Good ole Manix 80mm

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Good ole Manix 80mm

Postby gull wing » Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:21 pm

I would like to have a "ball" lock Manix, but today:
This Manix, which I got back when they first came out, has seen tough service and I still rely on. You will see in the pics it's well broken in. The texture has smoothed out a lot, the clip has finish worn off. Also, you will see the simple mods I did along the way.
1. Shortened the clip.
2. Rounded the corners of G10.
3. Stonewashed the blade.
4. Put small but tasteful swedge on the blade.

Great knife the Manix!
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Postby Evil D » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:03 pm

Looks great...i love a well used knife. It has character. I really love the stone washed blade.
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Postby Creepo » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:23 pm

Uh did you do something to the tip-down clip screw holes?
Or is that just Photoshop?

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Postby gull wing » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:19 pm

Oh yes Creepo, I glued and textured the all too many screw holes you see.
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Postby SmoothOne25 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:38 pm

i always like this one. like the blade was too big for the handle. it wants to explose out of there. nice find! :)

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Postby bada61265 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:30 pm

have seen a few of these on the bay. love to have one but not at the prices there asking
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Postby Samwise » Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:07 am

While I do love my Manix2, it just does not compare to the beastliness on display here.
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Postby Perry » Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:30 am

Still my favorite knife. The GB and the Para2 are in the same league, just not as brawny.

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Postby Evil D » Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:34 am

So what's the main difference between this and the Manix 2 besides the lock design?
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Postby The Deacon » Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:12 am

Evil D wrote:So what's the main difference between this and the Manix 2 besides the lock design?
Thicker blade stock, more robust feel due to the solid backstrap, a lanyard hole that doesn't look like the Holland Tunnel, and no tacky looking jimping on the liners.
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Postby Evil D » Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:28 am

Wow i don't know how i missed all the liner jimping..i did notice the backstrap but it didn't really register until you noted it. How does the weight compare?
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Postby The Deacon » Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:01 pm

Evil D wrote:Wow i don't know how i missed all the liner jimping..i did notice the backstrap but it didn't really register until you noted it. How does the weight compare?
It's 11 grams heavier than the standard Manix 2, 154gm vs 143gm. Weight of the thicker blade and backstrap are probably offset, to some extent, by the fact its liners are skeletonized. Most, perhaps all, of the Sprint Manix 2's have skeletonized liners and would be even lighter.
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Postby Spyderman62 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:30 pm

I love my manix, goes with me everywhere, used for just about any and everything

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Postby gull wing » Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:42 pm

If it had a larger dia pivot pin it would be more of a beast, the small sized P pin seems too small for a Beast. Thinking of a 1/4" dia pin, we will see. :)
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Postby Murdoc » Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:17 pm

Evil D wrote:So what's the main difference between this and the Manix 2 besides the lock design?
It is definitely not the first time I show these pics, but because it kind of fits in here, plus I like them so much... :) here they are again.

Now, somebody needs to post a disassembled Manix 2, and we're set.

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Postby Perry » Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:31 pm

Jeez, the knife is as poised on the inside as it is on the outside. Sweet photographs.

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Postby jezabel » Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:45 pm

Nice pics. Even after owning the CF S90V sprint I still never really warmed to the Manix 2 (for a variety of minor reasons). Consequently I soon sold that on.

I still have my Mini Manix though! I think there is truly something special about the Golden produced overbuilt large lock backs. I hope is something we have not seen the last of, now that the Chinook has been discontinued too...

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Postby prime77 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:46 am

I really like all the small mods you did to your Manix gull wing. It's all those little things that make the knife truly yours in another level. :spyder: I found a combo edge Mini Manix on the bay onetime at a great price and jumped at it. It's has to be one of my all time favorite Spyderco's. While the Manix2 is a really nice knife the mini Manix was an awesome knife. One day I'll have to find a flat edge one.
Here's some shots of the two Manix's that I have.

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