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. Sergeua

    Sergeua

    May 1, 2016
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  2. Gary W. Graley

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

    Mar 2, 1999
  3. fishface5

    fishface5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    The Peak is so low-profile and slicey, it just keeps ending up in my pocket - and I don't like lockbacks!
     
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  4. Baggins

    Baggins

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    Oct 13, 2017
    So...
    Although I prefer the utility of the OHO Peak, the thin grind of the Wasp had me interested enough to want to buy one to see what the story is.

    But any recommendations for the steel?

    I've played with S30v and CTSXHP and 12c27 in folders, and D2 in fixed...but none with the thin grinding of the Manlys.

    So for people that have them, what do you recommend for a Wasp s90 or 12c27?


    Same again for the Peak - D2, CPM154 or s90?


    One last question...
    I have a PM2 and am was not at all impressed with its cutting ability until I lowered the angle. Is the Peak a better slicer than the PM2 or Endura?
     
  5. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    I wanted to throw out an idea, how would a fixed blade version of the Wasp sound? Keep the same blade shape and size, maybe a thinner handle. This would be a like a Bird and Trout size for smaller jobs, a good companion knife to the Drugar.
     
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  6. Gary W. Graley

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

    Mar 2, 1999
    That sounds great but I’d vote for a lower point as well
    G2
     
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  7. Baggins

    Baggins

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    Oct 13, 2017
    For a bird and trout, I would also want a slightly narrower blade (reduced by 1/4 to 1/3)
     
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  8. fielder

    fielder

    686
    Jan 25, 2011
    12c27 every time. Its easy to sharpen and tough, a great choice.
     
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  9. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Great ideas to the BnT Wasp idea. Dropping the point and a thinner profile would make it more practical.
     
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  10. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    I have been quite pleased with 12c27 on my Wasps. sharp and maintains a decent edge.
     
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  11. Mo2

    Mo2

    Apr 8, 2016
    12c27 is worth getting, I like mine. Easy to sharpen and its proven to have good edge retention in its class. If you must have s90v I don't think you can go wrong.
     
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  12. Timbo437

    Timbo437

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    Oct 9, 2018
    12C27 is a great steel, highly underrated imo. It was designed specifically as a cutlery steel from what I've read. Nothing wrong with it at all, and the 12C27 is less expensive. On the other hand, S90V is a great steel too, and holds an edge for a long time.it is however, much harder to sharpen. The choice would come down to a combination of price point, and what are your sharpening skills like..and do you have a good set of stones like diamond to sharpen S90. In the end, either choice is great, but the 12C27 is much easier to maintain, and still has decent edge retention.
     
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  13. BURNSY56

    BURNSY56

    Dec 13, 2003
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  14. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Interesting new blade, I like the blade shape but wonder if the handle is a good fit.

    On another topic, the clip on my Wasp is starting to get loose, but the small wrench does not fit to tighten it.
     
  15. BURNSY56

    BURNSY56

    Dec 13, 2003
    Agreed about the handle. Otherwise it reminds me of a Dozier Pro Guide
     
  16. Lyubomir Trayanov

    Lyubomir Trayanov Manly USA

    118
    Aug 29, 2017
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  17. Lyubomir Trayanov

    Lyubomir Trayanov Manly USA

    118
    Aug 29, 2017
    Please send me message or email and I will send you a new set of tools. Thanks!
     
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  18. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Thanks, I also just purchased a replacement set of hardware for the bent clip in my Two handed Peak.
     
  19. miso2

    miso2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2014
    Late on the wagon.
    So far, I really like the thinly ground blade.
    What a bargain!

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  20. Sergeua

    Sergeua

    May 1, 2016
    very nice pic
     

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