aicolainen wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 12, 2021 4:58 pm
Thanks again for the heads up, Wartstein!
Glad you like it!!
(And that at least one forum member and not some "nasty, heartless e-bay flipper"
got his hands on one of the surprisingly showing up again REX 45 sprints!)
Yes, for me the Manix is a great "small" knife! If you don´t mind closed width (and I don´t) it actually carries pretty small (and with my LWs almost unnoticable), and has a rather short cutting edge, but in return two great grip positions.
I am afraid since you like the G10 Manix now you just have to do yourself a favor and also try the lightweight...
To be clear, I only HANDLED G10 Manixes, but never really used them, so my opinion is of limited value!:; But I think the LW is even more comfortable in hand: Less aggressive chimping, a tad more rounded handle edges, and a fully closed back.. It is also amazingly sturdy and as said should carry even better due to the light weight.
Now if I were you I´d just get the "base" BD1N Manix 2 LW!! BDN1 is great stuff, sharpens really easy to an extremly sharp edge (I feel even better than VG10) and is still not bad in edge retention.
Plus you can choose between black or even ALL black (blade and handle) plus translucent blue with the BD1N Manix 2 LW.
I´d certainly go for the blue one. While I really would not want ALL my knives in such a look, having ONE translucent Spydie is really cool...
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40