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Re: Manix2 Backlock!

Postby wrdwrght » Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:00 pm

Evil D wrote:
wrdwrght wrote:The Military doesn't even have full liners. The only logical reason to have them is to have steel to tap for clip screws.
Fair point. Larry's mention of Helicoils gives hope, if true.

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Re: Manix2 Backlock!

Postby Larry_Mott » Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:03 pm

wrdwrght wrote:
Evil D wrote:
wrdwrght wrote:The Military doesn't even have full liners. The only logical reason to have them is to have steel to tap for clip screws.
Fair point. Larry's mention of Helicoils gives hope, if true.
Don't quote me on that though, i am only guessing :)
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Re: Manix2 Backlock!

Postby nicked.onaut » Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:32 pm

I expect they've addressed that issue of clip screws in 'bare' G10. Years ago one of my Renegades was transmogrified into a clipless variant, after a run-in with an afghan.

I also expect the re-intro to be a solid seller; a broad market of backlock fans will appreciate this tank.

The backlock original Manix is (was) an absolute favorite for tough tasks; the word brute comes to mind, but it is really too refined for that. Glad to see this new version coming out, to supplant the old ones on hand. For reasons both sentimental and preservational, after models are discontinued I use them conservatively. Except for perhaps a beater or two.

Interesting mention of a 'finer' peel-plyG10 for fabric friendliness/pants pocket preservation. I find this Manix too large and heavy for dress slacks anyway, and a Caly or Chap is better for that milieu. That being said, I did have a bitsy G10 Dragonfly (with wire clip!) manage to chew up pocket edge of some 501s after a week. So bring on the new PP G10.

(also newsy for S30V going to Japan!)

thanks for this one, Eric and Sal

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Re: Manix2 Backlock!

Postby Liquid Cobra » Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:33 pm

This is precisely what I've been waiting for! Yes!!!!
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Re: Manix2 Backlock!

Postby Surfingringo » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:01 pm

wrdwrght wrote:Why no liners, I wonder. Or, to get at the point I really want to make, why liners in other knives?
Obviously to make the imminent Salt version easier to make. ;)

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Re: Manix2 Backlock!

Postby wrdwrght » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:26 pm

An LC200N Manix backlock would be a marvel.

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Re: Manix2 Backlock!

Postby vivi » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:43 pm

wrdwrght wrote:An LC200N Manix backlock would be a marvel.
S30V is great stuff but that would make this even better :)

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Re: Manix2 Backlock!

Postby Doc Dan » Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:01 am

I never cottoned to the current Manix 2 lock. I, and a lot of other people, have been asking for a return of the back lock Manix. I will be buying one when they hit the stores. I hope it is S30V and not BD1.
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Re: Manix2 Backlock!

Postby knifeneasy » Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:07 am

Wow. Great to see some more fine USA backlocks.

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Re: Manix2 Backlock!

Postby The Mastiff » Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:22 am

I really like this idea and hope to see a proper sprint run in a steel that sends everyone running for their knife sellers. :) Cruwear maybe?

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Re: Manix2 Backlock!

Postby Brock O Lee » Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:15 am

It's great to see some linerless G10 models! Curious about the weight...
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Re: Manix2 Backlock!

Postby Jazz » Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:38 am

Looks awesome. I hope the self close is stronger than the old large Manix I got rid of for precisely that reason. Locked up strong, but just didn't pull that big blade back in very strongly. Anyway, long live the back lock.
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Re: Manix2 Backlock!

Postby Larry_Mott » Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:15 am

Brock O Lee wrote:It's great to see some linerless G10 models! Curious about the weight...
It is pretty light, not so light as to feel toyish though. I felt it was just right :)
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Re: Manix2 Backlock!

Postby Doc Dan » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:22 am

It appears to say S30V on the blade. Can anyone confirm that?

Also, Eric said it should be out in March or April but so far not a whiff or mention from KC or any other shops. Is it still on track?
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Re: Manix2 Backlock!

Postby aquaman67 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:25 pm

Anyone know the steel and price?

I have an original 80 mm Mini Manix so I guess I'll need one of these too. I took it apart a while ago and thought it would be neat to see in this thread.


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The new version won't have the skeletonized liners.

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Re: Manix2 Backlock!

Postby TomAiello » Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:54 pm

Nice to see another Manix 2 variant. :)

I'll probably skip this one--the CBBL is just about perfect for me.

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Re: Manix2 Backlock!

Postby Liquid Cobra » Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:12 pm

The thing that excites me most about this knife is the linerless G10. The thing I can't decide on is whether or not I like the lock back idea versus the CBBL. We know it's possible for Spyderco to produce a linerless BBL/CBBL because they did just that with the Dodo.

I guess either way I'm happy.
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Re: Manix2 Backlock!

Postby Evil D » Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:01 pm

Liquid Cobra wrote:The thing that excites me most about this knife is the linerless G10. The thing I can't decide on is whether or not I like the lock back idea versus the CBBL. We know it's possible for Spyderco to produce a linerless BBL/CBBL because they did just that with the Dodo.

I guess either way I'm happy.

I'm in the exact same boat. I couldn't be more excited for the lack of liners but the lock is kind of a let down. I'd have been fine with a 3mm blade too. I'll still probably buy one though because I think the back lock may allow me to tweak the handle even more to my liking, whereas the CBBL has a large tang and limited what I could do with it. I'm still determined to make myself a knife with a Yojombo 2 handled and a Manix 2 blade and this may be my opportunity.
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Re: Manix2 Backlock!

Postby streicher708 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:06 pm

This is great news! I am a huge fan of the original Manix and the Mini-Manix, i'm lucky to have 2 CE Mini's, 1 PE Mini, and one of each of the full size. When the Manix 2 came out I bought one and was very disappointed....Just did not come close to originals quality of feel, build quality or capability. Thanks Eric and Sal!!

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Re: Manix2 Backlock!

Postby Halfneck » Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:37 pm

I was very surprised when the original Manix was discontinued. When that knife came out it was drawing comparisons to CRK Sebenzas. Lots of praise for it all over various forums.


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