Clear Manix 2 LW Vanax SuperClean sprint?

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Clear Manix 2 LW Vanax SuperClean sprint?

Postby Ez556 » Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:27 pm

Just spitballing here, but I saw an old picture of a clear FRCP Manix 2 prototype at the 2010 Amsterdam meet, and I thought it would be a great candidate for a sprint! Trying to think of a nice stainless steel to compliment it, I thought Vanax SuperClean would be perfect. The clear scales would go with the vibe of name of the steel, and it would fill the “Manix 2 LW salt” void I have in my life!
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Re: Clear Manix 2 LW Vanax SuperClean sprint?

Postby Abyss_Fish » Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:34 pm

I'll second this just for the steel alone. Vanax is supposed to be absolutely wonderful, stainless properties of Lc200n but with wear resistance closer to or above the M390 family of steels. In any case I'd only be into this if this model includes cqi screwed construction and the spread of vanax to the rest of the lineup.

In the meantime I'll wait for my precious manix g-10 salt...
I require more lc200n and thinner grinds

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Re: Clear Manix 2 LW Vanax SuperClean sprint?

Postby dj moonbat » Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:48 pm

Some sort of SE Vanax Salt is what I want.

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Re: Clear Manix 2 LW Vanax SuperClean sprint?

Postby Lumpy » Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:51 pm

I’m down for a Vanax anything really.

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Re: Clear Manix 2 LW Vanax SuperClean sprint?

Postby Ez556 » Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:02 pm

Here’s the Prototype I saw:
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sal wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:28 am
But in reality, there is nothing quite like a gun. And it has been said, "The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun".
Sumdumguy wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:35 am
Does that complexity decrease the simplicity? Not at all.
Abyss_Fish wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:54 pm
Ti is uh, 300 dollars.

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Re: Clear Manix 2 LW Vanax SuperClean sprint?

Postby Sharp Guy » Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:29 pm

Ez556 wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:02 pm
Here’s the Prototype I saw:
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Looks like you might need a little help...

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Re: Clear Manix 2 LW Vanax SuperClean sprint?

Postby Tucson Tom » Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:02 pm

Clear FRN!! Now this is the first real reason I have heard yet for wanting a knife in FRN. Very interesting.

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Re: Clear Manix 2 LW Vanax SuperClean sprint?

Postby tbdoc4kids » Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:18 pm

Tucson Tom wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:02 pm
Clear FRN!! Now this is the first clear reason I have heard yet for wanting a knife in FRN. Very interesting.
Fixed your post! :)

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Re: Clear Manix 2 LW Vanax SuperClean sprint?

Postby Diamondback » Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:19 am

I'm not big on that clear look...but that's just me. To me it looks "dime store" novelty. I like the Vanax SuperClean suggestion, however.

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Re: Clear Manix 2 LW Vanax SuperClean sprint?

Postby Ez556 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:18 am

Thanks Sharp Guy, that’s the one! I really like the clear look with the silver of the blade, it’s a very clean look. You could call it Super Clean :cool: I would still love to see a production LC200N Manix 2 LW with translucent yellow or green scales, but this could be a pretty cool sprint, and it sounds like a lot of people want to see the Vanax. Give it screw construction and people can even swap the blade into a G10 handle or something if they absolutely can’t stand the clear. I would really love the clear though, and no matter what the scales look like it’ll sell out.
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sal wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:28 am
But in reality, there is nothing quite like a gun. And it has been said, "The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun".
Sumdumguy wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:35 am
Does that complexity decrease the simplicity? Not at all.
Abyss_Fish wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:54 pm
Ti is uh, 300 dollars.

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Re: Clear Manix 2 LW Vanax SuperClean sprint?

Postby ugaarguy » Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:00 am

I've been begging for Vanax SC too. Sal says it's still prohibitively expensive. We can hope.

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Re: Clear Manix 2 LW Vanax SuperClean sprint?

Postby JRinFL » Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:22 am

The fully clear scales that Spydergirl posted are worth a look. The elegant simplicity of the Manix LW lockworks is fantastic.
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Re: Clear Manix 2 LW Vanax SuperClean sprint?

Postby abbazaba » Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:41 am

This would be an instabuy if they make the lock backspacer rust proof. In my S110v Manix2 LW corrosion testing (abuse), the ball and spring don't rust in pools or hot tubs, the S110v does amazingly well, but the lock backspacer rusts.

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Re: Clear Manix 2 LW Vanax SuperClean sprint?

Postby ladybug93 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:32 am

i understand the clear and translucent scales on the manix 2 lw were meant to show the inner workings. i've never really cared for the look though. i'd much rather be able to access the inner workings by being able to disassemble the knife.

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Re: Clear Manix 2 LW Vanax SuperClean sprint?

Postby Tucson Tom » Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:19 am

tbdoc4kids wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:18 pm
Tucson Tom wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:02 pm
Clear FRN!! Now this is the first clear reason I have heard yet for wanting a knife in FRN. Very interesting.
Fixed your post! :)
Thanks. This is clearly an improvement!

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Re: Clear Manix 2 LW Vanax SuperClean sprint?

Postby Evil D » Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:24 am

I'm pretty sure it was discussed something like 10 years ago or something that the clear scales wouldn't work. I don't remember exactly why, but I do remember there was a reason the LW originally came in translucent blue instead of full clear. In other words I don't think clear will ever happen.

I was thinking some glow in the dark FRN would be pretty cool for a LW.
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Re: Clear Manix 2 LW Vanax SuperClean sprint?

Postby steelcity16 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:31 am

Sharp Guy wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:29 pm
Ez556 wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:02 pm
Here’s the Prototype I saw:
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Looks like you might need a little help...

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Pinned construction. Pass. ;)
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Re: Clear Manix 2 LW Vanax SuperClean sprint?

Postby steelcity16 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:33 am

Evil D wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:24 am
I'm pretty sure it was discussed something like 10 years ago or something that the clear scales wouldn't work. I don't remember exactly why, but I do remember there was a reason the LW originally came in translucent blue instead of full clear. In other words I don't think clear will ever happen.

I was thinking some glow in the dark FRN would be pretty cool for a LW.

I don't know why they haven't done other translucent colors. Translucent smoke grey would be awesome.

And I am always up for more GITD as well, as long as it isn't Zome GITD. I always thought BHQ could do GITD LWs in their M4/Jade combo since the GITD green FRN looks very similar to Jade G10.
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Re: Clear Manix 2 LW Vanax SuperClean sprint?

Postby samdasnake » Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:18 am

I would LOVE to see a Manix in Vanax Superclean! And clear FRN would be icing on the cake. I love the prototype pictures! So beautiful.


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