I Have a Problem

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Re: I Have a Problem

Postby 208 tim » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:29 pm

It's not a problem, it's a way of life. Always carry a knife.

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Re: I Have a Problem

Postby DrawBackwards » Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:31 pm

Rule 9: Never go anywhere without a knife.

Good choice on the Manix. I thought I might like it, but I really love it. Still need to try the LW, but there’s every possibility that REX45 will solve that for me...

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Re: I Have a Problem

Postby BoydDroid » Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:38 pm

SteveMidwest wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:38 pm
Welcome to the Forum, BoydDroid! :)

When does Spyderco #1 arrive?
Oh my goodness, are you ever going to be amazed!
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That is a beautiful knife.
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Re: I Have a Problem

Postby BoydDroid » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:41 pm

I finally got shipping confirmation for the Manix. Scheduled delivery is Thursday. Not sure I can wait that long. :eek:
~Brian
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Re: I Have a Problem

Postby bigboned » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:04 am

BoydDroid wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:41 pm
I finally got shipping confirmation for the Manix. Scheduled delivery is Thursday. Not sure I can wait that long. :eek:
Has anyone told you about the Sharpmaker? - thats next!

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Re: I Have a Problem

Postby BoydDroid » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:59 pm

No, what is the Sharpmaker?

Delivery originally scheduled for delivery tomorrow. It is out for delivery today.
~Brian
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Re: I Have a Problem

Postby BoydDroid » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:55 pm

I have it in my hand! It's a big larger than I anticipated, a bit stiff opening with the Spidey hole, takes more pressure than I thought to disengage the lock but it free-falls closed. It locks with a resounding/satisfying click. It's very sharp.

This is the first time I've held a Spyderco. I looked for a store in town, there aren't many knife stores in Las Vegas. Bass Pro Shop has a large selection of knives but no Spyderco knives for some reason.

I do have to say I'm impressed.
~Brian
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Manix 2 - Brown G-10 - M390 - DLC Blade - C101GPBNBK2
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Re: I Have a Problem

Postby TkoK83Spy » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:47 am

It should break in for you after a bit and be easier to disengage. If not, you could always tweak the pivot screw a tad. In the past, I've dropped a tiny dab of nano oil into the lock and it's helped smooth things out a bit as well.
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Re: I Have a Problem

Postby BoydDroid » Wed May 20, 2020 3:40 pm

Everyone said...oh no, you don't have a problem. You're fine. Don't worry, they said.

Well, yesterday I ordered my second Manix 2. Red G10, 20cv, from DLT Trading. Arriving tomorrow, thanks to very prompt shipping from DLT Trading, within a couple hours of ordering. I had one slight panic, I looked at my receipt and the zip code is wrong ( two zeros replaced with two nines, an obvious typo) but tracking info has the right zip.

Is there a 12 step program for this?
~Brian
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Re: I Have a Problem

Postby TkoK83Spy » Thu May 21, 2020 6:52 am

Nope! Your problem will only get worse! (My favorite problem I have though :p ) You picked a great knife to get you going!

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Re: I Have a Problem

Postby JuPaul » Thu May 21, 2020 7:10 am

BoydDroid wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 3:40 pm
Everyone said...oh no, you don't have a problem. You're fine. Don't worry, they said.

Well, yesterday I ordered my second Manix 2. Red G10, 20cv, from DLT Trading. Arriving tomorrow, thanks to very prompt shipping from DLT Trading, within a couple hours of ordering. I had one slight panic, I looked at my receipt and the zip code is wrong ( two zeros replaced with two nines, an obvious typo) but tracking info has the right zip.

Is there a 12 step program for this?
If there is, you won't find it here! The DLT 20cv was my 4th manix purchase...this year. :rolleyes:
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Re: I Have a Problem

Postby TkoK83Spy » Thu May 21, 2020 7:14 am

JuPaul wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 7:10 am
BoydDroid wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 3:40 pm
Everyone said...oh no, you don't have a problem. You're fine. Don't worry, they said.

Well, yesterday I ordered my second Manix 2. Red G10, 20cv, from DLT Trading. Arriving tomorrow, thanks to very prompt shipping from DLT Trading, within a couple hours of ordering. I had one slight panic, I looked at my receipt and the zip code is wrong ( two zeros replaced with two nines, an obvious typo) but tracking info has the right zip.

