The Manix 2 is by far my favorite Spyderco. I know that most find the Paramilitary to be the best but for me it is the Manix. There are so many things to like about this knife. The leaf shaped blade is a joy to slice with and the SPY27 steel is razor sharp. The full flat grind ensures that cutting is a breeze. The handle to blade ratio is nearly perfect. The blade comes out so smooth with and lock into place securely with the slide lock. This slide lock also ensures that it is easy to close once your cutting is done. Finish this off with a right or left hand tip up carry and you have an outstanding knife.
If you have never tried a Manix 2 then you are in for a treat.
This Manix 2 has the blue FRN handles and a SPY27 Blade. Note: The handle on this version of the Manix 2 isn't so much "blue" as it is turquoise.
|Blade Style:||Leaf Shaped in a Satin Finish|
|Handle Material:||Blue FRN with stainless liners|
|Lock System:||Slide Lock with Ball Bearing|
|Pocket Clip:||Right or Left Hand Tip Up|
|Country of Origin:||USA|
I've got several Spyderco knives and it seems like I carry this one more than the others. The blade steel is very good and I like how easy it is to open with one hand. I have a little trouble closing it with one hand though but that's not a big deal to me. The locking mechanism feels tactile and I like clicky tactile things to that's probably why I carry this with me a lot. Long term concerns will be that compared to the G10 scale version this one sports the FRP handles. I don't mind the handles, actually they are good, but they use rivets in lieu of the hex fasteners so if you ever need to service or want to mod it you'll have to drill those out to open it up. The clip looks a bit like a paper clip but seems to work well and doesn't cause any hot spots for my grip after switching it over to the opposite side. So I only take one star away on my rating just because I do prefer to have the option of servicing the knife myself.