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Spyderco Manix 2 Lightweight

Discussion in 'Knife Reviews & Testing' started by Im_your_huckleberry, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. Im_your_huckleberry

    Im_your_huckleberry Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 14, 2014
    An EDC classic and for good reason! Here's my review of the Spyderco Manix 2 Lightweight.


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  2. coop1957

    coop1957 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 22, 2002
    I got to agree with you on the BD1 steel. I find that I can get a very sharp working edge
    that holds up well. Easy to sharpen and maintain. I have both the BD1 and S110V.
    The S110v is great but once dull it is a pain to sharpen. Super Steels can be a super pain in the butt.
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  3. IUKE12


    Nov 25, 2005
    I like my LW Manix 2 a bunch and prefer it to my standard Manix 2. Both are great knives though.
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  4. whp


    Apr 26, 2009
    I have a lw Manix 2 with s110v steel, and one with cts xhp steel. The s110v version pretty much stays in a drawer. It is so hard to sharpen when it gets dull. I much prefer the xhp version. If I had the bd1 version, I would probably prefer that to the s110v blade. Of all my knife steels, the s110v is the hardest for me to sharpen.
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  5. Im_your_huckleberry

    Im_your_huckleberry Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 14, 2014
    I've heard that a lot about S110V, it's a nightmare to sharpen evidently. BD1 is a pretty good everyday working steel from my experience. Same with XHP.
  6. Im_your_huckleberry

    Im_your_huckleberry Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 14, 2014
    As far as blade length to weight ration the Manix II Lightweight is hard to beat!
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  7. razorburn

    razorburn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2007
    Look forward to picking up one of the new CTS-BD1N LW versions.

    As for S110V being hard to sharpen,I have to disagree.Been using a Dmt aligned sharpening kit with no problems,except for the polka dot diamond hones that made sharpening the very tip a challenge.
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  8. Alberta Ed

    Alberta Ed

    Jun 29, 1999
    S110V responds well to DMT Dia-Sharp ultra-coarse (220 grit), followed by DMT red or green to finish.
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  9. Joshua25


    Mar 16, 2018

    Now that would be sweet. It seems the bd1n is a vast improvement from the original. Jealous of the new ones but I can't fault my original bd1 blue lightweight, even if my s110v feels that much better in hand.

    At the end of the day, i also really like blue! So regardless of the steel i probably would have picked the blur manix

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