Pelagic wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:51 pm
I would love a Manix 2 XL backlock, personally. I'm starting to cherish corrosion resistance more and more. Constantly caring for non-stainless blades throughout and after 12 hour shifts is for the birds. Even my newish CRUWEAR pm2 has a dozen cosmetic rust spots after one day on the dredge, which disappointed me. But since cruwear is presumably more corrosion resistant than m4 and Rex 45, I'd want cruwear. Rex 45 certainly seems tough but I'm not really excited for a Manix XL at 65rc.
Maybe Elmax would fit your needs? Its supposed to be more stainless than Cruwear while being a tough steel. There seem to be varying opinions in the actual toughness, but im sure all lot of it comes down to heat treat and blade geometry. It sound like it can be get pretty tough with the right heat treat though. I really want to try it.
I agree on a Manix 2 XL Backlock as well. I wouldnt mind a sprint of the original C95 Manix which is basically this from my understanding. But put in an upgraded steel like Cruwear or maybe Elmax. That dino jimping on the original Manix is pretty cool. Would love an updated version of it. I really enjoy backlocks.