jdw wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:30 am
Wartstein wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:42 pm
As always let me say: An frn lightweight version would make me buy my first "XL" for sure.
FRN just seems wrong for a knife that's meant to be oversized and bad#ss.
For your taste it may be, and that´s totally fine of course.
For me FRN feels and has proven to be stronger than G10... really, imho FRN is the "hard use" handle material from a practical point of view, more so than G10.
But, again: To each their own!
And tbh: I´d want a Manix XL in a (linerless FRN) lw version (just like the Manix 2 LW) cause I just tend to not carry heavier folders in the end, even if I like them a lot in use.
And I just KNOW that I´d love the XL concerning lock, ergos, edge length, for sure even that "pinky hook" some seemingly don´t like... (had a Manix 2 lw, loved the ergos,general blade shape and the lock, but not the for me too short actual cutting edge you get absoluetly, but even more so relatively to the rather "bulky" closed package in the pocket).
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40