Why Didn't You Buy A Manix 2 Back Lock?

Discuss Spyderco's products and history.
colin.p
Member
Posts: 56
Joined: Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:21 am
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Re: Why Didn't You Buy A Manix 2 Back Lock?

Postby colin.p » Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:53 am

"Why Didn't You Buy A Manix 2 Back Lock?"

Well, for me, I don't like back locks. I only own two (by different manufacturers) that never get carried and just sit in a drawer. However, I'm not crazy about liner/frame locks either, but they do see the light of day on occasion.

Nate
Member
Posts: 1619
Joined: Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:25 am
Location: Hurtling through space...

Re: Why Didn't You Buy A Manix 2 Back Lock?

Postby Nate » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:46 am

Was definitely interested in the back lock version, but...

-Already have 3 Manix 2 sprints.

-Don't carry those enough as I've trended toward smaller knives for most edc.

-When I do want a larger folder, the Manix2's have to compete against the lefty PM2, Millie and a few others.

-Black g10 and s30v is a hard sell anymore. I'm really not even that picky about steel, but it just doesn't move the needle for me when I consider adding a new piece to what's already in the rotation.
:spyder:

zhyla
Member
Posts: 1604
Joined: Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:12 pm

Re: Why Didn't You Buy A Manix 2 Back Lock?

Postby zhyla » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:56 am

Nothing against a fine backlock, but the CBBL is the best lock ever.

kodai78
Member
Posts: 199
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:14 pm
Location: Houston, Texas

Re: Why Didn't You Buy A Manix 2 Back Lock?

Postby kodai78 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:11 pm

I prefer other locks. I just picked up a second Manix 2 w/G10 scales and S90V because I already had a LW with BD1. I rarely purchase any knives with back locks any more.
:spyder: Smock, Baby Jess Horn CE, Spydiechef, Schempp Bowie,Ti Fluted Military, Titanium Military, Native S30 V and G10, PM 2 in S35VN, and S110V, Manix 2 LW BD1, Sage 5, Positron black CPM S30V, Chaparral w/Raffir Noble scales, SuperLeaf VG 10, Ladybug H1, Dragonfly 2 in ZDP 189 and Superblue/420J1 and H1, Delica in ZDP 189, Clipitool Standard, the Cook’s knife VG10, Santorum, paring and utility knives, all in MBS 26. :spyder:

User avatar
gundamaniac
Member
Posts: 239
Joined: Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:15 pm
Location: California Bay Area

Re: Why Didn't You Buy A Manix 2 Back Lock?

Postby gundamaniac » Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:01 pm

I got mine in from BladeHQ yesterday. Every bit as amazing as I remember it being from handling one in buferoe's collection last week. In my eyes this is the definitive Manix, harkening back to the original back lock versions but more refined. Silky smooth action, nice crisp clack when the backlock closes, great fit between the backspacer and the handles, and everything else I love about the regular Manix design. If I had to choose one Manix to keep of the ones I have, this one would be it.

...of course, I'm still in the honeymoon period with this knife, so we'll see if my Manix preferences change later.

vilePossum
Member
Posts: 214
Joined: Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:03 am

Re: Why Didn't You Buy A Manix 2 Back Lock?

Postby vilePossum » Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:46 am

I bought a manix backlock and I quite liked it. Then I sold it again.
Asides from being illegal to carry here (which doesn't stop me) and being a total knife flipaholic the reason were:
Too big for my edc use.
The backlock thwack was too loud due to the liner less g10 construction which constantly attracted unwanted attention from non knife people.

bob7
Member
Posts: 38
Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2005 4:09 pm
Location: Richmond, VA

Re: Why Didn't You Buy A Manix 2 Back Lock?

Postby bob7 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:51 pm

I didn't know it was discontinued until seeing this thread. I bought one last week at an outdoor store in Johnson City, TN. It was the last one, and I probably paid too much as it was not reduced in price like most discontinued. It's a great knife, one of the best spydys if you are a fan of backlocks. Glad I picked it up before they all disappeared.

