Pros: Handle Material, Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Perfect "Small" Size! Built like a "Big" Knife
This is the only small knife that I have ever come across that is built to the same standards used by the maker on their regular sized knives. The handle is perfectly finished, nothing cheap or rough, the blade doesn't wobble, the lock-up is tight. The steel is VG10, same as on their big knives. You will pay for what you get, in this instance - these aren't cheap - but it's guaranteed to become your favorite knife, because you can pull it out and use it in ANY company without raising eyebrows, and it WILL get the job done, from opening a box to cutting string to opening a "blister" pack to cutting food on a camping trip. Plus, you can choose from SpyderEdge and plain edge. Really sharp! I recommend getting a Photon light accessory key ring clip from their website (about a buck quarter) - it has a little carabiner style clip on one end and a standard small key ring circle on the other - and attaching it to the LadyBug. Then you can clip and unclip this tiny knife from your key chain so you are less likely to lose it. BTW Spyderco made the "hump" big enough so the hole is big enough to open one-handed on this generation of the LadyBug.