C101 Manix 80mm

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The C101 Manix 80mm is a smaller-sized version of the C95 Manix. The C101 was initially introduced in 2005 and discontinued in 2008.

Updated variations, the C101 Manix 2, were introduced in 2009.

Appearance in catalogs

The C101 Manix appeared in the following catalogs (older, newer):

Designer

Eric Glesser

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

C101 Manix:

"The recipe for success: Start with an exceptionally strong lock, manufacture using precise tolerances and add a blade honed from exotic high-carbon stainless steel. The conclusion is the Manix 83mm. The C101 is an assembly of small seemingly inconsequential features that added together result in one of the strongest knives from Spyderco to date. Outstanding ergonomics are the result of the positioning between the fore-finger choil and the backlock and the relationship between the blade’s weight, the lock’s shape and the spring’s shape. These little things result in the smoothest possible opening/closing and reliable and comfortable cutting. Nested in the handle are skeletonized dual steel liners increasing rigidity and strength without the burden of unneeded weight. The blade is made from Crucible’s CPM-S30V steel and comes double flat-ground with aggressive thumb serrations (jimping) above the enlarged 14mm Spyderco Round Hole. Jimping keeps the thumb in safe and controlled contact with the blade’s spine. A three-screw pocket clip adjusts for ambidextrously carry, tip-up or tip-down."

The C101 Manix 80mm in Spyderco's online catalog

C101 Manix 2:

"The Manix 2 is a dependable, all-purpose folding knife that showcases Spyderco’s Made-in-USA quality and patented Ball Bearing Lock™. Its broad blade is precision machined from Crucible’s premium CPM® S30V® particle metallurgy stainless steel and features a full-flat grind for an exceptional balance of edge geometry and strength. Matching areas of jimping (textured grooves) on the thumb ramp and the index-finger choil complement the handle’s refined ergonomics to offer an amazingly secure, comfortable grip.

Constructed with full stainless steel liners, a stainless steel back spacer, and textured black G-10 scales, the Manix 2’s handle is home to a high-strength Ball Bearing Lock mechanism. One of our strongest, smoothest operating lock mechanisms, it consists of a hardened steel ball bearing encased in a polymer cage. When the knife is opened, a spring plunger drives the ball bearing forward onto a ramp on the blade, wedging it securely open. Pulling back on the cage releases the lock and allows the blade to pivot smoothly closed. Both opening and closing are easily performed with either hand and without ever placing your fingers near the blade’s edge.

To ensure instant access and ease of carry, the Manix 2 includes a reversible hourglass clip that supports left or right-side tip-up carry. It complements the blade’s Trademark Round Hole and lock mechanism to make every aspect of the knife’s carry, deployment, and operation completely ambidextrous."

The C101 Manix 2 in Spyderco's online catalog

C101 Manix 2 lightweight:

"The original Manix 2 Lightweight was the Winner of Blade magazine’s coveted Most Innovative American Design award. It combined the full-service cutting performance of the popular Manix 2 with a revolutionary lightweight handle molded from tough FRCP (fiberglass reinforced co-polymer). This version of the Manix 2 Lightweight is identical to that award-winning knife, with the exception of its handle color.

Weighing in at a scant three ounces, the Manix 2 Black Lightweight features a full-flat-ground CTS® BD1 stainless steel blade with Spyderco’s signature Trademark Round Hole™ for easy, ambidextrous, one-handed opening. The blade is supported by a high-strength Ball Bearing Lock™ housed within a precision-machined steel insert in the handle. The durable FRCP handle includes a molded Bi-Directional Texture™ pattern to ensure a secure grip in even the most demanding environments. A reversible wire clip provides left or right-side tip-up carry and makes the operation and carry of this knife completely ambidextrous.

The C101 Manix 2 lightweight in Spyderco's online catalog

Variations

The C101 Manix is made in Golden, U.S.A. and has:

Variations of the Manix

SKU Handle Edge Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C101GP Black G-10 PE CPM-S30V 2005-2007 179.95$ (2006) N/A Full Flat Chrome Metal Hourglass LH/RH, TD/TU Variant
C101GPS Black G-10 PS CPM-S30V 2005-2007 179.95$ (2006) N/A Full Flat Chrome Metal Hourglass LH/RH, TD/TU Main

