Spyderco Paramilitary 2

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About Spyderco Paramilitary 2

The Spyderco Paramilitary 2 is one of the most popular Knives on the market today, which is no surprise to anyone who’s ever held it. It boasts great materials, reliable build quality, an attractive aesthetic, an Ergonomic grip, and is easy to use with one hand—a rare combination of excellent features. Each has contributed to the PM2’s astonishing popularity. This icon of the knife industry has found its way into the pockets of soldiers, builders, hunters, survivalists, and everyday knife carriers all over the world. Every knife enthusiast needs a PM2 in their collection.We stock many versions of the Spyderco Paramilitary 2, made in several colors with different blade and handle materials. Be sure to check out our exclusive tanto MODel!Please Note: Due to the full liners, this knife is not compatible with most aftermarket parts.The Paramilitary 2 as we know it today is the second iteration of the old Para Military, a MODel designed by Spyderco as a more compact and accessible version of their Military MODel. But if you're looking for something even more compact, the Para 3 might be the knife for you!

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Brand Spyderco
Category Folding Knives
Overall Length 8.29"
Closed Length 4.812" (122mm) 4.82" (122mm) 4.81" (122mm) 4.84 4.81
Blade Length 3.44"
Blade Thickness 0.14"
Blade Steel S30V Maxamet CPM-S30V
Edge Style Fully Serrated Plain
Handle Material Micarta
Pocket Clip Tip-Up, Tip-Down
Lock Type Compression Lock
Weight 4.00 oz.
Country of Origin USA
Blade Finish Satin
Cutting Edge Length 3" (76mm)
Handle Thickness 0.46"
Manufacturer Ref. # C81GPLE2
Assisted Open No
Blade Color Silver/Gray
Blade Edge Plain
Blade Material CPM CRU-WEAR
Handle Color Blue Black
Knife Type Manual
Knife Weight 3.75 3.9
Pocket Clip Included Yes
Point Clip Point
Sheath Included No
Total length 8.28
Cutting Edge 3.05"
Blade Style Drop Point
Blade Grind Flat
Finish Satin
Edge Type Plain
Handle Length 4.82"
Color Brown
Frame/Liner Stainless Steel
User Right Hand, Left Hand
Opener Thumb Hole
Model Paramilitary 2
Model Number C81MPCW2
Best Use Tactical
Product Type Knife
Length 2.00" 4.81"
Width 1.00"
Carry Neck
Material Kydex Micarta G-10

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Asked by jc.b 1 year ago

dimensions of knife

Knife Critic 1 year ago

The Spyderco Paramilitary 2 has a blade length of 3.44 inches and a handle length of 4.8 inches. It has a overall length of 8.3 inches and a weight of 3.75 ounces.

Asked by eufer 1 year ago

I this a legit Paramilitary 2? I know there are fakes floating around out there

Knife Critic 1 year ago

vs Benchmade. Spyderco Paramilitary 2 C81GPBL2. Spyderco Para Military 2 G10 (3. The Spyderco Paramilitary 2 is one of the most popular knives on the market today. The G10 handles are comfortable and the blade on the Paramilitary 2 is very sharp. It's not

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Paul f.
2 years ago

This is by far the best knife I've ever owned.
No blade movement at all.
Sharpness is amazing.
Great grip.
Buy it!!!

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Favorite Knife I Own!

Kody G.
2 years ago

I've been carrying a Benchmade Bailout for a while now and ordered the PM2 as an additional carry/collection piece. I've only had it for a day and I already love it. The blade came incredibly sharp, the pivot is perfectly smooth, blade fairly well centered, and the knife just feels amazing! Just one thing to note for anyone planning on buying this knife. The description above says read more S30V steel, but mine actually came with an S45VN blade. Not sure if this is just an error on the product info for Blade HQ, or if there is still a mix of S30V and S45VM models that are being shipped randomly. My only real complaint is the pocket clip, I wish it came with a deep carry clip from the factory, but this is a minor gripe.

Deep carry pocket clip?

James H.
2 years ago

Where could I get a deep pocket carry clip for this knife? I can’t seem to find one.

Best quality. Excellent service.

Paul G.
2 years ago

I received my PM2 today, perfect engraving, fast delivery. This knife came with the new S45VN steel, as another reviewer stated. I ordered Saturday and my knife arrived today, Tuesday. The knife came as stated, perfect action, no need for tuning. I'm still waiting on my flytanium natural Jade G10 scales to complete the look though. I've owned several Spyderco knives but this one read more is the best I've seen. If you are looking for a knife and you have the cash, don't think twice about getting this one. It will put a smile on your face and feel good in your pocket as well as your hand...not to mention making a great edc companion.

