Thanks well that is interesting not FRN but still good ouch Spyder just dug in again... Something even more to explore.Wartstein wrote: ↑Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:48 amDoeswhatever,
I only owned a LW Manix, never a G10.
But just fyi: The Manix 2 LW handle is made from FRCP, not FRN. Not a huge, but for me noticeable difference: FRCP somehow feels harder, more plasticy, more prone to being brittle (FEELS like that, don´t know if it is the case!) compared to FRN
And other than it is the case with some Spydies that come both in G10 and FRN: The FRCP handle of the Manix LW is not more countoured than the Manix G10 handle (differently to for example Para 3 LW and Para 3 G10 handles)
That being said: I absolutely loved the ergos of my Manix 2 LW!! And it felt, while being light, very sturdy, not only for a linerless model.
And I think the G10 Manix has a lot more jimping all over the handle than the LW, some people don´t like that seemingly (I can´t tell, never had a G10 Manix as said)
I think I´d really like the G10 Manix too (just had the LW). Judging for example from Endura to Pac Salt, I prefer the relatively "heavier" handle (and lighter blade) and the resulting balance and feel of the former over the latter.TkoK83Spy wrote: ↑Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:51 pmI had the LW in BD1 and used it as a camping knife for a year. I ended up gifting it to my brother in law after acquiring a few G10 models. I STRONGLY prefer G10 to FRN/FRCP on all models. I honestly don't even look at frn models anymore. (Just realized only 2 of my 20 Spyderco's are frn)
The Manix with liners and G10 is a pretty stout knife. It's got a little weight to it I guess over the LW models, but I've never understood the crying about a couple ounces of weight in a pocket knife anyways. As a user, I feel much more confident using my G10 Manix's than I did with the LW (not that it ever worried me, but just in comparison of having both models)
My guess is maxamet in the g10 would make the model too expensive for the price range spyderco wants to hit. In the lw it's a $100+ price increase over the base model.
Not at the cost of creating a late lock up, a few posts up from here Wartstein addresses that, otherwise I was going in that direction for sure.
nice work on that handle, reminds me allot of the Siren that is coming out.Evil D wrote: ↑Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:15 pmI really wish they'd redo the scales with a softer shoulder around the edges, it really needs more bevel. I did some extended work with the S110V LW and even with gloves on I got major hot spots and a couple blisters.
Strength wise I think it's plenty strong enough for reasonable use. I did a good amount of hard cuts in that thread but I tried to avoid any serious twisting. The handle is strong enough but there's no denying that it isn't as strong as the G10 version.
Ultimately I sacrificed my S110V LW for a blade swap and then a month later they announced the blurple production S110V. I would go with the LW for backpacking/hiking but stick with the G10 if weight isn't an issue.
Plus I couldn't mod the LW the way I wanted..