Introduction with the Manix 2 Backlock

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Re: Introduction with the Manix 2 Backlock

Postby OakTree » Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:07 pm

Is the back-lock considered an upgrade?

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Re: Introduction with the Manix 2 Backlock

Postby gmhauy » Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:06 pm

wrdwrght wrote:And, here you have it...an enjoyable write-up that just wears away our resistance to another knife.
I'm real sorry. Not. :D

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Re: Introduction with the Manix 2 Backlock

Postby gmhauy » Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:09 pm

OakTree wrote:Is the back-lock considered an upgrade?
I think it should be considered a variant. If anything, the KC exclusive CF/Cruwear could be considered an upgrade over other versions, but the Backlock is just different.

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Re: Introduction with the Manix 2 Backlock

Postby JRinFL » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:12 pm

Very nice write up! I'm going to try to hold out for a sprint run. You might be able to guess what two steels I would like to see.
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Re: Introduction with the Manix 2 Backlock

Postby Popsickle » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:37 pm

OakTree wrote:Is the back-lock considered an upgrade?

I would say its just a different offering. I prefer it to the CBBL. Some people make the argument that the CBBL is more "hard use" than the back lock..... those people are kidding themselves if they think Spyderco would put out a thicker yet weaker variant.

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Re: Introduction with the Manix 2 Backlock

Postby Larry_Mott » Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:19 am

Thanks for the review!
I liked it instantly when i got it in my hand in Amsterdam back in February!
On a side note - can anyone tell me the pivot bushing material (if it even has bushings ) PB, Teflon or what?
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Re: Introduction with the Manix 2 Backlock

Postby DougC-3 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:19 am

Thanks for all the information, Gerard, and the nice photos, et vive La France! (and good luck in the next stage of the election :eek: ) .... ¡y viva España! :D

I just ordered the Knife Center CF Cruwear exclusive... I decided to hold off on the Backlock and hope to get it later sometime. I do really like the absence of liners, especially the liner jimping, and the absence of the lanyard tube, but I like the lighter weight of the CF version (4 oz/113g I think) and have been wanting a Manix in CF, especially the smoother variety, with a Cruwear, S90V, or S110V blade. I do hope that I don't ever have to remove the lanyard tube, because the chance of damage to the scales would be even worse with the CF.
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Re: Introduction with the Manix 2 Backlock

Postby gmhauy » Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:29 am

Larry_Mott wrote: On a side note - can anyone tell me the pivot bushing material (if it even has bushings ) PB, Teflon or what?
From the bronze-colored reflection I get when shining a flashlight in the space between the blade and the scale, I would say it's probably PB.

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Re: Introduction with the Manix 2 Backlock

Postby gmhauy » Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:36 am

DougC-3 wrote:Thanks for all the information, Gerard, and the nice photos, et vive La France! (and good luck in the next stage of the election :eek: ) .... ¡y viva España! :D

I just ordered the Knife Center CF Cruwear exclusive... I decided to hold off on the Backlock and hope to get it later sometime. I do really like the absence of liners, especially the liner jimping, and the absence of the lanyard tube, but I like the lighter weight of the CF version (4 oz/113g I think) and have been wanting a Manix in CF, especially the smoother variety, with a Cruwear, S90V, or S110V blade. I do hope that I don't ever have to remove the lanyard tube, because the chance of damage to the scales would be even worse with the CF.
Thanks for the nice words Doug. The CF/Cruwear variant is a joy to use, you won't be disappointed.
Remains the issue of that lanyard tube, but as long as you don't disassemble it that's a non-issue.

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Re: Introduction with the Manix 2 Backlock

Postby Larry_Mott » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:11 am

gmhauy wrote:
From the bronze-colored reflection I get when shining a flashlight in the space between the blade and the scale, I would say it's probably PB.
Thanks! Sounds reassuring :)
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Re: Introduction with the Manix 2 Backlock

Postby anagarika » Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:21 pm

Hi Gerard,

In case you haven't seen or tried, unlock with thumb in lockbar and first finger in the hole. Push the blade down once thumb has pressed deep enough. I do that all the time with my lockbacks. Not sure if this is doable with the M2 though.
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Re: Introduction with the Manix 2 Backlock

Postby Joris Mo » Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:53 am

anagarika wrote:Hi Gerard,

In case you haven't seen or tried, unlock with thumb in lockbar and first finger in the hole. Push the blade down once thumb has pressed deep enough. I do that all the time with my lockbacks. Not sure if this is doable with the M2 though.
Very doable, I find a backlock like this easier to close one handed than my Manix with CBBL.

Nice review, I've had this blade for 6 days now and like it a lot although I would prefer the handles a bit thinner.
Then again I would also prefer a LW version, I just like my folders lightweight and slim handled.
Might try the sheeps cheese test, travelling from Alicante to Madrid in a few weeks. :)

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Re: Introduction with the Manix 2 Backlock

Postby Doc Dan » Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:48 am

If you press the lockbar and at the same time put your index finger in the hole, you can rotate the blade down and when it is far enough, you can put your thumb in the hole and close the knife, or press the spine with your index finger and close the knife. Very easy and safe.

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Re: Introduction with the Manix 2 Backlock

Postby Termite Toothpick » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:44 am

Gerard,

Thanks for the write up. Great info and insight to the Manix2 w/Backlock. Those pics are great too.
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Re: Introduction with the Manix 2 Backlock

Postby gmhauy » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:52 am

anagarika wrote:Hi Gerard,

In case you haven't seen or tried, unlock with thumb in lockbar and first finger in the hole. Push the blade down once thumb has pressed deep enough. I do that all the time with my lockbacks. Not sure if this is doable with the M2 though.
Thank you Chris, I did not know this technique. A bit clumsy in my case, I have wide enough hands but short fingers and my index just reaches the blade hole when my thumb presses the lock bar. Would be perfect with fingers a tad longer :)

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Re: Introduction with the Manix 2 Backlock

Postby gmhauy » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:54 am

Doc Dan wrote: Folks, if any of you have not bought this knife, I believe you should re-think that. This is the best large knife Spyderco makes, in my opinion. I cannot get over how good this knife is.
I'll second that, and it makes a Manix 2 XL Lockback all the more desirable :)

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Re: Introduction with the Manix 2 Backlock

Postby gmhauy » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:55 am

daknight wrote:Gerard,

Thanks for the write up. Great info and insight to the Manix2 w/Backlock. Those pics are great too.
"Vielen danke" for the kind words.

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Re: Introduction with the Manix 2 Backlock

Postby gmhauy » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:15 am

Joris Mo wrote:
anagarika wrote: Nice review, I've had this blade for 6 days now and like it a lot although I would prefer the handles a bit thinner.
Then again I would also prefer a LW version, I just like my folders lightweight and slim handled.
Might try the sheeps cheese test, travelling from Alicante to Madrid in a few weeks. :)
Thank you.
Make sure to ask for Queso de oveja añejo (15 meses / 15 months), and don't forget to bring your Backlock along :cool:

If it's not aged you can cut it easily enough with a standard cheese knife, like in the picture :)

Imagequeso-de-oveja-anejo-graso by Gerard Hauy, on Flickr

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Re: Introduction with the Manix 2 Backlock

Postby Joris Mo » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:13 pm

I have pretty long fingers and close all my lockback Spydies with one hand, index finger on the Spydiehole 'till closed.

Will keep my eyes open for that cheese and the backlock is definitely coming along for the trip.

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Re: Introduction with the Manix 2 Backlock

Postby Mic1 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:58 pm

If this ever gets offered in Maxamet it will end my search for the perfect knife.


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