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

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Part Number: SP101PBN2
Manufacturer: Spyderco Knives
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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
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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5 out of 5
Mar 25, 2017
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Handle Material, None
Amazing Value
I bought this just to try a knife from the Manix series before deciding if I wanted to spend the extra for the CF Cruwear exclusive. I had been wanting to try CTS-XHP steel anyway, and considering this was only about $10 more than the budget steel version with BD1 it was a no brainer. First impressions of the knife were excellent fit and finish, pivot needed a very minor adjustment to swing freely, but now does so with 0 blade play in any direction, and the FRCP felt cheap in hand. I proceeded to carry for a few days and quickly grew to love the thing. I actually like the feel in hand now, as it is very comfortable, and weight makes it carry well even in basketball shorts. The way the blade swings so freely with 100% solid lockup amazes me with the only rival being the CF Cruwear Manix 2 I ended up purchasing. I find the XHP blade to be superior to my S30V blades which all tend to suffer minor damages in my daily use, the XHP has held up excellently. While the FRCP scales aren't considered premium materials, I honestly believe this is probably the best folding knife you can get for under $100. I recommend to anyone considering a LW Manix 2 to go with this model over the standard BD1 model, for only $10 more why not get a blade steel that is used in some of Spydercos expensive models (such as the Slysz Bowie, a $300 knife).
5 out of 5
Tri-state, USA, Earth
Mar 20, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Lock Type, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: Handle Material, None
Favorite Knife of ALL TIME
Have you ever picked up a knife and knew, in that instant, that you're holding something magic? That's what happened to me the first time I picked up my KC exclusive Manix 2 LW. When I first touched the FRCP handle, it kind of threw me for a loop. The handle is not FRN, and it does have a more "plastic" feel to it than FRN does. I had to remind myself several times that this stuff was tougher than anything I could throw at it before I was able to get over that hump. But once I got beyond that, there was no looking back. In hand, the Manix just kind of melted away. The ergos are fantastic. FRCP is really great stuff, and once you get over that first "plastic" sensation, you can appreciate it for the sturdy, but SUPER lightweight material it is. When I slip it into my pocket, I sometimes forget it's there. That is the mark of a great EDC. Combined with the wire clip, this knife is nearly invisible in feel and looks when I drop it in my back pocket. CTS-XHP is great, and a huge bump over BD-1. You're paying about $6 more for that improvement compared to a standard Manix 2 LW! So, let's recap. For less than $90 you get an awesome EDC platform, with awesome steel, and great ergos. Oh, as for the color, some may hate it, some may love it. I really like it. I think the pic of the Manix 2 on the APC (I think it's a Stryker?) really captures the color best. It's like a dark earth color.
4 out of 5
Joe C.
Mar 17, 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
Quality knife for the price.
My favorite brand is benchmade. My friend showed me the black Manix 2 LW and I was impressed enough to get this one. For the price, you really can't beat it. Good action, solid lock up, bearing lock is nice too (more stuff than an axis lock but that wasn't a big dea). It's not my favorite knife, but it may be the best value.
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