Spyderco C101PGY2 Manix 2 Lightweight - 3.37" Maxamet Plain Edge Blade - Grey FRCP Handle

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Spyderco Manix 2 Lightweight C101PGY2 - Maxamet Blade - Grey FRCP Handles

Easily the ultimate of all Spyderco Manix 2 Lightweights, the Maxamet® combines the lightweight construction of their award-winning Manix 2 Lightweight with a blade crafted from Carpenter® steel's Micro-Melt® Maxamet® alloy. Maxamet is an extremely hard high-speed powdered tool steel possessing properties that transcend conventional high-speed tool steels and approach those of cemented carbides - the ultra-hard materials used to machine other steels. When Carpenter developed this amazing alloy for the rollers in their steel mills, they sent samples to various companies in the knife industry to evaluate as a blade material. Although many tried, Spyderco was one of only a handful of companies to successfully develop the specialized methods necessary to machine, heat treat, and grind this demanding material to yield reliable, high-performance knife blades.

This knife's full-flat-ground, leaf-shaped blade takes full advantage of Maxamet's properties, offering a superior combination of strength, low-friction cutting performance, and point utility. It is supported by Spyderco's patented Ball Bearing Lock high-strength lock mechanism that consists of a ball bearing nested within a durable textured polymer 'cage.' When the blade is opened, a spring-loaded steel plunger drives the ball bearing forward to wedge between a ramp on the blade and an 'anvil' in the handle's steel insert. 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.

Supporting the lock is an ultra-lightweight handle injection molded from tough fiberglass-reinforced co-polymer (FRCP). It features Spyderco's distinctive Bi-Directional Texturing® pattern for a secure grip in all environmental conditions and a reversible wire clip that provides convenient left or right-side tip-up carry, making all aspects of the knife's carry and operation completely ambidextrous.

  • Category End Use: EDC
  • Blade Steel: Maxamet
  • Blade Grind: FFG (full flat grind)
  • Blade Length: 3.37” (86 mm)
  • Length Open: 8.03” (204 mm)
  • Length Closed: 4.66” (118 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: .125” (3.2 mm)
  • Hole Diameter: .550" (14 mm)
  • Lock Type: Ball Bearing
  • Handle Material: Grey FRCP (fiberglass-reinforced co-polymer)
  • Tip Carry: Tip-Up
  • Clip Position: Ambidextrous
  • Weight: 2.9 oz. (82 g)
  • Made In: U.S.A.

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  • 5
    The Lightweight Models Have Their Place

    Posted by Robert Alan Tickle on Apr 27th 2021

    I have been buying and carrying Manix 2 G10 models for several years. I always shied away from the Lightweight models because I like to disassemble and tweak my knives. I decided to try one of the Lightweight models just to see what it was like. This knife won me over as soon as I took it out of the box. This Lightweight FRCP model weighs in at around 3 ounces. My regular G10 models weigh around 5 ounces. That is an amazing 40% reduction in weight. The feel in my hand was so light, but the blade is exactly the same at the blade on the G10 models. I still wish I could take it apart, but at least the pivot screw is adjustable. I don't think you can find another knife that is this light, with this quality of steel, this quality of lock, have this amount of cutting power and only weigh 3 ounces. I'm a convert.

  • 4
    Spiderco manix2 lightweight Maxamet plain edge blade

    Posted by CarmalChris on Jun 6th 2019

    Great knife although the handle feels a bit cheap, wish there were an option for either G10 or carbon fiber but love the maxamet steel excellent edge retention and razor sharp

  • 5
    Maxamet in a Great package

    Posted by Denny S. on Feb 19th 2019

    I did not like Spyderco knives for quite a while. Not sure why, just didn't like the looks of them. In fact it wasn't until I bought this same knife in CPM S110V and carried it awhile before I saw the genius of Spyderco knives. They just work and do so in a very sturdy, no frills way. I have carried my first Manix for some time when the hankering for something more moved me to buy the Maxamet Manix 2. At first I didn't care for the handle. My S110V has a G10 scale set. But soon I realized the benefits of this style scales. They are very lightweight, very grippy and from what I've read tough as a Marine. It has the same ball bearing lock as the blue G10 handled Manix which is a good thing. I have not had the this model long enough to comment on the Maxamet steel, but if there is any truth in some of the tests that have been done on youtube, Maxamet should also be a winner. Kudos to Spyderco, you have won me over!

  • 5
    Im impressed so far

    Posted by John on Feb 9th 2019

    These are my initial impressions only. I cannot comment on long term use. The manix lw has eluded my collection until now. I own a g10 model and while its nice, I always thought it was too wide of a platform to carry comfortably. This is not the case with the lw, in my experience. This knife disppears in the pocket. Its so light i dont know its there. Good ergonomics. Nice functional blade. And maxamet at this price (2/2019) i couldn't pass it up.