Spyderco 2017 Production Sample – Manix 2 Back Lock

March 12, 2017

The Manix 2 was a nice surprise for the Amsterdam Meet. My first Manix, was in fact one of those hefty Mini Manixes with a back lock. This version is a bit bigger and seemed much lighter than the original Mini Manix. The thick G-10 handle slabs come sans liners! I was happy to note that steel threaded inserts are used to fix the clip, something a lefty like me certainly appreciates. The G-10 also features a very fine but still aggressive texture on the surface. This micro texture seems like a nice compromise between going easy on the pocket but still providing a very positive grip in hand. I’m not sure what the lock strength is on this back lock versus the caged ball lock on the regular Manix 2. This back lock should be easier to manipulate with gloves though. 

Overall Length:  20,5 cm / 8.07  inches
Blade Length: 8,5 cm / 3.34 inches
Blade Thickness: 3,5 mm / 0.13 inches
Weight: 127 grams / 4.47 ounces