Manix 2 G10 advice

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Manix 2 G10 advice

Postby Curtis » Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:38 am

Hi,
Had my Manix 2 G10 for a few months now and I have noticed a slight amount of play in the blade in the open/locked position. Is this normal? My Tenacious by comparison has no play whatsoever. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Manix 2 G10 advice

Postby Wartstein » Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:29 am

Welcome to the forum! :)

I don´t have a G10 Manix, just a lightweight, but this one has no blade play at all, and I have used it quite a bit.

Do you experience side to side or up and down play (for addressing the former you could try and tighten the pivot screw a bit)?
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Re: Manix 2 G10 advice

Postby RustyIron » Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:04 am

Like Wartstein suggested, you might need to adjust the pivot screws a little. This is part of regular maintenance for those who want a knife to be spot-on perfect. Of course this only applies if the play is side-to-side.

If the play is up and down... well... that seems rather odd. If that's the case, I'd hose it out with some kind of aerosol cleaner with a nozzle. There might just be goop in there.

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Re: Manix 2 G10 advice

Postby TomAiello » Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:08 am

That's not normal. Have you adjusted the pivot? I can create that blade play by loosening the pivot, but tightening the pivot fixes it. And you don't need to loosen the pivot that far to create a drop free action--it's possible to have a nice free swinging blade with zero play.

I'd suggest tightening the pivot a little at a time and rechecking as you go.

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Re: Manix 2 G10 advice

Postby Albatross » Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:19 am

Like others have said, the pivot is a likely cause. You might want to check the body screws as well. Sometimes a loose body screw can affect the tightness of the blade.
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Re: Manix 2 G10 advice

Postby razorburn » Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:18 pm

There should be absolutely no vertical blade play, unless it's a clone.For horizontal play they do have some.

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Re: Manix 2 G10 advice

Postby Sharp Guy » Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:34 pm

razorburn wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:18 pm
...For horizontal play they do have some.
Hmm...I just checked all mine (7) and only one LW model had a little side-to-side play. I tightened the pivot a little so the blade closes with a little wrist flick. It's now as solid as all the others
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Re: Manix 2 G10 advice

Postby TomAiello » Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:49 am

razorburn wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:18 pm
There should be absolutely no vertical blade play, unless it's a clone.
Interesting thought. I wonder where the OPs knife was purchased.

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Re: Manix 2 G10 advice

Postby soc_monki » Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:45 pm

I think my Manix 2 (G10) has a little side to side play, but I haven't checked in a while and haven't tried to tighten the pivot. It's so inconsequential I don't even worry about it.
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