Manix 2 or the para 2? Which is your favorite?

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Manix 2 or the para 2? Which is your favorite?

Postby SeanMc » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:04 pm

I own a couple Manix 2 and I'm looking into maybe starting to collect para military 2. Which one do you guys prefer?

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Postby PARATOM » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:23 pm

dont have a manix 2 so i cant speak on it, but my pm2 is perfection.

its going to be lighter and the compression lock is awesome

im actually going to order a manix 2 tonight bc i think both of these knives are a must own spyderco...
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Postby IG-88 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:28 pm

I'm not such a hugh Manix fan, I only have 2 but I have 4 PM2 and a 5th preordered. Can't get enough of this knife!!! :D
I like the blade shape, comp lock and feel of the PM2 more, compared to the Mainx2.
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Postby The Deacon » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:29 pm

Not crazy about either one, think they're both excessively bulky. However, a hand neutral lock will always get my vote over a handed one, so between the two, I'd pick the Manix 2.
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Postby Rossi » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:40 pm

They are both awesome, but the para 2 just edges it for me.

Mainly due to the blade shape and lock.

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Postby jossta » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:45 pm

Para by a long shot. On paper, the Manix 2 is everything I want, but it doesn't compare to the Para IMO. C95 is much better though as far ergos for me so I imagine I would like the Manix 2 XL more, but that's not as good of a comparison. In that size range, Para 2 takes it for me hands down.

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Postby DeathBySnooSnoo » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:53 pm

Manix 2 wins for me. I like a knife to fill my hand and I find that the handle of the Manix does that far far better than the Para2. Also, I like a knife that has some heft to it. The Manix, while not heavy at all IMO at least feels more solid in the hand. Plus, the Manix despite the fact that it has less of a point at the tip, is a better slicer than the Para2.

They both come in some really great steels, and no matter what anyone tries to convince you of, they both take up pretty much the same amount of pocket space.

I might put some thicker scales on the Para2 to help it fill in my hand a bit, but it still won't slice as well.

And the Manix 2 XL is amazing, even better than the Manix 2. Though I wish that they had stuck with 154CM.
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Postby pmbspyder » Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:06 pm

Para2 in a landslide for me. Not sure why, the Manix just didn't do it for me. Too bulky and wide I think. Para 2 is as close to edc perfection as you can get IMO
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Para 2

Postby Mjolnir74 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:07 pm

To me the manix2 was a pocket hog and the ergos on the para 2 fit me much better.

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Postby rg02 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:11 pm

I switch between both. Since you already own a Manix 2, definitely pick up a PM2 and see what you think. Both are must have Spydies. it just depends on what feels good in your hand!
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Postby gbelleh » Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:12 pm

Para 2 for me. Nothing against the Manix series, but the Para 2 is slimmer in the pocket, and the compression lock, and the ergonomics work perfectly for me.
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Postby Fred Sanford » Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:16 pm

Para 2.

Don't care for the Manix 2. I don't like the lock, the weight, the jimping on the handle, and I don't like the hollow ground blades on the non-sprint models.
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Postby SeanMc » Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:50 pm

Wow I fiquered the votes would be about fifty fifty. But ok I will be picking up a para 2. Thanks guys

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Postby Blerv » Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:57 pm

The forum community highly favors the PM2 it seems. Not to say anything is wrong with the M2, just the overall preference.

I personally like the compression lock better (just my preference) but the blade on the Manix2 has less "belly" (which I dislike).

You can't go wrong either way really.
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Postby michaelm466 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:05 pm

I really like both, I actually have one more Manix 2 than Para 2, though that will change once the orange and green para 2 sprints come out, but I like the Para 2 a little more, due two the compression lock and easier pocket carry.
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Postby SeanMc » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:15 pm

michaelm466 wrote:I really like both, I actually have one more Manix 2 than Para 2, though that will change once the orange and green para 2 sprints come out, but I like the Para 2 a little more, due two the compression lock and easier pocket carry.
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Postby Niles » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:02 pm

Para 2 for sure. For ergos and the lock.
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Postby Slash » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:21 pm

cl > bl

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Postby darkstar29 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:29 pm

Para2. Due to the weight and the lock. Not a big fan of the M2 bb lock..
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Postby Sonny » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:36 pm

I just bought both: Manix2 in cpm M-4 and PM2 in 20CP. Both are great steels. The PM2 is in my pocket. The Manix2 is larger and is the one I would rate at for serious heavy-duty work, like living in the woods for a while. The blade is massive in width compared to the PM2. I prefer the compression lock on the PM2 by far.

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