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Manly Wasp

18+
£57.95
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The Wasp perfectly reflects Manly's philosophy of offering users a practical everyday knife made from top-grade materials and representing unbeatable value for money.


The Manly Wasp has handle scales of solid G10 and a repositionable deep carry clip. The stonewash blade with a nail nick consists of powder metallurgical CPM-S-90V, which meets even the most sophisticated requirements. The slipjoint mechanism features three stops when opening and closing. The Wasp's steps offer effective additional protection from accidental folding.


The Wasp is a practical everyday companion offering peerless edge retention - a milestone for its price range. Plus the blade is non-locking and under three inches long so classed as UK legal carry.

The handle is available in either green, black or orange.
SKU:
01ML037-$$
Brand:
Manly
Age Restriction:
18+
Blade Length:
7.5000
Overall Length:
17.2000
Blade Material:
S90V Stainless Steel
Blade Thickness:
0.24
Cutting Edge:
7.2
Grind:
Flat
Sheath:
No
UK Friendly Carry:
Yes
Closed Length:
9.9000
Pocket Clip:
Yes
Youtube Link:
pKiw7l4yzzM
Handle Material:
G10
Blade Type:
Plain
Blade Shape:
Drop Point
Blade Finish:
Brushed
Product Weight:
78
Lock Type:
Non-locking
Newest:
2018-09-14 00:00:00
Shipping Group:
STANDARD
Parent Base Price:
55.95
Lead Time Dropdown:
6 Weeks +
One Handed Opening:
No

Description


The Wasp perfectly reflects Manly's philosophy of offering users a practical everyday knife made from top-grade materials and representing unbeatable value for money.


The Manly Wasp has handle scales of solid G10 and a repositionable deep carry clip. The stonewash blade with a nail nick consists of powder metallurgical CPM-S-90V, which meets even the most sophisticated requirements. The slipjoint mechanism features three stops when opening and closing. The Wasp's steps offer effective additional protection from accidental folding.


The Wasp is a practical everyday companion offering peerless edge retention - a milestone for its price range. Plus the blade is non-locking and under three inches long so classed as UK legal carry.

The handle is available in either green, black or orange.

Specification


SKU:
01ML037-$$
Brand:
Manly
Age Restriction:
18+
Blade Length:
7.5000
Overall Length:
17.2000
Blade Material:
S90V Stainless Steel
Blade Thickness:
0.24
Cutting Edge:
7.2
Grind:
Flat
Sheath:
No
UK Friendly Carry:
Yes
Closed Length:
9.9000
Pocket Clip:
Yes
Youtube Link:
pKiw7l4yzzM
Handle Material:
G10
Blade Type:
Plain
Blade Shape:
Drop Point
Blade Finish:
Brushed
Product Weight:
78
Lock Type:
Non-locking
Newest:
2018-09-14 00:00:00
Shipping Group:
STANDARD
Parent Base Price:
55.95
Lead Time Dropdown:
6 Weeks +
One Handed Opening:
No

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  • 4
    Great Value

    Posted by JT on 1st May 2020

    Feels like it's definitely built to last! Not the easiest thing to open, but the blade snaps into place with a feel of quality.
    Communion and customer service was excellent, and was received very quickly.
    The only slight negative was that I thought it would be a bit sharper. That's not to say that it's blunt, far from it. But with talk of how difficult the edge is to sharpen I'm hoping that it doesn't dull too quickly. Mine certainly isn't 'shaving sharp' like some others have suggested.

  • 5
    Stunning.

    Posted by Mr Mud on 6th Nov 2019

    I do strongly prefer one hand opening knives.

    When I tried the Wasp, I had to get it nonetheless, because I liked it a lot. The opened knife just offers perfect proportions for my hands and the craftsmanship and materials suggest a much higher retail price. I also love how it rides in my pocket, with the deep carry clip firmly holding it in place, where I can easily reach it and also put it back.
    It took me a while to get used to the firm opening and closing, but once I adjusted to that, my Spyderco knifes see less and less use.
    The only downside I can see is that the back of the blade has rather sharp edges which is a fine thing for striking sparks, but it kind of eats away at the fabric of my pants.

  • 5
    Sublime quality for the money

    Posted by Moth on 31st Oct 2019

    It's sublime ! Steel is bonkers sharp ! And stays that way for a long time. To balance that it sharpens up really easily as well. It's light too compared to my other more traditional folders. I'm quite used to a thumb stud or a decent recess to f*ip the blade out, but I think it would detract from this knife. The build quality and detail is just amazing. I have a lot of folders and this one is always my go to edc. It does push the limits with what is allowed to be a edc ! But somehow doesn't look it. There is almost a cute factor to it which gives me confidence to carry it as a edc.

