Here are the main features on this knife that make me want to carry it everyday.
- Ony weighs 3.75 oz. and has fairly grippy G10 scales. Who doens’t like digi-camo…cmon.
- The compression lock. You’ll be spending hours flipping the blade out. The lock-up sound when you flick it is entertaining. I don’t know of any other lock that’s this fun.
- Blade steel is CPM-S30V which isn’t the best but very high quality. You’ll be able to keep a working edge longer without touchups
- Variety: You’ll surely be able to find a style you like if you appreciate this model. You can go with a Satin blade with black or digi camo G10, OR the same handle options with a black DLC coated blade. Along with many sprint-runs and exclusives over the years.
If you want a good knife that you can appreciate carrying everyday and will possibly last so it could be handed down a
generation I’d start here. And, possibly work your way up the spectrum even though, there are plenty of budget knives
that will meet your needs. If you’re a gadget guy and like pocket knives….you won’t go wrong with a compression lock
just because of the fun factor…trust me on this one.
Check prices here: Spyderco Paramilitary 2
Spyderco just release their smaller version of this knife as well, the Para 3
If you find the PM2 handle or blade too long….the Para 3 has only a 3″ blade with 4.27 inch handle length.