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Spyderco C101PBK2 Manix 2 Folding Knife 3-3/8" BD-1 Plain Blade, Black FRCP Handles

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Part Number: SP101PBK2
Manufacturer: Spyderco Knives
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SP101PBK2: C101PBK2 Manix 2 Lightweight Black
The lightweight Manix 2 has arrived and is drawing praise and winning accolades, including Blade Magazine's 2010 Most Innovative American Design.

Like its G-10 handled counterpart, the lightweight Manix 2 features the Ball Bearing Lock. The lock operates around a free-floating ball bearing contained inside a custom polymer cage. The ball bearing's round shape allows the lock to self-adjust across a large surface ensuring smooth and consistent lock-up every time it is engaged. The Ball Bearing Lock is engineered to be self contained meaning there is no need for internal liners to support it, allowing the folder to be manufactured liner-free and extraordinarily light weight.

The EdgeTek FRCP (fiberglass reinforced co-polymer) handle is black with a series of jimped areas molded around the handle's perimeter. Additionally Bi-Directional Texturing covers both sides of the handle scale making the folder better for gripping in wet or uncertain conditions.

The blade is made from released BD-1 Carpenter steel. BD-1 is gaining the attention of knife enthusiasts for its high carbon and chromium content that is rust-resistant while offering enduring edge retention. The blade is flat-ground with spine and choil jimping and an oversized Spyderco Round Hole.

An ambidextrous, tip-up wire silhouette pocket clip and screw-together handle construction make the folder user friendly with several and carry options.
  • 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: BD-1
  • Weight: 2.85 oz. (81 g)
  • Edge: Plain
  • Handle Material: Lightweight Black Edgetek FRCP (fiberglass reinforced co-polymer)
  • Made in Golden, Colorado, USA

UPC Code: 716104009411

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.
4.286 (7 reviews)
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5 out of 5
Apr 30, 2015
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
Manix 2 plain
One of best knifes I own, equal in quality to Benchmades of higher cost.
2 out of 5
Jan 27, 2015
Pros: Lock Type, Blade Sharpness, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Handle Material, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Overall Quality
Let down
I read many good things about the Manix 2 being a good edc so I bought it. The scales are cheap plastic and the knife is too big for an edc.
3 out of 5
Jan 06, 2015
Pros: Ease of Opening, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type, None
A beautiful, well-made disappointment
I really like Spyderco, generally. The thing I like about them the most is their blade shape; that gentle, continuous curve that's really effective (feels like an exacto knife for fine work) and really easy to sharpen properly compared to a lot of other shapes with sharper curves, or worst: recurved blades. The build quality of the machining and assembly is also top-notch. You get what you pay for there. Also, it's really light for its size, which I like because I have no hips and heavy knives tend to pull my pants down at that inconvenient moment when both of my hands are either filthy or otherwise occupied. It's also quite thin (on account of not being I linerlock, I guess), which is nice when it's in your pants pocket, but I actually prefer a little girth when handling a knife. The problem with this knife is the dang lock slider button. It's a low-profile, plastic button without a very friction-y surface. Compounding this problem is the return spring on the button is incredibly stiff. I work with my hands and I consider myself to have deft, strong fingers, but under the best of circumstances, warm dry hands on a clean knife, it's somewhat of a challenge to work the lock. If my fingers are a little greasy, or if it's really cold out, it's somewhat more than somewhat of a challenge. For someone who just wants to own a cool knife, that's not a huge deal, but if you're going to spend a bunch of money on a nice intended EDC, you want it to work real well, not kinda well. Now, I know that to a lot of knife nuts, eighty-something Dollars is pretty inexpensive, but I'm not really a collector, I'm just looking for the one best tool that I can afford. I'll say it again: a tool. It might be possible to disassemble the knife and cut a bit off the spring, or replace it with a lighter spring, but I don't know if that would be a good idea. It might make the lock less secure, who knows? In truth, I am chagrined to admit that it was the magpie in me that bought the Manix knife. It was shiny and pretty and I had money in my pocket and I made a foolish impulse buy. I was kind of hoping that this would be the last knife I'd need to buy: Made in the US, good steel, a good size and my favorite blade shape. If they fixed the lock, it would be pretty darn close, I guess. Pardon my rambling and dead-horse beating, but it occurs to me that I had his same buyers remorse when I bought one of Spyderco's well-known Delica knives. It was a beautiful, light, well-crafted knife, but I could never get used to the lockback thing. I just need a really quick and easy open and close, which linerlocks and framelocks do really simply and effectively The internet is the great dumping ground in the sky for blowhards, so I'll go out on a limb here and offer my unsolicited advice and say that if you're looking for a decent EDC knife, there are plenty of options under $50 that are really awesome (may I say: better than the Manix here) simple, humble, effective tools. Humility is under-rated. I like to buy US made, which narrows the options a lot. I'm fond of the Buck Vantages, which I know some folks aren't, but hey, apparently I'm the only reviewer of this Manix who didn't like it, so go figure. I guess the lesson I learned (that I already knew, intellectually anyway) is: try before you buy. Sorry internet.
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