Variations of the Manix 2

SKU Handle Edge Steel From/To MSRP Note Locks Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C101GP2 Black G-10 PE 154CM 2009 129.95$ (2009) Pilot run, ~20-25 were FFG, as they were produced before the decision was made to go hollow for the production runs Clear polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock 50 Full Flat Hollow Chrome Metal Hourglass LH/RH, TU Pilot
C101GP2 Black G-10 PE 154CM 2009-2012 129.95$ (2009) replaced by S30V version polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock Regular production Hollow Chrome Metal Hourglass LH/RH, TU ?
C101GPS2 Black G-10 PS 154CM 2009-2012 129.95$ (2009) replaced by S30V version polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock Regular production Hollow Chrome Metal Hourglass LH/RH, TU ?
C101GS2 Black G-10 SE 154CM 2009-2012 129.95$ (2009) polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock Regular production Hollow Chrome Metal Hourglass LH/RH, TU ?
C101CF90VP2 Black CF PE CPM-S90V 2009 269.95$ (2009) Sprintrun Clear polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock 400 Full Flat Chrome Metal Hourglass LH/RH, TU Variant
C101GPBL2 Blue G-10 PE CPM-S30V early 2010 199.95$ (2010) Sprintrun Clear polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock 500 Full Flat Chrome Metal Hourglass LH/RH, TU Variant
C101GFGXHPP2 Foliage Green G-10 PE CTS-XHP 2010 189.95$ (2010) Sprintrun, released in 2 batches (early spring and late summer 2010) Clear polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock 1000 Full Flat Chrome Metal Hourglass LH/RH, TU Variant
C101GPPN2 Pink G-10 PE 154CM mid 2010 129.95$ Distributor Exclusive Clear polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock 500 Hollow Chrome Metal Hourglass LH/RH, TU Variant
C101GPBBK2 Black G-10 PE Black DLC coated 154CM 2010-2012 169.95$ (2010) Black DLC blade, black screws, clear polymer cage, replaced by S30V version Clear polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock Regular production Hollow Black Metal Hourglass LH/RH, TU Variant
C101GPSBBK2 Black G-10 PS Black DLC coated 154CM 2010-2012 169.95$ (2010) Black DLC blade, black screws, clear polymer cage, replaced by S30V version Clear polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock Regular production Hollow Black Metal Hourglass LH/RH, TU Variant
C101GPRBK2 Dark Green G-10 PE CPM-S30V late 2010 199.95$ (2010) Stag Arms Exclusive, Black DLC blade, with black liners, screws, and clip; Stag Arms logo engraved on back side of blade Clear polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock Limited Full Flat Black Metal Hourglass LH/RH, TU Variant
C101GP2OR Orange G-10 PE CPM-S30V late 2010 199.95$ (2010) Cutlery Shoppe Exclusive Clear polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock 600 Full Flat Chrome Metal Hourglass LH/RH, TU Variant
C101MP2 Moonglow PE CPM-S30V early 2011 139.95$ (2011) Glow in the Dark EDC Forum Exclusive with EDC logo laser engraved next to the Spyderco Bug. 600 released early 2011 with 400 more in late 2011. First 600 had more opaque scales, while the following 400 were transparent enough that the skeletonized liners were easily discernible. Clear polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock 1000 Full Flat Chrome Metal Hourglass LH/RH, TU Variant
C101GTNP2 Tan G-10 PE CPM-M4 early 2011 153.95$ (2011) Bento Box Shop Exclusive Clear polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock 600 Full Flat Chrome Metal Hourglass LH/RH, TU Variant
C101GBD30P2 Coarse Black G-10 PE CTS-BD30P mid 2011 174.95$ (2011) Sprintrun, Originally slated to use CTS-BD75P, but a mis-marked batch of steel was sent resulting in this unplanned sprint.[1] Clear polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock 1000 Full Flat Chrome Metal Hourglass LH/RH, TU Variant
C101PBL2 Translucent blue FRCP PE CTS-BD1 2012- 124.95$ (2013) Manix 2 lightweight. Appears to have switched from pinned pivot to torx pivot Dec. 2012 polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock Regular production Full Flat Silver Wire LH/RH, TU Variant
