Spydercollector‘s recap of Amsterdam Meet 2017 is well underway and leading news coming out of the event is a Manix line-extension, a small budget folder, and an update to the Serge Pachenko Dog Tag Folder.

The annual Amsterdam Meet is where Spyderco introduces new models and prototype designs to hardcore European Spyderco fans. Some of the knives are slated for full production by the time they get to Amsterdam, with release windows and specs already pegged down. Others are highly experimental – photographs are off limits – with many designs never making it to the assembly line.

Manix 2 Back Lock
Last year we learned the Manix family would be growing with the addition a version made of Maxamet steel. In 2017, the popular line will continue to expand with news of the Manix 2 Back Lock. The new knife is reminiscent of the very first Manix which also was built with a back lock. Spydercollector tells us this new variant is noticeably different from the original. New micro-textured G-10 handle scales offer a less aggressive grip. The 2017 edition is also completely linerless to keep the weight in line with its Ball Bearing brother.

“If you work with gloves or just want that old familiar Back Lock Manix, then this might be a nice option,” Spydercollector tells us. But, he says the new version will be sold alongside the base model and he doesn’t anticipate the Ball Bearing Lock leaving the lineup anytime soon. “I think it has become very popular for Spyderco. They showed more models with ball bearing locks, like the Q-Ball and D’Allara 3. I doubt they’re looking to get rid of it.”

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