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Mantis TA-2XLB Master Fixed 3.75" Black Plain Blade with Guthook, Tire Rubber Handles

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Part Number: MNTTA2XLB
Manufacturer: Mantis Knives
Retail Price: $120.00
Our Price: $97.95
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$24.95
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Description
MNTTA2XLB: TA-2XLB Backbone
Mantis Knives
 
We call this knife the "Backbone". The Backbone rounds out our TA2XL series. We gave this knife a black oxide coating to the deep sweep belly designed blade. It has all the features of the other knives in the TA2XL series. Like the other knives, we decided to use our own M-vx steel to give you the reliability and edge retention that you all have come to enjoy and expect using our steel.
Specifications
  • Overall Length: 8.56"
  • Blade Length: 3.75"
  • Blade Material: MvX
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Handle Material: ZR Rated Tire Rubber
  • Lock Style: Fixed Blade
  • Carry System: Custom Sheath with Clip
  • Weight: 4.5 oz.
  • Special Features: Gut Hook
  • Made in Taiwan
Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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Simon
MD
Mar 26, 2016
Pros: Finish, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, None
Cons: Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard
Bought for $20-30, Worth $20-30
When I saw the original price of this blade, I thought, "Great, I'm getting a really good deal out of this!", seeing as how it was on sale for $20. I then quickly saw why, after the knife arrived. The handle is rubber, but mediocre. Sure it'll prevent the blade from flying out of your hand, but in the end, a piece of plastic would do just the same job. The knife edge came sharp and barely passed the arm hair test after I pressed to hard enough, but the metal itself seems cheap and too light to be anything substantial. Overall, it feels like a $20 knife, save for the sharp edge and clean look. I would say for $20 or mayyyybe even $30 it'd be worth it, but for the original price of $97.95, I would say definitely not.
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