User avatar
wrdwrght
Member
Posts: 2912
Joined: Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:35 am
Location: New Hampshire

Re: Why Didn't You Buy A Manix 2 Back Lock?

Postby wrdwrght » Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:01 pm

Well, here I am, a year and a week after admitting above that I’d chosen to wait for a Manix2 midlock in some steel other S30V, and was thus without a midlock version.

Today, I have one. Not the unlined Manix2 one, but the original lined “Mini” Manix. Pre-owned, but never used. Off-center more than I’d like, but I’ll get it right eventually.

The recent thread on the original C95 reminded me that I still didn’t have its Lil’ brother (still a beast, it makes my Manix2s seem slender and my Shamans undersized). Now that I do, I’m intent on getting the S30V Manix2 midlock, eventually.

Love the Manix!
Marc <— a mere data-point

RECENT ARRIVAL: Maxamet PM2. ON RADAR: Lil’ Native slipjoint; Siren; PM2 tanto; SPY27 Para3; S45V PM2 sprint; Rex45 Native Chief sprint. IN DREAMS: V4E Military2 stop-lock; 4V Native Chief; Slysz Swayback; C27 serrated Jess Horn; Vanax Massad Ayoob (SE) sprint; LC200N Breeden Captain (recurve SE) sprint.

sok
Member
Posts: 283
Joined: Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:05 pm

Re: Why Didn't You Buy A Manix 2 Back Lock?

Postby sok » Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:09 pm

"Why Didn't You Buy A Manix 2 Back Lock?"

Too heavy. If I carry a knife over 4 oz., it will be a Military.

User avatar
steelcity16
Member
Posts: 3337
Joined: Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:34 am

Re: Why Didn't You Buy A Manix 2 Back Lock?

Postby steelcity16 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:17 pm

I was waiting for a Cruwear/3V/4V/BHQ DLC Jade M4 or similar variation. Still hoping for one. Knives like the Dodo, G10 Delica, and many others have come out of retirement so it can happen if there is enough interest.
:spyder: CRU-CARTA THEM ALL! :spyder:

User avatar
Doc Dan
Member
Posts: 8045
Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:25 am
Location: In a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity.

Re: Why Didn't You Buy A Manix 2 Back Lock?

Postby Doc Dan » Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:12 am

I did buy one. If I only had to keep one folder this would be it.
I Pray Heaven to Bestow The Best of Blessing on THIS HOUSE, and on ALL that shall hereafter Inhabit it. May none but Honest and Wise Men ever rule under This Roof! (John Adams regarding the White House)

"Until we meet again, may the good Lord take a liking to you."
(Roy Rogers)


NRA Life Member
Spydernation 0050

SF Native
Member
Posts: 1425
Joined: Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:25 am
Location: Fairfax, Ca

Re: Why Didn't You Buy A Manix 2 Back Lock?

Postby SF Native » Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:09 am

I got one from knifeworks about a month ago.
Glad I did. They still have some. Not too late.

navin johnson
Member
Posts: 28
Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:56 pm

Re: Why Didn't You Buy A Manix 2 Back Lock?

Postby navin johnson » Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:56 pm

Already have several with S30V or close with CBBL.

Wanted a different steel.

Realllly wanted a light weight version. Would have been OK with S30V in that.

CBBL opened on me a few times drawing from IWB.

Did I mention I really wanted a LW version?

Notsurewhy
Member
Posts: 160
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:57 pm

Re: Why Didn't You Buy A Manix 2 Back Lock?

Postby Notsurewhy » Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:53 pm

Too heavy for having no liners. Blade was
thicker than I like.