No hype.

Dru N.
2 years ago

No point in me telling you what you already know—the experience of this knife is flawless, and not much more can be said. Simple and ultra-comfortable design, perfect size and blade-handle ratio, perfect machining and tolerances, perfect lock, perfect steel.

Even Bugout has its issues, like squishy scales and omega springs being a point of failure—but PM2 is built to read more never fail to deliver, and it doesn't. Stop scrolling and get it.

As good as they say if not better

Alexander Wester
2 years ago

I have not been friendly to this knife. It sees anything and everything when I need to make a cut for work or my own auto projects, and it slices like nothing else. The flat grind makes this a laser beam, with great blade length for almost any folding knife task. Mine is recent so it has the s45vn which was fairly easy to sharpen and it gets SCARY sharp. The action is so smooth, read more the lockup is so strong and tight, zero blade play, and my knife came this way from the factory. I didn't have to take it apart nor tighten anything, and it's just as good now as it was the day I opened it. Fits superbly well in larger hands, I honestly prefer it to my para 3 LW. Another thing people don't seem to mention is the blade on the PM2 has a very deep finger choil that feels more secure than the para 3's. This truly is one of if not the best folding knives ever made. My favorite Spyderco hands down.

Top notch experience

Wallace Donaldson
2 years ago

All the quality you would expect from Spyderco, brought to you by a great company. My order was shipped fast and arrived well packaged. You can't go wrong with Spyderco or DLT.

Nice knife and with DLT rewards, nice price!

Vincent Casella
2 years ago

My main knife dealer . Fast delivery, no hassle returns and customer appreciation!

Great knife and fast shipping

Steven Sneed
2 years ago

DLT is by far my favorite vender for knives. Always great service and the fastest shipping of any place on the internet.

Shipped fast..no nonsense

Michael Eisland
2 years ago

Bought 2 PM2s. Had it in like 3 days. Shipped fast and packaged extremely well.

Great blade

Mark Bushie
2 years ago

Fast fast fast shipping to my door

The best!

Johnathan s.
2 years ago

I finally pulled the trigger and got the hard to get para2! I ordered this exact one because every other one was sold out. So I hurried and bought it. I love everything about this knife. I carry it everyday. I almost don’t want to use it because it’s so beautiful. Super scary sharp. Love the g10 texture scales. The only thing that is strange is that I noticed that the steel read more is in
CPM S 45 VN instead of S 30 V… which is no big deal at all. So I was just a little bit confused by that because I can’t find this knife with S45VN on here. But I’d rather have S45VN anyways. It came super super fast in the mail. Like 2 days witch is very fast. So I was so happy about that. Thanks BHQ. Hopefully you guys will get some hardware back in stock soon so I can customize this bad boy up!

Like it alot

John Brannon
2 years ago

Great knife. Liked it so much I ordered a para3 the next week. Shipping is ridiculously fast. Great product and great company!

Great service and ship time

Robert Miller
2 years ago

This was my first order with DLT. Despite ordering it after the cut off time for same day shipping my order was processed, shipped and I received the tracking within 2 hours of placing my order. The knife came razor sharp, perfectly centered with the super smooth action and lock up expected

Great service

Robert Miller
2 years ago

This was my first order with DLT. Despite placing the order after the cutoff time for same day shipping my order was processed shipped and I received tracking information within 2 hours of ordering. The paramilitary to itself is one of my favorite knives, and one everybody should try. My knife came hair popping sharp with a perfect edge and grind. Lock up and action are smooth and read more the knife was perfectly dead center out of the box as is expected from a USA made spyderco.

Did my research

Tim Wright
2 years ago

I gotta case of the Sasquatch hands! So it was great to find a folder that's comfortable in hand, especially with a choil. Liked this one so much, I already bought another in S45vn just for the heck of it. You might say this one started a sickness cuz I also picked up a Military and a Tuff. I could not be happier with every aspect of the quality of these blades. In addition, read more it seems everything these days is delayed for one reason or another but not when you order from DLT. Quick and dependable. Thanks!

DLT Trading Rocks!

Glen Renz
2 years ago

Great Prices, Selection, and Always Ultra Fast Shipping!
My PM2 arrived within 48 hours of ordering.

PM2 lives up to the hype

Sahil Dhar
2 years ago

Love it, the G-10 scales are a bit rough and you can file your nails on them lol, i dont mind them. DLT shipped it fast.

