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Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by BellaBlades, May 9, 2018.

  1. McFeeli

    McFeeli

    Feb 13, 2017
    I still have my very first S30V PM2, though I very rarely take it with me. It’s was my first $100+ knife that I carried daily for about a year straight when I bought it, but nowadays it just doesn’t get carried much at all. If I want a larger blade for the day I always reach for the Manix first. It just fits me better than the PM2.

    Now if only they’d do a REX 45 orange G10 Manix, I’d be set for life, haha.
     
  2. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    I’ve used that statement too many times, I’d be happy with “X” for life. But in reality, I have found that it is’t true.:rolleyes: But isn’t that the game?
     
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  3. McFeeli

    McFeeli

    Feb 13, 2017
    Oh there’s always “What’s next”, but orange G10 + Rex 45 is quite possibly even better than CruWear and Carbon Fiber, and that’s a tough combination to beat! Haha.

    It is true, though. As fast as modern knives have been evolving, who knows what’ll be around in 5 years, let alone 20.
     
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  4. bikerector

    bikerector Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    Are you looking you only interested in a manix 2, or potentially other big folders in general? I know the manix has a difference feel and ergo than many, that is to say, fantastic in hand feel, IMO. I never liked to the lock, but the handle and opening was sublime. Now that I'm used to two-hand openers, I suspect the stiff lock and closing wouldn't bother me like it did back then, but I'm pretty darn happy with my millie.
     
  5. Neko2

    Neko2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 18, 2003
    The manix is one of my all time favs as well.
    I have an original manic and really wish I had the means when the fancier 2s came out to pick one up (that lockback was calling my name).
    Good to see other fans around too.
    Maybe it's a vreat lakes area type thing.
     
  6. jaseman

    jaseman

    579
    Jul 28, 2016
    Count me as another Manix fan. Just a great knife, period.

    @JupiterPaladin where in NE Ohio? I'm in SW Pa, so realistically not all that far...
     
  7. jaseman

    jaseman

    579
    Jul 28, 2016
    @RayseM i shipped the Kizer out this morning. Will send you the tracking # later when I'm at home.
     
  8. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    @arrowhd

    Arrived today. I can't believe it. But I'm in love with this thing. Thanks man

    The ZT will arrive by Tuesday. It has a stropped 800 grit edge of death.


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  9. JupiterPaladin

    JupiterPaladin Gold Member Gold Member

    May 4, 2016
    @bikerector It is one of the few designs I just love. Gotta be the G10 version though as I prefer the liners and definitely don't mind the weight. There are other things I'm interested in, longer super thin slicers like maybe a ZT 0460,0470, or 0452. I've been 3 years into my acquisition phase and got my preferences refined a lot.
    @jaseman I am near Canton, OH the Hall of Fame city!
     
  10. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    I love the LW Manix 2 BB lock. I owned one for a year with my wife. Used it for all kinds of remodeling and it was a true work horse.
     
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  11. bikerector

    bikerector Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    I ask because there's a BM crooked river collecting dust... but I got such a good deal on it that I have been holding out in case I have a need/desire to use it again. The millie is my go to, and then the 154cm buck 110 from this forum mixed with the crooked river if I want roughly a modern version of the 110. As usual, I've more than I can use so I'm trying to figure out what to thin out, and usually the folders are the first to go.
     
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  12. Brhowser87

    Brhowser87 Basic Member Basic Member

    848
    Aug 3, 2016
    Damn that's a nice knife. Looks like a beast.
     
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  13. JupiterPaladin

    JupiterPaladin Gold Member Gold Member

    May 4, 2016
    The Crooked River is a very classy knife for sure. I have no idea if there would be anything even close I could offer up though :confused:
     
  14. arrowhd

    arrowhd Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2011
    Excellent. Glad it made it before the holiday. Really liked this beast but just didn't fit a role for me. Seemed like a solid design. Too good to just sit in the safe.
     
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  15. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    Everyone seems to like the CR except me. It doesn’t do a thing for me and I don’t know why.
     
  16. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    A little bit of edge work / slight recurve removal . Next is the flipper removal process.

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  17. bachman44

    bachman44 Gold Member Gold Member

    237
    Jul 30, 2018
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  18. bikerector

    bikerector Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    I'm unclear what you're trying to do, but it sounds like you're looking to add the Spyderco Roc to the PIF list, with the option of claiming something later, then you're all set.

    The prices is what is confusing me, because this is not a sale thread.

    On a different note, how did you like the Roc? Is there some use that the folding cleavers accel at that other knives do not? I'm trying to figure out the philosophy of use for them, as when I think of a cleaver it's more like a hand axe than a knife, so the cleaver blade style seems like a form over function, maybe? They are interesting to look at; I'm trying to gauge my interest in the roc.
     
  19. bachman44

    bachman44 Gold Member Gold Member

    237
    Jul 30, 2018
    I will delete my comment and leave it in the other section for now. Sorry for the confusion. The cleaver blade is good for food prep but I do not do much of that outside of the kitchen. So, for me, it was just something different. Too small to be a heavy chopper.
     
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  20. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    @jaseman - the Kizer Sovereign arrived today. Pretty decent flipper and condition. Could be a great EDC.
    Just need to decide now between 2 Kizers - which to keep. o_O

    Thanks much Jason and @arrowhd for bowing out :thumbsup:

    OKC Carter Prime still available. # 50. Ontario Carter Prime @RayseM #4088

    Ray
     

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