Wartstein wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:48 pm
Different discussion, but when shrinking a Manix it would always resul in a rather different knife than the original Manix 2 (not only in the size) - which does not have a bad thing necessarely, dont´t get me wrong.
- If the overall shape is kept in a shrunken Manix: It would certainly be a knife most people would have to use the finger choil in order to get a four finger grip - due to the "hook" / "beak" at the rear of the handle that is not even placed at the very end (like it is on the Stretch for example).
So in a smaller Manix that comfortable grip for up to XL hands behind the choil would not be there anymore
- If the "hook" at the rear end of the handle would be abandonded (and the handle would be shaped there like on a Sage or Chap, so flat with maximized grip area): It would at least not look
like a Manix anymore...
It doesn't have to be Sage-sized, just throwing out a thought-experiment right there. A little larger than the Sage but smaller than the current Manix would be like Goldilock's dream knife.
I was comparing it to the Sage because if anything, Sage 3 allowed us a glimpse of how a CBBL "might" theoretically work in a smaller knife with no finger choil. Of course, some redesign on the CBBL lock might be needed, and it might pose an interesting and worthy challenge to the great minds there at Golden.
And of course, design changes might be necessitated in order to pull this one through. I actually made a render in Photoshop on how a theoretical "Manix 3" might look - granted, it was only about thinning the wide ergonomics of the knife, but it would be fun to think how a Manix 3 or Mini-Manix could possibly look like.
I am actually looking forward to a redesigned/smaller Manix 3/Mini-Manix seeing how the Para 3 was derived from the PM2 design. I think that would push Spyderco's design ideas forward. Both are different knives, but the PM DNA still runs through the Para 3.