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Spyderco LGYP3E Ladybug 3 Key Ring Folding 1-15/16" Super Blue Plain Blade, Gray FRN Handles, Sprint Run

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Part Number: SPLGYP3E
Manufacturer: Spyderco Knives
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SPLGYP3E: CLGYP3E Ladybug Gray FRN Super Blue Sprint Run
It attaches to your keychain and is nearly as small as your car keys. One of Spyderco's smallest lightweight knives is the Ladybug. The knife 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 Ladybug 3 packs tremendous cutting power and can take on both fine and heavy cutting tasks.

Spyderco's Sprint Run Ladybug 3 is made with Aogami Super Blue steel. Aogami Super Blue is produced exclusively by Hitachi Metals at their plant in the Shimane Prefecture, Japan. They use high quality iron-sand found only in this region to create different grades of steels including white steels and blue steels. The steel itself isn't blue or white in color but the designation refers instead to the color paper the raw steel comes wrapped in when delivered to Hitachi. In Japan its common practice for steels to be named and referred to; based on the color of the packaging the raw steel is delivered in. Super Blue is the highest grade blue steel and contains up to 1.5% carbon for wear resistance and chrome to elevate hardness and improve edge holding and corrosion resistance. 

The gray fiberglass reinforced nylon handle features Spyderco's patented Bi-Directional Texturing for slip-free tactile traction. The lightweight handle of fiberglass-reinforced nylon resin if gray in color and makes the entire knife weigh only 0.6 of an ounce (16.4 grams).

Sprint Runs

A Spyderco Sprint Run is defined as a limited edition production of any Spyderco product in a configuration different than what has been previously produced. It can include changes in the handle color, materials, blade steel, coatings, etc.

The quantity of each Sprint Run is generally 600 or 1,200 pieces, which is determined by Spyderco.
  • Clipless
  • Lanyard hole
  • Spine jimping
  • Hollow-ground blade
  • Length Overall: 4-3/8" (111mm)
  • Length Closed: 2-7/16" (62mm)
  • Hole Diameter: 11/32" (9mm)
  • Blade Length: 1-15/16" (49mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 1-11/16" (43mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 5/64" (2mm)
  • Blade Steel: Aogami Super Blue
  • Weight: 0.6oz (16.4 g)
  • Handle Material: Gray FRN
  • Made in Japan
The original locking mechanism. It can be found mid spine or at the bottom of the handle, and it provides tight lockup that will wear well.
Made in Japan
Made in Japan
The exotic steel Capital of the World, Japan produces and innovates some of the best products, from pocket to kitchen knives and everything in between.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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Bellingham, WA
Aug 18, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Ease of Opening, Lock Type
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
proven winner
I've carried a Ladybug in my right pocket for at least a dozen years. Just one! It's made it through forgetting about airport (and Olympics!) security to be buried in a planter, and been used for everything from opening packages to constructing small MacGyver projects and making lunch (not my favorite). The blade was amazingly sharp and durable, with no rust issues, even though I'm on the salt water for months every year. The sheath and locking look and feel the same as new. Just recently, I decided to buy a backup, just in case... I picked the same knife with the Super Blue blade. Unfortunately, it's no longer a backup. As soon as the new one arrived, my wife commandeered the old one. She thinks it's the best knife she's ever had!
5 out of 5
Stephen Scard
Greenwell Springs, La
Apr 01, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Type, Blade Material, None
Cons: Handle Feel
Great small lockback knife
this knife will not be used because the blade is not very rust resistant and i like to keep my sprint run knives as a collectors piece. this is my first lady bug and i will be getting another to carry. I like to carry a backup knife in my shirt pocket when at work and now that I have had my hands on this knife I'm gonna try and find a full serrated one for edc. Just to note I have large hands and because of this I wouldn't trust the knife for stressful cutting situations, though I have read that adding a keyring makes the knife more manageable. The main thing I like is that it is a small locking knife and many small knives do not have locking blades.
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