Non-locking folding knives arent a new concept. Theyve been around for centuries without much change but continue selling among a sea of modern locking knives. The reason? While many knife buyers appreciate the traditional aspects of a non-locker, more want this type of knife because they live or work where laws prohibit carrying and using a locking pocketknife.Spyderco perceived a gap between traditional slipjoints and modern locking folders and created a product line called SLIPITS.
SLIPITS offer reliable and sophisticated non-locking folders that open with one hand, have a finger choil for comfort and safety and are conveniently accessible.As the overall SLIPIT line expands, a subcategory of micro-sized SLIPITS with stainless steel handles is populating within and Spyderco calls them Bugs. The first Bug was matter-of-factly named, The Bug. Its non-locking blade is just barely over an inch long. Next up, a two-inch blade called the HoneyBee followed by the release of a larger one yet, The GrassHopper. Affable Bugs draw comments like “how cute” - a beneficial perception in a knife-cautious world but their size trumps the reality that theyre serious business when it comes to cutting.The GrassHoppers size is closest to that of a true penknife with its blade over two-inches. Its PlainEdge Cr13 stainless steel blade stays open when youre cutting, held by resistant pressure at the knifes pivot area. GrassHopper handles are chamfered with no squared-off edges to dig or bite into a gripping hand. The handle is also stainless steel with a laser engraved Spyderco bug and enough blank area for a small amount of engraving or customization as jewelry or a gift item. Handle lanyard-hole welcomes a chain for wear around a neck or a keychain.
ength overall 5 1/32 in. (128 mm)
blade length 2 5/16 in. (59 mm)
blade steel 8Cr13MoV
length closed 2 3/4 in. (70 mm)
cutting edge 2 1/16 in. (52 mm)
weight 1.4 oz. (39 g)
hole diameter 9/32 in. (7 mm)
blade thickness 5/64 in. (2.25 mm)
handle material Stainless Steel
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