One of Spyderco’s most popular and iconic designs, the Manix 2 is also the perfect canvas for limited edition Sprint Runs that combine all the features and benefits of the standard version of the knife with unique construction materials.
The defining characteristic of this version of the Manix 2 is its CPM® Cru-Wear® blade. Produced by Crucible® Industries, standard Cru-Wear is an air-hardening tool steel that was designed as an upgrade to D2. Although it contains less carbon and chromium, its increased levels of vanadium and tungsten make it tougher and more wear resistant than D2.
CPM (Crucible Particle Metallurgy) Cru-Wear further accentuates the benefits of Cru-Wear by combining its advanced alloy composition with the benefits of powdered metallurgy. This process produces very homogeneous steel with superior dimensional stability, grindability, and toughness. CPM Cru-Wear, in particular, offers increased toughness and chip resistance compared to its conventional ingot counterpart. Please note that CPM Cru-Wear is still a tool steel—not stainless—and is therefore susceptible to corrosion if not properly maintained.
The handle scales of this knife are machined from gray diamond pattern G-10. Like ordinary G-10, this material is extremely durable and has a fine checkered texture for an enhanced grip. However, it also features a handsome diamond pattern that clearly sets this knife apart from standard production versions of the Manix 2, enhancing its status as both a functional tool and a highly prized collector’s item.