functional and can be open one-handed....however with bigger or gloved hands, it may take some getting use to as well.
#3) No pocket clip: This may be an issue to some, as you cannot clip it to you pants or a pocket, but I find it to be for the better. I like to slip this knife in the coin pocket in my jeans and it's not even noticeable, or when I go to the gym, it slips effortlessly into some loose shorts; It only has a lanyard hole as mentioned earlier. (***If you want a small knife such as this one WITH a pocket clip check out the Spyderco Dragonfly***)
#4) It is a lockback blade, so anybody living in a restricted area or under specific regulations such as the UK may have to check with local laws. However, Spyderco makes wonderful choices for UK or restricted knife law areas residents, such as the UK Penknife or any of the "Bug" series knives.
#4) Not made in the U.S.A.: This may bother some folks as some people like to buy "American only" made items. The Ladybug is made in Seki-City Japan and has fantastic quality control backing it...I mean hey, Spyderco's founder Sal Glesser carries one...it's got to be good!
#5) Some have mentioned that the name "LadyBug" is an embarrassing title to carry around with you....if it is a problem then Spyderco also makes the "ManBug", however I think this statement is just silly, it's a tool and hey if it works good, what does the name have to do with anything??? But it may rise some issues with some folks.
All in all I personally think Spyderco hit the nail on the head with this knife. It's small sure!, but don't let it deter you. You have to use it within it's limits. It is a small knife with big cutting power, but trying to split logs or cut thru mooring lines probably won't work to well.
It's an invaluable tool I carry on me everyday and I find at least 1 use for it everyday! Pair it with a small Streamlight Microstream, a Zippo, and a small multi tool, and you have a beautiful EDC setup!
Whether it be cleaning your fingernails, to cutting a pesky loose string off your clothes, or to opening a package, this little Ladybug has you covered! I fully recommend picking one up if you need a lightweight, razor sharp, go anywhere knife that won't let you down and gives you more capabilities than one could think! Put it on a lanyard, toss it in a pocket, put it on a chain and wear it, or put it on a keyring, nobody should leave home without a LadyBug on their person!
I would also like to tell Amazon thank you for always getting my orders correct and on the time expected! I have been doing business with Amazon for years and I will certainly continue to do so. Excellent customer service, shipping, and prices! Keep up the good work!
I apologize for the lengthy review I just wanted to help somebody make a well informed decision before they purchase something! Thank you for reading and have a wonderful day!
I decided to try replacing my SAK with the Ladybug in ZDP-189. I must say right off that this is a SERIOUS piece of steel! Like all Spyies this was beyond razor-sharp OOTB. So far edge retention has been great, no surprise given the properties of the exotic super-steel that the blade is made of. The real surprise is just how useful and easy to handle the knife is. Most tiny knives are pretty much toys, but the Ladybug is very good. The whole thing is small but contoured in a way that you can hold it securely. And when kept on a carabiner keyring I can use the rest of the junk as a handle. If you didn't think a knife this small could be a "serious" tool, think again.
If I wasn't so averse to crap in my pockets I'd have probably went with the Dragonfly in ZDP. It's a bit beefier knife albeit with more bulk and cost. Overall I can't imagine a better small EDC blade than the ZDP Ladybug. It gives you serious capability with vanishingly small size and weight. I occasionally miss the scissors or tweezers of the SAK but it's worth the tradeoff to get a blade this stellar. A 5-STAR knife if I've ever seen one.
The ergonomics have also been improved with the jimping on the back of the blade where the spyder-hole meets the handle. This jimping, along with the overall shape and texture of the handle, really allows a positive grip on this small knife. Combine the very sharp and usable blade with good grips and ergonomics and a very strong and well made lock, and you end up with a small knife capable of cutting far beyond its size. This is one keychain knife capable of doing serious work! I've carried full size Benchmade knives in addition to my Ladybug keychain knife, and I've also gone at times with just the Ladybug. I'd say that this small knife is capable of 99% of the tasks I use my larger knifes for - I rarely ever felt as if I needed a bigger knife when I had my Ladybug with me.
If you've carried a one-hand-opening knife on you before, you'll find it darn near life-changing. Seriously. Even if you can't imagine what you'd use it for now, you'll end up using it at least once a day, and after a while, you'll start to feel "naked" without your trusting knife in your pocket. The only tool (arguably) more useful is a pocket flashlight. I splurged on a Fenix mini LD01 CREE Q5 80 Lumens LED Flashlight - black color, using one AAA battery and now use it daily; it's my constant companion when I'm dressed. Get this Ladybug knife along with a keychain flashlight and I guarantee you'll consider them both some of the very best tools you ever bought.
Oh, one last thing. This purple version of the knife looks like a much deeper and darker purple in the picture than in real life. When the knife arrived, the scales looked closer to a magenta or a light plum than an iris or indigo color. If you're a woman, it probably won't matter. If you're a guy, you may want to rethink your color choice.
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Extremely lightweight. The ZDP-189 carries a super sharp edge.
Its small size disappears in your pocket.