This elite expression of the Manix 2 Lightweight combines its weight-saving advantages, full-service cutting power, and the strength of the Ball Bearing Lock mechanism with the enhanced edge retention and corrosion resistance of CPM-SPY27. After years of using the best materials the world’s leading steel manufacturers could provide, Spyderco decided it was time to create their own. In close cooperation with Crucible Industries, they've developed CPM-SPY27 - a particle metallurgy stainless steel containing a proprietary mix of alloys, including vanadium, molybdenum, niobium, nitrogen, and cobalt. This remarkable composition, enhanced by the amplifying effects of cobalt and the state-of-the-art Crucible Particle Metallurgy process is produced exclusively for Spyderco and will be featured in select USA-made models. Every knife made with this steel will also have a distinctive cobalt-blue handle color that highlights its elite pedigree.
The leaf-shaped profile of the Manix 2's blade provides a long, gently curved cutting edge and a sturdy, utilitarian point. For maximum control, it features a forefinger choil and a thumb ramp with strategic jimping (textured grooves) that allow a forward-positioned grip during detailed cutting tasks. The 14mm Trademark Round Hole proudly announces the knife's Spyderco pedigree and makes one-handed deployment with either hand swift or positive.
The Manix 2 Lightweight's handle is injection moulded from cobalt blue fiberglass reinforced copolymer (FRCP) and includes Spyderco's distinctive Bi-Directional Texturing pattern to ensure a secure grip in all environmental conditions. The lightweight FRCP handle reduced the overall weight of the knife to a mere 3 ounces--42 percent lighter than the G10 handled Manix 2. A reversible wire clip provides convenient left or right-side tip-up carry and an oversized lanyard hole allows the easy attachment of fobs and lanyards.
Linking the blade and handle is Spyderco's patented Ball Bearing Lock mechanism. This high-strength lock consists of a ball bearing nested within a durable textured polymer "cage." When the blade is opened, a compression spring drives the cage forward to wedge the ball bearing between a ramp on the blade tang and the steel frame anchored between the handle halves. Drawing the caged ball bearing to the rear releases the lock and allows the blade to close smoothly while keeping your fingers safely away from the sharp edge.
- Blade Length: 8.6 cm
- Closed Length: 11.8 cm
- Overall Length: 20.4 cm
- Blade Material: CPM-SPY27 Stainless Steel
- Blade Thickness: 3.2 mm
- Blade Style: Leaf Shaped
- Blade Grind: Full Flat
- Blade Finish: Satin
- Handle Material: Cobalt Blue FRCP (Fiberglass Reinforced Co-Polymer)
- Liner Material: Stainless Steel
- Locking Mechanism: Ball Bearing Lock
- Pivot Assembly: Washers
- Pocket Clip: Stainless Steel (Tip-Up, Right/Left Carry)
- Made in the USA
- Parallel Import: Yes