Great purchase

Erik Bailey
2 years ago

I was looking for the final puzzle piece. An I found it at dlt. Service was great, everything came in super fast! Will deffently be back to get more stuff!!!

Par 2

Albert Reyes
2 years ago

Found what wanted and ordered it simple and easy

Awesome EDC knife.

Peter Dagupion
2 years ago

Useful blade, easily deployed, and good looking knife. Experience with DLT Trading was awesome!!!

Best steel pm2

Michael Bean
2 years ago

Maxamet is by far the best steel. Love DLT they have the fastest shipping.

Little disappointed i didnt get a sticker this last time ?


William Brown
2 years ago

It's a great feeling to receive a new knife and have it be flawless in all categories out of the box. Centering, grind, sharpness, action, fit and finish on this knife are all outstanding. Couldn't ask for much more on an already great model.

One of my favorite knives, if not my most favored knife.

Edward S.
2 years ago

I was new to knife collecting when I purchased this knife, it was expensive for me. Over the past few years I've collected more than 20, $100+ knives. Each one has its own desirable characteristics. As far as quality of craftsmanship, design and materials this Para2 or PM2 as it's called is my favorite and has remained in my pocket know for several months.

Another PM2 Winner

Ray Rigsby
2 years ago

Same excellent F&F as all of my PM2s: great action: didn’t require any tuning right out of the box. Centering was spot on. Not enough experience yet with S45 but from what I’ve researched it should be very good. Fantastic service from DLT as always.


Alex K.
3 years ago

If this knife doesn't leave a wet spot in your trousers I don't know what will. Wanted this knife for a while and it finally came back in stock. Sold out very fast. Very glad I did not wait to buy. Amazing quality and very fun knife. Now I need 2... maybe 5 more.

Great but G-10 too grippy

Elton Carter
3 years ago

Great in the hand. Sharp as Dave Chapelle. But the texture on the scales grips so well I have to drag it out of my pocket. Going to have to replace scales and pocket clip both.

Great Gear, Great Service

Andrew Tucker
3 years ago

This is currently the "best" knife I own and my first with a powdered steel blade (really, anything better than D2). I arrived quite sharp for a factory edge, but, if you know how to sharpen, the blade takes a ridiculous edge and keeps it quite well. Shipped very quickly. overall, great experience with DLT!

Packed & shipped same day, safe & securely packaged, PM2 arrived flawless, 100% recommendation.

Michael Dellamaria
3 years ago

A big thank you to Jordan and the rest of the DLT crew. Couldn’t ask for my orders to always ship out the same day order is placed. Safe and securely boxed up is the normal routine here. I’ve never had a single worry about receiving exactly what I ordered. Attention to all the small details from start to finish has exceeded my ordering/purchase expectations each and every time. read more I can without hesitation recommend that DLT and their entire crew will ensure that your ordering experience and product received will be a very satisfying experience.

Fantastic American made knife

Jason G.
3 years ago

I just received my blacked out PM2 and it is amazing. Great build quality, sharp blade, and legendary compression lock. This run even came with blacked out liners and compression lock which really cleans up the lines of the knife. Weight for this size of a knife is very good as well. I'm still getting used to the thumb hole vs. thumb stud for deployment so I can't really rate deployment read more ease. Lock up is secure every time. I can't wait to start modifying mine!

Stuck in usps

MacGyver Buck
3 years ago

I know it’s out of dlt control but I ordered two weeks ago and it still hasn’t arrived. My other orders have been swift and products are always top notch

SpYDerco P2 Maxamet

John Gonzalez
3 years ago

Great detent. Awesome knife. No issues with blade oxidation.

Fastest Shipping ever !!

Tyler Benson
3 years ago

DLT is awesome!! Seriously the fastest shipping I’ve ever had. Within an hour I had confirmation ? Top notch products with top notch care !

Quite possibly the greatest EDC knife of all-time

Matt L.
3 years ago

Spyderco Paramilitary 2. I honestly find it pretty difficult to explain why exactly I love the PM2 so much. Maybe it is because haven't carried a knife that weighed over 4 oz in a couple of months. Or maybe because I just like this knife because of who gave it to me. Or maybe because this knife is the GOAT.
So, I will keep this short. Razor-sharp. Slicey blade. Quality steel. read more Super smooth. Awesome lock. Easy manipulations. Balanced well. Comfy / very grippy Ergonomics. Solid clip. Feels solid. Looks sexy. And that's it. The pm2 is a serious contender for my all-time favorite knife. Is it worth 160? Barely. But that is high praise coming from a cheapskate who doesn't think the bugout is worth 140. Would definitely recommend to all my rich friends (and the poor ones too) 96/100

Present for my girlfriend.

