Spyderco's original Manix 2 Lightweight pioneered the concept of the ultra-lightweight, full-service folding knife. The latest version of this award-winning knife raises the bar even higher with the addition of a low-profile Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) coating on the blade. Harder than the blade steel itself, this state-of-the-art coating eliminates reflection off the blade and makes this knife the lightweight cutting tool of choice in environments where light discipline is a concern. The full-flat-ground PlainEdge blade is crafted from high-performance CTS BD1 stainless steel and features an opposing index-finger choil and thumb ramp for superior control during precision cutting tasks. Both areas include jimping (textured grooves) for maximum purchase and are complemented by an oversized Trademark Round Hole that allows swift one-handed opening, even while wearing gloves.
The Manix 2 Lightweight's handle is injection molded from fiberglass-reinforced co-polymer (FRCP)--a tough, incredibly lightweight material that keeps the knife's overall weight down to a mere three ounces. Joining the blade and handle is Spyderco's patented high-strength Ball Bearing Lock mechanism, which offers exceptional strength and fully ambidextrous operation. The handle includes a deeply molded Bi-Directional Texturing pattern for maximum grip security and a reversible black wire clip that provides left or right-side tip-up carry. Made with pride in the U.S.A., the black-bladed Manix 2 Lightweight offers extreme performance in an incredibly weight-conscious package.
Closed Length 4.66" (118 mm)
- Overall Length 8.03" (204 mm)
- Blade Length 86" (73 mm)
- Steel CTS BD1
- Edge Length 2.88" (73 mm)
- Weight 3.0 oz (85 g)
- Blade Thickness 0.125" (3.2 mm)
- Handle FRCP
|Blade Material||Cts bd-1|
|Lock Type||Side lock|
|Pocket Clip Include||True|
Quick! List the most respected and innovative knife companies you can think of. If you know anything about knives, Spyderco is somewhere near the top. Spyderco Inc. makes some of the most unique and downright bizarre knife designs you'll see on the market, but from the number of passionate fans discussing, debating, and learning everything they can about Spyderco knives, it's clear that the company has done something right.
From the Glesser Family and the Spyderco Crew:
Since starting Spyderco we've been told our knives are different, peculiar, even out there. All true. Thinking beyond established knife industry barriers allowed us to introduce new and radical innovations to the knife culture including: One-hand opening, serrations on a folder and a clip to attach a knife to a pocket.
We didn't go into business to rake in a mountain of dough we're here for more selfish reasons- indulging our passion for creating knives. Spyderco is definitely out of the norm in the knife industry in our dedication to researching and developing fresh, improved and better performing materials all with function and reliability being key.
Someone once said to Sal Glesser, Spyderco's owner, 'You must design in the dark because your knives look so strange.' True again. Our recognizable appearance is a result of designing ergonomic functional tools rather than applying lipstick and nylons to a pocketknife. We may look curious, homely, whatever, but we'll never be called unusable or undependable.
Making knives that consistently deliver reliable high-performance requires an ongoing commitment to testing. In our million-dollar testing facility we examine edge retention with a CATRA machine, look for rust development with Q-FOG, check the force needed to open and close a knife. We also repeatedly test for stress, wear, optimal heat-treating and actively search for higher quality, performance enhancing steels and materials.
As a customer you probably don't think about this, or much care, but it allows us to put forth a promise. When you purchase a Spyderco you are buying a high-quality reliable cutting tool designed and manufactured for peak performance and ergonomic comfort. Those Who Know Carry Spyderco.