Lil' Manix?

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by AZ Ryan, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. AZ Ryan

    AZ Ryan

    Mar 26, 2018
    Am I the only person on earth that LOVES the Manix design but finds the knife a little too big?

    To compound the issue, there is a Manix XL! Perhaps there are spatial limitations with the lock design?

    I think a Lil' Manix would be an awesome addition to the family and would love to see one!
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  2. soc_monki

    soc_monki Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 5, 2019
    The manix xl is actually the original size of the manix. The manix 2 is a mini manix. A smaller, similar knife is the Sage line. However I haven't warmed up to my sage 5 like I thought I would, so I'm going to sell it and look into getting an Amalgam! Lol
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  3. McFeeli


    Feb 13, 2017
    Another similar model is the Domino. It’s like a smaller frame lock flipper Manix. The ergonomics are fantastic. I sorely miss mine.

    I would love for a Mini Manix too.
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  4. Don W

    Don W Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2012
    Yep I'd like one a lightweight model with wire clip. Maybe a touch bigger than the lil Native.
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  5. lieferung


    May 24, 2016
    The Native feels similar, it has a nice grip and lacks a hump. But although, it's a backlock.
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  6. MMGRenovations

    MMGRenovations Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 14, 2017
    I would love to see a smaller version of the manix 2. I found these pictures on the spyderco forum. Someone did this a few years ago but something this size would be nice! While I really like my natives, the lock makes it feel like a different knife. I prefer cbbl over the backlock.
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  7. Kreyzhorse


    Jan 15, 2013
    The Lil Native is a fantastic knife in it's own right, but a touch bigger and it would have been perfect.
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  8. AZ Ryan

    AZ Ryan

    Mar 26, 2018
    I think it should be bigger than the lil' native. Maybe the same size as the full size native. Keep in mind the manix is huge, so the lil' manix would be normal size.
    Like somewhere in the ballpark of the Smock or para3.
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  9. steelcitysixteen

    steelcitysixteen Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 12, 2017
    +1 A Lil Manix LW with a Deep Carry Wire clip would be fantastic!
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  10. DocT


    Mar 25, 2012
    I like the Manix 2 LW just the way it is. Of course, I have ham hands. I do not think I would want a smaller version. If I did, I would get a Lil Native or something (I do not like the Native).
  11. AZ Ryan

    AZ Ryan

    Mar 26, 2018
    I'm not really envisioning it THAT SMALL (lil native size) - I'm just thinking sort of NORMAL sized, like Para 3 size maybe, or the Sage. The Lil' moniker is just used to designate smaller than original, not necessarily mini.

    As far as I know, nothing else in the Spyderco lineup uses the same lock, the closest is the ball bearing lock sage...
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  12. FullFlatMind


    May 30, 2019
    Chaparral or Para 3 sized in FRN/FRCP would be awesome.

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