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Spyderco Para-Military 2, CPM S30V, G-10 Handle

Suggested Retail: $197.95
Sale Price: $104.36
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Item Number: C81GP2-J-169
Manufacturer: Spyderco
Manufacturer Part No: C81GP2
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Why change something if it works?  Because, at Spyderco, we practice the principle of C.Q.I. - Constant Quality Improvement.  If we can refine and improve the ergonomics or cutting performance of an established model, we do it.


Our 2010 Para-Military2 has several changes over the classic version.  The G-10 handle is narrowed at the end improving the ergonomics. The handle and blade have been profiled thinner; removing uncomfortable angles when in the closed position.  It features a Compression Lock and an ambidextrous-friendly four way clip which carries tip-up/tip-down, left/right-hand and rests deeper in a pocket.  We kept the same high-performance CPM-S30V full flat-ground blade but weve also lengthened the blades tip and added additional surface jimping to both the spine and finger choil.  Implementation of a new Bushing Pivot System generates fluid action and more consistent manufacturing tolerances.  Larger lanyard gives more options for carry.

Refinements to overall construction may not be drastic or even visible to the eye but from the G-10 textured handle to the CPM-S30V steel full flat blade, everything is sharper, smoother and guaranteed to provide performance and user comfort.

Made in Golden, Colorado U.S.A.

Specifications:

Length Overall:  8 9/32 in.   
Length Closed:  4 13/16 in.
Cutting Edge:   3 5/64 in.
Blade Length: 3 7/16 in.    
Blade Steel:   CPM-S30V
Blade Thickness:  9/64 in.
Hole Diameter:    9/16 in.
Handle Material:   G-10
Item Number: C81GP2-J-169
Manufacturer: Spyderco
Manufacturer Part No: C81GP2

Product Reviews

(525 Ratings, 7 Reviews) Average Rating:
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Bad quality...
Vladimir Zaitsev (Astana, ) 2/23/2015 10:26 PM
The edge it's not straight, no washer on one side, blade has the strong side play. Chinese Spyderco Para-Military 2 fakes that I saw had better quality...
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You must know what to expect!
Max Savino (United States) 1/15/2015 12:45 AM
I saw a couple reviews writing about how the knife has an very un even factory bevel, that is Spyderco everyone! I have 3 of these and they all came that way, they simply don't care at the factory, this is in no way knifeworks fault. The detent on these knives are very strong out of the box, they take some break in. All three of mine have side to side play as well, one thing to try is to make sure all of the frame screws are tight on both sides of the scales, that seems to help. If this is your first spyderco you are in for a surprise, their quality control is not the most impressive! This is still however an amazing knife, and I highly recommend it! Knifeworks is great about keeping them in stock and has the best prices. IF you don't like the knife I'm sure these kind ladies will let you send it back. I had an issue with one of mine, called them up and they were so nice to me! An absolute pleasure to work with! 5 stars for knifeworks, 4 stars or less for spyderco!
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Disappointing
Alex (South Africa) 12/31/2014 11:42 AM
Managed to grab this knife in the brief window-period before it inevitably went out of stock. I was excited to see what all the commotion surrounding this knife was about and happy that I managed to find one available. Knifeworks' customer-relations department was exquisite as always, providing more amazing feedback with optimum efficiency. The knife however was a massive let-down. It's times like this I'm sad that I don't live in the U.S. as I would definitely have sent this knife back to Spyderco for adjustment, unfortunately shipping costs would almost equal a new knife all-together so that's out of the question. When it arrived I found several problems with it within minutes. The grind on the blade was shockingly off-center close to the tip, which by design is already fragile and prone to snapping off, so that's not going to last long. When open the blade has no up-and-down wiggle but a noticeable amount of side-to-side play, which is unsettling. The stickiness of the lock is something unreal, I doubt Spyderco even ran my one through quality-check at all. The pivot is as smooth as one would expect, but the compression-lock mechanism places so much pressure on the blade that deployment is almost a two-handed operation. As it's opening the blade sticks and is not fluid in the least bit. Honestly with all the praise this knife was receiving I expected something much better than this. The overall design of the knife is lovely and had these problems not been present I would likely be all-aboard the "Wooh! Para Military 2!" train like everyone else, but as it stands I was let down. It's likely that mine was just a bad one, don't let this deter you from buying the knife, just be prepared to send it back if you get one that's a part of the same batch. Based on the model number I see that mine was made in October of this year, leading me to believe that it was rushed out in time for Christmas. Think I'll get the Manix 2 next time, the lock looks less janky.
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An update
Joshua Svi. (Michigan) 9/30/2013 8:03 PM
After owning this knife for some time now I am still quite pleased. It has accompanied me to Africa where it was used mercilessly. I have used it to everything from food prep to detailed carving. You will be hard pressed to find a negative review anywhere on any forum. The tremendous demand for these knives is well deserved, it is a terrific knife that I believe every knife enthusiast should own.
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outdoorsman / knife exspert
gerald king ( pa) 12/28/2012 4:33 PM
if you love spyderco knives ? well this is the best of the best folding knife that spyderco has ever made. this folding knife is goodlooking and strong,i can put this spyderco paramilitary 2 knife, up against anyother folding knife and the spyderco para military 2 will win.