Review Manly Folders: Comrade, Peak, Wasp. Fixed Blades: Patriot and Drugar, Made in Bulgaria

Discussion in 'Knife Reviews & Testing' started by Gary W. Graley, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. Nemo

    Nemo

    Oct 16, 1998
    I got a S90V Camo Comrade coming. It has arrived in France yesterday now I need to see my postman. :)
     
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  2. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    My Peak is measuring about .018” at the shoulder of the edge bevel, I’m guessing that your Peak has a bit thinner edge?
    G2
     
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  3. Nemo

    Nemo

    Oct 16, 1998
    I have remove the shoulder as shown in the review making it really thin. :)
     
  4. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    Thin to Win :)
    G2
     
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  5. Lyubomir Trayanov

    Lyubomir Trayanov Manly USA

    118
    Aug 29, 2017
    We just restocked with Patriots, Peak and Peak 2.
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    Cheers!
     
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  6. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    Enlisted the help of my son in law for this shot of my Manly Peak folder, ready to do some hard work ;)

    [​IMG]Untitled by GaryWGraley, on Flickr

    G2
     
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  7. Smoke

    Smoke Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 1998
    Is the action and stiffness of the Comrade equal to the Douk Douk?
     
  8. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    I have not handled that folder so I can’t comment on it.
    G2
     
  9. Lyubomir Trayanov

    Lyubomir Trayanov Manly USA

    118
    Aug 29, 2017
    We recently launched a Product Reviews section on our website.
    We would love hear how do you all feel about our knives after using them for some time.
    If possible visit our website at http://www.manlyusa.com/reviews and write a honest review of what you like or dislike about our blades.
    Thank you all for your support.
     
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  10. Lyubomir Trayanov

    Lyubomir Trayanov Manly USA

    118
    Aug 29, 2017
    Just a quick word of whats in the works from Manly.
    Back in Sofia our guys are working on a small version of slip-joint Comrade. The blade size will be reduced to 2.8" and overall length should be around 6.5"
    The blade will be CPM S90V harden to 60-61HRC, and the price tag will be very attractive. Below are some shots from the prototype, as well as side by side ones with current Comrade and Peak

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    Cheers,
     
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  11. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    Nice Lubo I’ll bet that size will be a hit too
    G2
     
  12. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    The nail nick looks to be deeper than the first Comrade folder?
    G2
     
  13. Pilsner

    Pilsner

    Oct 28, 2017
    This will be very attractive to UK users, I will certainly pick one up. The Comrade is a great knife, I dare say this one will be of similarly high quality.

    :thumbsup:
     
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  14. Lyubomir Trayanov

    Lyubomir Trayanov Manly USA

    118
    Aug 29, 2017
    Gary, I am pretty sure that the notch is the same. Hopefully soon we will have some of the first articles in our hands to compare.
     
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  15. Lyubomir Trayanov

    Lyubomir Trayanov Manly USA

    118
    Aug 29, 2017
    Another new knife Manly drugar ;)
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  16. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    Snap !

    G2
     
  17. BURNSY56

    BURNSY56

    Dec 13, 2003
    The Drugar looks like a must have. Can you provide any further info on it?
    I am very impressed with my orange Comrade & Patriot.
     
  18. AmosPaul

    AmosPaul

    433
    Dec 17, 2014
    Really liking the size of the Drugar; hope to see it for sale soon.
     
  19. Lyubomir Trayanov

    Lyubomir Trayanov Manly USA

    118
    Aug 29, 2017
    The Drugar on the picture will be available soon in Germany and Europe trough Messer & Co https://messerundco.de/
    Drugar (bulgarian for Comrade) was specially designed for Messer by request of Dirk Wanger. However we hope that a slightly modified version will be available here as well ;)
    There is one more picture with different scales
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  20. MarcusMiller

    MarcusMiller

    6
    Dec 30, 2015
    Hi Lyubo,
    What steels are gonna be available for this model? Also, what are the measurements of the knife and behind edge thickness(bevel shoulder)?Thank you!
     
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