Mantis TA-2 Seymour Fixed 3" Skinner Blade, Tire Rubber Handles - TA2


MSRP* : $40.00 | You Save* : $16.05 (40%)
Part #: MNTTA2 | Mantis Knives
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MNTTA2: TA-2 Seymour
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Most folks think that the name is a little confusing, but then again, so is the pattern of the handle. This knife, by all purposes is considered a “skinner”, but I’ve seen people buy it for all sorts of reasons, from tactical to hunting. The sheath is interchangeable from horizontal carry to typical vertical carry. The handle is constructed of ZR rated tire rubber, and blade is 420 high carbon steel.

  • Overall Length (inches): 7.75
  • Blade Length (inches): 3.00
  • Blade Material: AUS8, Black
  • Handle Material: Rubber, Black
  • Carry System: Kydex Sheath
  • Special Features: ZR Rated Tire Rubber Handle

UPC Code: 014978050660

Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Mantis TA-2 Seymour Fixed 3" Skinner Blade, Tire Rubber Handlesrated 4.778 stars out of 5 (9 reviews)
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Mantis TA-2 Seymour Fixed 3" Skinner Blade, Tire Rubber Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Sep 19, 2013
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Good all around
I'm very impressed with the quality per cost ratio with this knife. Edge: Came with a sharp edge ready to use (no changes to the bevel needed). Ergo: Carried through the woods working on putting up a deer stand and the edges are a little sharp on the handle for non gloved hands (bull nose on the metal sticking out would work nice, future mod)Sheathe: For a plastic sheathe it's alright. Clip is coming loose after probably 2-3 weeks use; after tightening the bolts, it seems to be fine. Would be nice to cost maybe $5 more to get a cooler one to be honest. The lock of the sheathe is adequate. Haven't had any issues but it could get looser over time.Durability: Haven't used enough to really tell. Keeping in mind I got it on sale for mid twenties I've been impressed this far. The rubber handles make it easy to cleanAll in all, great quality for under 30 dollars. I've got a Benchmade DejaVu 4" and the edge is nowhere near to the benchmade, but that AUS-8 is some pretty awesome metal. Cold Steel uses the same. I would buy as a workhorse and have my other one as my main knife
Mantis TA-2 Seymour Fixed 3" Skinner Blade, Tire Rubber Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Sean B
Cleburne, Tx
Aug 24, 2013
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Finish
Cons: None
Second Kind of Cool
This is my first Mantis knife and I'm impressed with the quality. This knife feels good in the hands and I really like the feel of the rubber grips. Definitely the most eccentric knife in my collection.
Mantis TA-2 Seymour Fixed 3" Skinner Blade, Tire Rubber Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Aug 01, 2013
Pros: Blade Material, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Finish, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Great Backup Knife & Priced Right
Picked up this knife at SMKW(smokey mtn.knife wrks)because i liked the looks,and $.and i needed(wanted) a backup to my Esee 6.i was gonna get an Esee 3,but didnt want to pay $100.I'm certantly glad i got the mantis instead,saved myself well over $50,and this little knife is excellent for a backup.I do chores i dont want to put my Esee thru.If i accidentally messed this one up,no big deal,though if you take reasonable care of this knife your fine,will last,compact,great feel,resharpens good(Recurved blades can be awkward at first).but at this price,buy it,u wont b disappointed
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