How to improve the Manix 2

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Re: How to improve the Manix 2

Postby 10just » Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:02 pm

jabba359 wrote:Just make the blade multi-colored and add a flipper to it, then it'll be perfect.
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Re: How to improve the Manix 2

Postby Fallen » Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:24 pm

Why not make a 3.5" blade? Maximize the blade you get out of the handle, right? The balance of the knife would be improved and the blade to handle ratio would be optimized.
>> Manix 3


There could be a Manix 3S which would share the same grip of the Manix 3 but the blade is diagonally cut down to a length of 3.00'' which is great for those who likes the handle of the Manix 3 but their knife laws outlaws knives above 3.00".
>> Manix 3S

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Re: How to improve the Manix 2

Postby rybu0305 » Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:03 pm

I prefer the Manix as is also and one handed operation using only the cbbl is easy with practice and more controlled in my opinion.

What could make the manix cooler to me would be a ceramic ball and or a titanium cage. Would look cool and remove concerns people have with the plastic cage. I have never had an issue.

I would just like to see more designs with the cbbl lock.

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Re: How to improve the Manix 2

Postby awa54 » Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:19 pm

Mikael Andersson wrote:Put the axis lock on it... Benchmades patent recently expired.

And increase the blade length to 3.46'' but don't change the handle.

Would this qualify it to be called the Manix 3?
There are Manix-like knives from China with the Axis type lock, rather than Spyderco's BB lock, so it's already done, albeit by counterfeiter scumbags...

Personally I'll stick with my Manix 2 as is, If I need a bigger one I'll get an XL, that's way more than 2mm longer.
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Re: How to improve the Manix 2

Postby awa54 » Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:24 pm

bearfacedkiller wrote:The Omega spring in the Benchmade is weaker and has a higher rate of failure from what I have seen. It has two springs which allows it to still function while you wait for a replacement. I don't see the omega spring as an improvement.

If you want to make the Manix2 better then remove all of the superfluous jimping. Other than that it is fine.
With gloves on, or sweaty hands, the jimping is a very worthwhile feature IMO, though I agree that in many situations it just makes the handle a bit less comfortable.
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Re: How to improve the Manix 2

Postby Cujobob » Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:48 pm

Mikael Andersson wrote:
demoncase wrote:
Mikael Andersson wrote:Put the axis lock on it... Benchmades patent recently expired.
go on- I'll bite.

In what way is the axis lock better than the existing Manix lock?
With the axis lock you can put your thumb and index finger on the buttons of the axis lock and flick the knife open using your wrist much faster than you can open it with the spyderhole and the same thing goes for closing the knife.
The CBBL is less prone to break which is the main weakness with the axis lock. It is basically an improved axis lock.

The axis lock may be more fun to play with, but it isn't a superior locking mechanism.

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Re: How to improve the Manix 2

Postby murphjd25 » Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:59 pm

Nothing wrong to fix with the Manix 2. The cbbl lock is awesome and blade length is no problem. Although, it is my winter knife, I find it more comfortable to handle with gloves on, the jimping is a little excessive but I'm not going to condemn a bad *** knife!
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Re: How to improve the Manix 2

Postby Sharp Guy » Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:20 pm

I'm hesitant to post in one of these threads but I have to ask. OP do you even own a Manix 2?
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Re: How to improve the Manix 2

Postby Ranger393 » Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:22 pm

jabba359 wrote:Just make the blade multi-colored and add a flipper to it, then it'll be perfect.
Very funny and well played jabba359,, and I'll just leave it at that to avoid any backlash like I experienced in another, eerily similar thread :eek:

Also, I have a Manix 2 LW in S110V and wouldn't change a thing. By far my favorite summertime carry.

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Re: How to improve the Manix 2

Postby bpahk » Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:45 pm

Mikael Andersson wrote:Put the axis lock on it... Benchmades patent recently expired.

And increase the blade length to 3.46'' but don't change the handle.

Would this qualify it to be called the Manix 3?
do you make "improvement" suggestions everywhere or just for spyderco? Have you ever contacted ikea and told them their poang chair should be 2.3mm wider? Or told H&M they should use design elements taken from banana republic?

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Re: How to improve the Manix 2

Postby gingerninja » Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:25 pm

I like the manix how it is. I like the lock, blade size is good and ergos are great. If was going to improve anything about it I suppose a bit of jimping along the heel of the spine might help some people with the lock but like I said, I like the knife.

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Re: How to improve the Manix 2

Postby Brock O Lee » Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:48 am

I like the lock on my Manix just fine.
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Re: How to improve the Manix 2

Postby demoncase » Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:53 am

bpahk wrote:
Mikael Andersson wrote:Put the axis lock on it... Benchmades patent recently expired.

And increase the blade length to 3.46'' but don't change the handle.

Would this qualify it to be called the Manix 3?
do you make "improvement" suggestions everywhere or just for spyderco? Have you ever contacted ikea and told them their poang chair should be 2.3mm wider? Or told H&M they should use design elements taken from banana republic?
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Re: How to improve the Manix 2

Postby Bloke » Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:07 am

Sharp Guy wrote:I'm hesitant to post in one of these threads but I have to ask. OP do you even own a Manix 2?
Very pertinent question!
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Re: How to improve the Manix 2

Postby Mikael Andersson » Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:51 am

Sharp Guy wrote:I'm hesitant to post in one of these threads but I have to ask. OP do you even own a Manix 2?
Yes I do... in fact the new C101GPDBL2.

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Re: How to improve the Manix 2

Postby v8r » Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:49 am

I can't see how any of those "improvements" would amount to anything. You can already buy a XL If you need a longer blade?
The only improvement that can be made would to be to change out the plastic ball cage for aluminum or something. It's a great knife as it is, but that would be icing on the cake for me.

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Re: How to improve the Manix 2

Postby tvenuto » Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:53 am

Mikael Andersson wrote:Put the axis lock on it... Benchmades patent recently expired.
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Re: How to improve the Manix 2

Postby Bloke » Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:56 am

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Re: How to improve the Manix 2

Postby dplafoll » Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:02 am

I've said this before on another one of your asinine threads, but I'll just have to repeat myself:

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Re: How to improve the Manix 2

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