  • 5
    Awesome EDC knife

    Posted by James on 15th Oct 2019

    Just bought this knife for an everyday knife. Great steel and great finish for a slip joint, UK Legal knife. Mine is the orange version which is actually quite pleasant. For this price with G10 scales and S90V steel, I cannot imagine getting anything better for the money. Certainly, it is much better than all of the UK legal knives I looked at on the site.

  • 5
    Huge bang for buck!

    Posted by Doug on 11th Jun 2019

    TL;DR

    Iinitial impressions are that this is a great buy! Sharp, secure, comfortable, and looks great...


    AESTHETICS:

    First thing to note, is that on my black version, the pocket clip no longer has Manly written on it. Instead it just has their logo. That was my only reservation prior to purchase and I needn't have worried.

    Beyond that, I'm very pleased with the sleek and subtle look. The back spring does raise slightly above the scales at one point, but you'd have to be looking for it to notice.

    OPERATION:

    Opening and closing the knife is rellatively stiff, with clicks every 45 degrees. I doubt there would be any point adding a thumb stud for one hand opening without modifying the spring or cam. It does however, add a great feeling of security that I've not had (and suffered for) with other folders.The partial choil also means you'll feel any movement in the blade before you lean hard enough to close it on your fingers.

    In use the scales are slim but still comfortable. I'm left handed with average sized hands, so the pocket clip didn't get in my way and I don't intend to switch it over to the other side. I haven't used it hard yet, but I'm not anticipating any hot spots either.

    The blade comes literally shaving sharp out of the box. (And I mean that literally, not figuratively!) The point is very fine, so is great for detail work. I wouldn't want to use this as a lever, but I have plenty of other tools for that. I doesn't feel bendy in the slightest though, unlike other cheaper steels I've had previously.

    I can't comment on wear or edge retention or sharpening ability yet as I've not had it long enough yet.

    OVERALL:

    I'm exceptionally pleased with this purchase, and can see this becoming my EDC of choice. It's the cheapest knife I've seen using S90V but it looks and feels far from cheap. Buy one with confidence! ^_^

  • 4
    Refreshing utility

    Posted by Alijami on 3rd Apr 2019

    So lets start with what it isn't. It's no PK70 so why do I use it in preference. Well I don't think "fit and finish" is the right comparison. I can't fault the "fit" but it has a robust "use me" appearance deriving mainly from the nicely grippy slab scales. At first I found the multi-stop opening a chore but I've come to like the opening quarter stop. Unless your fingers are particularly cold or wet its easy to pinch-open to the quarter stop and then adjust the blade grip. If necessary the same applies to using the nail nick. The closed hold, therefore ease of opening, is adequate without being excessive.

    I've pooped on 5 stars for my usual reason. I demand lanyard carry in a legal max knife. Of course I have already added a 4mm brass lined lanyard hole. Possible due to the tip and frame geometry and the ease of dismantling with the supplied Allen keys. Incidentally I did not experience the difficulty in re-installing the blade reported in several YouTubes.

    One other very personal view, in a general purpose pocket knife or for occasional bush crafting use I believe that 12C27 is the optimal steel for most people. And it happens to be cheaper.

  • 4
    Excellent at First

    Posted by Mike on 2nd Mar 2019

    Out of the box it was definitely razor sharp and very well made
    After a few months as my regular EDC the blade is loosening up and closes regularly albeit just one notch in use. I've also snapped the tip off when prying open a staple holding paper together
    I've found it to be an excellent light duty slicer but not very robust, for this reason Ive gone back to my boker xs as my EDC as its able to do a wider range of every day jobs

  • 5
    Excellent solid knife

    Posted by Mr T on 27th Nov 2018

    I got one of the Heinnies red scaled versions, which were even better value. As with the other reviews, great blade on this knife, it came shaving sharp out of the box. The handle size and material mean you get a firm grip on the body of the knife. It's not been used much yet but looks ,feels and seems to be a robust solidly constructed knife. The blade is the star feature on this knife, and although not as thick as many I have, I don't abuse my knives, so won't be breaking or bending the fine blade tip by pushing it into tasks it's not designed for.
    The knife is a definite two hand opener, it's got the strongest stop points and open position of any non locking knife I have, .
    All in all great solid EDC that won't break the bank.

  • 5
    great knife

    Posted by Jozef on 30th Oct 2018

    superb steel,this knife is a must have,for the price one of the best UK EDC