Manix 2 in Maxamet !

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by DavidZ, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. DavidZ

    DavidZ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2004
    I just pre-ordered mine. This is going to be an exciting blade. Anyone else pre-order theirs?


    Coming Soon, this knife is expected in September 2016.

    The Spyderco Manix 2 Lightweight with Carpenter® Technology Corporation’s Micro-Melt® Maxamet blade steel takes a classic Spydie design to the next level! The tried and true Manix 2 maintains all of it's greatness, like it's extremely ergonomic handle, ball bearing lock and full flat ground blade while also boasting a Maxamet ultra hard high-speed tool steel and a Stone gray handle. Brand new directly from Spyderco Knives.

    The Blade: Maxamet tool steel blade, not a stainless, has been fully flat ground for exceptional slicing abilities. Iconic Spyderco round hole opener offers quick and easy deployment for rightys and leftys alike. Jimping at finger choil and thumb ramp for additional control.

    The Handle: Spyderco's FRCP (Fiberglass-Reinforced Co-Polymer) is tough and features their famous Bi-Directional texturing. Stone gray colored with a caged ball bearing lock housed within. This super strong lock offers solid blade lock-up with simple and ambidextrous disengagement. A reversible wire clip is mounted for tip up carry.

    About Maxamet Steel: Maxamet was specifically engineered by Carpenter for use in rollers of their state-of-the-art steel rolling mills. This extremely hard material is used to shape and machine other steels. Spyderco was able to successfully heat treat and grind this super steel into high-performance knife blades which have an extraordinary balance of wear resistance and toughness at high hardness levels. This results in a blade which will hold a superior edge but due to its carbon nature it does require more time and effort to sharpen and must be cleaned and maintained properly to prevent corrosion.


    Overall Length 8.03"
    Blade Length 3.37"
    Sharpened Length 2.88"
    Blade Thickness 0.125"
    Blade Material MAXAMET Tool Steel
    Steel Type Alloy
    Lock Ball Bearing Lock
    Closed Length 4.66"
    Handle Thickness 0.44"
    Handle Material FRCP
    Clip Reversible, Wire
    Weight 2.90 oz.
    Country of Manufacture United States

    Wow - I am excited! :thumbup::)
    Spyderco definitely keeps me knifertained
  2. FlaMtnBkr


    Oct 20, 2004
    Has the blade hardness been discussed anywhere? What it will be run at and possibly it's max hardness?
  3. aquaman67


    Jan 27, 2012
    Somewhere I saw ZTs numbers for their 0888MAX. The blade made is Maxamet at a hardness in was the 67 to 69 range if I remember correctly.

    Ill probably end up with a Manix. More because I like gray than the steel. Although the steel is a nice bonus. I have a Wicked Edge so I know I can sharpen it.
  4. MaxFactor

    MaxFactor Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 26, 2012
    Not sure about the Manix 2 but the Maxamet Mule is 67-68 HRC per a comment from Sal Glesser on a different forum.
  5. jjm1976


    Nov 26, 2015
    Did you preorder from spyderco? I checked and the only thing that came up was the mule.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk
  6. johnny_boy02

    johnny_boy02 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2014
    I'll probably pick one up. The manix2 is one of my favorite knives but I don't carry one since they are fat pocket pigs. Recently changed jobs and now I can wear my carhartt's with a side pocket knife size is not that important anymore. I am looking to replace my hap40 endure that has been a disappointment and I like beating on these less common steels.
  7. BenjaminRush

    BenjaminRush Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 17, 2015
    Does this mean we might see a G10 version too? The S110v started with a LW version...
  8. ShepardCC


    Dec 4, 2012
    Totally in for a Maxamet in grey G10 with skeletonized liners!!
    David45 likes this.
  9. EntrancedVermin

    EntrancedVermin Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2016
    Any specific dealers on this one?
  10. blueblur


    Feb 25, 2009
  11. jpm2


    Nov 19, 2014
    Do you mind telling why hap40 disappoints you?
  12. Brummie

    Brummie Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2007
    Wow, pricing is 50% more than the Manix lwt in s110v!
  13. DeadboxHero

    DeadboxHero Triple B Handmade, Custom Knives Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 22, 2014
    OMG this crazy. Fricken LOVE Spyderco


  14. DavidZ

    DavidZ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2004
    Yep, but way worth it!:)
    I pre-ordered it at GP the moment I saw it.
  15. kvanpacker


    Jun 3, 2016
    Yeap that forsure

    I'm kinda meh on the light weights
  16. kvanpacker


    Jun 3, 2016
    Fingers crossed for spring run PM2 in maxamet
  17. johnny_boy02

    johnny_boy02 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2014
    Extremely tight pivot that has not loosened after months of use. It's impossible to "flick" open or close like I do with my other Enduras and delicas.

    Frustratingly my options are take it apart and void the warranty, pay to ship it in, or just deal with it. BUT I will say that I really like steel itself and like the knife, just not completely happy.
  18. jpm2


    Nov 19, 2014
    Johnny boy, I was just wondering if it was the steel itself, or something about the rest of the knife.
    Thanks for responding.
  19. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    I'm totally in for one of these!
  20. Surfingringo

    Surfingringo Gold Member Gold Member

    May 25, 2013
    Hi Johnny, just loosen the pivot a hair with a torx wrench. All of those pivots are hand assembled so some come tighter than others and occasionally you need to back the pivot screw off a bit. You don't need to disassemble anything and it won't affect your warranty at all.

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