Pancake wrote:Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:54 am...could you take a photo of a Spyderco Manix and Caribbean side by side? ...
I was so surprised at the similarities here I thought I'd share them with everyone. It's a prime example of why I prefer knives without 50/50 choils so much (along with edge-to-handle designs). You get a knife that's essentially the same size footprint when folded with a significant increase in edge length. The Manix is really only noticeably smaller in the butt of the handle where it tapers into a teardrop shape instead of having the hook like the Caribbean. Otherwise the size differences (to me) are negligible when folded but the gain in edge length is a really big deal, it's Military sized edge in a Manix 2/Para 2 sized handle, and with the edge coming all the way back to the handle I don't miss the choil one bit.
This first pic is a panoramic that I cropped down so it might look a little weird, but it does a good job of giving you both perspectives looking at each end of the handles lined up to show just how close they really are in size when folded. It makes it look like the handle on the Manix 2 has more hump on the spine but it really doesn't, the two handles have almost the exact same spine profile right up until the Manix starts to slope downward at the lanyard tube while the Caribbean extends back a bit more squared.
The rest is pretty self explanatory. The knives are lined up either at the beginning of the edge or beginning of the handle in every pic except the ones where you can see that they're lined up at the pivot screws. Keep in mind the bottom grip side of my Manix 2 has been modified quite a bit, the factory handle is much fuller/taller than this. The blade has also been reground MUCH thinner than stock.
This pic shows the edges lined up at the plunge line to show just how much more edge the Caribbean has.