OK, OK, you all have me wanting a Spyderco again. I had a Kiwi several years ago that I liked the size and design of, but it failed and, at the time, Spyderco didn't have anything appropriate to replace it with. I am looking for something that can cope with the intense requirements of opening packages, cutting twine and cardboard, and being fast enough to open that I can slay the orange before it rolls off my desk. Size-wise, I also used to have Gerber LST in both the tiny and the small size. I liked the look and design of the Auto-Benchmite
, but didn't buy it at the time. As I remember, it was pretty pricey.
Now I've got a Leatherman Juice S2, but at 124 g, it is more weight than I want to throw into my pocket with my keys, pens, and change. FFS, I think my Konosuke gyuto weights less. It's got a 57 mm (2 1/4") edge on blade and is about 82 mm (3 1/4") closed.
Looks like the Ladybug, Manbug, and Dragonfly might be reasonable options. Any strong feelings between those?
Any reason not
to go with ZDP-189 on these? Are the factory edges on them good enough that I won't have to mess with them? From what I can tell, the ZDP-189 ones are flat ground.
Rough pricing that I'm seeing from non-eBay sources seems to be (ZDP-189/VG-10)
Ladybug $45 / $31
Manbug $53 / $40
Dragonfly $77 / $52 (ZDP-189 for $64.30 on Amazon
(Plain, non-serrated edge)
Looks like there may be an Aogami Super version of the Ladybug coming the end of this year -- http://www.bladehq.com/item--Spyderco-L ... ife--15307
Am I missing something that I should be looking at Spyderco or otherwise? Their line is "extensive" to say the least!