if you don't mind, could you please post a back to back thickness comparison?
Igloo wrote:I'm new to the forum and this is my first post. I received the Manix 2 Back Lock from Blade HQ today. The fit and finish is excellent. The G10 scales have a very fine texture. I don't have access to a scale; but, to me the new back lock Manix 2 is lighter than the ball bearing lock G10 Manix 2. Also, the G10 scales and the blade stock is thicker than on the ball bearing lock G10 Manix 2. I've attached some pictures. Sorry for the cell phone picture quality.
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I forgot to mention that the new back lock Manix 2 does not have stainless steel liners.
Here is a picture of the new back lock Manix 2 (top) and the G10 ball bearing lock Manix 2. Again I'm sorry the picture quality and angle isn't better. It's hard trying to balance the knives with one hand and take a cell phone picture with the other. FWIW, according to my measurements, excluding the pocket clip, the total width of the handle on the back lock Manix 2 is about .5 of an inch. Excluding the pocket clip and the protruding polymer ball bearing cage, the handle on the G10 ball bearing lock Manix 2 is 7/16 of an inch. I hope that helps.
Delica 4 Saber Grind, Manix 2 G10, Native 5 LW, Delica 4 FFG, Native 5 G10, Manix 2 Back Lock, Endura 4 FFG, Para 3, Raffir Noble Chaparral... I'm sure more to come.