But they did, the 4V version. The prettiest Spyderco I own ....Dazen wrote: ↑Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:04 amI’ve always tried to love the Manix and I’m still struggling to like it even with all the awesome sprints and exclusives out. I understand how great the ergonomics are, but I guess it’s the overall looks of the knive. I like to carry a knife that when I take it out around people, that may not necessarily be into knives, say that’s a nice knife. I don’t like to have to sell the ergo’s every time to them.
Maybe if Spyderco did a sprint with solid smooth carbon fiber like the Shaman or Kapara, or Titanium and also did a higher end finish on the ball bearing lock I would be more inclined to buy one.
That being said, I understand where you are coming from: my Manix 2 love is love on 2nd sight. I needed to break one in and use it in practice to understand just how versatile it is.
Regarding looks, I had a sexist joke about photo models vs. Rubens paintings, but I guess I'm skipping the details on that one for now ....