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Re: Manix 2 Cruwear Smooth G10

Postby TkoK83Spy » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:29 pm

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Re: Manix 2 Cruwear Smooth G10

Postby attila » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:55 pm

It's definitely very smooth. Not the polished Cruwear PM2 smooth, but maybe almost as smooth feeling as the Native. It's weird, since with such a matte finish, I'd expect the smoothness to feel very different.

I think it'll show any greasiness that gets on it. I don't have it with me, so I can't verify that. Perhaps I'll fiddle with it more tomorrow.
Own: VG-10 Delica, Old S30V Native, modified Breeden Rescue, VG-10 Delica, HAP40 Endura, ZDP-189 DF2, S110V Manix LW,Pakkawood Delica, Cruwear Para 3, SE H1 DF2, M4 Manix 2, HAP40 Caly 3, S90V Native 5, K390 Urban, Pakkawood DF2, Cruwear PM2, SE Pacific Salt, HAP40 Jazzlica, S110V Native, P.I.T.S., DLC Manix 2, REX 45 PM2, Para 3, XHP Manix LW, Superblue Caly 3, 20CV PM2, Rhino, SB Calypso Jr., B70P, PMA11, K03, ZDP-189 Stretch 2, Kapara, REX 45 Military, 154CM Manix LW, 204p PM2, Swick, Supergold Delica, backlock Lil'Native, AEB-L Urban, HAP40 Stretch, KC Cruwear Manix 2, Cruwear Military, M390 PM2, Cruwear Delica, 4V Lil'Native, Mantra 2, CruCarta Shaman, M390 Para 3 LW, M390 Manix 2, K390 Police 4, RexWood Shaman, DLC Cruwear Shaman, Rex 45 Manix 2, Native 5, Native LW, 204p Para 3, S45VN PM2, S90V Manix LW.

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Re: Manix 2 Cruwear Smooth G10

Postby Tucson Tom » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:43 pm

Mine arrived today. I certainly have no complaints. Cruwear is one of my favorite steels and there is nothing wrong with smooth G10.

In fact, I think I am learning something. I thought I would hate smooth G10 when I first got the PM2 Cruwear last year, but it grew on me more all the time, so I had no hesitation about this one (and a very reasonable price). And the Manix design all by itself makes this extremely secure in hand. I'll have to give it a few gentle laps on the Goldenstone and see if I get the ridiculously sharp Cruwear edge I know and love. Not that it isn't plenty sharp from the factory.

Anyway, my lesson is that if I think I am going to hate something on a Spyderco, I should rush out and buy it and let my views be revised.

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Re: Manix 2 Cruwear Smooth G10

Postby TkoK83Spy » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:10 pm

Exactly why I'm ready to try some smooth G10...and why not on arguably my favorite hard use Spyderco model! Saturday can't come soon enough.
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Re: Manix 2 Cruwear Smooth G10

Postby attila » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:06 am

I hope everyone here got their orders in cuz it's "discontinued" per KC:
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Own: VG-10 Delica, Old S30V Native, modified Breeden Rescue, VG-10 Delica, HAP40 Endura, ZDP-189 DF2, S110V Manix LW,Pakkawood Delica, Cruwear Para 3, SE H1 DF2, M4 Manix 2, HAP40 Caly 3, S90V Native 5, K390 Urban, Pakkawood DF2, Cruwear PM2, SE Pacific Salt, HAP40 Jazzlica, S110V Native, P.I.T.S., DLC Manix 2, REX 45 PM2, Para 3, XHP Manix LW, Superblue Caly 3, 20CV PM2, Rhino, SB Calypso Jr., B70P, PMA11, K03, ZDP-189 Stretch 2, Kapara, REX 45 Military, 154CM Manix LW, 204p PM2, Swick, Supergold Delica, backlock Lil'Native, AEB-L Urban, HAP40 Stretch, KC Cruwear Manix 2, Cruwear Military, M390 PM2, Cruwear Delica, 4V Lil'Native, Mantra 2, CruCarta Shaman, M390 Para 3 LW, M390 Manix 2, K390 Police 4, RexWood Shaman, DLC Cruwear Shaman, Rex 45 Manix 2, Native 5, Native LW, 204p Para 3, S45VN PM2, S90V Manix LW.

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Re: Manix 2 Cruwear Smooth G10

Postby FullFlatMind » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:09 am

That's all folks!

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Re: Manix 2 Cruwear Smooth G10

Postby mb1 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:48 am

I have the smooth G10 Para 3. It has become my most carried Spydie. Contrary to the name, it is surprisingly grippy. It offers a bit of resistance when you try to slide a thumb over it. So I’m glad I didn’t ignore it based on how many folks express disdain for the smooth.
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Re: Manix 2 Cruwear Smooth G10

Postby attila » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:23 pm

And it's back with 2 in stock:
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Own: VG-10 Delica, Old S30V Native, modified Breeden Rescue, VG-10 Delica, HAP40 Endura, ZDP-189 DF2, S110V Manix LW,Pakkawood Delica, Cruwear Para 3, SE H1 DF2, M4 Manix 2, HAP40 Caly 3, S90V Native 5, K390 Urban, Pakkawood DF2, Cruwear PM2, SE Pacific Salt, HAP40 Jazzlica, S110V Native, P.I.T.S., DLC Manix 2, REX 45 PM2, Para 3, XHP Manix LW, Superblue Caly 3, 20CV PM2, Rhino, SB Calypso Jr., B70P, PMA11, K03, ZDP-189 Stretch 2, Kapara, REX 45 Military, 154CM Manix LW, 204p PM2, Swick, Supergold Delica, backlock Lil'Native, AEB-L Urban, HAP40 Stretch, KC Cruwear Manix 2, Cruwear Military, M390 PM2, Cruwear Delica, 4V Lil'Native, Mantra 2, CruCarta Shaman, M390 Para 3 LW, M390 Manix 2, K390 Police 4, RexWood Shaman, DLC Cruwear Shaman, Rex 45 Manix 2, Native 5, Native LW, 204p Para 3, S45VN PM2, S90V Manix LW.

