Accessories, Knives, Reviews Articles, Benchmade, Knives, Spyderco, Videos 0 Comments The Spyderco Para Military 2 is a full sized folding knife perfect for cutting through fruit and other objects. The Para Military 2 can be pressed into very hard use, borderline abusive tasks, and it can be a daily companion to open up packages and the like. 555 Gear 35,460 views. It’s a good deal shorter. I think it’s a shame as a Para3 with the clip design from the Military/Tenacious-family would really float my boat. The liners have been milled out somewhat to reduce the weight, and at 3.75 ounces the knife is very light overall. Para Mili is the classic one..thought I was not aware (not so sure) on the PM II and it’s differences! Sure enough I thought “an upside down liner lock” and I thought it a dumb design. I was on a waiting list with http://www.bladehq.com for over 6 months and then I got an email saying it was available and I waited 3 days till payday to buy it and it was already sold out. What I like about this is that you have the option of setting your hand back on the knife to maximize reach, or you can choke up for more detailed cutting tasks. Next $100 knife on my list is the SOG Kiku, super bad knife if you haven’t heard of it check it out ASAP. At 14mm in diameter it is really a much bigger thumb hole than I am used to – but I quickly grew accustomed to it and now I absolutely love it. I will keep you posted once I have grabbed hold of it! For example, I had to slice a lot of large ciabatta rolls, and the 3.4″ blade really made easy work of the task. The extreme wear resistance makes sure that this knife stays sharp for a very long time. Spyderco has released a number of sprint runs of the Paramilitary 2 over the years in a wide range of exotic steels and handle colors. Great minds must think alike! At this point I am a little concerned but all I can do is wait. Thanks Lew, that makes things much easier. The centering on the Paramilitary-2 is, as is usual with Spydercos, dead on center. The compression lock works by wedging a piece of the liner between the tang and a stop pin. It’s an honest hardworking tool. Ahh yes. The G-10 handle has been slimmed at the end to improve handling and overall ergonomics. God Bless! ACHIEVED!! But for the uninitiated this is an all around excellent steel. For the time being a premium version of the knife in S110V with blurple scales is available (apparently as a non-sprint run on Spyderco’s regular lineup for the foreseeable future). It’s a rock star in the EDC world, and for good reason. As a side note, I think that tip-down carry is safer with paramilitary 2, because compression lock doesn’t hold the blade that well in the closed position. Ben reviewed the Para 3 back in 2017, and I acquired and reviewed a Para 3 Lightweight in 2019. TP, when there is a will, there is a way! A new pivoting system with bushings has been added for an improved deployment action which is more fluid. The blade comes razor sharp and thanks to the Premium Quality S100V steel, it holds that edge for a very long time. First of all my local brick-and-mortar shop seems to be physically unable to get one in stock which makes me a bit pissed off (I want to give them my money in exchange for goods, Y they not have stocked inventory?! I predict a Para 2 in your future…. I borrowed my co-worker’s knife today (she actually got me into knives). I have decided few days ago asking my buddy to buy (from NG) one more Military and a Para Military, because it’s smaller and comes with a compression lock, that aroused my interest! I loved that blade and carried it everyday until it was confiscated. Whether it’s worth the near $100 premium over a regular S30V Para 2 would depend a great deal on how much you care about the steel in your knife. Your email address will not be published. Just received confirmation from my buddy that he had ordered the Military & Para Military both in Digi Camo also included is a Manix 2 XL…with NG! But ditto to all the positive statements about this knife! Thanks, Dan, for the knowledge as I now know what an actually good design it is (and how it is meant to be closed)! It seems like most Spydercos come tip up as a factory standard and I found it interesting that the PM2 arrived tip down out of the box. Spyderco Paramilitary 2 Folding Knife 3-7/16" S110V Satin … It has a premium full flat ground plain edge blade which is manufactured with the remarkable S30V steel as standard. I was going to my first NFL game, Atlanta vs Tampa Bay and didn’t realize I couldn’t bring it in. I doubt any brick and mortar stores will carry the blade anytime soon. Everything is screwed together and you have an open construction design with 2 pillars and a very large lanyard loop. If you poll a group of people who routinely purchase $100-500+ knives, odds are very good that a Paramilitary 2 is a serious part of their EDC rotation. This is a great knife to use with gloves and it ensures a smooth and effortless deployment with every flick.