since i only own one exclusive and it’s my favorite folding knife, i guess it’s the winner. right around the time i came here, i learned about the manix 2 lw in xhp from knifecenter. i wasn’t thrilled with the color, but i was happy to spend the $5 extra for xhp over bd1. i don’t care for translucent blue either and the black version was more expensive than the exclusive, despite the inferior steel. it seemed like a no brainer to me and i went for it, hoping the brown would grow on me. fortunately for me, that model wasn’t as ridiculously popular as all the other sprints and exclusives that have come out since, so i had days to make my decision instead of minutes. it’s a great knife. there are only two ways it could be improved. it needs screws instead of pins and it would be so great to have a salt version in lc200n. otherwise, it’s perfect.