Mantras are meant to be repeated. In the case of the Spyderco Mantra 2, that repetition takes the form of a truly advanced flipper-style folding knife design that shares many of the same qualities as its brother, the Mantra. These include a precision-machined ergonomic handle with twin solid titanium scales, a robust Reeve Integral Lock (R.I.L.) mechanism with a hardened stainless steel interface, and a lightweight, easy-to-clean, open-backed construction style.
The Mantra 2’s unique blade is crafted from high-performance CPM® M4 tool steel—a powder metallurgy steel specially formulated for toughness, superior wear resistance, and edge retention. The blade’s narrow, utilitarian, drop-point profile is somewhat reminiscent of a filet knife, but is ideally suited to a broad range of cutting tasks. Although it includes a Trademark Round Hole™ that proudly identifies it as a Spyderco product, the Mantra 2’s blade is designed only for flipper-style opening. An integral flipper at the base of the blade and special ball bearing washers in the pivot allow the knife to be swiftly and easily opened with a stroke of the index finger of either hand. For convenience and ease of carry, the Mantra 2 also includes a reversible deep-pocket wire clip that supports both left and right-side tip-up carry.
In addition to offering exceptional cutting performance and reliability, the Mantra 2 also helps support a very worthy cause. A portion of the sales of the Mantra 2 will be donated to The Parkinson’s Foundation.
- Handle Material: Titanium
- Blade Material: CPM M4
- Blade Grind: Full-Flat
- Edge Grind: Plain Edge
- Blade Finish: Satin
- Blade Thickness: 0.118″ (3.0mm)
- Blade Length: 3.22″ (82mm)
- Edge Length: 3.22″ (82mm)
- Closed Length: 4.14″ (105mm)
- Overall Length: 7.36″ (187mm)
- Overall Weight: 2.8 oz. (79g)
- Locking Mechanism: Frame Lock
- Opening Mechanism: Flipper Tab
- Pocket Clip: 2-Position Tip-Up Wire Clip
- Designer: Eric Glesser
- Country of Origin: Taiwan