Ricky D.
3 years ago

Loved my black handled one so much, I got the blurple one for my girlfriend. She loves it, and is now a force to be reckoned with.

Just Buy It

John M.
3 years ago

This Para2 is incredible. The scales feel so great in your hand (might be a tab bit wide for those with smaller hands) and the S30V steel is really superior if you haven't experienced it before. I have used this knife pretty hard and it is still retaining it's edge really well. There are a few small chips in the edge, but it should have been annihilated with my use, and it is still read more sharp without any additional sharpening since taking it out of the box.

Absolute Great Knife

3 years ago

The PM2 is a great knife! When I bought it I thought it was just going to be overrated. I've heard so many people talk about it and love it but I never thought it could've been that great. Right out of the box it was razor sharp. The mechanics behind it are absolutely amazing. I absolutely love the compression lock.10/10 recommend!

The geometry of happiness

Jordan S.
3 years ago

You buy a new knife hoping that this time it will be different. This time the purchase really will bring you happiness instead of just fleeting seratonin and eventual ambivalence. Well friend. This is finally your time. This knife is near minimalist engineering perfection. If brutalist architecture was a knife it would be the PM2...but like late 80's brutalism where a few curves read more were allowed. The action is a dream and it clacks open with satisfying finality. And the compression lock! I am forever sold and spoiled for any other type of lock...even my previously beloved axis lock has fallen to the forgotten dust of an unmarked tomb in light of the compression lock. What more can I say? Spyderco has channeled some dark and mysterious power to bring us this knife and now all you have to do is sit back and reap the benefits.


3 years ago

Love the steel carries well in jeans. replaced my lost EDC this does everything i need!

New Favorite EDC!

James L.
3 years ago

I have quite a few knives and just had to order the Spyderco Paramilitary 2. I love everything about this knife except maybe the looks. The compression lock works great and the blade is so sharp. I have already cut myself a couple times which is definitely operator error.

Pm2 black

John g.
3 years ago

This is my second pm2. That should say what I think of the pm2. One in silver, one in black. Although I missed BHQ exclusive pm2 tanto, I liked it so much I bought one from a third party at a higher price. Now which is my edc? My new pm2 black. Silver pm2 backup and tanto for showing off. Thanks BHQ

New Favorite

Cody M.
3 years ago

This has to be the best knife I've ever owned. By far my favorite Spyderco knife.

Pocket clip is a piece of junk

Ben S.
4 years ago

First off, this is a super amazing knife. It carries very well, and stay very sharp for a long time. The pocket clip is rubbish, I broke two within the first year. I eventually got a Lynch clip and it has worked really well so I highly recommend that if you buy this knife you buy an off brand clip like a Lynch clip.

I get it now!

Calixto L.
4 years ago

I was a little skeptical about all the hype but now that I have it in hand I can honestly say that it pretty much lives up to the hype so far. Excellent lock, no blade wiggle, smooth action, ultra sharp, very pleasing to the eye, outstanding ergonomics. The Buck Spitfire and now this PM2 are my favorite EDC's without breaking the bank too badly. I feel this knife is worth what I read more paid and no counterfeits with Blade HQ. Thanks Blade HQ.

Quality & Durable

William s.
4 years ago

This is one knife I always carry one me as one in which i use for edc tasks but can also double if needed i use it as a tactical self defense tool. Th digital pattern coating and centering are all spot on also RAZOR sharp straight OTB.

My favorite EDC

Pat c.
4 years ago

The compression lock always engages and gives this knife a secure feel. No automatic springs to worry about or flimsy liner locks that can buckle. Just a well designed knife with excellent steel and a dependable performance. I just upgraded mine with new scales from BHQ.


4 years ago

I loved my para 3 so much I bought the para 2. The compression lock, imo, is one of the easiest, most ergonomic release mechanism among all the brands. The action on this was like silk out of the box. No blade play. Sharp! I will keep buying this brand because they seem to know how to get it right. The thumb hole is not a gimmick...much better than a thumb stud. Very attractive read more g10 handle. Very happy with DLT service.

Third Spyderco

4 years ago

The Para 2, as with the other Spyderco knives I've owned is excellent. Sharp as ever and the lines are perfect. The only thing I would like to have had on it was a wire deep pocket clip. Keep the great work up. Thanks

When your ops are black...

