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Save your money, I have 2 and the construction is very poor
The Spyderco Ladybug 3 Salt is lighter at 0.6 oz and made from H-1 steel that is supposedly 100% rust proof and holds a sharp cutting edge.
I need a pocket clip on my knives, so I’m out on this one.
They had my attention until I saw it was only hardened to Rockwell C 50. I didn't know they even made a knife that soft. You would spend all your time sharpening it. I will stick with my 1.8 oz Leatherman Micra keychain multi tool.
Rory_Dudley
They don't make steel knives that soft; this is the limitation of working with titanium. Titanium is strong, but not hard. Certainly not hard enough to make a good blade.
The folder is seriously lacking in quality. I got mine and the liner lock catches and isn't smooth. Plus the blade is too short for the handle, it disappears into the handle and is difficult to open.
So thinking about this more... it would be really nice to get a knife simply made of one of the new super stainless steels instead of titanium. They’re a LOT harder and at these sizes not much different on weight.

LC 200 N (most Desirably)
H1
bd1n (probably)

Its actually sort of hard to find a reasonably priced normal everyday knife in these materials so that would be a nice drop...
I run in the morning with a similar titanium knife in a neck sheath on a piece of paracord around my neck. It is so light that it won't flop around at all when running, and it is totally immune to sweat or rain. If a dog or coyote approaches I can grab it with either hand quickly. I don't have to unfold it or reach for a sheath. It is well worth the price if you run or wade fish or something like that...
I got the fixed blade one. I was worried about the corrosion resistance of the clip on the knife and rivets of the sheath. I've had the them soaking in salt water for about 3 weeks occasionally taking them out to let them dry. Everything looks good.
I assume this is mostly for pairing with everyones titanium sporks? I don't really understand the niche this fills. You can get a decent knife that only weighs a few ounces more for around this price.

Someone explain this to my simple self. I am genuinely interested, not trying to be negative about the product.
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Heh, is it even sharpened? Looks like a glorified butter knife.
namhod
Not sure, honestly but I'm pretty sure it's better than a butter knife. This one is beta ti and it works great!
;)
Does anyone have experience sharpening this knife? I know that since it's titanium it won't hold an edge for long but that doesn't bother me too much if it can take a good edge when I go to sharpen it... unfortunately I have heard people say that titanium can't get much sharper than a door wedge but I don't have any other source to validate that information.
Hm. I don't know why they make these given the general softness of titanium. However I just thought of a use for it (if they weren't sorta pricey)

I sharpen my various knives (mostly kitchen) on a guided whetstone system. one thing I sometimes do is mask off most of the knife with blue tape before sharpening the edge in order to avoid scratches. I'd like to be able to trim the tape by cutting it with an exacto but that would itself scratch the knives.

I was thinking of making myself a brass or copper knife to trim with. But a titanium blade at this sort of hardness might actually be perfect. I think this one is a bit too expensive for my purposes though.
I purchased the folder version last time it was on here. It didnt come super sharp and I dont feel comfortable sharpening it. It is very light though. In terms of quality, it's meh imo. The liner lock is somewhat hard to work with, the knife isnt very smooth opening/closing. It's become more of a novelty knife for me, wouldnt really use it in everyday type of situations. For the price, if you are wanting a knife that you can actually use then I would keep looking.
While the knife blade is not pure titanium, at a Rockwell hardness of C 50, it's very soft and won't hold an edge for long. See the following link for more info: http://quantumchymist.blogspot.com/2014/02/why-arent-more-blades-made-of-titanium.html
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Fortunately, there's archive.org:

http://web.archive.org/web/20160921093738/http://quantumchymist.blogspot.com/2014/02/why-arent-more-blades-made-of-titanium.html
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