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Re: CS Exclusive Manix 2 LW..

Postby DougC-3 » Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:41 pm

Surfingringo wrote:Yeah, and I believe that Kristi also confirmed that the Native LW handles were all frn, which honestly seems odd to me given that they are made in Golden and feel just like the handles on the LW manix to me.
I think the perceived difference in feel may just be from the finish the mold design puts on the scales. The Native and Manix have slick areas and square corners and the Japan FRN has a tiny bit of texture on the smoother areas and has contoured corners... but, Lance, you use yours probably somewhere between 5,000 and 10,000 times more than I do, so I'll defer to your judgement about it :D
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Re: CS Exclusive Manix 2 LW..

Postby gbelleh » Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:04 pm

The FRN on the earlier Golden made Natives was similar in texture to the Japanese FRN. The new stuff on the N5 does seem way different, and very similar to the Manix 2 LW. I prefer the softer FRN, but it's not a deal breaker by any means.
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Re: CS Exclusive Manix 2 LW..

Postby timlara » Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:16 pm

I don't really have a strong opinion on the texture of FRN vs FRCP, but I wish we could see some more translucent colors. Clear/smoke or translucent orange would be sweet on the Manix. Maybe the original translucent blue version hasn't sold very well?

I'm also not a big fan of coated blades. I like the way they look when they're brand new, but they just don't wear very well when used. I guess they still serve their purpose of being non-reflective after they're all scratched up, but for my very non-hardcore box cutting uses I don't care about that aspect. Coatings also seem to add a little drag / friction when cutting, but maybe that's my imagination. I'd rather have a plain blade that's easy to polish up if I want to.

Anyway, if this CS version is orange like the Facebook photo with non-coated XHP, it would still be very tempting...

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Re: CS Exclusive Manix 2 LW..

Postby Ruarch » Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:27 pm

timlara wrote:I don't really have a strong opinion on the texture of FRN vs FRCP, but I wish we could see some more translucent colors. Clear/smoke or translucent orange would be sweet on the Manix. Maybe the original translucent blue version hasn't sold very well?

I'm also not a big fan of coated blades. I like the way they look when they're brand new, but they just don't wear very well when used. I guess they still serve their purpose of being non-reflective after they're all scratched up, but for my very non-hardcore box cutting uses I don't care about that aspect. Coatings also seem to add a little drag / friction when cutting, but maybe that's my imagination. I'd rather have a plain blade that's easy to polish up if I want to.

Anyway, if this CS version is orange like the Facebook photo with non-coated XHP, it would still be very tempting...
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Re: CS Exclusive Manix 2 LW..

Postby bdblue » Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:50 pm

Is there any information or hints on when this version might be available?

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Re: CS Exclusive Manix 2 LW..

Postby Tabo » Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:10 pm

My money is on them being the DLC coated cts-xhp steel blades and orange handles. I also seeing them being sold for around the manix lw S110v price. After picking up the orange DLC para I know this would be a home run in my book.

I really don't understand all the dislikes for coated blades. I get it on the cheaper coatings but Spyderco's DLC is some really good stuff.

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Re: CS Exclusive Manix 2 LW..

Postby bdblue » Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:10 pm

Tabo wrote:I really don't understand all the dislikes for coated blades. I get it on the cheaper coatings but Spyderco's DLC is some really good stuff.
I have a black/black Manix 2 XL and I like it. I haven't used it enough to harm the coating. The orange/black PM2 looks very striking, I'm not sure if I would rather have that one than the previous orange/satin. As for the lightweight, I will wait to see the cost and blade steel but so far it is sounding good.

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Re: CS Exclusive Manix 2 LW..

Postby 346ci » Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:03 am

Satin or black, I'm in for at least 2.
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Re: CS Exclusive Manix 2 LW..

Postby Nasgul » Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:15 am

I don't have the any Manix (yet? :D )
But those orange scales make me want one a bit more !

Do the same to the Native ! :D
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Re: CS Exclusive Manix 2 LW..

Postby abbazaba » Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:15 pm

Ruarch wrote:Translucent smoke is one of the best color ideas I have heard yet.
^^^^THIS

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Re: CS Exclusive Manix 2 LW..

Postby TheOutdoorNerd » Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:41 pm

Translucent smoke with a blackwashed blade!

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Re: CS Exclusive Manix 2 LW..

Postby Donut » Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:44 pm

I would be in for a lightweight XHP without a coated blade. If it's DLC, I'll probably pass.
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Re: CS Exclusive Manix 2 LW..

Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:21 pm

Hopefully these pics will help a little with what we'd be looking at color-wise with the satin vs DLC coated lightweight Manix 2 options. Of course, these are G10 variants and the lightweight version has the wire clip, but you get the gist. I was thumbing through my Photobucket and found these pics from old BF sales threads of mine. Here's the non-coated satin blade:

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And a DLC coated one... This guy has some Allen Putnam hex pattern G10 scales. Maybe someone at CS got inspired by seeing this guy, its big brother XL and a PM2 I decked out all in the same theme ;). I'm sure glad they brought out their recent DLC XHP PM2 exclusive, I was missing the looks of these guys :). Cheers, Radioactive

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Re: CS Exclusive Manix 2 LW..

Postby Sarge930 » Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:53 am

If you don't feel like waiting on orange scales and have a cruwear you can just dye it to hold you over ;-)

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Re: CS Exclusive Manix 2 LW..

Postby Sarge930 » Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:55 am

I do love the frn version, though. Can't wait to buy it!

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Re: CS Exclusive Manix 2 LW..

Postby hudsonhawk » Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:27 pm

Sarge930 wrote:If you don't feel like waiting on orange scales and have a cruwear you can just dye it to hold you over ;-)

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Re: CS Exclusive Orange Manix 2 LW..

Postby Liquid Cobra » Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:36 pm

Cutlery shoppe posted on their Facebook page today that the Orange LW Manix 2 might be S90V.

Edit: Apparently both in satin and DLC
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Re: CS Exclusive Orange Manix 2 LW..

Postby Spydergirl88 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:44 pm

Interesting. Looks like it'll be awhile yet till we know a release date. Probably just going to pass on this one since I just got the lw s110v. I was very interested in this one but couldn't wait so now no I longer have a need for a lw with nice steel. Especially if the Caribbean is released around the same time or even announced.
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Re: CS Exclusive Orange Manix 2 LW..

Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:08 pm

Crazy! The first DLC treatment on a CPM steel other than S30V, right?
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Re: CS Exclusive Orange Manix 2 LW..

Postby Skywalker » Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:08 pm

RadioactiveSpyder wrote:Crazy! The first DLC treatment on a CPM steel other than S30V, right?
The blacked out LW Native 5 is DLC on CPM S35VN, if memory serves.


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