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Spyderco C81GP2 Para-Military 2, 3.48" CPM-S30V, G-10 Handle

Spyderco C81GP2 Para-Military 2, Satin PlainEdge
SKU: C81GP2-L-92
Suggested Retail: $209.95
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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 Military 2 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 profile 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 we've also lengthened the blade's 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.

  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Overall Length: 8.281 " (210 mm)
  • Blade Length: 3.438 " (87 mm)
  • Steel: CPM S30V
  • Closed Length: 4.812 " (122 mm)E
  • Edge Length: 3.078 " (78 mm)
  • Weight: 3.9 oz (111 g)
  • Blade Thickness: .141 " (3.5 mm)
  • Handle: G-10
  • Clip Position: Ambi
  • Tip Carry Position: Tip-Up/Down
  • Lock Type: Compression
  • Grind: Full-Flat
  • Origin: USA


Additional Info

SKU C81GP2-L-92
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Brand Spyderco Knives


Customer Reviews (8)

Firstly, I want to recognize the top notch service and speed of delivery from Knifeworks. This hard-to-obtain model was in stock and at the cheapest price I could find. I placed the order at 11pm Pacific and it was shipped the next day. Delivery took 2 days. I like to be able to clean a knife easily and thoroughly. This is more easily achieved with the spider hole than a blade with thumb studs. The open design of the handle will also make cleaning easier. The knife came flawless. No blade play, perfect edge bevelling. Perfectly finished from tip to choil and razor sharp. The tip is SO sharply pointed that you could surgically remove splinters with it. It will prove to be a tip that needs extreme respect and attention during handling! The G-10 handle has canvas texturing which is grippy but easily cleaned. Very slim and easily pocketed. The clip is secure and if slid to the back of my pocket I don't even know it's there. I like that the choil is jimped and that it contacts my finger before the blade. The blade lock is very positive - stainless on stainless - and although I can't fathom that it would ever fail, if it did the choil would protect my finger which would be pinched rather than cut. I like that I can release the lock and flick the blade while my index finger is in the handle depression to one-hand close it. Again, the choil bumps against the finger safely. The cocked blade can then be fully closed with my thumb on the back of the blade. I'm convinced that if Spyderco continues to pair this design with premium blade steel, it will prove to be an enduring classic EDC folder made in the USA. Well done Spyderco. (Posted on 3/15/2015)
BAD QUALITY...Review by Vladimir Zaitsev
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... (Posted on 2/23/2015)
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! (Posted on 1/15/2015)
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. (Posted on 12/31/2014)
AN UPDATEReview by Joshua Svi.
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. (Posted on 9/30/2013)
OUTDOORSMAN / KNIFE EXSPERTReview by gerald king
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. (Posted on 12/28/2012)
EXCELLENT KNIFEReview by Joshua Svi.
I had, like many of you, heard of the favorable reviews of this knife and decided to give it a try. I am simply astonished by the craftsmanship and strict manufacturing tolerances put into this knife. I have heard of sticky locks and wiggly blades but mine came to me with perfect centering and smooth action. It takes surprisingly little force to open the blade.I have since (I've carried this knife for a couple of months) taken the factory edge of but it came to me so sharp i could have performed coronary surgery. overall 5 out of 5. DON'T HESITATE GET THE KNIFE. (Posted on 6/26/2012)
Got this recently on a whim, and I'm most pleased with it. The refinements (won't go too far, since space is limited) from the original are outstanding. I still love my big knives, but for the lightweight frame, the slightly lengthened blade at the tip, and the refined ergos, it acts like a big knife. I still like the original, but I like this one even more. Edge holding is fanstastic as always (in a world of "Alphabet Soup" among the latest and greatest super steels that is LOL. I can't keep up with that stuff like I used to...just so many out there now). But Spyderco's recipe for s30v has always been good, and this is no exception. It's handled all my EDC chores with ease, and I haven't had to sharpen it yet. Opened mail, sliced the skin off of some chicken, and also busted up some boxes. All I've had to do is strop a few times. Compression lock is rock solid, and zero blade play. As with most of Spyderco's offerings, it's a little knife that acts big. If you're on the fence about getting one, do yourself a favor, and get one. You won't be sorry. One last thing of note. There's no need to apply any lube to the pivot. It's smooth out the box anyhow opening and closing. I gave it a little lube when I got it, didn't make much difference. I gave it a quick bath, and dried it off completely. On a whim, I skipped the lube, and it's still as smooth as when I pulled it out of the box. Another great refinement. Hope it shows up on some future Spydie offerings
(Posted on 3/1/2012)

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