Manly Back with Option-Rich Fixed Blade

Manly Knives is readying their latest knife for release, a larger fixed blade. The knife showcases classic outdoors knife lines and as with other Manly Knives provides users with multiple configuration options.

The knife – which as yet has not been given a model name – bears a close resemblance to the Drugar in Manly’s existing lineup. However, it’s a step up in size over the Drugar, adding about 3/4 of an inch to the cutting edge, bringing the blade length up to 5 inches. The blade shape keeps it simple, a universal drop point equipped with a flat grind capable of accomplishing many specialized and general outdoor cutting tasks.

Manly USA immediately caught the community’s attention with its competitively-priced knives in a variety of high performance steels. Today, most of their offerings can be had in steels ranging from entry-level to super premium, and the new fixed blade follows suite. The currently scheduled options are D2, CPM-154, and S90V; Manly projects an HRC betwen 59-60 for all three steels. A 14C28N option is also expected.

Whereas the Drugar emphasized a more tactical or hard-use look with its handle design and built-in driver/impact tool, the new fixed blade goes for a classy letterboxed design, with countoured scales sitting on proud full tang handle. Users will be able to choose between G-10, ironwood, or walnut for the scales. According to Manly the knife weighs 6 ounces on the nose, and current expectations indicate that Kydex and leather sheath options will be avaiable.

No official release date for the nameless new blade has been given yet, but the price is expected to start at $80.

Knife in Featured Image: Manly USA Fixed Blade