Spyderco C101PBN2 Manix 2 Lightweight Folding Knife 3.37" Satin Plain CTS-XHP Blade, Brown FRN Handles - KnifeCenter Exclusive

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SP101PBN2: C101PBN2 KnifeCenter Exclusive Manix 2 Lightweight
This limited edition version of the Spyderco Manix 2 Lightweight was produced exclusively for KnifeCenter to offer one of Spyderco's most popular models in a unique and highly collectible format. Rather than the standard blade steel typically used on this model, our exclusive version features Carpenter Technology's CTS-XHP, a state-of-the-art powder metallurgy steel that combines the time-tested performance characteristics of D2 tool steel with a higher degree of corrosion resistance. The satin finished plain edge blade is full-flat ground for exceptional edge geometry and features an oversized Trademark Round Hole for swift, ambidextrous, one-handed opening.

The original Manix 2 Lightweight pioneered the use of ultra-lightweight FRCP (fiberglass reinforced co-polymer) in its injection-molded handle—a feature that helped it win BLADE Show's coveted Most Innovative American Design award in 2010. This KnifeCenter exclusive version features a distinctive brown-colored FRCP handle with Spyderco's high-traction Bi-Directional Texturing pattern for a secure grip in even the most demanding conditions. The handle houses Spyderco's patented Ball Bearing Lock—a high-strength lock mechanism that offers ambidextrous operation and an exceptionally smooth action. To ensure convenient carry and keep the knife poised for immediate access, it includes a reversible, low-profile wire clip that supports left- or right-side tip-up carry.

Proudly offering both an enhanced blade steel and a distinctive handle color, this one-of-a-kind exclusive version of the Spyderco Manix 2 Lightweight maximizes the performance of this popular design and is destined to become a highly prized collector's item.
  • Ambidextrous tip-up clip
  • 14mm Spyderco Trademark Round Hole
  • Oversized lanyard
  • Thumb and handle jimping
  • Ball Bearing Lock
  • Flat ground blade

  • Blade Length: 3-3/8" (86 mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 2-7/8" (73 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4-5/8" (117 mm)
  • Overall Length: 8" (203 mm)
  • Steel: CTS-XHP Stainless Steel
  • Weight: 2.85 oz. (81 g)
  • Edge: Plain
  • Handle Material: Lightweight Brown Edgetek FRCP (fiberglass reinforced co-polymer)
  • Made in Golden, Colorado, USA

Customer Reviews

4.5 (54 reviews)
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5 out of 5
Jun 24, 2017
Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Ease of Opening, Lock Type
Cons: Lock Ease of Use
XHP had me ordering
I've had this Spyderco for about three weeks. I've spent time opening and closing it daily during that time and I lubed the pivot. I'm not too keen on loosening the action until I give it a chance to break in. This knife has become my EDC due to the lightweight and the leaf blade size. It's broken in and I can close it with a flick. It ;locks up tight. It's my second Manix 2 LW and I bought it for the XHP blade. I haven't sharpened it since I received it and I cut several cardboard boxes with it today and I can still shave my arm with it. Very satisfied to say the least!
2 out of 5
Jun 23, 2017
Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Material, Ease of Opening, Blade Material
Cons: Pocket Clip
Nice knife - couldn't change the clip to a position for a left-handed
A good knife, but don't expect to be able to dismount the clip, and remount it on the other side. On all other Spyderco knives I've owned, this was either impossible, or easy. On this model the pin holding the clip in rotates in it's socket, so it cannot easily be unscrewed. I ended up removing the clip altogether, which was not the ideal solution.
4 out of 5
Raleigh, NC
Jun 23, 2017
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Weight, Blade Material, Lock Type
Cons: None
Manix 2 Lightweight - high versatility folding blade
I am quite happy with this blade. Several things impress me with only few reservations. Blade steel: I have found CTS XHP to he quite adequate and up to the challenge. This way my first powder metallurgy steel and the quote "best quality" steel I own of all my knives. Good edge holding but takes more effort and time to sharpen. One problem I found is that I had acquired large chips after carving wood which took a while to grind out, possibly due to too shallow of an edge angle and extreme hardness of the steel. I have since repaired it with a steeper relief edge and the knife performs fine. Blade shape: Drop point leaf blade shapes make for good slicers (especially with a full flat grind) and have a great tip, but the lack of a flat portion reduces controlled cuts. Also, proper care must be taken when sharpening with a constant angle device, such as the lansky, to ensure a consistent angle. And since it's a Spyderco, you'll need to deal with the strange 90 degree plunge grind and unsharpened recurve at the blade base (also a dislike of mine). Ergonomics: Excellent. Lightweight, comfortable, stiff pocket clip, and quite thin. Fantastic handle forms perfectly to the hand and the scale texture is great. Good jimping as well. My one complaint is that the action is stiff at first compared to a Benchmade axis lock. Also, the pinned construction of the handle does not allow for disassembly unless you're mechanically savvy. Durability: Up to par. It's a Spyderco with Spyderco quality. Handles flex a little, but do not be fooled. Fiber reinforced materials and plenty strong. Not much else to say here. Lock: Very strong and very positive. Tune the pivots right and you'll get zero play with a decent action. Not as easy to close as an axis lock, but adequate.
5 out of 5
Tn Knives
Jun 03, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Don't Let The Color Deter You
Anyone who owns a Manix 2 Light Weight knows how good they are. I didn't care for the color of this one before I ordered, but after receiving it I was very pleased. The CTS-XHP is a wonderful steel and for now my favorite. This knife is the sharpest knife I've ever purchased, holds an edge really well and is not that hard to sharpen. I own 6 Manix2 in various configurations with S30V, S90V, S110V, CTS-BD1 and CTS-XHP. As the heading says, don't let the color deter you. I wasn't a fan of the Manix 2 LW when I ordered my first one, but after giving it a chance it really grew on me. My lightweight models end up in my pocket more often than the G10 versions.
5 out of 5
Winterville, Ga
May 27, 2017
Pros: Lock Type, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Awesome lightweight edc option
I'm more a Benchmade guy, but, the manix 2 is one of my all time favorite designs. Have 2 g10 versions, and 2 blue,1 black and 1KC exclusive lightweight (this one) and another KC version on the way. A awesome design in g10 or lightweight option. All super smooth, lock spring tension will ease up after a short break in period. All are free of blade play with fluid smooth pivots that allow the blade frictionless action. All lock up solid! One of my top edc folders. I am a knife knut, user/collector with many costlier options and pick up a manix very often. This version with the cts-xhp steel is fantastic, one design I will have every model.
5 out of 5
May 23, 2017
Pros: None
Cons: None
Cool knife!! Light weight!!! Perfect for bigger person !! Very good steel !! One off my favorite!!!

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