Isaac V.
4 years ago

This is an excellent tool for the job. Spyderco has always hit it out of the ballpark when it comes to designing knives for personal use. The Paramilitary 2 is the Goldilocks of knives, not too big, not too small. Just the right combination of everything. I highly recommend this knife.

Pretty little workhorse

Aaron v.
4 years ago

beautiful knife that was perfectly tuned and shaving sharp out of the box. The 110v has held an edge noticeably sharper and longer than my other 30v and 35v knives. the scales are grippy as all hell and are large enough that i can get a full grip with room to spare. All around a great knife and a pretty little beater

This is round two.

Michael P.
4 years ago

My nephew was home for the holidays, and found this gem in my collection. I sent it home with him and immediately ordered a replacement. Absolutely beautiful knife. Happy New Years!

What's not to love?

Chris K.
4 years ago

What can I say? This probably one the most favorited EDC knives ever made. It certainly is mine. Fit and finish is top notch, everything fits together in perfect precision. There is zero blade play whatsoever, almost feels like a fixed blade when open, not even the slightest bit of wiggle on any axis. That is what impressed me the most. No need to comment on the blade really. Razor read more sharp, CPMS30V, still a favorite for most. The Spyderco compression lock is my favorite part, similar to a liner lock, but its on the top and locks into a large notch on the blade. Feels much sturdier than a typical liner lock. Overall this is probably one of the best out there.


Greg J.
4 years ago

This is my 1st Spyderco, i'm very impressed. It's been my EDC since it arrived - Thanks much!!!

Great Ergos and Fit and Finish

Blake K.
4 years ago

This is my second Spyderco. I had the Native 5 LW about a year before I pulled the trigger on the PM2. Very impressed with fit and finish on the PM2 as was I on the Native5. I feel like I like the PM2 more and more the more I carry it.

A legend for a reason

Connor W.
4 years ago

I love this knife, it really is legendary among spyderco fans, and for good reason. Despite being very large, it pockets really well, and the full flat grind makes it a great slicer without it feeling like theres not enough steel behind the edge that it will be prone to breaking. Like with most spyderco knives, would recommend grabbing a Lynch Northwest deep carry clip to pair with read more it.

As good as it gets

Mike P.
4 years ago

Great blade, I have 2. Perfect ergo, great steel, awesome build quality! Love me some Spyderco knives.

Everyones favorite

Nick F.
4 years ago

If you don't own this knife you know how much everyone loves it. On the other hand, if you do own it, it's probably your favorite EDC or one of them. This knife will take on any task with ease and comfort. Spyderco did something great here!

New bff

Kevin H.
4 years ago

Love this knife! This is my first Spyderco and definitely wont be my last. It feels really comfortable in hand and just looks badass.

Best knide ive ever owned!

Sean D.
4 years ago

Ive been using this knife since 2012 and its amazing. Still as smooth as the day i got it!

Excellent Knife.

Wayne A.
4 years ago

The Spyderco paramilitary 2 is now my favorite knife. It is a better value than the Benchmade knives I own.

Arguably the best folder

Jack L.
4 years ago

Look no further you have found the best. Not much I can say that hasn’t already been said a million times. If someone asks me what knife they should buy, this is always my first suggestion.

Very comfortable

Viktor K.
4 years ago

I got the knife in black coated version and it is great that the clip is also black providing a solid look.
Often struggled with shorter handles, but PM2 got it just right. The grip is great, it feels like an extension of my hand.
The blade is dead without any noticeable play. Came razor-sharp.
Fits nicely in a pocket due to the flat handle and absence of details that read more might catch parts of your clothes (like e.g. thumb-studs in other knives).
Long story short, if you don't own PM2 yet, you should.

The Top EDC Bar None

David W.
4 years ago

I have several EDC knives of different makes depending on what I'm doing, where I'm going and how I’m dressed. My main go-to and the jewel in my collection is the Spyderco Paramilitary 2 in S110V steel. Spydies have been a bit of an acquired taste for me but they're addictive. Yes, they take up a lot of real estate in your pocket and make digging for keys difficult. Yes, some read more are a bit heavy. Yes, they’re not pretty, but like an ugly dog you come to love them. And yes, opening with the Spydie hole and closing with a compression lock requires some practice. You get over all these things.

