Spyderco C101PBL2 Manix 2 - Blue Transcluent FRCP Handle - CTS BD-1 Plain Edge Blade
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Manix 2 Lightweight
Its official, the lightweight Manix 2 is winning accolades including Blade Magazine's 2010 Most Innovative American Design. Like its G-10
handled counterpart, the lightweight Manix 2 features the Ball Bearing Lock. The lock's function centers on a free-floating ball bearing contained
inside a polymer cage. The spherical shape of the ball bearing enables the lock to self-adjust across a large surface resulting in smooth and
consistent lock-up each time it's engaged. Engineered to function as a self-contained locking mechanism, it does not need internal handle liners
to support or anchor it in the handle and manufacturing it without liners keeps it extraordinarily lightweight, only 2.85oz (81g). Its EdgeTek
FRCP (fiberglass reinforced co-polymer) handle is translucent royal-blue with textured jimping molded around sections of the handle's parameter.
Additional Bi-Directional Texturing covers both sides of the handle's scales affording secure grip in wet or challenging conditions. The blade is
BD-1 steel by Carpenter Steel Corporation. BD-1 is gaining the notice of knife enthusiasts for its elevated carbon and chromium content and
high-level rust-resistance and edge retention. The blade is ground flat with spine and choil jimping and an oversized Spyderco Round Hole.
Ambidextrous, tip-up wire silhouette pocket clip.
Blade Steel: CTS BD-1
Handle Material: Blue Translucent FRCP
Length Open: 8" (203mm)
Blade Length: 3 3/8" (86mm)
Length Closed: 4 5/8" (117mm)
Hole Diameter: 9/16" (14mm)
Blade Thickness: 1/8" (3mm)
Weight: 3.0 oz. (g)
Made In: USA
My Daily EDC
12/11/2014 1:12 PM
After having this knife for 10 months now I feel I can give it a honest review and can say you nailed it on the review Nutnfancy!
This has to be one of the most comfortable folders I've ever owned.Its ridiculously light, Spyderco out did themselves on this one!
I did about all the research on this blade that I possibly could before finally making the purchase, including contacting Jeff till he was probably tired of hearing from me. I was unsure about the color since I had only seen it in pictures but it doesn’t disappoint! Dark blue indoors and translucent blue in the light. I am not usually a huge fan of wire clips and initially I thought pocket clip looked flimsy, but it's very strong and slides right into your pocket with ease and provides just the right amount of retention while being easy to remove from carry.
I have carried a folding knife every day for the last 24 years. Most of that time, my folder has been a Spyderco Delica or a Benchmade Mini Grip. The Manix 2 has replaced them, the scales have great grip and traction but do not shred your pants. The BD-1 steel takes an excellent edge and holds it well and resharpens easily. I have owned many quality folders, but I am completely serious when I say this is my favorite folding knife ever.
Thank you Cutlery Shoppe for offering yet another great product at a great price with great service. 5 stars and beyond!!!
8/15/2014 11:14 PM
You nailed it on that review Nutnfancy! This has to be one of the most comfortable folders I've ever owned. Its ridiculously light, the handles are grippy and it opens and closes perfectly straight out of the box plus the blade lock is great considering I'm a lefty. Spyderco out did themselves on this one!
9/27/2013 11:19 PM
Wow, what a beautiful knife. Really a conversation piece. A can't believe how light it is. I've never had a lock like this, but I really like. It locks up hard! The BD1 steel takes a wicked edge. It will shave hair like nobody's business. The jimping is perfect and the choil gives you a perfect grip. At first I thought pocket clip looked flimsy, but it's not, it's very strong and slides right onto your pocket with ease. Really, this thing is awesome and a steal of a deal. Well done Eric!
Lightweight Heavy Hitter
3/7/2013 1:34 PM
Manix 2 LW first impressions.....Awesome! The knife is flawless. I've done just about all the research on this blade that I possibly could before finally pulling the trigger on it. I was unsure about the color since I've only seen it in pictures, but rest assured that the blue FRCP scales are beautiful (and very functional). Dark blue in doors and translucent blue in the sun. The pivot is now adjustable on this model as opposed to its first runs back in 2010 that were manufactured with non-adjustable pins, which is a huge PLUS. I suggest using Locktite on the screws after finding the knife's sweetspot to avoid them loosening up on you. The locking mechanism may take a little getting use to if you've never owned a knife with a ball bearing lock, but with a little practice you can easily deploy and disengage the blade with one hand, and it is completely ambidextrous (another plus). The lock is also one of the strongest and safest locks that Spyderco has produced considering that your fingers are much less likely to be in the way of the blade as it closes when you compare it to a liner lock or backlock. The extreme light weight, balanced feel, and lockup of this knife is unreal for its size and what you're paying. After researching over 2 years of reviews about CTS-BD1 steel before purchasing the knife, I've found that it performs more than adequately in my cutting tasks. The ingredients in this knife's recipe make it a superb EDC/Emergency Tactical tool and is not designed to disappoint. However, this model is not designed for hard use, but can definitely hold its own against the much heavier and fully lined Manix 2 in terms of being a lighter weight alternative to an already awesome and proven knife design. Thank you Cutlery Shoppe for offering yet another great product at a great price with great service. 5 stars and beyond!!!
(RC North, Afghanistan)
2/24/2012 12:30 PM
I have carried a folding knife every day for the last 18 years. Most of that time, my folder has been a Spyderco Native. The Manix 2 finally replaced my Native most of the time, but the Manix 2 can abrade skin and destroy pants. And it is heavy.
The Translucent Manix 2 has the virtues of the G10 Manix 2, but not the drawbacks. It is much lighter, the scales are very grippable but do not eat pants or give you carpet burn if you need to reach past your knife into your pants, and it is still extremely strong. The BD-1 steel (the pic must show a proto; this model doesn't use 154CM) takes an excellent edge and holds it well, but resharpens easily. I've also seen no staining or rust problems with daily carry. The caged ball-bearing lock may take a little getting used to, but it is extremely strong, and almost impossible to accidentally disengage.
I have owned many quality folders, but I am completely serious when I say this is my favorite folding knife ever. Spyderco has really outdone themselves with this one.