Spyderco has long been known for their folding knives and their numerous collaborations with other noteworthy knife designers and makers but the Spyderco Manix 2 is designed and made in house. The Spyderco Manix 2 is the brainchild of Eric Glesser, the son of Spyderco founder Sal Glesser. It busted into the market in 2009 and it has been making waves since then. The improvements in its blade and the smaller adjustments seems unremarkable on their own but put together and working seamlessly, they created a knife that is unquestioned in both strength and dependability. The Spyderco Manix 2 comes in at 5 ounces which is a bit heavy for some but for the same reason, nobody can question its durability. The Spyderco Manix 2 is built like a tank and is one, if not the, strongest folders out there in its price range. Its ergonomic design and strong and dependable blade creates a truly remarkable work of art that combines both aesthetic appeal and pure quality. If you are a serious knife collector or someone who just wants a good everyday carry knife, the Spyderco Manix 2 is definitely a great choice.
The Spyderco Manix 2 comes has a Crucible CPM S30V stainless steel. There were versions of the Spyderco Manix 2 that used 154CM with a hollow grind but that was discontinued. The S30V is well-known for its premium edge retention and effortless rust resistance qualities. The S30V is mostly used on high-end pocket knives and kitchen cutlery. You simply will not find a better quality than the S30V in its price range. The Spyderco Manix 2 has a flat grounded modified drop point blade that some would call “leaf” type. This kind of design gives the Spyderco Manix 2 a great slicing surface and a deadly tip. It’s great for piercing and slicing things open but I would not advice it for prying things open because that could break the tip. The great quality blade of the Spyderco Manix 2 makes it equally suitable for everyday tasks and even law enforcement or military use. The aggressive jimping on the spine and at the finger groove at the bottom makes the Manix 2 even safer and a lot easier to manage. The Manix 2 also has a relatively large 14mm hole or as some would refer to as a “Spydie” hole. This makes the Manix 2 a breeze when deploying single-handedly. And I don’t have to list the reasons why this is important, right? The small design details and the CPM S30V stainless steel makes the Manix 2 blade not only aesthetically pleasing but quite dependable as well. Whether you are opening boxes in the office or cutting rope in your camp site, the Manix 2 blade can definitely roll with the punches and keep coming back for more.