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I'm tired of my PM2

Discussion in 'Knife Reviews & Testing' started by Stolenives, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. Yonose

    Yonose Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 10, 2017
    That leaf shape is unhateabley, exquisitely beautiful
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  2. McFeeli


    Feb 13, 2017
    You know I think that's what turns people away from the Manix. It's just not common blade shape anymore, but my god is it incredibly useful. I had a Sage before my Manix so I realized how great that shape is for EDC.
  3. Yonose

    Yonose Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 10, 2017
    I see they have sprint runs in the manix, so it must have more than a few devotees; a lot of people complain about the two handed closing mechanism. I considered buying a Lum Chinese folder until I found the manix xl, which has pretty much replaced the manix 2 in my pocket
  4. whp


    Apr 26, 2009
    The Cold Steel Lawman is about the same size, maybe stronger. Equal materials and fit and finish. Very close to as good ergonomics. Less money. Fine work knife and edc.
  5. Yonose

    Yonose Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 10, 2017
    How does the Lawman compare to the code 4?
  6. Scott321


    Jul 20, 2016
    Just another option... Although the PM2 is not my favorite knife, it shot way up in my rotation schedule after I beveled the G10 edges... Although I think I'm going to also round off the bolster to mimic the Military in the future.
  7. Mrgauth

    Mrgauth Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2016
    Gotta ask. I don't mind a patina, actually think it looks better that wat, but what about rust. Are,you constantly fighting it, soaking this in oil every night, OCD checking it for spots, etc? I don't worry about patience but cannot stand rust.
  8. Sergeua

    Sergeua Basic Member Basic Member

    May 1, 2016
    M4 still has 4 percent chromium, just wipe it off and store it, it will be fine.
    Mine got a tiny bit darker on the jimping from my hand on it. Its hard for it to patina if you rinse the blade after use. One time i cut an apple with my mantra and didn't have chance to even wipe it properly. It got a little bit darker in one area, viewed under certain light, but it's pretty slow. Unless you are constantly sweating somewhere near ocean its good to go without much care and develops character over time.


    Feb 23, 2000
    I don't own any of the knives mentioned. Funny thing is once you find a knife you like and get used to it then nothing else really does it. Radical change then even less so.
    I had to buy some Blackjack Folding Mamba's because I used and loved one for ten years. I own and use other knives but that knife I just like too much. I certainly know of technically superior knives and I like others, but....
    I've yet to find a better knife than my Chris Reeve Project, even though I haven't a use for that style much any more.

    So go for something you fancy because however good it is it won't be better than that "other" one. Even if it is you won't care.
  10. gonebad395

    gonebad395 Ironworker!

    May 19, 2015
    No not at all I mean get it all sweaty sure or wet sure but not as much with the patina with just daily use. When I cut fruit I wipe it down but other then that I don't really oil it either
  11. Mrgauth

    Mrgauth Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2016
    Well, cool. Maybe I will try another of these.
  12. whp


    Apr 26, 2009
    The g10 handle is much grippier on the Lawman. I like the Lawman handles much better than the aluminum handles of the Code 4.
  13. Sonnydaze

    Sonnydaze Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    I've owned a ton of Spydercos (collected PM2's and Millies at one time), and figure the Slysz Bowie in CTS-XHP is one of the very finest on the market...of ANY brand.
    I've had two, and they are smooth as can be...right with my CRK's.
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2017
  14. Aldebaran


    Sep 18, 2004
    If the Rift was not too heavy for you, and you want something better than the PM2 (IMHO), then consider the CH Knives CH 3504. I have a PM2, and I prefer the CH 3504 over the PM2 without reservation. I did a review on it here:

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