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by bdblue
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rounded tips?
Replies: 6
Views: 703

Re: Rounded tips?

Is there any sharpening magic for getting that perfect point back? I think you have to spend a lot of time taking off a lot of material, and it might help to take down the spine just a bit. I used an old Manix 2 when I moved 7 years ago and in the process of cutting open a lot of boxes by cutting t...
by bdblue
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Help me decide!
Replies: 35
Views: 1896

Re: Help me decide!

"Shaman on steel cables" for me.
by bdblue
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: One month carry: which one?
Replies: 43
Views: 2555

Re: One month carry: which one?

I chose the one that I would carry, the Manix 2. Everybody has different tastes so I can't choose the best for you. My preference in EDC includes various versions of the PM2 and various versions of the Manix 2.
by bdblue
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco 2020 Lists: Delivered & Upcoming
Replies: 475
Views: 84992

Re: Spyderco 2020 Lists: Delivered & Upcoming

SpyderGrill wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:26 pm
Oh,,,Manix,,, HMMM I hope it follows
There have already been at least 2 runs of Manix2 in Cruwear, but I think Cruwear is a good steel for it so nothing wrong with producing more of them.
I also think cruwear is a good steel for the PM2.
by bdblue
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Rex 121
Replies: 20
Views: 1749

Re: Rex 121

I'm not a PM3 fan. I tend to think of the supersteels as good for knives that you would do a lot of cutting with so for me that means PM2 and Manix2. I don't think you can realize the benefit of the steels in a smaller knife. I think S110V, M4 and cousins, and K390 and cousins are good in the PM2 an...
by bdblue
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife monogamy is a satisfying yet boring life
Replies: 31
Views: 2056

Re: Knife monogamy is a satisfying yet boring life

Knife monogamy is a myth. Even before I knew any better, very many years ago, I wasn't satisfied with just one. And I've learned that knife people are some of the most fickle out there, every bit as fickle as watch collectors. Before the package arrives in the mailbox they are looking for the next t...
by bdblue
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: What’s the Next Hype Knife to Look Out for?
Replies: 57
Views: 3384

Re: What’s the Next Hype Knife to Look Out for?

I had a dream last night I owned it. Woke up confused for a bit lol, can't believe I'm dreaming about knives! You wake up and wonder where it is! I've had some opposite nightmares where I would advertise a knife for sale then I would try to find it in my closet, when I can't find it I wonder if I a...
by bdblue
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Blade HQ copper rex45 pm2
Replies: 170
Views: 12651

Re: Blade HQ copper rex45 pm2

It's a very interesting model but too heavy for me- my limit would be about the 5.0 oz weight of the G10 Manix 2. To me one of the advantages of the standard PM2 is its weight. But for the people who like this version- I wish you good luck in getting one and I am somewhat envious of the Rex45.
by bdblue
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your Favorite "Obscure" Spyderco model?
Replies: 49
Views: 2423

Re: Your Favorite "Obscure" Spyderco model?

I used to think the Manix 2 was somewhat obscure but these days it has become very popular. Similarly the Bradley folder 1. Other models that I like and think are still obscure- Tatanka and Starmate.
by bdblue
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: First Spyderco: Manix 2 LW, pivot tightness/blade play issue. Is this normal for the model?
Replies: 17
Views: 714

Re: First Spyderco: Manix 2 LW, pivot tightness/blade play issue. Is this normal for the model?

I don't care if it free swings or not, I think I prefer a little friction. I just got back from an offroad trip in Colorado where I carried my Manix 2 S110V version so it is setting right here on my desk. When I pull the lock tab the blade drops almost 1/4 turn then stops. This is just right for me,...
by bdblue
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Ladybug is a full size knife
Replies: 44
Views: 2829

Re: The Ladybug is a full size knife

Yes it IS a full size knife- to the Geico Gecko.
by bdblue
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Your Personal Collection?
Replies: 38
Views: 2312

Re: Your Personal Collection?

I buy folding knives to use and I buy fixed blades for a variety of reasons. Very few are sentimental enough that I am guaranteed to will them to my daughter, but I have already given her quite a few that she had an interest in. A few of my knives have sentimental value because I received them as gi...
by bdblue
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: BladeHQ M4 Manix XLs
Replies: 190
Views: 12573

Re: BladeHQ M4 Manix XLs

JuPaul wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:33 am
There is a faint click when I break the detent
I can't imagine what would cause this. I have 5 Manix 2 and 2 Manix 2 XL and only this newest one makes the click.
by bdblue
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: My Manix 2
Replies: 29
Views: 1855

Re: My Manix 2

What do you want them to do for you? There is another knife company that will replace your blade for a fee, but the problem is that they run out of blades and then they can't help you any further. So you're back in the same boat of needing to buy another knife.
by bdblue
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: More 4v, 4pleaze!
Replies: 21
Views: 1753

Re: More 4v, 4pleaze!

It's obvious that exclusives in 4V are of limited benefit to enthusiasts because they get bought up too fast, there will either have to be a lot of exclusives or it will have to be available in a production model so that everyone who wants one has a chance to buy it. My take is that it is incrementa...
by bdblue
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: BladeHQ M4 Manix XLs
Replies: 190
Views: 12573

Re: BladeHQ M4 Manix XLs

About the time I got mine out of my mailbox there was already one for sale on a knife forum, and I count 12 for sale on ebay.
by bdblue
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: BladeHQ M4 Manix XLs
Replies: 190
Views: 12573

Re: BladeHQ M4 Manix XLs

I received my satin version today. First of all it looks great and feels great. One thing I noticed was that the edge grind is much wider than my other Manix 2 XL. That would make me think it is sharpened at a lower angle. When I get a chance I'm going to measure the blade thicknesses behind the edg...
by bdblue
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: BladeHQ M4 Manix XLs
Replies: 190
Views: 12573

Re: BladeHQ M4 Manix XLs

I started hitting the website slightly before 10:00 MT and all it said was "coming soon". Then maybe 15 sec. later I got the "out of stock". I knew it wouldn't sell out in the 5 seconds I was waiting between refreshes so I kept doing it and another 10 or 15 seconds it said "in stock". Then it took a...
by bdblue
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: BladeHQ M4 Manix XLs
Replies: 190
Views: 12573

Re: BladeHQ M4 Manix XLs

Good luck to everyone who wants to land one this morning -- these are gonna go super quick I think! It's hard to predict. The Manix 2 XL has its fans but in general is not that popular with the overall public, I think because of its size. However there is a lot of interest right now for any exclusi...
by bdblue
Sun May 31, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Want to go to the big leagues....Manix 2 XL or Military
Replies: 29
Views: 1725

Re: Want to go to the big leagues....Manix 2 XL or Military

I like both models but my impression is that more people like the Military than the Manix2 XL. The Military is available in a lot more variations than the Manix2 XL, however you can sometimes find the Manix2 XL used for a good price.

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