I had no idea what to think about it when I bought it alongside 2 other knives. I was leaning towards not particularly liking it a few days after i got it because it cut me with the tip several times when closed. I dropped the tip by grinding the spine a couple mm and it’s now easily one of my favorite knives.
Manix 2 blurple.
I thought I would love this when I bought it, which was reinforced when I got it in hand and it fit me perfectly. However, after about 200 hours of use and thousands of feet of cardboard cut at work, I realized that I hate the way s110v sharpens and cuts, regardless of finish. Then I accidently dropped it a couple feet onto concrete, and it snapped in half. I couldn’t bring myself to care too much about the loss, even though the knife was expensive, so I used what was left as a practice piece for my new 2x48 belt sander. I use my manix xl when I want something similar nowadays. That said, I will definitely be buying a 20cv manix when dlt releases them. I know from my use of the mule team 23 and benchmade 550-1 and 551-1 that I love 20cv.
BRING ON THE MANIX XL SPRINTS AND EXCLUSIVES! And 10v or K390ify the Golden lineup, please.
Top 5 folders I’ve owned: Serrated Caribbean Leaf, Shaman, Manix XL, ZDP-189/CF Caly 3.5, Native LW.
Top 5 steels I’ve owned: LC200N, K390, CPM S90V, M390, CPM REX45.
Top 3 steels I want more of: M390 class, A11 class (including K390), CPM REX45.