Mantra or Mantra2? Opinions wanted.

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Re: Mantra or Mantra2? Opinions wanted.

Postby knolan » Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:41 am

Thanks SG...good to hear. Seems like the majority of people are getting good ones, and I'm sure Spyderco will ultimately address the bugs in the design, just wish I knew w/some degree of certainty that we had crossed that threshold before I buy.

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Re: Mantra or Mantra2? Opinions wanted.

Postby Surfingringo » Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:58 am

I'll also add that the action on the ones I handled was insanely smooth. Like Sage 3 smooth.

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Re: Mantra or Mantra2? Opinions wanted.

Postby dplafoll » Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:20 am

Surfingringo wrote:I'll also add that the action on the ones I handled was insanely smooth. Like Sage 3 smooth.
Same here. Definitely the best Spyderco flipper action I've seen so far.
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Re: Mantra or Mantra2? Opinions wanted.

Postby elena86 » Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:39 am

DigDug72 wrote:Whichever you opt for, you'll probably love it so much the other will be an eventual purchase too. At least that's my boat - started with the M1, and had to get the M2 soon after. Carry the M1 more for all the reason mentioned above, but the thinner, less obtrusive carry of the M2 plus the more surgical tip make it awesome in its own right too.
- Holland, I think it's not just your imagination. Reprofiled both blades, and the Mantra1 outslices the 2.
What was the angle behind the edge on your M1(before reprofiling) ? Just curious

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Re: Mantra or Mantra2? Opinions wanted.

Postby DigDug72 » Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:58 am

Hi Elena,
not sure about the stock angle, sorry! No angle cube...

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Re: Mantra or Mantra2? Opinions wanted.

Postby EDC Honeybee » Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:22 am

After handling them both, Mantra 1. Mantra 2 was a good knife, but it is missing the sort of quintessential spyderco features. Though I like the caly 3 better than both of them. It isnt quite as fast to deploy, but to me it feels much better in hand.

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Re: Mantra or Mantra2? Opinions wanted.

Postby cjcutter » Sat Apr 09, 2016 2:14 am

Well I now have both I have to say both are cool but the Mantra wins my vote over the Mantra 2.

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Re: Mantra or Mantra2? Opinions wanted.

Postby ronT2 » Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:41 am

Good to know, it will save me some $$$ for other things. I've never handled the mantra 2, just love my mantra.
My EDC rotation: Kapara, Chaparral CF, Mantra, Sage 1, Sage 5, Dice, Domino, Gayle Bradley 2, PakkaDelica, Native CFF


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