Posted May 26, 2011 by Howard
Spyderco Ladybug with ZDP-189 Super Steel
ZDP-189 steel is super hard, holds an edge and gets super sharp. Spyderco Knife Company has put flat ground ZDP-189 steel into their popular Ladybug frame, and has thereby created a fabulous lockback that fits safely in the bottom of your pocket or onto your keychain. Finally, because it is a Spyderco, you know it has all the features you want in a lockblade. You can see them at www.knifecenter.com
Here is more information from Spyderco Knife Company:
Ladybugs have been on Spyderco’s best-selling list for years. They are clip-less, designed for carrying on a keychain or with a thong or lanyard threaded through a hole at the handle’s end.
ZDP-189 is Japanese-manufactured stainless blade steel that has recently gained acclaim in the knife industry as one of the hardest, highest performing blade steels available on the market today. See all Knifecenter knives with ZDP-189 steel blades HERE
Using powdered metallurgy technology, 3% of ZDP-189’s structure is made of pure carbon, making the steel harder and enhancing edge retention capacity. ZDP-189 is categorized as an exotic, high-performance blade steel which Spyderco offers as an option on several best-selling lightweight everyday-carry folders including the Ladybug3.
The handle is British Racing Green FRN (fiberglass reinforced nylon), molded with Bi-Directional Texturing® for slip-resistance while cutting. The PlainEdge blade is flat-ground from the spine to the cutting edge, offering abundant cutting power in a small folder.
Blade Length: 1-15/16″
Cutting Edge: 1-11/16″
Blade Thickness: 5/64″
Overall Length: 4-3/8″
Closed Length: 2-7/16″
Hole Diameter: 11-32″
Blade Steel: ZDP-189 Premium Stainless Steel
Weight: 0.54 oz.
Handle Material: FRN (Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon)