So I bit the bullet and got one yesterday. This knife far surpasses my expectations. I will go on record and say this is a dagger in the heart of the other guys knife that rhymes with Riptilian. I now own both and I no longer have a need for the non Spydie. This one surpasses it on every level. Better ergo's, AMAZINGLY smooth to open. I dare say the action on this knife is better than the standard Manix . Also smooth solid lockup and FFG. Super light and fast. There is nothing bad to say about the Manix 2 Translucent Blue knife. HOME RUN Spyderco.