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Manix 2 Copper Ball Cage

Postby razehound » Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:38 pm

Does anybody have a picture of a manix 2 with the flytanium copper ball cage? I'm considering it, but I've never actually seen a knife with one and I would certainly like to.
Additionally, If anyone has a copper cage and can confirm for me whether or not the copper of the cage matches the copper of the washers, I'd appreciate that.

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Re: Manix 2 Copper Ball Cage

Postby sal » Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:19 pm

Hi Razehound,

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Re: Manix 2 Copper Ball Cage

Postby razehound » Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:54 pm

Hey sal!

I've just recently begun my journey as a knife enthusiast, I currently own 2 Spyderco's. The Spyderco community is so great too, that's a part of why I love them. Thanks for saying hi!

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Re: Manix 2 Copper Ball Cage

Postby Bill1170 » Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:56 pm

Copper ball cage topic??

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Re: Manix 2 Copper Ball Cage

Postby Doc Dan » Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:59 pm

Sal, did you mean to say you were thinking of a copper ball for the CBBL on the Manix 2?
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Postby Accutron » Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:05 pm

The OP's message vanished after Sal greeted him.

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Re: Manix 2 Copper Ball Cage

Postby Mushroom » Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:17 pm

Accutron wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:05 pm
The OP's message vanished after Sal greeted him.
I believe that happens when a new user edits one of their posts while they still require post verification from a Moderator. It should reappear when it's "approved" by a moderator.

If I recall correctly, the OP was asking for a picture of a Manix 2 with a Flytanium Copper Ball Cage.
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Re: Manix 2 Copper Ball Cage

Postby Michael Janich » Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:33 am

Sal welcomed the OP before the initial post was approved. That made it temporarily appear that Sal's post was the first in the thread.

To be clear, the OP is considering a copper ball cage, not Sal.

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Re: Manix 2 Copper Ball Cage

Postby Doc Dan » Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:29 am

Corrosion is a problem with copper, plus it smells. However, I like the color. I know a few people that like copper scales and etc. and that is fine by me. I am not a big fan, though. Now, if Ti could be anodized that color, that would be cool.
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Re: Manix 2 Copper Ball Cage

Postby Mushroom » Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:55 am

Doc Dan wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:29 am
Corrosion is a problem with copper, plus it smells. However, I like the color. I know a few people that like copper scales and etc. and that is fine by me. I am not a big fan, though. Now, if Ti could be anodized that color, that would be cool.
I would venture to say that the "corrosion" (patina) of copper is the primary appeal. In my experience, I almost never notice an odor. Even on copper tools that I've used daily for years now. I would not expect something as small as the Manix 2 ball cage to have any noticeable odor after use.
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Re: Manix 2 Copper Ball Cage

Postby Tucson Tom » Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:23 am

I have always found this business of "copper smells" interesting, since copper being a metal, it could not be vaporizing to any real extent and affecting our noses. I suspected something like the following, which makes good sense:

https://www.nature.com/news/2006/061023 ... 023-7.html

In any case there is certainly a smell, but it is not the copper you are smelling, but compounds from your own body that are generated by contact with copper. They don't call it catalysis, but is sort of sounds like that to me, it isn't clear (to me) if the compounds themselves actually contain any copper.

It is hard to imagine this would be significant from something as small as the Manix ball cage.

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Re: Manix 2 Copper Ball Cage

Postby bearfacedkiller » Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:26 am

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Re: Manix 2 Copper Ball Cage

Postby Tucson Tom » Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:30 am

Looking at BFK's photo, it has me thinking that a copper ball cage would be interesting in my burnt orange Manix, though black and orange do make an appealing combination to my taste.

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Re: Manix 2 Copper Ball Cage

Postby bearfacedkiller » Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:30 am

The cage is pure copper the washers are phosphor bronze. They do not match. It will patina and turn brown though. Mine darkened pretty quickly as any raw copper would when it touches skin.

The cage is nice and I assume metal is stronger than plastic but I haven’t broke a plastic cage yet.

I realize that that machining is intricate but it is an awfully expensive trinket from China that adds little more than some bling.
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sal wrote:Knife afi's are pretty far out, steel junky's more so, but "edge junky's" are just nuts. :p
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Re: Manix 2 Copper Ball Cage

Postby bearfacedkiller » Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:03 pm

Tucson Tom wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:30 am
Looking at BFK's photo, it has me thinking that a copper ball cage would be interesting in my burnt orange Manix, though black and orange do make an appealing combination to my taste.
Flytanium copper backspacer on a burnt orange hap40 Delica.

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Re: Manix 2 Copper Ball Cage

Postby Tucson Tom » Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:12 pm

An expensive trinket, well that is doubtlessly the honest truth and I'll probably put my dollars elsewhere.

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Re: Manix 2 Copper Ball Cage

Postby Rinzler » Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:41 pm

Tucson Tom wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:12 pm
An expensive trinket, well that is doubtlessly the honest truth and I'll probably put my dollars elsewhere.
Agreed. I had a titanium cage from flytanium, it was extremely poor quality. I would not purchase a cage again.


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