Mantra or Mantra 2?

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Mantra or Mantra 2?

Mantra
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56%
Mantra 2
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44%
 
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Mantra or Mantra 2?

Postby RamZar » Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:25 am

One or the other but not both and no third (neither) option.

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Re: Mantra or Mantra 2?

Postby Liquid Cobra » Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:36 am

I'll certainly be getting both but I can only select one in the poll. So if I had to chose I would go with the Mantra 1. It reminds me of a Caly flipper which is pretty interesting.
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Re: Mantra or Mantra 2?

Postby RamZar » Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:39 am

Yes. One or the other but not both and no third (neither) option.

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Re: Mantra or Mantra 2?

Postby TheOutdoorNerd » Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:45 am

Mantra.

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Re: Mantra or Mantra 2?

Postby ktsthiep » Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:22 am

Mantra

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Re: Mantra or Mantra 2?

Postby Surfingringo » Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:48 am

Very tough call and one I actually to make. I can't afford (nor can I justify) both but I'm still not sure which it will be. I am leaning towards the Mantra 2 so that's how I voted. It bothers me a bit that it has no functional opening hole but I think I can live with that. I also don't like the tip but that is easily fixed. What I do like about the 2 is the sleeker blade profile and the thinner profile when closed. I think it will make for a useful blade and a very comfortable edc.

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Re: Mantra or Mantra 2?

Postby sabb8pro2 » Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:12 am

I chose the mantra because I think I'll like that one just a little better, but honestly I plan to try out both and gifting the other to my dad.

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Re: Mantra or Mantra 2?

Postby Surfingringo » Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:44 am

sabb8pro2 wrote:I chose the mantra because I think I'll like that one just a little better, but honestly I plan to try out both and gifting the other to my dad.
Now this is a good idea. Get both and give away one or the other. I might just steal this plan. :D

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Re: Mantra or Mantra 2?

Postby demoncase » Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:05 am

Probably going to be both for me.
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Re: Mantra or Mantra 2?

Postby ABX2011 » Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:14 am

I'll get the Mantra I. It's like a Delica/Caly ti flipper. Taichung quality. Got to check it out.

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Re: Mantra or Mantra 2?

Postby BTG » Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:00 am

Like the look of the Mantra better, but will pass on both, I don't do wire clips, especially on something as heavy as titanium, which is my favorite scale material.

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Re: Mantra or Mantra 2?

Postby jimmyjohnjohn » Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:12 am

Both, of course

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Re: Mantra or Mantra 2?

Postby spyderwolf » Fri Dec 04, 2015 9:26 am

Mantra.I love almost everything on this knife.I dont care for flipers,but since it has a fuctional spydie hole,i dont care.
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Re: Mantra or Mantra 2?

Postby bearfacedkiller » Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:32 am

Are these gonna have an internal stop pin? If so will it be like the Southard or like the a Nilakka? I will need to know before I buy.
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Re: Mantra or Mantra 2?

Postby Mushroom » Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:47 am

I'm personally thinking both, but I think i like the newer style blade shape of the Mantra 2 over the Mantra. So i think I'm going with Mantra 2 in the poll.
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Re: Mantra or Mantra 2?

Postby farnorthdan » Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:59 am

I'm going to need both but voted for the 2
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Re: Mantra or Mantra 2?

Postby DutchBlades » Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:02 am

Loving both... Mantra is a Delica/Caly and the Mantra 2 is a Southard/Nilakka... Love them all :p But I have to go with the Mantra for now.
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Re: Mantra or Mantra 2?

Postby Joris Mo » Fri Dec 04, 2015 12:32 pm

Definitely the Mantra2, great bladeshape and unlike many others I specifically love that tip. :)
(will definitely miss an opening hole, not a great fan of flippers but I'll get one for the bladeshape)

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Re: Mantra or Mantra 2?

Postby Mako109 » Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:43 pm

I voted Mantra 2, but agree with others about the lack of functional Spydie hole. Going by the photo, a functional hole could have easily been incorporated without significantly altering the slender blade shape. Regarding the Mantra, I already have a drawer full of Spydercos' with a similar blade shape.

Very grateful for the low riding wire clip on both models.

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Re: Mantra or Mantra 2?

Postby RamZar » Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:57 pm

Mantra 2 seems to have a similar decorative Spydie hole and low profile as Positron and I can open the Positron one-handed using the thumb and middle finger pinch method. It's a little awkward and slow but works.
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