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Manbug in watch pocket?

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by VtBlackDog, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. VtBlackDog

    VtBlackDog

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    Mar 5, 2019
    I've never had a Spydrrco, but have been tempted by the Man/Ladybug...how does it ride in a jeans watch pocket compared to something like a traditional peanut?
     
  2. Stelth

    Stelth

    Jul 15, 2007
    I have the G10 Manbug and it fits there very well.
     
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  3. VtBlackDog

    VtBlackDog

    29
    Mar 5, 2019
    Thanks, I've always shied away modern folders, but that little thing is almost...cute
     
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  4. JimMD

    JimMD

    575
    Dec 6, 2017
    I use a Ladybug as a keychain knife. The Chaparral fits well in a watch pocket, canted slightly to the side, and offers a nice four-finger grip.
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  5. VtBlackDog

    VtBlackDog

    29
    Mar 5, 2019
    Thanks, just the feedback I was looking for
     
  6. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    I've been carrying my Manbug in watch pocket for the past few days. It carries unobtrusively and I can fish it out easily enough.
     
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  7. VtBlackDog

    VtBlackDog

    29
    Mar 5, 2019
    It's officially on my want list! Thanks
     
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  8. Sharp Guy

    Sharp Guy Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2016
    During cooler whether when I'm wearing jeans I have a Manbug of some kind is in my watch pocket almost everyday. Occasionally I'll carry a Dragonfly there but more often than not it's a Manbug. I really could get along just fine with a Manbug for most daily tasks but it's much more fun to have it riding shotgun along with something bigger.
     
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  9. cabfrank

    cabfrank

    501
    Jun 21, 2010
    I carry mine there often, and it works great. So does a Ladybug Salt Hawkbill, for rainy days.
     
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  10. inkynate

    inkynate

    Sep 4, 2010
    My Manbug (Salt) rides on my keys. Favorite watch pocket Spydie is the Baby Horn sprint, which is still widely available.

    Others like the Chaparral, Urban, etc... fit well too, but anything with a wire clip I tend to carry iwb.
     
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  11. Yonose

    Yonose

    Jul 10, 2017
    If I don’t have either a lanyard or a key ring with carabiner attached I find the man bug and ladybugs difficult to open one handed. If either would fit in the coin pocket along with the knife, that’d be where I’d carry it
     
  12. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    For me, the Manbug opens easily with one (medium sized) hand.
     
  13. Yonose

    Yonose

    Jul 10, 2017
    My 2xl hands require I either use it as a keychain knife or a two-handed opener(which defeats the purpose of owning a knife with a spydie hole.
     
  14. jazzz

    jazzz

    548
    Feb 1, 2009
    Have you tried putting a short fob on it? I have large hands, and find it lengthens the handle for way easier one hand opening, and isn't in the way at all. Like so...

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  15. Yonose

    Yonose

    Jul 10, 2017
    Yes, that works as well!
     
  16. Stelth

    Stelth

    Jul 15, 2007
    Because of this thread I've been carrying my Manbug a lot. A lanyard does make it easier to deploy.
     
  17. Stays Sharp

    Stays Sharp

    Nov 21, 2013
    Dfly, Chap, and even BM mini Grip fits in coin pocket. You can fit 4 manbugs in there haha
     
  18. Stelth

    Stelth

    Jul 15, 2007
    I've found the size of coin pockets vary wildly. Some can accommodate a Vic farmer while others would be too small to do so. However all are able to fit the Manbug.
     
  19. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    Today I'm carrying the Lil" Lum in the watch pocket of Levis 505. It uses up the entire depth of the pocket and is easier to fish out compared to the Manbug. On the downside I can sometimes feel it when sitting down.
     
  20. DelOro

    DelOro

    Jan 17, 2016
    I've had a Manbug for a little over 3 years -- Great Knife!

    Office/Work politics put the kibosh on knives with a pocket clip and/or 3 1/2 inches long a few years ago.

    At first it seemed to small, but it actually handles most all my daily needs quite well.

    It's also much lighter in watch pocket than a similar sized traditional slip joint (which I also carry).
     

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