Hey Harry, I think you probably answered your own question. The combo edges seem to be disappearing and I can only guess that it is due to lack of demand. I'm with you though. I hate to see them become harder and harder to find because I find it to be a very useful blade on a larger knife like the xl or Millie. It's not a configuration I would choose on most of my knives but I like having the option to have a few combo edges.spyderHS08 wrote:What's up guys,
Just wondering why spyderco hasn't produced an xl in combo edge? Or did they do a run at some point? Right now I have the original manix 2, satin, hollow ground 154cm combo edge and I really want to get the updated version with a black cbbl, satin ffg s30v combo edge but don't want to "buy the same knife" persay.....so I really wish they made this variant in the XL so I could try one of those out. And yes yes i understand its not really the same knife but im sure you see my point lol. and I know alot of you guys hate the combo edge but I am one of the few that love it, especially when it's ffg combo edge . Anyway, just fishing for some others thoughts on this and hope to see one at some point! Maybe sal or kristi will chime in if its in the plans to produce. I also own an orange ffg manix 2, so another reason I'd like to try an xl but I'd rather it not be plain edge.
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Surfingringo wrote:What I would like to see in the pm2 is a serrated edge with a good bit of pe at the tip. 3/4" or so. Pretty much like the original serrated paramilitary. I would prefer that to a 50/50 ce on a blade that size
Exactly my thoughts, when a knife is this big and combo edge, you have plenty of usable serrations and plain edge. Hopefully spyderco does a sprint or batch of them for us combo edge lovers. It can't be that much harder to produce a few hundred with serrations . I know they would sell!akaAK wrote:I would definately be in on a CE Manix XL, my millie CE is a go too yard work knife. This length of blade is ideal for CE's. The Manix XL is a fantastic knife but sized out of an EDC for me, camping or around the house it is a winner.
It is unfortunately a dying breed, sad for those of us that appreciate it. PARA 2 CE as well please.
I could live with that if it meant being able to get SE on a Para.Surfingringo wrote:What I would like to see in the pm2 is a serrated edge with a good bit of pe at the tip. 3/4" or so. Pretty much like the original serrated paramilitary. I would prefer that to a 50/50 ce on a blade that size
Lookin good! Man if I could find one of those for a decent price I would quit my whining lol. Only reason I'm asking for a manix 2 XL combo edge is because it's new and different than my current manix2s. But I would love an original mini manix combo edge!
I could never understand it either until I started using them. A very sharp se is a real joy to use for a LOT of cutting tasks. I didn't realize just how much better it could be at certain jobs until I really started using one.Strong-Dog wrote:I will never understand how people can really like combo and serrated edges, unless their job requires the need of a serrated edge in which case a full serrated edge is much better suited.
Yeah, I guess its hard to understand if you don't use your knife for purposes that require serrations. A CE millie lets me cut trimmer line, prune plants, seperate roots, cut sod, cut plastic pots, harvest vegatables while maintaining a plain edge for other tasks more suited to that type of edge, like grafting, opening packages, fine pruning etc. I am not sure how you make the determination that a SE is better than a CE when you don't understand why people "like" them. It isn't about like, its about actual real world use and I would , in some circumstances not all, rather use a CE. Day to day I carry a small plain edge (Dfly, Chaparral, G10 Manbug) cause I work in an office and those handle my "office" needs.Strong-Dog wrote:I will never understand how people can really like combo and serrated edges, unless their job requires the need of a serrated edge in which case a full serrated edge is much better suited.
Very well said! I definitely like the combo edges on larger blades.Water Bug wrote:I typically prefer a PE ... that said, large :spyder:s, such as the original Spyderco C95 Manix, Spyderco Military, or Spyderco Endura, have sufficient blade length to make CE practical, and a Spyderco Maxix 2 XL in CE would be pretty nice, sufficient, and practical.