C101PSBL2 Translucent blue FRCP PS CTS-BD1 2012-2013 124.95$ (2013) Manix 2 lightweight. Appears to have switched from pinned pivot to torx pivot Dec. 2012 polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock Regular production Full Flat Silver Wire LH/RH, TU Variant
C101GP2 Black G-10 PE CPM-S30V 2012-2013 146.95$ (2013) replaced 154CM version polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock Regular production Hollow Chrome Metal Hourglass LH/RH, TU ?
C101GPS2 Black G-10 PS CPM-S30V 2012-2013 146.95$ (2014) replaced 154CM version polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock Regular Production Hollow Chrome Metal Hourglass LH/RH, TU ?
C101GPBBK2 Black G-10 PE Black DLC coated CPM-S30V 2012-2013 186.95$ (2013) Black DLC blade, black screws, S30V replaced 154CM version, black polymer cage Black polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock Regular production Hollow Black Metal Hourglass LH/RH, TU Variant
C101GPSBBK2 Black G-10 PS Black DLC coated CPM-S30V 2012- 186.95$ (2013) Black DLC blade, black screws, S30V replaced 154CM version, black polymer cage Black polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock Regular production Hollow Black Metal Hourglass LH/RH, TU Variant
C101PBK2 Black FRCP PE CTS-BD1 2013- 124.95$ (2013) Manix 2 lightweight, black polymer cage Black polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock Regular production Full Flat Silver Wire LH/RH, TU Variant
C101GP2 Black G-10 PE CPM-S30V 2014- 146.95$ (2013) replaced hollow ground S30V version. Early examples have been reported to have solid, rather than skeletonized, liners Black polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock Regular production Full Flat Chrome Metal Hourglass LH/RH, TU
C101GPS2 Black G-10 PS CPM-S30V 2014- 146.95$ (2014) replaced hollow ground S30V version Black polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock Regular production Full Flat Chrome Metal Hourglass LH/RH, TU
C101GPBBK2 Black G-10 PE Black DLC coated CPM-S30V 2014- 186.95$ (2013) Black DLC blade, black screws, replaced hollow ground S30V version Black polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock Regular production Full Flat Black Metal Hourglass LH/RH, TU Variant
C101PDBL2 Dark Blue FRCP PE CPM-S110V April 2014- 179.95$ (2014) Lightweight pinned model (torx pivot) Black polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock Regular production Full Flat Silver Wire LH/RH, TU Variant
C101GPGY2 Grey Diamond-Cut texture G-10 PE Cru-Wear 2014 229.95$ (2014) Sprintrun Black polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock 1200 Full Flat Chrome Metal Hourglass LH/RH, TU Variant
C101PBBK2 Black FRCP PE Black DLC coated CTS-BD1 July 2015- 155.95$ (2015) Manix 2 lightweight Black polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock Regular production Full Flat Black Wire LH/RH, TU Variant
C101GPDBL2 Dark Blue G-10 PE CPM-S110V Feb 2016- 228.95$ (2016) Black polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock Regular production Full Flat Chrome silver Hourglass LH/RH, TU Variant
C101PBN2 Brown FRCP PE Satin CTS-XHP Oct. 2016 $149.95 (2016) Manix 2 lightweight. Black polymer cage. KnifeCenter exclusive Black polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock Limited Full Flat Silver Wire LH/RH, TU Variant
C101PGY2 Stone gray FRCP PE Maxamet Nov. 2016 $269.95 (2016) Manix 2 lightweight. Black polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock Regular production Full Flat Silver Wire LH/RH, TU Variant
C101KBPI Black/red G-10 CE Stonewashed CPM-S30V Dec. 2016 $194.95 (2016) Designed in collaboration with legendary Denver DJ and media personality Willie B. 3D machined 106.7 on handle. Laser-engraved 106.7 KBPI logo and "Rocks the Rockies" slogan (back side), and Willie B’s signature (front side) on blade. Black polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock 500 Full Flat Chrome silver Hourglass LH/RH, TU Variant
C101CFPCW2 Smooth matte black CF PE Cru-Wear Jan. 2017 $274.95 MSRP/$164.97 street (2016) KnifeCenter exclusive. Black polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock Limited Full Flat Chrome Hourglass LH/RH, TU Variant
