Manly Wasp

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Lee D, May 25, 2020.

  1. Lee D

    Lee D

    May 27, 2013
    Im not 100% sure where to post this, but I gotta know...where are these slick looking slip joints coming from? Im looking to buy one, but all I’ve found online is the home page and a couple dealers I’m not familiar with. I’m not picky about steel choices, it sounds like their heat treat is spot on, I just know I’m not going to be content until I track one down.
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Manly USA was the original US distributor of these knives, they had to stop since Manly stopped shipping to them. I have seen Manly up for sale at other online Knife sites. They are made in Bulgaria. The D2 steel is German, and the other steels from other locations. They had Sandvik, cpm 154 and m390.
     
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  3. Smiling

    Smiling

    976
    Nov 21, 2019
    Bulgaria
     
  4. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    You can find them on that South American river place.
     
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  5. Lee D

    Lee D

    May 27, 2013
    From what I’m finding, that might be my only option. I’m a little shocked at the price of these knives, I honestly expected it to be twice as much...maybe I’ll grab two lol
     
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  6. Sid Post

    Sid Post

    Oct 14, 1998
    Bulgaria
     
  7. Smiling

    Smiling

    976
    Nov 21, 2019
    European webshops still have them. IDK how much will shipping cost tho.
     
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  8. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Good working knives, fit and finish are good, not collector quality but good solid knives. My favorite are the Wasps in Sandvik, and my Comrade in D2. There is a good right up of them in the Knives Review and testing thread by Gary W Graley.
     
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  9. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
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  10. evilgreg

    evilgreg Why so serious? Gold Member

    Dec 25, 2012
    I'm super happy with mine. I was put off at the start by the four stop action, it felt weird and annoying until I got used to it. Now it's one of my favorite non-locking knives.
     
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  11. Lee D

    Lee D

    May 27, 2013
    Just so you know, you’re partly responsible for this :D
     
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  12. Lee D

    Lee D

    May 27, 2013
  13. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    That is the Comrade (also a slip joint) in cpm154, larger than the Wasp. The newer Wasps and Comrades have a stop pin behind the tang of the blade to prevent the blade from striking the spring when shutting closed, to prevent edge damage. That was a thing with some of the older models, but should be fixed, not a big deal but something to read up on in the knife testing and review section. I also like my fixed blade Patriot and Drugar.
     
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  14. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
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    The top two knives, an orange Wasp and the already shown orange Comrade, both have 4 way stops.
     
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  15. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
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    Black Comrade in D2.
     
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  16. 954Ink

    954Ink Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

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    Feb 22, 2020
    South American River place?
     
  17. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Not sure if I can mention the company by name, may not be a supporter of blade forums, so it is the same name as the long river in South America, or fighting women in Greek mythology. :D
     
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  18. Alberta Ed

    Alberta Ed

    Jun 29, 1999
    The Canadian website where I bought my WASP in 12C27 isn't offering them anymore, either; I believe Cutting Edge in Calgary was starting to carry them. Will check when they re-open, which should be any time. These are great knives, hope they will be widely available again soon.
     
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  19. lambertiana

    lambertiana Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    The source mentioned above has the S90V Wasp. There is also a US online dealer who has the 12C27 version, but they are not a paying dealer on BF so I can't let that name out publicly on the forum.

    I have a 12C27 Wasp and I like it a lot.
     
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