ScottG72 wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:01 pm
I would like to thank you all for your input, it was invaluable and greatly appreciated.
Hopefully with time and education, at some point I will be able to aid another as you did me.
With all things considered, I choose a blend of what I was looking at originally,
The Spyderco (corrected spelling thank you) Manix 2 Midlock
In S30V linerless with a G10 handle.
- Originally I was concerned about the S30V vs the S35VN but you all laid that concern to rest.
- it has the Midlock similar to what I am used to and comfortable with
- It is linerless to aid with weight (at least a little)
- the size seems to be what I am looking for.
I carried my buck 110 in my pocket for 3 days to get a feel for it and went to my local Cabelas to get a feel for the actual knife. They did not have a Manix 2 on hand but did carry a Tenacious (the dimentions seemed comparable).
For my second knife, I will be picking up the Spyderco Sharpmaker.
We will see were we go from there.
NATIVE 5 (We will have to see)
Once again thank you all, this was the 1st forum that I have ever been on and you all made it an enjoyable/enlightening experience!
great choice! Among many other aspects also because the backlock Manix is discontinued, so who knows how long it will to be found anymore. And if you find out that this is "your" type of knife, you could add for example a Manix 2 LW for days of lighter carry and experience the CBB - lock. wire clip, CTS BD1N steel ... too
I´ve looked into the backlock Manix too for quite some time (backlock is my favorite, slightly before the CBBL) and still think about getting one. The main difference for me (other than the lock of course) is that is has a thicker blade than the "regular" Manix 2´s.
This can be a slight pro (a bit more robust tip for example) or a slight con (a tad less "slicey"' perhaps). Anyway, I think it is a real sturdy work-knife-beast, and, as you pointed out, still fairly light due to its linerless construction!
Though (but I am not a Manix-expert, so don´t quote me in this!) I think many of the G10 variants of the CBBL Manix are of about equal weight, due to their probably milled out liners (while the CBBL 30V "base" model has full liners and is a bit heavier)
Anyway and once more:
Great choice, be it as your one and only EDC knife or as a start into your "Spyderco-journey" - and tbh: I think it will be the latter and you´ll want to try more of their great knives..
/ As for the Native 5 as your perhaps-next-Spydie:
Also a great knife, but in some ways rather similar to the backlock Manix in a smaller package (same lock, a bit similar blade shape, G10, spoon clip, same steel....)
So if you want kind of a smaller "Manix backlock": The G10 Native 5 would be a good option (though of course still different not only in size).
But if you want to experience something different in the Native size class: Maybe Sage 5 LW or Para 3 LW (I personally would prefer the former) ?! Or at least the LW version of the Native?
Enjoy your first Spydie, maybe you´ll report back how you like it!
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40