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    Serrated Edge vs. Straight Edge

    I'm still pretty new to knives, but was convinced by several posters on the Spyderco forum to try serrated. I was a bit worried that I wouldn't like it, so I didn't really want to spend much at first. However, I ended up biting the bullet and getting a serrated Endela and a serrated Caribbean...
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    Active EDC Knife?

    For a lightweight folder, I would also recommend a Pacific Salt 2 in LC200N. Good-sized blade, lightweight, and should be practically resistant to corrosion. For a more robust folder, I would consider a Caribbean. A bit heavier of course, but you're already carrying a Military. The Caribbean is...
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    Need Opinions on my Final 8 EDC...

    From what you've said you're looking for - I agree that the Sage 5 LW and Mini-Grip belong at the top of the list (as much as I might want to push the Manix :)). As I mentioned earlier, I have a Sage 5 LW and like it a lot. It was my first "good" knife, and I'm glad I went with it over the Para...
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    Favorite EDC Folder under $127?

    I was in a similar position six months ago or so. I got to handle a Para 3 LW in a local Cabela's. I really liked it, and was sure it was the one. But being one to research, I went online and started checking reviews. Of course I found a LOT of favorable reviews in forums and on YouTube. In the...
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    Manix 2 Lightweight or G-10

    Update - Part II I've had the LW for about a month now, and I still like it a lot. No complaints really. The action is still a bit stiff, but not too bad. I've broken down some boxes with it, comparing it with my other knives. It does the job as well as, or better than, most of my others; while...
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    Manix 2 decision

    If you mean usual, common FRCP Manix 2 in translucent blue or black, then the steel will probably be BD1N, not S30V. I have this one, in translucent blue. Even though it's "just fancy plastic" it still feels sturdy. Although, I think the hardness of the FRCP coupled with the sharp-ish corners...
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    Manix 2 Lightweight or G-10

    Thanks again for the additional help, and a bit of LOL! As a quick update; I've been opening/closing it quite a bit, my fingers are sore from the lock. It may have gotten slightly better from that so far (it's not long I know). However, my torx set arrived today and I loosened the pivot about...
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    Manix 2 Lightweight or G-10

    Thanks, I'll plan on trying that. Believe it or not, I don't even have a torx set yet. I ordered one last week though, and it should be here tomorrow.
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    Manix 2 Lightweight or G-10

    I'm talking about the action. My strongest spidey-flick only opens it about 3/4 of the way. It's like the detent is very strong, and I think the pivot may also be tight. It takes a lot of force to move it out of the handle, and there's an audible "click" either the detent, or the beginning...
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    Manix 2 Lightweight or G-10

    UPDATE - I just received the Manix 2 LW. I think I'm going to like it. The ergonomics are great, and even though I've only had it in my pocket for a little while, it seems pretty unobtrusive. It's very stiff though. I'll probably ask about that in a separate thread. Thanks again for all of...
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    Manix 2 Lightweight or G-10

    Thanks again for the additional replies. My daughter actually has a Mini Griptilian, so I've had a chance to play with the axis lock; light & easy, and fidgety. I also got a chance to try a Manix 2 lightweight in a local store, so I've had a quick try of Spyderco's ball-bearing lock as well...
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    Manix 2 Lightweight or G-10

    Thanks for the additional replies, and for the photos to keep me hot & bothered... I just went with the free shipping from Knife Center, so hopefully it will still be pretty quick. My birthday is in April, so I figured if I end up wanting the G-10 version, I'll have a valid reason to order one...
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    Manix 2 Lightweight or G-10

    Thanks for the replies - I just ordered the lightweight in translucent blue with BD1N, which is what I planned to order in the first place. Any further comments appreciated as well.
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    Manix 2 Lightweight or G-10

    Forgot to mention - this would just be for EDC. To be honest, mainly fidgeting, opening letters & boxes, and sometimes actually cutting real stuff. I know it might be a bit much for EDC, but from reviews it seems a lot of people EDC a Manix.
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    Manix 2 Lightweight or G-10

    Hi All, New here and fairly new to knives in general. For reference I currently have a Sage 5 Lightweight, Rat 2, and QSP Penguin. I like the Sage 5 the most, but sometimes think I'd like a larger blade. I also like the idea of Benchmade's Axis Lock, so I'm thinking I might like a Manix, but...
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    Quick question about Sharpmaker

    Thanks for the explanation & details; sounds like I should skip the 15dps step for now I guess. I've been reading & watching YouTube videos as well. My pocket knives are OK for now - still pretty new and don't get much real use. I have a Sage 5 LW in S30V, and a RAT 2 and QSP Penguin both in...
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    Quick question about Sharpmaker

    I'm new here and new to knives in general - started getting interested and shopping around this past summer I guess; and got my first "real" knives about three months ago. I've also been looking into sharpening, and will probably go with a Sharpmaker. I have a lot going on in life, and just...
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    New from Worksharp: Precision Adjust Knife Sharpener

    Thanks for this. I'm new here and pretty new to knives in general, and have been planning to get some sort of sharpening system for Christmas. The Sharpmaker has been at the top of my list until I saw this new one from Worksharp last week. But after reading this, I think I'll probably stick with...
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