My oldest brother does some extreme camping and hiking. For him, a knife choice is always a trade off between weight and size. The bigger the knife, the heavier. The heavier the knife, the less of something else he can pack. A few years ago, he asked me for a good recommendation on a knife that was light enough to carry long distances but big enough to get things cut. After checking out a few of my recommendations, he decided on the Spyderco Dragonfly. A great choice for the vast majority of cuts you need to make when outdoors, but for big cutting jobs, the blade falls just a bit short.
A couple of days ago, the new Spyderco Lightweight Manix 2 showed up at our store. This is a full sized folder that boasts a 3.37″ blade. The leaf shaped flat ground blade makes it perfect for all kinds of cutting activities. But here is the amazing part–the knife only weighs 3 ounces. Built with CTS BD1 blade steel and an injection molded FRCP handle, the entire knife weighs just 3 ounces! This is a game changer. Now, for those of you who need a lightweight knife but want it big enough to tackle everything and more, the Spyderco Lightweight Manix 2 is ready and waiting. Check it out on our website.