Dazen wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:40 pm
Well after all this time I finally gave in to all the temptation and bought a Manix 2! This is a fantastic knife, and the awesome CF and steel doesn’t hurt
There is NO way this knife will ever come out of my hand unwillingly! I would almost like one with smooth scales and no jimping at all. If I ever find the CF/Cruwear at a good price I’ll gab it too.
I’ve already got a Ti cage and ceramic ball on the way.
Congratulations on your beautiful acquisition and also your new-found appreciation for one of the best folders out there! I can't help but enjoy a little bias confirmation in the knife world.
I picked up a CF CPM 154/S90V Manix recently as well, and I have to say it's probably the nicest/best/most pleasing Manix 2 I've ever held. You picked a great one to start with, there's no doubt about it, and I can't wait to see what you think in a few months, after you've had it a bit longer and it's grown on you more.
In 2012, when I bought my first Manix, I thought it was really ugly, but figured it met my needs and deserved a chance. It was shortly after Spyderco switched from 154 CM on the Manix, to S30V, and during the period of time where the Manix came with a hollow grind. Milled out liners? Nope. Well, it didn't take long to realize how useful that ugly knife was. I still find the hollow ground blades to be visually unpleasant, but the flat ground blades look good to me now. In time, I began to appreciate the full liners and the beautiful contrast between stainless steel and black G10. The Manix 2 is one of the last in a dying breed of full-linered knives, and it's relatively inexpensive, compared to similar sized and outfitted models. Certainly the beautifully designed handle makes it easy to overlook any visual "shortcomings".
My point is this: don't be surprised if you find yourself proudly showing your Manix off to your friends some day.