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How Durable?

Postby Robert Ptacek » Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:30 pm

Exactly how durable is the ball cage on the Manix 2 line of knives? Any breakage of the spring guide rod?

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Re: How Durable?

Postby Wartstein » Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:42 pm

I had a Manix 2 LW for quite some time (like a year or something), used it a lot, probably dropped it a few times...: No problems whatsoever.

And SHOULD something go wrong with the lock: I am sure Spydercos w&r dept. will help you out.
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Re: How Durable?

Postby Spydergirl88 » Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:43 pm

I've only heard of the original clear plastic ones breaking and also I have heard the clear or black ones breaking during improper reassembly by users
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Re: How Durable?

Postby Wartstein » Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:17 pm

... and if you're really worried (you really don't have to at all though imho): I think there are aftermarket metal "tabs" for the CBBL.
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Re: How Durable?

Postby JuPaul » Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:26 pm

I have several Manixes, which I carry quite a bit. Several of them have been dropped on rocks and concrete barn floors, and I've taken them apart and reassembled them multiple times (and I've managed to shoot the spring assembly across the room by accident while doing that ;) ). Never had one break.
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Re: How Durable?

Postby JMM » Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:32 pm

I have ten of them now, and I actually prefer the clear cage, just an aesthetics thing (in most cases) -- I've never had any problems with the clear or black ones, or in the aftermarket options like flytanium...

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Re: How Durable?

Postby Woodpuppy » Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:30 pm

What is the proper plural of the manix? Manixes? Manixi? Would a group of Manixi be a herd, gaggle, murder, or a mess? Inquiring minds :p
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Re: How Durable?

Postby tbdoc4kids » Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:41 pm

Manices?

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Re: How Durable?

Postby Spydergirl88 » Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:42 pm

A matrix of Mani
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Re: How Durable?

Postby JuPaul » Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:33 pm

Woodpuppy wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:30 pm
What is the proper plural of the manix? Manixes? Manixi? Would a group of Manixi be a herd, gaggle, murder, or a mess? Inquiring minds :p
If you want me to get all nerdy on you...the correct way to pluralize English words ending in x is to add -es. So Manix would be Manixes. The exceptions to that rule are typically for words derived from Latin, like index to indices, but even then, indexes is still acceptable as well.
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Re: How Durable?

Postby Woodpuppy » Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:27 am

Outstanding nerdiness, Julia. After 6 years of Latin you’d think I’d have remembered x —> c. Mea culpa (that was over 25 years ago now though. Holy :spyder: ! My 30th is coming up soon :eek: ).

Now what to call several Manices? A crowd? Crash? Smattering? So many good names for groups of things:

https://grammar.yourdictionary.com/word ... imals.html

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Re: How Durable?

Postby Sharp Guy » Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:30 am

JuPaul wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:33 pm
Woodpuppy wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:30 pm
What is the proper plural of the manix? Manixes? Manixi? Would a group of Manixi be a herd, gaggle, murder, or a mess? Inquiring minds :p
If you want me to get all nerdy on you...the correct way to pluralize English words ending in x is to add -es. So Manix would be Manixes. The exceptions to that rule are typically for words derived from Latin, like index to indices, but even then, indexes is still acceptable as well.
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Re: How Durable?

Postby Robert Ptacek » Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:49 am

Thanks everyone for your answers.Much appreciated.

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Re: How Durable?

Postby JuPaul » Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:26 am

Sharp Guy wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:30 am
JuPaul wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:33 pm
Woodpuppy wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:30 pm
What is the proper plural of the manix? Manixes? Manixi? Would a group of Manixi be a herd, gaggle, murder, or a mess? Inquiring minds :p
If you want me to get all nerdy on you...the correct way to pluralize English words ending in x is to add -es. So Manix would be Manixes. The exceptions to that rule are typically for words derived from Latin, like index to indices, but even then, indexes is still acceptable as well.
Is it sad that I knew that? :)
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Re: How Durable?

Postby JMM » Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:09 pm

JuPaul wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:26 am
Sharp Guy wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:30 am
JuPaul wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:33 pm
Woodpuppy wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:30 pm
What is the proper plural of the manix? Manixes? Manixi? Would a group of Manixi be a herd, gaggle, murder, or a mess? Inquiring minds :p
If you want me to get all nerdy on you...the correct way to pluralize English words ending in x is to add -es. So Manix would be Manixes. The exceptions to that rule are typically for words derived from Latin, like index to indices, but even then, indexes is still acceptable as well.
Is it sad that I knew that? :)
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Re: How Durable?

Postby JuPaul » Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:12 pm

JMM wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:09 pm
JuPaul wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:26 am
Sharp Guy wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:30 am
JuPaul wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:33 pm


If you want me to get all nerdy on you...the correct way to pluralize English words ending in x is to add -es. So Manix would be Manixes. The exceptions to that rule are typically for words derived from Latin, like index to indices, but even then, indexes is still acceptable as well.
Is it sad that I knew that? :)
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Dyslexics of the world untie !!!
😂
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Re: How Durable?

Postby Doc Dan » Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:29 pm

JuPaul wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:33 pm
Woodpuppy wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:30 pm
What is the proper plural of the manix? Manixes? Manixi? Would a group of Manixi be a herd, gaggle, murder, or a mess? Inquiring minds :p
If you want me to get all nerdy on you...the correct way to pluralize English words ending in x is to add -es. So Manix would be Manixes. The exceptions to that rule are typically for words derived from Latin, like index to indices, but even then, indexes is still acceptable as well.
Yes, Manixes. :D I don’t think it is Latin based. Greek maybe? Still it is an English word.
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Re: How Durable?

Postby tbdoc4kids » Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:58 pm

I’m Latin it go, because it’s Greek to me! 😀

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Re: How Durable?

Postby Sonorum » Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:20 am

tbdoc4kids wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:58 pm
I’m Latin it go, because it’s Greek to me! 😀
Oh dear :p
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