Spyderco Sprint Manbug Super Blue Folder
Produced by Hitachi Metals Ltd of Japan, Aogami Super Blue is the pinnacle of Hitachi's three premium-grade high-carbon steels. It combines the same superior quality iron sand used to craft legendary Japanese swords with high-tech alloys to create a steel capable of extreme sharpness and edge retention. It should be noted, however, that it offers limited resistance to corrosion and should be maintain accordingly.The Manbug Super Blue's blade consists of a Super Blue core forge welded between two layers of 420J1 stainless steel that protect the core and increase the blade's strength. To further increase its performance, the blade features a full-flat grind that ensures exceptional edge geometry and friction free cutting. One of Spyderco's most popular and capable compact knives, the Manbug elevates the concept of the traditional pocketknife to a true high-performance cutting tool. Its lightweight handle is injection molded from durable fiberglass-reinforced nylon and features Bi-Directional Texturing pattern to ensure a sercure grip. A sturdy back lock mechanism locks the blade securely in place when open and is easily released with either hand. This limited edition Sprint Run of the Manbug Super blue provides an exceptional cutting tool that is ideal for everyday carry.
|Blade Material||Aogami Superblue|
|Lock Type||Back Lock|
|Pocket Clip Included||Yes|
Quick! List the most respected and innovative knife companies you can think of. If you know anything about knives, Spyderco is somewhere near the top. Spyderco Inc. makes some of the most unique and downright bizarre knife designs you'll see on the market, but from the number of passionate fans discussing, debating, and learning everything they can about Spyderco knives, it's clear that the company has done something right.
From the Glesser Family and the Spyderco Crew:
Since starting Spyderco we've been told our knives are different, peculiar, even out there. All true. Thinking beyond established knife industry barriers allowed us to introduce new and radical innovations to the knife culture including: One-hand opening, serrations on a folder and a clip to attach a knife to a pocket.
We didn't go into business to rake in a mountain of dough we're here for more selfish reasons- indulging our passion for creating knives. Spyderco is definitely out of the norm in the knife industry in our dedication to researching and developing fresh, improved and better performing materials all with function and reliability being key.
Someone once said to Sal Glesser, Spyderco's owner, "You must design in the dark because your knives look so strange." True again. Our recognizable appearance is a result of designing ergonomic functional tools rather than applying lipstick and nylons to a pocketknife. We may look curious, homely, whatever, but we'll never be called unusable or undependable.
Making knives that consistently deliver reliable high-performance requires an ongoing commitment to testing. In our million-dollar testing facility we examine edge retention with a CATRA machine, look for rust development with Q-FOG, check the force needed to open and close a knife. We also repeatedly test for stress, wear, optimal heat-treating and actively search for higher quality, performance enhancing steels and materials.
As a customer you probably don't think about this, or much care, but it allows us to put forth a promise. When you purchase a Spyderco you are buying a high-quality reliable cutting tool designed and manufactured for peak performance and ergonomic comfort. Those Who Know Carry Spyderco.