Manufacturer: Spyderco LBK33
Specifications and features:
Spyderco LadyBug3 folding knife
1-15/16" serrated clip point blade
VG-10 steel blade, hollow ground
1-11/16" cutting edge
2-7/16" handle and closed length
4-3/8" overall length open
11/32" hole diameter
5/64" blade thickness
Black FRN handle
Lanyard hole for keychain attachment
LadyBug3 Folding Knife -
It attaches to your keychain and is nearly as small as your car keys, One of Spyderco's smallest lightweight knife is the Ladybug.
Made of VG-10 stainless steel, the hollow ground blade comes in a SpyderEdge or PlainEdge configuration. This modified clip point blade style is matched up with a black, lightweight handle of fiberglass reinforced nylon resin making the entire knife weigh only 0.6 of an ounce (16.4 grams). The LBK3 doesn't have a clip but rather a lanyard hole for attachment to a keychain or lanyard.
Like its larger counterparts (and all Spyderco knives) the Ladybug3 packs tremendous cutting power and can take on both fine and heavy cutting tasks.
Serrated Blade -
A serrated blade has a cutting edge that has many small points of contact with the material being cut. By having less contact area than a smooth blade, the applied force at each point of contact is relatively greater and the points of contact are at a sharper angle to the material being cut.
Clip Blade -
The clip blade is a classic shape and very practical. Its name describes a shape that seems to have a portion of the spine of the blade clipped off. This brings the blade point lower for extra control and enhances the sharpness of the tip. It provides ample "belly" in the blade for slicing or skinning and a good tip for inserting in and under things that need to be cut. You will often find a false edge with the clip point.
VG-10 Stainless Steel -
VG-10 has Carbon (C) content between 0.95-1.05, Chromium (Cr) content between 13.0-15.0, Molybdenum (Mo) content between 0.2-0.4, and contains less than 0.25 of Nickel (Ni). During forging, Mo and Cr forms hard double carbide bonds which help improve the abrasion and corrosion resistance of the steel. It has a hardness of 58-61.
Lanyard Hole -
This is a hole to fit a lanyard, rope or carrying implement through.