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Re: Manix 2 Cruwear Smooth G10

Postby SteveMidwest » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:53 pm

I've got mine here now too. Absolute perfection. Well done Spyderco, and thank you yet again!
I could not be happier. :D

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Re: Manix 2 Cruwear Smooth G10

Postby Tucson Tom » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:22 pm

These things sure do come and go quickly. I am lucky to have been able to pick up
this Cruwear Manix. I am surprised there was not more excitement about this one on
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Re: Manix 2 Cruwear Smooth G10

Postby steelcity16 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:59 pm

Tucson Tom wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:22 pm
These things sure do come and go quickly. I am lucky to have been able to pick up
this Cruwear Manix. I am surprised there was not more excitement about this one on
the forum.

This actually went quicker than I expected. I think the PM2 and Para 3 versions were around much longer. I passed due to the smooth G10. I had a smooth G10 Native and sold it so its not like I didn't give it a chance.

If this would have been a non-black peel ply G10 I imagine it would have been an even quicker sell out and more popular here on the forum. The poll I started on smooth vs peel ply G10 showed that while smooth isn't always a deal breaker, a large number of people prefer the peel ply G10.

I would have been excited for this and would have bought a peel ply G10 Manix, Manix XL, or Manix Backlock, but never in smooth G10. A Manix LW in Cruwear would see me buying 4 or 5.
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Re: Manix 2 Cruwear Smooth G10

Postby andrewu750 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:42 pm

steelcity16 wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:59 pm
Tucson Tom wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:22 pm
These things sure do come and go quickly. I am lucky to have been able to pick up
this Cruwear Manix. I am surprised there was not more excitement about this one on
the forum.

This actually went quicker than I expected. I think the PM2 and Para 3 versions were around much longer. I passed due to the smooth G10. I had a smooth G10 Native and sold it so its not like I didn't give it a chance.

If this would have been a non-black peel ply G10 I imagine it would have been an even quicker sell out and more popular here on the forum. The poll I started on smooth vs peel ply G10 showed that while smooth isn't always a deal breaker, a large number of people prefer the peel ply G10.

I would have been excited for this and would have bought a peel ply G10 Manix, Manix XL, or Manix Backlock, but never in smooth G10. A Manix LW in Cruwear would see me buying 4 or 5.
U really missed out. This knife is great and the smooth g10 is actually really nice with all the jimping

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Re: Manix 2 Cruwear Smooth G10

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:02 pm

Got mine about a week ago, can’t believe how small it is in hand compared to the XL, the Native Chief, the Broken Skull by Cold Steel, OH yeah awesome Triad lock and CTS-XHP lovin it!

Smooth G-10 is still weird feeling do not like it, Cruwear saves the design for me.

I have owned Manix 2 in S110V and S30V saber grind.

Never liked the design in those Steels very much like the Design in Cruwear only downside is the smooth scales will likely replace them.

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Re: Manix 2 Cruwear Smooth G10

Postby pdptrow » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:00 am

Got mine today. Glad to be able to get a cruwear Spyderco. Missed the other (Para 2) offerings. The smooth g10 is different, feels nice but not grippy... will have to carry for a while to see how it works out overall. Looks great, even grind, sharp, good fit and finish. 👌

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Re: Manix 2 Cruwear Smooth G10

Postby TkoK83Spy » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:30 pm

Just got home to find mine in the mailbox!! This is my 4th Manix and was pretty excited to see what this smooth G10 is all about...and I'm honestly more impressed with it than I thought Iwould be. Its smooth, but I dont get the impression of ever losing grip on it while using it. No new scales for me after all! I'm also excited to finally try out some Cruwear.

As typical fashion with a Golden Spyderco, it's absolutely perfect out of the box. No adjustments needed anywhere...besides switching the pocket clip. I just can't do that shiny, polished clip. I grabbed an extra deep carry MXG clip, but it doesn't quite fit right. Its VERY deep carry haha. I'll give it a try. Looks a little goofey.
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Re: Manix 2 Cruwear Smooth G10

Postby CXXX » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:30 am

Got mine about a week ago, sent it back to Spyderco yesterday, one of the liners was significantly thinner than the other. I think what ever process they use to "deburr" the liner was processed to long. Even the jimping on that liner was almost even with the G-10 scale. It just needs that liner replaced, I'm sure Spyderco will make it right.

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Re: Manix 2 Cruwear Smooth G10

Postby ihped1 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:35 am

I ordered from the second batch on the 6th when they said more were coming. Shipping still says pending acceptance.

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Re: Manix 2 Cruwear Smooth G10

Postby CXXX » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:00 pm

CXXX wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:30 am
Got mine about a week ago, sent it back to Spyderco yesterday, one of the liners was significantly thinner than the other. I think what ever process they use to "deburr" the liner was processed to long. Even the jimping on that liner was almost even with the G-10 scale. It just needs that liner replaced, I'm sure Spyderco will make it right.
Just got a call from Charlyn, they replaced the liner and it is on the way back. Great service. And got to talk "Spyderco" with Charlyn for a few minutes. This is only the 2nd knife I have ever had to send back to Spyderco for an issue....out of 361 in my Spyderco collection. :spyder: :spyder: :spyder:

Thank You Charlyn!


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