Spyderco Large Manix C95GPFG Knife Review

Reviewed by corwin99 on June 30th, 2014

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The Spyderco Large Manix is very popular knife that has undergone a couple changes, and this is the second model that was released. The original Manix C95 released around 2004-2007, with this Foliage Green sprint run version released shortly after in 2008. This is the heaviest of the Large C95 Manix knives.

This is a very solid knife, and a hefty 6.25oz. It feels great in the hand, and is probably part of the reason why it is considered such a great knife by many knife collectors. It features a solid compression lock, which locks up like a bank vault. Still in my mind one of the best EDC’s out there, Spyderco or otherwise.

Blade
The Spyderco C95GPFG features a CPM S30V Stainless steel blade, with a modified drop point blade profile in a satin finish. The blade of course has the Trademark Spyderco Round Hole and some nice jimping on the thumb ramp to give you some extra purchase and control.

Handle
The Manix features a typical Spyderco G-10 finished handle, in a Spyderco favourite color – Foliage Green. It also has the typical finish, which is a fairly rough and fine sandpaper-like feel. Its great for grip, but not so friendly with your pants pockets. The general ergonomics of the Manix handle are fantastic, and it can be held in most grips very comfortably. One of my all-time favourits in that respect.

Fit and Finish
Typical Spyderco Fit and Finish for a Boulder, Colorado manufactured blade. It has the slightly fraying at the screw hole edges, and standard “boring” Spyderco Blade and Handle finishes, but that also kind of what makes the knife cool. Its a Spyderco through and through, and makes no apologies for it. Designed by Eric Glesser, it doesn’t have the less conventional styling cues that some of Eric’s designs have, but stays closer to home and features a more conventional design but his same trademark ergonomics.

Overall a very good piece, typical Spyderco fit and finish. Nothing to complain about here, just a solid knife overall. I suggest getting one if you have the opportunity. I personally prefer these older versions with the compression lock over the newer ball bearing lock versions that were released in 2011.

Specs:
Blade Length: 3 3/4″
Closed Length: 5 1/16″
Overall Length: 8 13/16″
Weight: 6.25oz”
Blade Material: CPM-S30V
Blade Finish: Satin Finish
Blade Grind: Full Flat
Handle Material: G-10
Locking Mechanism: Compression Lock

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