So far I’ve discovered several ways to open my PM2 one-handed--the plain thumb push, thumb/index pinch, thumb flick, index finger flick, middle finger flick and the swing open/wrist flick with the lock depressed. You'll find yourself fidgeting with the knife for hours perfecting these techniques. Once you've mastered them, you won't want to go back to other opening and locking mechanisms. The Spydie hole beats thumb studs hands down for easy opening. I also prefer it to flippers. With the clip positioned for tip-up carry the knife comes out of my pocket with my finger right over the hole to flick open. The compression lock is just as strong (or nearly as strong) as a back lock, axis lock, liner lock or ball-bearing lock and has the advantage of easy operation with one hand. My PM2 is faster, more positive and easier to deploy than my axis-lock Benchmade 940 or even my Kershaw Blur assisted opener, a liner lock that's basically a switchblade. The only knife that beats it is my Endura 4 with the Emerson Wave opener, but the Endura's lockback makes closing much more clumsy than the compression lock. All that said, the Spydie hole/compression lock combination beats any other action I'm aware of (a Spydie hole/axis lock would be worth looking at but the only one I'm aware of is the BM Griptilian which has a tacky feel. The Spyderco Manix 2 is good but quite hard to operate). Learning to love a Spyderco requires some practice and muscle memory but it’s worth it.

The ergonomics of the PM2 are second to none...my Benchmade 940, an excellent knife, seems wimpy in comparison. It fills your hand with a positive, controllable grip. The G-10 scales provide just the right amount of hold. The jimping on the thumb rise and finger choil allow you to choke up on the knife for finer control and cutting pressure. The wide flat profile of the blade is much better at slicing and dicing than slimmer blades. The fine, sharp tip of the blade is great for delicate cutting tasks. The blade has a 20-degree grind and can be made very sharp. S110V steel has edge retention that's second to none...the downsides are that it's rather brittle and very hard to sharpen. The brittleness isn't likely to be a problem unless you abuse the knife by prying or coming in contact with metal, and if your knife does become dull Spyderco will sharpen it for free--you just have to pay a $5 shipping charge. If the blade just requires a touch-up (mine did out of the box) I managed to bring it back to shaving-sharp with Sharpmaker fine stones and a leather strop. I also had to loosen the pivot screws just a smidge to get the blade to swing freely.

So there. This is IMO the best knife in the world for everyday carry and if I only owned one knife or was stranded on Gilligan’s Island, this would be it. I don't know how you could engineer a knife any better than this. It's a joy to own and well worth the money, you get a feeling of satisfaction every time you look at it or pull it from your pocket.

EDC Perfection

Tanner T.
4 years ago

First off I'd like to compliment BladeHQ on their customer service, website layout, and social media presence. They are by far my favorite online knife retailer!
Now onto the knife. The pm2 is a fantastic knife for me since I like a little bit larger EDC knife as my primary. It is such a tough and well manufactured knife. The tolerances on mine are fantastic. When I received read more it, it was shaving sharp out of the box, and I only had to lube it for it to be free falling when I depress the compression lock. This is my first Spyderco, and it won't be my last. I am addicted to spydie-flicking this knife, its so satisfying!

Converted Spyderco fan.

Justin D.
4 years ago

I will admit that I have always passed on Spyderco just based upon that ugly hump and hole. I decided to finally try one based off of all of the positive reviews. Man, dies this knife feel great! For me, it feels amazing in the hand. I love how it deploys and I also like the lock. Time will tell if I like this steel.

Don't let your friends touch it.

David J.
4 years ago

Real story. Day 2 of having it, and I am showing it off to a friend. He was opening it and closing it. The 2nd time he cut his finger almost 1/4 of the way in like butter. He was bleeding something horrible. Glad my best friend was able to break in my blade :). But seriously, when you use this, be careful. It is wicked sharp. Another friend said "wow that thing is so smooth and read more strong". I am enjoying it. Will buy from Blade HQ in the future. This is my first knife.

S30V DLC Camo G-10

Wesley K.
4 years ago

I knew what I was buying before I bought the Paramilitary 2. I really like the knife's design and Spyderco in general as a company. This is my honest review: I got my S30V DLC coated Para 2 engraved through Blade HQ. The only drawback is I had a small scratch on the opposite side of the blade that didn't get engraved. I chalked this up to being held in a vise while the blade got read more engraved. Which is what it is but still a small scratch on a brand new knife is a small annoyance. It's even more noticeable since the blade is DLC coated. My action isn't as smooth as I've seen other Para 2's but I believe w/ cleaning, lube, and time it will come around. All this said I'd buy another Para 2 in an instance! I just might skip the engraving on a DLC blade next time?

Fantastic EDC

Edward W.
4 years ago

bought one 4 years ago. one of the best knife purchase i made. fast action, solid lock up, sharp blade. highly recommended.

A replacement to my Benchmade 750.

