Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, None
My favorite folder
The Spyderco Manix 2 XL has been my EDC for about 6 years now. I'm a big guy with big hands and when this knife came out I knew it was the one for me. A lot of people will argue this knife is too big to carry all the time but the things they list as negatives I see as positives. It's got a large handle that's easy to grip and a nice weight to it. Even after 6 years the blade opens smoothly and the G10 scales have held up very well. The lock was strange to me at first but can be closed with one hand once you get the hang of it. From time to time I consider retiring it and make a list of must-have features for it's replacement only to find myself looking at another Manix 2 XL. In fact, I'm getting ready to purchase the one with the black DLC blade. My trusty EDC may finally get to retire to the gun safe with all the other Spyderco's in my collection. Do yourself a favor and put one of these bad boys in your pocket.