The Spyderco Paramilitary 2 is widely considered one of the most effective and well-designed knives ever made.
So why is the Paramilitary 2 such a great knife?
It starts with the idea of chasing perfection. Spyderco practices something called CQI (constant quality improvement). The original Paramilitary was well done and very popular, but Spyderco didn't rest on its laurels and updated the design with the 2010 release of the Paramilitary 2.
The G-10 handle ergonomics were improved, the profile was thinned, jimping was included, and a Bushing Pivot System was added for a more fluid opening action. And those are just the additions.
The knife boasts a 3.438-inch leaf-shaped blade made from high-quality CPM S30V steel. With a strong tip and a full-flat ground blade, the PM2 performs like few others. The knife also features the ambidextrous Round Hole to engage the blade quickly and smoothly with a single hand.
Its G-10 handles are grippy yet comfortable, melding perfectly with your hand. The Compression Lock is easy to use while providing extreme lock strength under the most intense situations. On top of all that, the USA-made knife includes a four-position pocket clip and a larger lanyard hole for extra customization.
Making something that's great even better is no easy task, but Spyderco knocked it out of the park with the Paramilitary 2. It's no wonder why this is widely considered one of the best EDC knives you can get.
|Designer||Eric Glesser, Sal Glesser|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Lock Type||Compression lock|
|Pocket Clip Include||Yes|
Quick! List the most respected and innovative knife companies you can think of. If you know anything about knives, Spyderco is somewhere near the top. Spyderco Inc. makes some of the most unique and downright bizarre knife designs you'll see on the market, but from the number of passionate fans discussing, debating, and learning everything they can about Spyderco knives, it's clear that the company has done something right.
From the Glesser Family and the Spyderco Crew:
Since starting Spyderco we've been told our knives are different, peculiar, even out there. All true. Thinking beyond established knife industry barriers allowed us to introduce new and radical innovations to the knife culture including: One-hand opening, serrations on a folder and a clip to attach a knife to a pocket.
We didn't go into business to rake in a mountain of dough we're here for more selfish reasons- indulging our passion for creating knives. Spyderco is definitely out of the norm in the knife industry in our dedication to researching and developing fresh, improved and better performing materials all with function and reliability being key.
Someone once said to Sal Glesser, Spyderco's owner, 'You must design in the dark because your knives look so strange.' True again. Our recognizable appearance is a result of designing ergonomic functional tools rather than applying lipstick and nylons to a pocketknife. We may look curious, homely, whatever, but we'll never be called unusable or undependable.
Making knives that consistently deliver reliable high-performance requires an ongoing commitment to testing. In our million-dollar testing facility we examine edge retention with a CATRA machine, look for rust development with Q-FOG, check the force needed to open and close a knife. We also repeatedly test for stress, wear, optimal heat-treating and actively search for higher quality, performance enhancing steels and materials.
As a customer you probably don't think about this, or much care, but it allows us to put forth a promise. When you purchase a Spyderco you are buying a high-quality reliable cutting tool designed and manufactured for peak performance and ergonomic comfort. Those Who Know Carry Spyderco.