Patrick C.
4 years ago

Unfortunately, I lost my Benchmade 750 that I have owned for 20 years. Bought this Para 2 as a replacement, nice knife and about the same size and weight. I like the compression lock and overall, the knife feels solid. Let's see if I can get 20+ years out of this knife and not lose it this time.


A true gem

Joe A.
4 years ago

Absolutely love this knife. I'm not a big spyderco fan but this knife is great. It is super fun to play with and holds its edge for a really long time. It is a sturdy knife for what it is but is not a hard use knife. The point is fairly delicate.

Re: Blade HQ video review: “backwoodsie, pine... brown

Robert W.
4 years ago

Hmm. The handle is probably a shade of brown since much of our military and military-related equipment is now painted, PVD, anodized in colors that help our personnel in harms way avoid detection by blending into the local environment. Hence the popularity of Coyote Brown — which on video seems a bit lighter than the above color.

Side note: sometimes it’s function not read more fashion that guides our choices in gear

First PM2

Jozef J.
4 years ago

This is my first PM2. I typically roll Osborne 940 and this is the other “god” of edc. There’s good reason for that. Blade shape is so much good belly. Love the grind. This is a great edc knife! The compression lock is a blast as well as giving this baby the ol spider flick. The blade steel? Speaks for itself. I don’t know when I’ll sharpen this thing but I haven’t had read more to yet.

Para dos

Eric E.
4 years ago

First spydy and a stellar one at that. Loving the compresion lock and overall one-handedness. Came super sharp!

Living without a Spyderco.

Paul S.
4 years ago

My first Syderco, P2, at first the blade felt bulky, but with a few flicks and a couple of days of carrying, it has found its way into my EDC. Super shape right out of the box, the camo G-10 scales are grippy and stylin'. It impressed me so much just ordered a Native 5, dark blue, in S110 V , I am a drop point junkie. Sold on Spyderco.

Great EDC knife

Caleb C.
4 years ago

I love this knife. It's my main carry when I'm not at work. Love the blade design and the lockup. Good weight for EDC

I am a believer

Samuel T.
4 years ago

There are no words that I could write that can explain how wonderful this knife is. I have carried it every single day. In regards to worries about sharpening: I have not had too much trouble with a coarse diamond working my way up in grit on the Sharpmaker.

I highly recommend this knife. I open and close it approximately 1000 times per day. You'll figure out why when you read more get yours.

Worth 5 stars but......

4 years ago

So this knife is great overall but I did have the tip break off. The only thing is I wasent actually abusing it like every one else who knocks the tip off a blade. I was popping off the little plastic trim buttton cover on a P-2 automotive screw. This knife is the perfect size in hand and cuts great. The downside is the sharp point on the flat ground blade gets the material pretty read more thin. None the less Its still awesome and I will just make a tiny 1/8" tanto tip with it. Oh yah Blade HQ is awesome ....

Favorite Spyderco

Austin G.
4 years ago

Absolute beast of a knife with a fantastic steel that isn't used very much. An integral part of my EDC.

Has pushed in front of more expensive knives

Jesse Adams
4 years ago

This is the folder I just can't seem get enough of. Once I got it, I got it.

It's one of the most popular knives for a reason!

Weston W.
4 years ago

Definitely my favorite spyderco knife, hands down! The compression lock system is awesome for single handed deployment. Buttery smooth action and just about the grippiest G10 scales of any knife. I'd say perfect ergonomics, as it fits in my hand perfectly and comfortably. I don't usually go for higher end knives, but my P2 was definitely worth every penny. I even got mine laser read more engraved with my name (with the army font), it's looks pretty awesome if I do say so myself ;)

EDC Perfect

Benson H.
4 years ago

I have been carrying this PM2 for 2 years every single day. I am not kind to my blades and have totally destroyed more knives than I can count. This thing is a lightweight powerhouse. It takes some time to sharpen it but it holds an edge better than any of my other knives. If you are on the fence don't be, buy it with confidence.

PM2 Digital Camo SV30

Dale E.
4 years ago

Great knife, so smoothe, had to order clip screws as one of the screws had a flat like place on it. Other than that great knife, 3.75 oz, but my scales show 3.88, carries so good in the pocket.

Oh yuup

Max C.
5 years ago

great blade steel in an iconic design, best value for your money

Tacticool at it finest

Eric B.
5 years ago

Blacked out para 2 is probably the most beautiful tacticool knife you can buy. look at that blacked out hardware my god is that a sexy blade. Para 2 is my favorite all around folder. very happy with the speed of delivery and this purchase.

