Composite CPM 154/S90V CF Manix 2 Sprint

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This is not expensive like others are suggesting. Maybe out of your price range but not for the materials offered and the limited quantity that are being made.

I too don't understand the steel choice for a pocket knife that's not being used for chopping. In any case it makes it rare and collectable. High value.
Are you sure ?High value? How high?What do you base your speculation on?
 
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My guess(and it's just that; a guess), is that they used 154 to toughen up the S90V. Neither steel is brittle, but I do think 154 beats S90V in toughness, while S90V has better edge retention.

Hell, I may be completely wrong haha. That's just my assumption.
 

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Seems perfect for a collector but if you're strictly a user you might not want to pay up for the laminated blade.
 

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Are you sure ?High value? How high?What do you base your speculation on?
What? It's a limited run of a steel that no one else has done. The value on the secondary market will be much higher than what they are offered for currently.

My guess(and it's just that; a guess), is that they used 154 to toughen up the S90V. Neither steel is brittle, but I do think 154 beats S90V in toughness, while S90V has better edge retention.

Hell, I may be completely wrong haha. That's just my assumption.
Cpm154 is tougher. But this is not a chopping or wood batoning knife. So it just doesn't make sense other than a collector or a unique steel option.

Seems perfect for a collector but if you're strictly a user you might not want to pay up for the laminated blade.
Why wouldn't you use it? I Mean it's value would be better if it wasn't used but for those who use knives I don't see any reason not to.
 

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Why wouldn't you use it? I Mean it's value would be better if it wasn't used but for those who use knives I don't see any reason not to.

You're asking me why people keep knives as safe queens? My point was that from a functional standpoint this knife doesn't offer a lot of value.
 
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Cpm154 is tougher. But this is not a chopping or wood batoning knife. So it just doesn't make sense other than a collector or a unique steel option.

"Theoretically you should get a blade that in polishable and scratch resistant that is tougher than S90V. This material should be considerably less expensive to grind than solid S 90 V."

Ed Schempp's words from the link above. Seems I was partly right. :D
 
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"Theoretically you should get a blade that in polishable and scratch resistant that is tougher than S90V. This material should be considerably less expensive to grind than solid S 90 V."

Ed Schempp's words from the link above. Seems I was partly right. :D
In my opinion there is no benefit to the user with this composite 154/S90 combo.It makes sense with a carbon steel core blade, but not so much stainless on stainless in my eyes.This seems to be more of a novelty than a practical application for the end user of the knife.Cool to have?Yes, but most likely this configuration may help the producer to grind and less wear and tear on equipment during production and may speed up production.Spyderco is always pushing the envelope...Very cool Manix to own if you cough up the dough for the coolness factor.I would prefer a solid S90V blade.This exclusive is a collectors piece and you will have to pay on the front side if you are a collector of the Manix.Future secondary market price increases are pure speculation,and quite possible.Some of the collectibility pricing is already priced in to the offering up front in my eyes.This is the most expensive Manix that I have ever seen(retail).Get one if you can cough up the dough and swallow the price.Sweet blade!
 
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Those last replies all really sum it up perfectly. Great knife for collecting.
 
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I keep going back and forth on this knife. I do have the carbon fiber Cruwear model already. I don't really know if this is justifiable or not. On the other hand, I absolutely love the Manix. I also have the S110V G10, orange S90V, and the Maxamet models. I really do think the Manix fits my hand the best of all the knives I have. We'll see, I guess.
 
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Yup. I see people confuse the laminate CF and peel ply CF a lot (understandably). The peel ply Carbon Fiber is 100% CF, "peel ply" refers to the texture they put over it to add traction.
Me too. I thought peel-ply referred to the steel, not the handle slab materials
 
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I keep going back and forth on this knife. I do have the carbon fiber Cruwear model already. I don't really know if this is justifiable or not. On the other hand, I absolutely love the Manix. I also have the S110V G10, orange S90V, and the Maxamet models. I really do think the Manix fits my hand the best of all the knives I have. We'll see, I guess.
If you have the cruwear and the s110v you already own the best of both worlds.
 
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If you have the cruwear and the s110v you already own the best of both worlds.
I never thought of it that way. That makes a lot of sense. I think I will pass on this model and save my money.
 
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I never thought of it that way. That makes a lot of sense. I think I will pass on this model and save my money.

Yeah it's definitely too pricey for me. I'd love to get the Maxamet model in G10, if that happens it'll be my next knife.

Passed that I'm completely content with my CruWear. Spyderco basically said these models are geared towards the collectors. I wish I had the funds to be a collector, though haha.
 
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Yeah it's definitely too pricey for me. I'd love to get the Maxamet model in G10, if that happens it'll be my next knife.

Passed that I'm completely content with my CruWear. Spyderco basically said these models are geared towards the collectors. I wish I had the funds to be a collector, though haha.
Yeah, I have too many knives already. I usually carry one of five that I like a lot. The CruWear Manix is in the top 3. It has never let me down, no matter what I use it for. I love that knife. If I didn't already have that knife, I would probably get this one.
 
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Yeah, I have too many knives already. I usually carry one of five that I like a lot. The CruWear Manix is in the top 3. It has never let me down, no matter what I use it for. I love that knife. If I didn't already have that knife, I would probably get this one.

For what it is, it's a bit overpriced and for my knife budget and needs it really doesn't even earn a possible spot on my roster.

The carbon fiber looks identical to what's on the CruWear Manix, which isn't a bad thing, I do like it, but it'd have been cool if they did some sort of weave like on some Domino's. Could you imagine how badass it'd look with a lime green or dark red weaved carbon fiber? It'd be a knockout.
 

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I want it. Even though it looks very much like the Cruwear/CF model.

Gotta get two , one for a user and one for a collection piece.

The Manix has proven to be one the most popular Spydercos.
 
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For what it is, it's a bit overpriced and for my knife budget and needs it really doesn't even earn a possible spot on my roster.

The carbon fiber looks identical to what's on the CruWear Manix, which isn't a bad thing, I do like it, but it'd have been cool if they did some sort of weave like on some Domino's. Could you imagine how badass it'd look with a lime green or dark red weaved carbon fiber? It'd be a knockout.
That red and black would be awesome. I'd definitely be getting one if they did that. That one I couldn't resist.
 

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I'll have to keep an eye out for performance tests online.
 
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