Spyderco Manix 2 VS Spyderco Paramilitary 2
Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:05 PM
Both are classics and either would be a good pick, so my opinion is if you can, try them in hand to see which feels better and/or which locking mechanism you prefer. After that it's down to choosing which blade shape (or steel, depending on the model) would be useful to you.
Posted 13 October 2017 - 12:03 AM
I'm completely unfamiliar with the compression lock and ball bearing lock...any thoughts on which is stronger?
Overall design I like both. I can see me breaking the tip off the Para, so that makes a better selling point for the Manix.
Luckily I live 30 minutes from Smoky Mountain Knife works, so next I'm there I will handle both.
Posted 13 October 2017 - 03:57 AM
I've only handled the PM2's compression lock personally and my only comment about that is it's more righty-oriented than the Manix 2's ambidextrous lock (I'm a lefty). Other than that, that's good you're near a shop you can handle them at and get them serviced if need be.
Posted 13 October 2017 - 09:33 AM
The lock back may have won, but they never got an official number. So the actual winner was the ball bearing. Very interesting test if you haven't seen the video.
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