Available here at CEK is the Paramilitary 2 folding combat knife in Earth Brown G10 handles and Crucible Industries S35VN steel (C81GPBN2)! Why change something if it works? Because, at Spyderco, they practice the principle of C.Q.I. - Constant Quality Improvement. If they can refine and improve the ergonomics or cutting performance of an established model, we do it.
Crucible Industries’ S35VN steel substitutes niobium carbides for some of the vanadium in their popular S30V steel. They estimate this steel to be 15-20% tougher than S30V without any loss of wear resistance—it’s improved toughness gives it better resistance to edge chipping. This steel has gained rapid popularity with both custom knifemakers and the steel aficionados who make up a good chunk of your customers.
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. They kept the same 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 Bushing Pivot System generates fluid action and more consistent manufacturing tolerances. Larger lanyard gives more options for carry.
The Paramilitary 2 has a huge following among both collectors and users who demand top performance. Many collectors and users already own several versions of this US-made classic and they’re all going to want this one!
Refinements to overall construction may not be drastic or even visible to the eye but everything is sharper, smoother and guaranteed to provide performance and user comfort.
Limited Edition Spyderco Sprint Run.
Blade Length: 3 7/16" (87 mm)
Cutting Edge: 3 5/64" (78 mm)
Blade Thickness: 9/64" (3.5 mm)
Overall Length: 8 9/32" (210 mm)
Closed Length: 4 13/16" (122 mm)
Hole Diameter: 9/16" (14 mm)
Blade Steel: Crucible Industries S35VN steel
Weight: 3.75 oz. (106 oz. )
Handle Material: Earth Brown G-10
Made in Golden, Colorado, USA.