Spyderco McBee Review Pocket Clip Update

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Kreyzhorse, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. Kreyzhorse

    Kreyzhorse

    Jan 15, 2013
    It's well made, but certainly has limited functionality as a niche knife.
     
  2. John_0917

    John_0917

    Apr 15, 2014
    Is there a recurve?

    Also the in hand pics make it look like a prison shank!
     
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  3. Kreyzhorse

    Kreyzhorse

    Jan 15, 2013
    A recurve would be interesting but I've seen nothing to indict it would be anything other than a Warncliffe.

    Got a good laugh at you prison shank comment .... thank you for that.
     
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  4. Colorodo

    Colorodo Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2014
    I wonder what a machined Titanium clip from Ripp’s Garage would look like?
     
  5. John_0917

    John_0917

    Apr 15, 2014
    I asked about the recurve because it looked like there was a slight one in one of the pics.

    I bet you could get a lot of smokes and beef jerky for one of these in the joint!
     
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  6. GB940Rookie

    GB940Rookie

    Apr 19, 2016
    I like the idea of the micro knife until I have to use one.
    This one is very attractive as a mini box cutter/office edc.
    The clip leaves me with a little throw up in my mouth, but many of Spyderco’s knives do that.
    I like it, but only as a novelty.
     
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  7. Kreyzhorse

    Kreyzhorse

    Jan 15, 2013
    It's great as an office EDC. I even cut up some carrots for a roast over the weekend with it as well. It's certainly functional, but yes, it is so small it's borderline novelty.

    That is the crazy thing with the McBee, it's damn functional but damn small.
     
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  8. Spydergirl88

    Spydergirl88 Gold Member Gold Member

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  9. Kreyzhorse

    Kreyzhorse

    Jan 15, 2013
  10. photoman12001

    photoman12001 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2008
    I just got one and your review seems pretty spot-on. I’d say the Techno 2 is a better EDC blade but I like the McBee.
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  11. nephron

    nephron Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 3, 2017
    I usually find most small knives built rather cheaply until I discovered the Spyderco small ones. A McBee is on my to purchase list. It may dwarf my recent purchase of a Toad , but fit right in with the Spin.

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  12. Roundg

    Roundg

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    Apr 20, 2020
    I bought mine after reading this review multiple times. I was looking for its cute look and not for it function. But I was totally wrong. Its ergo is so so so so good, definitely Mr Mcnee put a lot of deliberate consideration. It covers 99% of what I need from a EDC. It also give me the freedom to choose the second knife to carry together. e.g., I can carry a Lil' Matriarch just for a specific purpose.
    Two hints as others already emphasized in this thread,
    1) use a lanyard makes a big difference in holding the knife;
    2) keep the clip as it help to rest your finger on it instead of on the lock bar.

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  13. photoman12001

    photoman12001 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2008
    I have really grown fond of these and have a couple now. It will definitely be one of the main knives in my EDC since my new job limits blades to 2.5”.

    Get one of the clips from McNees. This is what should be on the knife from the factory. The factory clip is too long and stiff.

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  14. Roundg

    Roundg

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    Apr 20, 2020
    I am going to buy one more when they are still available.
     
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  15. photoman12001

    photoman12001 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2008
    Good idea. I’ve actually got a third plain one.
     
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  16. Roundg

    Roundg

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    Apr 20, 2020
    The McNee's clip definitely makes the ratio right now. the brass Sting is really sexy and poisonous.
     
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  17. photoman12001

    photoman12001 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2008
    I love those stinger backspacers and don’t like the third McBee I have without it.
     
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  18. Roundg

    Roundg

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    Apr 20, 2020
    just try to show the compare of 3 different clips

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  19. Kreyzhorse

    Kreyzhorse

    Jan 15, 2013
    I know Spyderco doesn't want to get into the clip business, but their clips, especially on the smaller knives just don't add visually to their knives. The McNee is case in point.

    Love the stinger by the way.
     
  20. Roundg

    Roundg

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    Apr 20, 2020
    Agree. Be honest, I really like the standard Spyderco clips. THey are elegant, solid and high quality. They look great on many of Spyderco's inhouse lines, like PM, Delica, Endura. But they are not in the right positions with these cooperated projects. The one on Mcbee definitely not come from cutting cost. but it does not fit the knife. Another recent example is swayback. while swayback itself is such a good knife, I have to replace the factory clip.
     
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