Is there a 12 step program for this?
If there is, you won't find it here! The DLT 20cv was my 4th manix purchase...this year. :rolleyes:
HA!!! You got one!? I thought you were saying you were holding off on this one... No will power Julia :p
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Re: I Have a Problem

Postby JuPaul » Thu May 21, 2020 7:36 am

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 7:14 am
JuPaul wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 7:10 am
BoydDroid wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 3:40 pm
Everyone said...oh no, you don't have a problem. You're fine. Don't worry, they said.

Well, yesterday I ordered my second Manix 2. Red G10, 20cv, from DLT Trading. Arriving tomorrow, thanks to very prompt shipping from DLT Trading, within a couple hours of ordering. I had one slight panic, I looked at my receipt and the zip code is wrong ( two zeros replaced with two nines, an obvious typo) but tracking info has the right zip.

Is there a 12 step program for this?
If there is, you won't find it here! The DLT 20cv was my 4th manix purchase...this year. :rolleyes:
HA!!! You got one!? I thought you were saying you were holding off on this one... No will power Julia :p
Yeah...I made it two and a half hours before I caved! I kept thinking "surely it's sold out by now." I blame DLT for getting such a good-sized order. ;) But I trimmed 7 knives from my collection last week, so I'm sticking with my rule. But if this trend continues, eventually I'll just have like 35 manixes and nothing else!
- Julia

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Re: I Have a Problem

Postby ThomC » Thu May 21, 2020 7:53 am

Ain't no such thing as a problem as long as it's healthy. Knives are tools after all, and Spyderco makes very good ones.
I got trapped in the Spydie web last October, and have bought six since. The Manix isn't my favourite so far, but that's because I'm a tip-down degenerate.
I've been into pocket knives for years, but only started looking into higher-end stuff a year ago. Boy does that rabbit hole go deep !
I thought Spydies looked funny too, then I got the first one in my hand. I was sold. You can't go wrong with a Golden knife however.
Welcome to the junkie fold. Now let's see if you're a knife, steel or edge guy ;)
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Re: I Have a Problem

Postby Sumdumguy » Thu May 21, 2020 7:57 am

BoydDroid wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 3:40 pm
Everyone said...oh no, you don't have a problem. You're fine. Don't worry, they said.

Well, yesterday I ordered my second Manix 2. Red G10, 20cv, from DLT Trading. Arriving tomorrow, thanks to very prompt shipping from DLT Trading, within a couple hours of ordering. I had one slight panic, I looked at my receipt and the zip code is wrong ( two zeros replaced with two nines, an obvious typo) but tracking info has the right zip.

Is there a 12 step program for this?
There is most definitely a 12 step program...


Unfortunately, all the steps involve buying more knives.

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Re: I Have a Problem

Postby Doc Dan » Thu May 21, 2020 9:41 am

Be warned! Spydercos are seriously addicting! You will keep seeing more and more you cannot live without.

You are going to love that Manix 2. I have 3.
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Re: I Have a Problem

Postby kennethsime » Thu May 21, 2020 10:50 am

Try a Para Military 2, or maybe a Para 3 next - you won't regret it. Also highly-recommended: The Native 5, almost like a smaller Manix with a backlock.
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Re: I Have a Problem

Postby BoydDroid » Thu May 21, 2020 11:31 am

I see I have a way to go to catch up to you people. I thought I was strange with a second Manix 2. Two in Two months, can't wait till the wife finds out (yes I can). I had seen there had been a red one previously and liked it but I was unwilling to pay Ebay prices, not to mention the possibility of fakes. So when I got notified it was out again I couldn't resist, and bought it as soon as it was available. I too was surprised how long it took to sell out.

Thanks for the replies. Make feel like I'm not alone.

This one was scheduled to be delivered tomorrow. It's out for delivery today!
~Brian
Smock - CPM 20CV
Manix 2 - Brown G-10 - M390 - DLC Blade - C101GPBNBK2
Manix 2 - Red G-10 - CPM 20CV - C101GPRD2
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Re: I Have a Problem

Postby JRinFL » Thu May 21, 2020 11:36 am

Spyderco knives are great, you will not be disappointed. However, I will not enable you to over-buy. What you have now will last a lifetime + and continued buying is only a short-lived high. I now have a large collection that I never intended to start and it has not made me a bit happier. Find your own comfort level, but remember sometimes less is more.
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Re: I Have a Problem

Postby MacLaren » Thu May 21, 2020 12:14 pm

Just as Sal said, most of us choose our first blade based upon appearance. That certainly was the case for me.
I went with the Vallotton. And, still to this day I love that knife!
And, she is a better slicer and do all knife that one might imagine too. I reckon that's one of the reasons the Vallotton has yet to be retired.


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