C101MBGP2 Black G-10 PE Satin CPM-S30V Apr. 2017-Oct. 2018 219.95$ (2017) Linerless, super fine textured G-10 Back Lock Regular production Full Flat Chrome Metal Hourglass LH/RH, TD/TU Variant
C101POR2 Orange FRCP PE Satin CPM-S90V May 2017-Feb. 2019 $199.95 MSRP/$119.97 street (2017) Cutlery Shoppe Dealer Exclusive Black polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock Limited Full Flat Silver Wire LH/RH, TU Variant
C101CFPE2 Black peel ply CF PE CPM-154/CPM-S90V July 2017 399.95$ (2015) Sprintrun. Is not a CPM-154 cladding on a CPM-S90V core, like the PM2 sprint. Black polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock Limited Full Flat Chrome silver Hourglass LH/RH, TD/TU Variant
C101GM4P2 Natural/jade G-10 PE Satin CPM-M4 Nov. 2017 189.95$ MSRP/$134.95 street (2017) BladeHQ Exclusive. Black polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock Limited Full Flat Chrome silver Hourglass LH/RH, TD/TU Variant
C101GM4PBK2 Natural/jade G-10 PE Black coated CPM-M4 Jan 30, 2018 229.95$ MSRP/$154.95 street (2018) BladeHQ Exclusive. Black coated clip, hardware, and skeletonized liners. Black polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock Limited Full Flat Black Hourglass LH/RH, TD/TU Variant
C101GPBGY521002 Dark gray G-10 PE Black DLC 52100 Feb. 2018 $240.00 MSRP/$148.95 street (2018) KnifeWorks exclusive. Black coated liners, backspaced, and hardware. Black polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock Limited Full Flat Black Hourglass LH/RH, TU Variant
C101MGPBRBBK Black/brown "burled" G-10 PE Black DLC CPM-S90V July 2018 $249.95 (2018) Sprintrun. Black coated clip, hardware, and skeletonized liners. Black polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock Limited Full Flat Black Hourglass LH/RH, TD/TU Variant
C101MCFP2 Black marbled CF PE CPM-4V Sept. 26, 2018 $269.95 MSRP/$209.95 street (2018) Fradon Lock Company exclusive (via www.safeandlockstore.com). Black polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock 475 Hollow Chrome silver Hourglass LH/RH, TU Variant
C101GPRD2 Red G-10 PE Satin CPM-20CV Jan. 15, 2019 @ 11AM CST $200.00 MSRP/$129.95 street (2019) DLT dealer exclusive. Limit of 2 per household. Collector's Club knives started arriving late December 2018. Sold out in under 10 minutes. Black polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock 800 Full Flat Chrome silver Hourglass LH/RH, TU Variant
C101GPCW2 Smooth black G-10 PE Satin Cru-Wear July 2019 $200.00 MSRP/$130.00 street (2019) KnifeCenter dealer exclusive. Black polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock Limited Full Flat Silver Hourglass LH/RH, TU Variant
C101GPBN2 Earth brown textured G-10 PE Satin M390 Oct. 2019 $209.00 (2019) Distributor Exclusive Black polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock Limited Full Flat Silver Hourglass LH/RH, TD/TU Variant
C101GPBNBK2 Earth brown textured G-10 PE Black DLC M390 Not yet released $229.00 (2019) Distributor Exclusive. Black hardware. Black polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock Limited Full Flat Black Hourglass LH/RH, TD/TU Variant
C101PORBK2 Orange FRCP PE Black DLC coated CPM-S90V Not yet released Cutlery Shoppe Dealer Exclusive Black polymer cage Ball Bearing Lock Limited Full Flat Black Wire LH/RH, TU Variant

Most collectible variation

Questions regarding collecting the C101

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C101 Manix:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C101G 200mm 117mm 83mm 70mm 14mm 4mm 154g
C101G2 203mm 117mm 86mm 73mm 14mm 3mm 143g
C101BK2 204mm 118mm 86mm 73mm 14mm 3.2mm 85g
C101MBGP2 204mm 118mm 86mm 74mm 14mm 3.7mm 125g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C101 Manix:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C101G 7 7/8" 4 5/8" 3 1/4" 2 3/4" 9/16" 5/32" 5.5oz
C101G2 8" 4 5/8" 3 3/8" 2 7/8" 9/16" 1/8" 5oz
C101BK2 8.03" 4.66" 3.37" 2.88" 0.563" 0.125" 3oz
C101MBGP2 8.03" 4.66" 3.37" 2.92" 0.563" 0.145" 4.4oz

References

  1. CTS-B75 sprint replaced with CTS-BD30 steel

Pictures

C101 Manix 2 with moonglow scales.

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