The greatest knife

Eric B.
5 years ago

The para 2 design is my all time favorite folder out of many knife brands both high and low end. Nothing beats the bang for the buck that you get with the Para 2. I'm very happy with this purchase.

Great folder

Eric B.
5 years ago

excellent knife

Just the Beginning!

Peter M.
5 years ago

Everything about this knife is amazing, except the scales. I purchased third party scales to replace the almost linen like textured scales this knife came with.

The edge is perfect, it's comfortable in hand, it's big but not obtrusive or unwieldy. I have used another Spyderco that is a little smaller than the Paramilitary 2 for years (discontinued) and this was an easy transition.

All read more in all, an excellent knife, but watch out because a little customization can make these things crazy cool, comfortable, and fun to handle.

This is one of my favorites.

Tyler M.
5 years ago

I love this knife. It has great ergonomics, it cuts like no other knife I own atm. I love the way it opens, the sound it makes when the compression lock engages, to me it’s a perfect knife. I love spyderco. I love blade hq.

What a great knife

Dean n.
5 years ago

My first experience with a compression lock. I like it, I can flick open the blade without touching it. I always thought it was just hype surround PM2 but I now know why it’s the king. The blade has a great shape for slicing and piercing. The gimping is great. I like different grip options. if I want to Choke up i have the front choil+Ricasso grip or I can choke back.People say read more how the handle is so big compared to the blade, but I think this gives me the grip options. Get one. After a few years of denying I needed one, I recently decided to get a PM3 as well. Some places I visit have a 3” blade restriction and I want to comply and pm3 is 3”.

I hope to upgrade my scales sometime in the future and get some better steel.

Holy sweet baby je***

Cameron C.
5 years ago

Upon pulling this knife out of the bag i thought I was about to cream within my pants. Once exposed I nearly could believe my eyes. I put it in my hand, and a slow man pur came out of me ( I was alone and baked ). Snapping the blade into its ever so smooth and clean position I nearly fainted. The hype was indeed real. I had to rush to my computer and type this review before the read more initial feelings vanished like a good dream. Buy this and you will feel like a man again.

Late to the show

Philip r.
5 years ago

haven't had it for long just got it for my birthday, but seems like a sold knaf. I like bigger knives so this is in that range. its definitely a sharp blade, with a full flat grind it will be a cutter. think it gets a little thin in the blade at the tip but that also what makes it a great cutter. wish it had a sharpening choil could see it being a problem after years of sharpening. read more the only thing that is slightly annoying is that the lock pinches the meat of my finger when I flick it open. i like to rotate knives and have been carrying my 940-2 the last month, the para 2 doesn't have the same fidget factor.

EDC perfection.

Christian S.
5 years ago

Can't go wrong with a Pm2!

Never afraid to carry a PM2

Joshua B.
5 years ago

I bought this knife because of all the hype around it and its a great knife. There is nothing I'd be afraid to do with this knife, it's built to go to work. It's got great ergonomics and a slicey blade.

It's okay

Jay F.
5 years ago

The blade to handle size is weird.
The needle point tip does not give me confidence in hand.
If it were cheaper I think I'd be more inclined to carry it more and not worry about breaking it.

The Hype is Real

Ryan J.
5 years ago

The this everyone says about this knife are true. It's tough, smooth, well made and cool looking. A tiny but big for edc though


Jared T.
5 years ago

If you don’t have a PM 2 yet I highly recommend this one! I love the scales and the steel is amazing. It can be a little difficult to get back to “hair popping” sharp but it holds it’s working edge forever. Very happy with this knife.


David H.
5 years ago

This was my first Paramilitary 2 purchase and I am in love. The knife came very sharp out of the box and the action is the best I have received on any spyderco yet. The blurple color is also very nice.

The go to EDC

Max N.
5 years ago

I bought this knife a few months back, and it has since been my go to EDC knife. I have put this thing through some hard use, and the blade is still out of the box sharp. The liner lock is one of the best lock options on the market. If I could only keep one knife from my collection, I would keep the PM2.

Absolutely love it!!!

Doug L.
5 years ago

Not only is this the first high-end knife I've ever bought, it's also the first knife I've ever bought on BladeHQ, and I absolutely adore this blade. The completely black aesthetic is awesome and that s30v steel is incredible. I've only sharpened this knife like 3 times. The compression lock is incredibly fun to play with, and the blade shape looks really cool!


Timmy c.
5 years ago

I finally pulled the trigger on this one. This is the first high quality folder ive ever bought. And i finally see why every one loves them . Everything is perfect. Thanks blade hq .