The Ladybug is a longstanding bestseller and the smallest locking folder in the Spyderco family. This variant of the standard Ladybug 3 features an H-1 steel Hawkbill blade. H-1 folders and fixed blades are a collection of water-friendly knives known as the Salt Series. As part of this series the Ladybug 3 Salt Hawkbill uses H-1 which is a nitrogen-based blade alloy rather than carbon-based. The elimination of carbon in the steel renders it incredibly resistant to corrosion.
Similar to an extended cat's claw the hawkbill blade wraps around what you're cutting, functionally drawing the cut object in closer and in continuous contact with the sharp edge while the curved hook restrains material from sliding off/away from the blade. The H-1 hollow ground blade is a SpyderEdge configuration.
Its lightweight FRN (fiberglass reinforced nylon) handle is molded with Bi-Directional Texturing™ which resists slipping in the hand and is high-visibility Marine Yellow making it easily spotted on the ground or in water. The Ladybug Hawkbill Salt is clip-less with a lanyard hole for threading through a thong or key-ring.