Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
Soldiers Best Friend
I am currently down range and looked into a lot of knives from Benchmade, Cold Steel, SOG, and Spyderco. I picked the Manix2 XL in all black. Got it in about two weeks before I left to go down range in the AOR. First thing I noticed was how great it felt in my hand. Next I liked how well the locked worked and its locked up. Solid!!! What else to I have to say about the steel? Its S30V period, dot, and done. Fast forward a bit to in the AOR. This thing is a tank. Use it daily and still no blade play and holds its edge well. I have had to sharpen it a few times but that is because of heavy heavy use in the harshest of environment (WAR). I depend on this thing to work, to hold up, and defend my life if needs be. If you are looking for a heavy use tactical knife look no further and that is coming from a service man down range using it to the fullest day in and day out. Thank you Spyderco for making a great knife. If I ever lost this thing I would cry then order another one before my tears had dried. P.S. US made and has Earth labeled on it, for I guess when aliens attack, either way awesomeness all around.