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Comprehensive list of Manix 2 standard/sprint/exclusives

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by ab initio, May 3, 2019.

  1. lieferung

    lieferung Basic Member Basic Member

    May 24, 2016
    The pages come up as 404 error for me under White Mountain and GPknives, but Google search saves the cached pages. Wonder why they got taken down.
  2. ferider

    ferider Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 20, 2018
  3. marcus52AR

    marcus52AR Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 22, 2014
    I'm a big fan of the manix. I only have two, but I have seen some members here share pictures of collections that looked to have all of the variations. Minus the FRN possibly.
  4. ab initio

    ab initio

    Apr 2, 2019
    That's what the wiki says.

    DLC seems like an interesting option on a stainless steel. I get why people would and wouldn't want it on a high carbon steel---protection vs patina. I guess some folks really dig the aesthetics.

    I opted for the satin version of the BHQ natural/M4 version. I was late getting into this game so I had to go through secondary market. When the knife arrived there was a spot of corrosion on one side of the blade, so I can see the attraction of a coating on the easily corrodible steels.

    I was wondering this as well. I wonder if they accidentally spilled the beans and tried to back-track
  5. MMGRenovations

    MMGRenovations Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 14, 2017
    Manix 2 is my absolute favorite! I'm trying to collect all the steels offered in satin and DLC. I am also a carbon fiber addict! I hope I can add 2 to 4 more knives to my collection when the M390 ones release.
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  6. ab initio

    ab initio

    Apr 2, 2019
    Tell me about the wood scales on your Manii
  7. MMGRenovations

    MMGRenovations Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 14, 2017
    I made the scales myself. The ones on the satin blade are made from Bolivian rosewood. The set on the DLC knife are made from zebrawood. I found a place near me that sells wood that already comes pretty thin. I didn't have to do much sanding to get them to the right thickness. I do have two other types of wood to make more I just haven't had a chance to make them yet.
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  8. ab initio

    ab initio

    Apr 2, 2019
    Those are some really impressive projects! What did you use to seal the wood?

    What would it take to get Spyderco to do a sprint with wood scales?
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  9. MMGRenovations

    MMGRenovations Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 14, 2017
    I used boiled linseed oil. I sanded them both down to 1500 grit sandpaper and then couple coats of oil. If they start to look dingy I just rub them down again and they look new again.
  10. ab initio

    ab initio

    Apr 2, 2019
    You know, I've been googling "Manix 2 m390 Earth brown" and "C101GPBN2" every single day since you've posted this comment, and it's still not out. I'm very worried I'm going to miss the boat when it drops and have to pay way more on the secondary market like I did for most of my Manix 2 collection.

    Anybody hear anything about this? I was hoping for an update at blade show, but none of the coverage I saw mentioned there m390 Manix 2s coming out

    Just to clarify my insanity, beattheheat's post was on May 3rd and it's now June 21, so it's like 7 weeks I've been checking. I definitely have a problem!
  11. FullFlatMind


    May 30, 2019
    I sold my standard G-10 Manix 2 S30V in anticipation of this M390 version. I can't wait for it to come out.
  12. Gabrielcr78


    Apr 30, 2017
    So, ant idea of when will this one come out?
  13. tulsamal


    May 14, 1999
    I must rise to the defense of the translucent Manix! I have a lot of the Manix model. Although not to the level of some of our collectors. Multiple standard black,XL, brown/M4, blurple 110, DLT red, etc. And I love them and I’ve carried them all. But lately... you would find the translucent BD1 version clipped to my right pocket. The weight savings is just too nice. I lubed it and worked the action a few hundred times and now it Spydie flicks easily. True enough, one of the super steels and G-10 would be better is I was cutting my way out of a downed helicopter in a rain forest... but for my daily use... that Lightweight has worked very well. The fancy ones are resting in their boxes for now.
  14. Gabrielcr78


    Apr 30, 2017
    I must say, I don't really care much for the scales, but m390 on a manix 2... Sweet... On the other hand, Black blade Mayne not my choice.. But I like DLT trading... It is where I purchase most ot my knives... Anyone know where will be available the satin finished version?
  15. grumpy514

    grumpy514 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 3, 2011
    Who is releasing this one? It's not actually posted on a website yet is it? I remember seeing a picture/hearing about it a few months back.

    I also have a similar affinity for the Manix 2. I have a similar collection of PM2s but that one is a little bit larger.

    I personally think the Fradon Lock Manix 2 was the nicest ever released, and one of the nicest Spydercos' ever made. The build quality as out of this world, I really wish they did better so Fradon Lock would of brought us more awesome exclusives. I loved them so much I bought 2 and had 1 reground.

    A few have a good coating of oil on them for storage.

  16. ab initio

    ab initio

    Apr 2, 2019
    That's really cool on the regrind. I wish it would have come with a flat grind to begin with, the the blade weight of the thick spine on the hollow ground blade sure gives it a pleasant open and closing action.

    I'm really not sure if/when the m390 Manix is coming out. I've still been checking...

    If I recall, it was originally listed on gpknives, knife joker, bhq?
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  17. buckeyejake


    Dec 28, 2013
    I have been in on a few mega deer butchering details . That said , i have ruana in 1095 . It went through 4 deer .
    A little steeling was all it needed
    All that said , i have been using a dlt manix2 in 20cv since January. This has to be the best steel, i have ever used .
    Spyderco hit it out of the park with this knife . American made steel , Colorado made , red g10, 20cv steel.
    About three passes on the golden stone and its a razor again .
    Regrets ? Yes . I didnt pick up an extra. I even bought a flytainum ball lock replacement. Never need it ,but its comforting to have .

  18. John_0917


    Apr 15, 2014
    Those look awesome!

    Makes me hope they do a pakkawood version someday

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