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Manix 2 spyderco

Discussion in 'Knives' started by Cao87, Mar 2, 2019.

  1. Cao87

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    I know the dimensions of the manix 2 but is it considered a big knife because I have the Delica 4 and saw a picture of them side by side and the manix looks massive against it. So is it big or is it just me. Also I am uses to a smallish knife will it be hard to get use to.


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  2. EZDog

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    Were these the pics you are talking about?

    No is the answer as long as you have normal hands I bet you can get used to the Manix!

    I actually have a lot more control with a bigger knife in general and somehow manage to cut myself only when I go smaller and can not figure out exactly why?

    Everyone is different though so YMMV!

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  3. earthman

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    The Manix 2 is one of my favorite knives, I own 3 versions of it, personally I wouldn't say that it's a large knife but it does have some width when closed/in the pocket compared to other knives I own, maybe this is what the OP means?

    I have large hands and the shape/size of this knife fits me perfectly.
     
  4. Mumbojumboo
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    The Manix was made for a deep carry clip. It disappears in your pocket.

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  5. Cao87

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    I also put it in a pouch [​IMG]


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  6. Buckeye Jake

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    I just got one , Its a larger knife for sure but i dont mind the size of it . I think if i could only have one knife for all outdoor activities, she might get the nod. My Reeves is better made , But not three times better .
    Also one can clip it in shirt pocket.



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  7. EZDog

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    I agree with the spirit of this for sure.
    rotate between a few knifes an an EDC and the Delica and Manix LW are so insanely light compared to the others yet Spydie Tough at the same time that I find myself grabbing one of them more and more just for that reason.

    I have way too many pricier and nicer knives too but there is just a lot to be said for quick and light as long as they are still tough enough for the job and they are.
     
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    Had one in CruWear with grey diamond textured G10 handles. Had. The lock is great but it takes a lot of real estate in your pocket because of its width. First I got a deep carry clip, but that doesn’t make the thing smaller. And it was quite heavy. Maybe that was the G10 version though. Anyway, I prefer the PM2 or the Gale Bradley 2 over the Manix 2.

    IMHO the GB2 is one of Spyderco’s most underrated.


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  9. reppans

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    Size is relative. As an outdoor enthusiast and camper I'm getting into Bushcraft, but open carry of a fixed blade just isn't appropriate in my area or lifestyle so I went for hard-use folders.... my Manix2 XL is a really nice knife but it doesn't really feel up to the task. My pockets are full of other stuff so I like AIWB carry which is true deep concealment and stable/comfortable enough to forget these beasts are there (well, except for one).

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  10. Cao87

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    I would have mine in a pouch that I use / work in a warehouse


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  11. ThaMac

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    There. Depends on your job as well. A lot of my peers are wearing a suit. My preference are jeans and polo shirt (or something). Makes it possible to carry a folder, covered by the overhang of the shirt. Moving in, sometimes sensitive, closed areas of our customers, I am walking a thin line, well at least I guess. Fixed blades, pouches or sheaths are clearly out of question. Not wearing a suit is already a bit of a stretch, that I can only make because of my credentials.


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  12. Cao87

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    Ok well I work in a shipping warehouse and I use the knife for taking shrink wrap off of skids with boxes on them [​IMG]


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  13. huntnow

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    The Manix2 is a good knife. I sold mine (g10/s30) after buying a few zt's and while I don't regret it, if I had to carry a Manix I'd be happy enough. My only complaint was the pocket room it took up.
     
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    Wherever I work, there are no pictures permitted for security reasons. One or the other time I snuck a closeup in here, no security concern on those.


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  16. Cao87

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    Cool I just wanted to show what I do with my knife


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