Spyderco Manix 2 Released

The Spyderco Manix 2 is on dealers' shelves now.

It is a remodeled version of the popular Manix folder. The original Manix was known being a heavy duty folding knife, capable of most any task. It had a massive lock-back style lock.

The Manix 2 was designed Eric Glesser, son of Spyderco founder Sal Glesser. It keeps the massive styling of the original Manix with some obvious changes.


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First of all, the lock-back was replaced with Spyderco's proprietary caged ball lock. The caged ball lock is an ingenious locking system that is extremely durable, strong, and smooth. It is a definite improvement, in my opinion.

The overall size of the knife was shrunken some, being in between the original Manix its' smaller sibling. The thickness of the knife was also reduced, making it ride in the pocket a bit easier.

One of the defining features of the new Manix is the jimping on the top and bottom of the liners for the thumb and pinkie.

The first version of the Manix 2 is available in CPM154 steel and is hollow ground. Many people have questioned the use of that steel and the grind, preferring Spyderco's usual formula of CPMS30V steel that is flat ground. I can only guess that the decision was made to reduce cost. Spyderco has indicated that a flat ground version of the knife will be produced later.

The Manix 2 has a street price around $80. Considering that it is completely made in the USA, it can be considered a great buy.

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