Spyderco’s Manix 2, C101GPBBK2, definitely lifted the standard on EDC’s. The black CPM-S30V steel blade has great edge retention. The black G-10 handle is durable and contoured for comfort. The pocket clip is reversible, but only offers Tip-Up for the blade. The lock is a ball bearing which makes closing easy and smooth. The Manix 2 has enjoyed a welcome reception since its release in early 2010.? An all-black version arrived summer of 2010 with a DLC (diamond like coated) black blade, black screws and black silhouette pocket clip. Just like the non-black version it features an exceptionally strong lock called the Ball Bearing Lock?.? The lock consists of a free-floating ball bearing contained in a custom high-tech polymer cage.? The round ball bearing allows the lock to self adjust across a large surface, smoothly and consistently locking up with solid confidence. Layered under the G-10 handle are scalloped full-steel scale liners extending just beyond the handle scales, effectively jimping the handle’s perimeter while increasing rigidity and strength. The matte black non-reflective blade is Crucible 154-CM steel, hollow-ground with aggressive thumb serrations (jimping) above a super-sized 14mm Spyderco Round Hole.? A black three-screw pocket clip is left/right hand friendly and positions the folder for tip-up carry.