Spyderco Ladybug 3 Flat Ground ZDP-189 British Racing Green FRN LGREP3
Spyderco’s smallest lightweight knife, the Ladybug, easily attaches to your key chain seamlessly integrating into your everyday carry and offering an efficient cutting tool in an ultra ultra-lightweight package. The modified clip point blade punches well above its weight class, being only 0.6 of an ounce (16.4 grams) thanks to the linerless fiberglass-reinforced nylon construction. Spyderco's Bi-directional texturing ensures a secure grip with a mid-back lock for safety during use. This version comes with British Racing Green FRN handles and a plain edge, fully flat ground ZDP-189 carbon steel blade.
Brand new, direct from Spyderco Knives, Japan.
Blade: Delivered in a modified clip point profile, the fully flat ground, satin finished ZDP-189 carbon steel provides exceptional slicing performance with a razor sharp plain edge. Jimping on the thumb ramp offers enhances traction and control while Spyderco's ambidextrous Round Hole opener makes for smooth, easy, one hand operation. The small size makes this a perfect choice for fine work or for carry in restrictive environments.
Handle: Linerless FRN handles are durable, lightweight and impervious to the elements with contoured edges for comfort and exceptional traction in the hand thanks to the Bi-Directional texturing. Ergonomic in design, the handle offers a solid three finger grip with a generous hole for lanyard attachment if added grip area is required. A sturdy mid-back lock design offers rock solid lock up and reliable security in use while the Boye Dent prevents accidental disengagement of the lock when gripping the handle with heavy pressure.
This knife has no clip. Carries well in the pocket or on a key ring.
Hitachi ZDP-189: A Japanese particle metallurgy steel ZDP-189 has an extremely high carbon (3%) and chromium content (20%). Capable of attaining a very high hardness 65 to 70 HRC, ZDP-189 also has a high carbide content (~30%) giving is very good edge holding (and moderate toughness) while still being relatively easy to sharpen. Despite 20% chromium content ZDP-189 has most of its chromium tied up in the hard carbides making it a non-stainless steel.
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