Manix 2 Photographs

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  1. Dr Heelhook

    Dr Heelhook

    Jul 24, 2007
    Why exactly are you going to replace it?

    Is it actually not functioning properly for you or are you just irritated by the fact that it's made of plastic? Who cares that it's made of a "cheap material", if that material fits perfectly for the purpose it's intended for? Why waste a lot of money for no practical reason at all?
  2. stabman

    stabman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    I do.
    And because I can.:cool: Alot of people would say we're all wasting our cash spending more than $80 on a knife, and performance-wise, they'd be largely correct.
    But that doesn't stop us.:cool:
  3. symphonyincminor


    Oct 5, 2005
    Sal has stated in the past that the material used for the ball-bearing cage [in the Pi'kal] is some sort of high-tech plastic.

    Do you all think Spyderco would design a knife, with all the thought that goes into each part, and then cheap-out in one specific area?

    What do you think it's made out of? Recycled water bottles?
  4. stabman

    stabman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    I don't think it's made of titanium.
    Come on, titanium is just plain cool. We all could use more in our lives.:)
    That's why I'm stoked about the titanium Military.:thumbup:
  5. Joshua J.

    Joshua J.

    Feb 27, 2005
    Ti = $$$

    Cool, yes, but for non structural parts it's not needed.


    Oct 29, 2005
    re: all the jimping on the prototype.

    i noticed that my xm18 has very simlar jimping in the same places as the new manix.

    it isn't as dominating a feature as one might think.
  7. Ptaltaica762


    Jan 17, 2009
    Thanks to Sal's post I may change my views on the Manix 2,but not until the full size version comes out in a couple of months.Until I see the improvements I'll be sitting on the fence.
  8. autoopen


    Mar 3, 2009
    So when will we see this Manix II for sale?
  9. amen74


    Mar 10, 2008
    Spyderco doesn't give out release dates. I hope the M2 is out this year. :D
  10. Josh K

    Josh K Pirate

    Sep 29, 2008
    I recently got a P'Kal, and it has that same internal liner jimping that appears on the Manix 2. I think the Manix 2 would benefit from sharper jimping the protrudes more from under the scale.

    Obviously I don't know if this has changed, but it would help on the P'Kal as the jimping is rather smooth.

    On a side note I love the caged ball lock. It's smooth, and doesn't really feel like plastic at all. I just wish the ball bearing was bigger like on the D'Allara.
  11. LorenzoL


    Mar 9, 2009
    I'll probably pass on this one, the Manix is probably my favorite Spyderco and I don't see what improvements this "new" version brings.
    Let's see: no FFG, "cheap" 154CM (I know, I am a steel snob), cheap plastic "cage", small size.
    Maybe Eric's sprint version will make me change my mind.
  12. Josh K

    Josh K Pirate

    Sep 29, 2008
    I would love to see CPM154 over 154CM, but that cheap plastic "cage" is really a high tech, long string rigid polymer ;).

    I love the caged BBL. It's almost as good as the original one on the D'Allara. I just wish the ball was bigger on the caged versions.
  13. Warriorsociologist


    Dec 12, 2001
    While I'm sure the new lock will work, I wish the new Manix still had the old lock.
  14. J.Mattson


    Sep 10, 2007
    I keep going over the pics again and again. I love the looks of this knife. I even like the grind though the tip visually looks a little funny I think that in hand it would make sense. I like the lock I like the plastic (function over form works for me). The only thing I don’t like is the pocket clip, well I don’t like that its polished I much prefer the black coating on many other spyderco knives. I like the way it wears and shows honest use. And with MSRP at $130? All I can say is WOW!!!!!
  15. The Deacon

    The Deacon

    Apr 27, 2003
    The good news is, the black clip used on the Delica 4 and many other current models should fit just fine. So, for a few bucks extra, you can have it "your way". :)

    As for the tip, unless you don't care for the look of the tips on the Delica 2 and Endura 2, it may just be the photos. Nice "stabby" point. I had a bunch of fun attacking a phone book with it. :D

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  16. J.Mattson


    Sep 10, 2007
    I never even thought about swapping the clip from one of my endura’s. perhaps its because I’ve never had a manix so I’m not looking at this knife based on what I knew but rather I’m looking at this knife based on what I know about knives and what I like. That being said a FFG/s90v M2 in the size pictured is enough to keep me up at night.
  17. amen74


    Mar 10, 2008
    You're not alone. Many others feel the same way. The BBL will work, and I'm going to give it a shot. :D
  18. gunmike1


    Dec 9, 2005
    Not only will the lock work, Sal has posted that it has tested out to be stronger than the original lock despite the knife having 3.5mm blade stock instead of 4mm on the original.



    Nov 24, 2008
    not for me............:rolleyes:
  20. J.Mattson


    Sep 10, 2007
    The only thing that worries me is the steal. Not the choice (I’ve got no problem with 154cm) but the heat treat. In my observations a steel from a particular maker or manufacturer really shines after they’ve been using it for a few years and the people who do the heat treats know exactly what to do. While often times when a maker or a manufacture starts using a new steel there is something of a learning curve before they can make that steel perform to the best of its capabilities.

    That being said I remember spyderco’s S30V shining bright from the start. So my concerns may not be valid.

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