Spyderco Manix 2 XL - DLC (diamond-like carbon) Blade - Black G-10 Scales
When you first pick up the Manix 2 XL, you will realize there is something amazing about this knife. For a knife of it's size, it's very "easy in the pocket" and not as heavy as you'd expect, tipping the scales at only 5.2 ounces. Much more than a Manix 2 "on steroids," the XL truly deserves consideration as one of the best large knives on the market. As the case with all knives, the blade is of upmost importance, and the Manix 2 XL does not disappoint. The full-flat ground blade is CPM-S30V with generous jimping on the backside above the oversized 14mm Spyderco round hole.
One of our biggest fears with large folders is a poor lock. Problem solved here, as the blade is secured open using Spyderco's patented Ball Bearing Lock, which is comprised of a free-floating steel ball-bearing encased in a high-tech polymer cage. When opened, the ball bearing moves forward onto the blade's ramp where it is wedged, locking the blade safely open. The spherical shape of the ball rotates freely allowing the lock to self-adjust across a large surface, ensuring smooth and confident lock-up every time it is opened.
The skeletonized stainless steel liners are nested inside the G-10 handle and extend beyond the scales. This creates a scalloped pattern around the handle's perimeter for additional positive grip. This feature keeps the knife from slipping out in the hand and works well with gloves. The liners serve a double purpose by adding rigidity and lightweight strength to the handle. A three-screw clip can be positioned ambidextrously, tip-up for comfort and pocket carry. The Manix 2 XL also features an large lanyard pipe for various types of cords or thongs.
- Category End Use: EDC
- Blade Steel: CPM-S30V
- Blade Grind: FFG (full flat grind)
- Blade Length: 3.85” (98 mm)
- Length Open: 8.03” (204 mm)
- Length Closed: 5.09” (129 mm)
- Blade Thickness: .125” (3.2 mm)
- Hole Diameter: .550 (14 mm)
- Lock Type: Ball Bearing
- Handle Material: Black G-10
- Tip Carry: Tip-Up
- Clip Position: Ambidextrous
- Weight: 5.2 oz. (147 g)
- Made In: U.S.A.