Spyderco Manix 2 Lightweight BD1N Translucent Blue FRCP C101PBL2
Having gone through many changes and iterations since its introduction in the early 2000s, the Manix 2 is a more compact Maxix that is perfect for everyday carry while still offering full size knife performance. Spyderco's Ball Bearing Lock mechanism is the heart of the Manix offering some of the strongest lock performance while being fully ambidextrous and very smooth to operate. Paired with the RoundHole opener, the Ball Bearing lock makes the Manix very safe to operate, opening and closing without placing your fingers in the path of the blade. This Lightweight version comes with a tumbled satin, plain edge CTS-BD1N blade and Bi-Directional textured Translucent Blue FRCP handles.
Brand new, direct from Spyderco Knives, USA.
Blade: A iconic, broad leaf shaped blade is delivered in fully flat ground, tumbled satin CTS-BD1N for a great balance of slicing geometry, piercing capability and durability with a razor sharp plain cutting edge. A large, 14 mm RoundHole provides easy ambidextrous deployment on a smooth, phosphor bronze washer pivot with excellent action thanks to the Ball Bearing Lock detent. For optimal safety and control during use the jimped thumb ramp and index finger choil duo are unbeatable.
Handle: A stainless steel partial back spacer supports the FRCP (fiberglass reinforced co-polymer) handles, both housing the rock solid Ball Bearing Lock mechanism. Pull back the polymer cage with either hand to disengage this smooth operator. Ergonomically designed with a pinky hook, subtle finger grooves and a nice palm swell, the Manix 2 Lightweight is secure and comfortable in the hand thanks to strategically placed jimping, a prominent index guard and forward choil along with the high-traction Bi-Directional Texturing. A generously large hole is provided for lanyard attachment.
Carries via a reversible, tip-up only, stainless steel wire clip.
Ball Bearing Lock: One of Spyderco's strongest, smoothest operating lock mechanisms, the Ball Bearing Lock consists of a hardened steel ball bearing housed in a polymer cage. When the knife is opened a spring plunger drives the ball bearing forward onto a ramp on the blade, wedging it securely open. Pulling back on the cage releases the lock and allows the blade to pivot smoothly closed. Operating the knife is easily performed with either hand without placing your fingers near the blade’s edge.
CTS-BD1N: BD1N is a high Carbon, high Chromium, Nitrogen martensitic stainless steel from Carpenter. Designed as an improvement or evolution of CTS-BD1, BD1N has higher working hardness, up to 63HRC, while retaining good toughness and edge stability. BD1N also has higher amounts of Chromium, Manganese and Silicon in its composition for enhanced performance. CTS-BD1N works well as a knife steel with a fine grain, high corrosion resistance and respectable edge holding ability. At max hardness CTS-BD1N can operate with a 12°-15° per side edge.
|Lock||Ball Bearing Lock|
|Clip||Stainless Steel Wire|
|Country of Manufacture||United States|