Spyderco’s Para-Military 2 is the third version of a Spyderco design originally meant for military use. First scaled down for civilian needs as the Para-Military, the knife now returns with subtle but important improvements.
The Para-Military 2 slims down the bulky styling of the older civilian survival knife but doesn’t lose strength. In fact, this version features a longer blade and handle but weighs exactly the same as the Para-Military. The closed length of 4-13/16 inches still fits the pocket comfortably, and the 3.75 ounces of weight will hardly be noticed. A narrower handle style using the same efficient G-10 grip makes the knife more comfortable to use, and a thinner profile makes it easier to carry. Rounded grip edges and improved jimping also improve the knife’s handling and make long-term uses more practical.
With the Para-Military 2, you get a slightly longer and narrower blade with a length of 3-7/16 inches and a blade thickness of 3.5 mm. The quality of the steel hasn’t changed — Spyderco uses CPM-S30V high carbon stainless steel for the corrosion-resistant blade. The round thumb hole in the blade gives smooth leverage for one-handed opening with an improved bushing pivot system that makes operation more consistent than the older model knife. Spyderco’s trademark thumb hole actually works better than most thumb stud systems and doesn’t interfere with the knife’s cutting action. A compression lock snaps into place when the blade fully opens.
Choose any of four different carrying positions with the customizable stainless steel pocket clip.
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