Manix 2 LW Conversion Completed

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Manix 2 LW Conversion Completed

Postby MadRookie » Thu May 22, 2014 1:26 am

Blade swop completed & FRN scales 100% functional with substituted S30V blade.

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Project well worth it - no wastage......

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Postby Brock O Lee » Thu May 22, 2014 1:58 am

Congratz that's a project well done!
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Postby Deal4 » Thu May 22, 2014 2:10 am

Nicely done! Thanks for sharing!
Care to share how long it took you as well as any hints for anyone that may want to attempt this themselves?

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Postby MadRookie » Thu May 22, 2014 2:22 am

If you have the torx screws on hand, drilling out the old pins and swapping blades can be done within 1 hour easily.

The bugger is drilling out the old pins, as they spin when drilling, so have to overcome that.

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Postby Johnnie1801 » Thu May 22, 2014 2:55 am

great job :D what size torx screws did you use?
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Postby MadRookie » Thu May 22, 2014 3:23 am

3mm shaft diameter, 5.5mm head diameter & 12mm long.

Had to grind the length down to about 11mm.

Require a 15 size torx for fastening.

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Postby xceptnl » Thu May 22, 2014 5:59 am

A job well done Rookie!
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Postby Evil D » Thu May 22, 2014 6:53 am

Bet it was fun getting the washers lined up with the pivot hole. Nice work.
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Postby ASmitty » Thu May 22, 2014 7:22 am

Great Work! What do the new torx screws screw into? Since the backspacer is FRN, I would imagine you had to put something in there to hold them in place.
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Postby Evil D » Thu May 22, 2014 7:35 am

ASmitty wrote:Great Work! What do the new torx screws screw into? Since the backspacer is FRN, I would imagine you had to put something in there to hold them in place.
I assumed pillars like the Para 2 uses.
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Postby MadRookie » Thu May 22, 2014 7:50 am

Evil D wrote:I assumed pillars like the Para 2 uses.
This is what I used.


http://www.kmts.co.za/Main.asp?D={C43D0 ... goryID=130


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Postby Donut » Thu May 22, 2014 8:11 am

Nice work Rookie. I might have to do that at some point.

You'd think some guy would buy a dozen of these and swap the blades and sell them for a profit.
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Postby Evil D » Thu May 22, 2014 8:58 am

Donut wrote:Nice work Rookie. I might have to do that at some point.

You'd think some guy would buy a dozen of these and swap the blades and sell them for a profit.
Considering you have to buy 2 knives to make 1 G10/s110v, you'd have to make a lot of profit since the price of the FRN/s30v can't be anywhere near $100 unless someone is just in love with that combo. I think it would be hard to make significant profit unless the G10/s110v version really sold for a lot.
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Postby TomAiello » Thu May 22, 2014 9:24 am

Does anyone know if you can buy the skeletonized liners for the G-10 version anywhere?

It would be awesome to make a G-10 "lightweight" with the skeletonized liners.

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Postby Donut » Thu May 22, 2014 10:53 am

Evil D wrote:Considering you have to buy 2 knives to make 1 G10/s110v, you'd have to make a lot of profit since the price of the FRN/s30v can't be anywhere near $100 unless someone is just in love with that combo. I think it would be hard to make significant profit unless the G10/s110v version really sold for a lot.
I think there's a lot of benefit to a FRN/S30V to make it worth $100 and enough benefit to make a G-10/S110V to make it worth $150 or more, so you'd pay $200 ish, do some work and sell for $250+.

A lot of people like S30V, and I don't think there's anything on the market that gives you that big of a S30V blade that is anywhere near as light weight as this.
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Postby Donut » Thu May 22, 2014 10:54 am

TomAiello wrote:Does anyone know if you can buy the skeletonized liners for the G-10 version anywhere?

It would be awesome to make a G-10 "lightweight" with the skeletonized liners.
No, that's why I was hoping to swap the blade onto my BD30P Manix. =\
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Postby Evil D » Thu May 22, 2014 11:10 am

TomAiello wrote:Does anyone know if you can buy the skeletonized liners for the G-10 version anywhere?

It would be awesome to make a G-10 "lightweight" with the skeletonized liners.
They do drop some weight but still noticeably heavier than the FRN version. We need a solid G10 with those tiny liners around the pivot like the FRN version has and nothing more. Give it a wire clip and it would probably be about the same weight or very close.
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Postby Brock O Lee » Thu May 22, 2014 12:04 pm

Evil D wrote:They do drop some weight but still noticeably heavier than the FRN version. We need a solid G10 with those tiny liners around the pivot like the FRN version has and nothing more. Give it a wire clip and it would probably be about the same weight or very close.
I agree... G10 is incredibly strong, and light weight. We just need those mini liners to hold screw threads. I wish there was more linerless G10 knives around.
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Postby ASmitty » Thu May 22, 2014 12:46 pm

Brock O Lee wrote:I agree... G10 is incredibly strong, and light weight. We just need those mini liners to hold screw threads. I wish there was more linerless G10 knives around.
I couldn't agree with this more. G10 is such a rigid material that liners are more a hinderance than a helper IMO. I'd love to see more linerless G10 as well. And if you use a wire clip, you really don't even need the mini-liners for clip screws.
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Postby MadRookie » Thu May 22, 2014 1:05 pm

Evil D wrote:Considering you have to buy 2 knives to make 1 G10/s110v, you'd have to make a lot of profit since the price of the FRN/s30v can't be anywhere near $100 unless someone is just in love with that combo. I think it would be hard to make significant profit unless the G10/s110v version really sold for a lot.

To me it was not about profit margins.

I did it to build a knife to my liking - even at a loss.

My converted Manix 2 G10 S110V version is being pimped as we speak..... will keep you informed....


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