Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Bought the best EDC.
I wanted another knife for backup of my sp101. I've already own one of these for over a yr now as an EDC.Which in this roll it has worked flawlessly. I too then compared it with the Manix2 line from Spyderco. The Manix2 has some really cheap feeling/looking handle material. It does not inspire thoughts of it's longevity at all.Buck uses g10 a proven near indestructible handle material. Plus the lock stuck some and the blade's hole and edges were on the rough side. Not meld and smooth like the Buck is made.Buck again won in the blade material with a far superior s30v blade compared to BD1.The blade centering and lock are spot on with no movement whatsoever on either.The ergonomic on the Buck make it just feel better tho in my hand and inspire more confidence in it. Lastly the Buck is cheaper in cost making the Manix2 Spydy not anywhere as mighty in comparison.Don't get me wrong Spyderco makes very well made knives. For my money Buck has made a better made blade and I'd recommend it to anyone needing a first rate EDC.