For reference it's half an ounce heavier than a native chief while having a blade over half an inch shorter. Both unlined g10 and s30v. The chief obviously wasn't available at the same time, just using as an example of a similar knife I would buy.

yablanowitz
Member
Posts: 5171
Joined: Sun Apr 09, 2006 2:16 pm
Location: Liberal, Kansas

Re: Why Didn't You Buy A Manix 2 Back Lock?

Postby yablanowitz » Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:07 pm

To be honest, it hit at a time when the cost of living had overtaken my wage scale and my Spydie buying was pretty much limited to Mules and the Seconds Sale. So mine is a second although I couldn't guess why.

User avatar
JRinFL
Member
Posts: 345
Joined: Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:30 am
Location: Unfashionable West End of the Galaxy

Re: Why Didn't You Buy A Manix 2 Back Lock?

Postby JRinFL » Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:01 pm

When it first came out I was interested up until I saw how think it was, then I passed on it. I just looked at the Knifeworks site and they were still in stock at a good price and I passed on it again. I guess I should have grabbed an original back in the day. If the new back lock version had the same Shaman scale treatment, it would have sold better, but maybe the Shaman would have sold worse in that case.
Used to be JR in CT with a much earlier join date. :rolleyes: :spyder: Native in 440v was my gateway Spyderco! :spyder:

Doeswhateveraspidercan
Member
Posts: 2428
Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:31 pm

Re: Why Didn't You Buy A Manix 2 Back Lock?

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:38 pm

Because it is not in XL. Regular Manix is a stunted runt and fails to express the true spirit of the design.

Yes I know not many have put a Manix XL in their hand but I assure you it fulfills this designs potential, the Manix should never be a tiny knife.

Nuff Said!
:)

User avatar
Pancake
Member
Posts: 483
Joined: Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:52 am

Re: Why Didn't You Buy A Manix 2 Back Lock?

Postby Pancake » Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:32 pm

Again, wrong size, should have been XL.
In the pocket: Chaparral FRN, Native Chief, Police 4 K390, Pacific Salt SE
On belt: Bow River, Waterway

User avatar
Brock O Lee
Member
Posts: 2217
Joined: Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:34 am
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: Why Didn't You Buy A Manix 2 Back Lock?

Postby Brock O Lee » Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:08 am

Nate wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:46 am
Was definitely interested in the back lock version, but...

-Already have 3 Manix 2 sprints.

-Don't carry those enough as I've trended toward smaller knives for most edc.

-When I do want a larger folder, the Manix2's have to compete against the lefty PM2, Millie and a few others.

-Black g10 and s30v is a hard sell anymore. I'm really not even that picky about steel, but it just doesn't move the needle for me when I consider adding a new piece to what's already in the rotation.
All of these ^, except that I’m right-handed.
Hans
Favourites at the moment: Military 204P, Spydiechef, Sage 2, Pits, Heinnie UKPK, Native Cruwear, Chaparral Ti

User avatar
curlyhairedboy
Member
Posts: 1643
Joined: Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:01 am
Location: Southern New England

Re: Why Didn't You Buy A Manix 2 Back Lock?

Postby curlyhairedboy » Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:55 am

I'm a big fan of Manix ergos, but the Shaman exists and has a compression lock.

I'd like to handle one of the manix back lock versions, but I can't say it would kick anything else out of my pocket unless it was an ergonomic revelation.
EDC Rotation: PITS, Shaman, CF S90v Shaman, Ikuchi, Amalgam, CruCarta Shaman, Lil Native, Sage 5 LW
Always in Pocket: Hawkbill Dragonfly 2 H1
Special and Sentimental: Southard, Smallfly G10, Squarehead LW, Calendar Para 3 LW, 40th Anniversary Native
Would like to own again: Sheepsfoot Caribbean
Wishlist: CQI Kapara, Watu, Tanto PM2, Shaman Sprints!


Return to “Spyderco General Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: bearfacedkiller, Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], JD Spydo, selrahc, SpyderPhreak and 25 guests