Spyderco Paramilitary 2 Knife G-10 (3.44" Satin S30V) C81GP2

MSRP: $197.95
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Item #BHQ-7920


  • Overall Length:8.28"
  • Blade Length:3.44"
  • Cutting Edge:3.00"
  • Blade Thickness:0.14"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S30V
  • Blade Style:Clip Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.81"
  • Handle Thickness:0.46"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:3.75 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up, Tip-Down
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Hole
  • Lock Type:Compression Lock
  • Brand:Spyderco
  • Model:Paramilitary 2
  • Model Number:C81GP2
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife


Spyderco knives introduces the Para-Military 2. This next generation Spyderco Para-Military knife features a number of inspiring changes. The revised handle has a thinner profile at the end to improve the ergonomics and the ambidextrous four-way reversible pocket clip rests deeper in the pocket as well. The blade has an elongated profile, with an increased cutting edge, finger choil and thumb ramp. Implementation of a new Bushing Pivot System generates fluid action and more consistent manufacturing tolerances. The Para-Military still has the solid, confidence inspiring Compression Lock on the handle spine. Lastly, the size of the lanyard hole has been generously increased, giving the user more carry options. This all results in more than just change for the sake of change, it's a real improvement on an already great knife.

This Paramilitary 2 knife has a premium CPM-S30V flat ground blade with a plain cutting edge. The handle scales are textured G-10 for impressive strength and grip.


Customer Reviews

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Everything I Expected
Derek M.
First, I'd like to start off by thanking BladeHQ for the great, prompt service I received. I ordered this knife on a Friday night around 7pm and it shipped out that very night and was in my mailbox Monday morning. This was just regular free shipping, so I was surprised and pleased that they immediately took care of my order and got it shipped several states over so fast.

The knife itself is wonderful. Razor, shaving sharp with a beautiful satin blade. Tight lockup with no play at all in any direction. I really like the compression lock and the ability it gives you to easily open and close the knife single handedly. The G-10 grips your hand perfectly. I agonized over choosing between this, a Manix 2, and a Benchmade Griptilian and am not disappointed at all with the choice I made!!
(Updated) Might need some time to grow on me
Cameron S.
(Update: After about a week of using this knife exclusively, I've come to love it. Everything I say below is still true, but I think it has grown on me because of the weight, blade shape, and attention to detail (position of the opening Spyderhole is amazing, etc). I think it has replaced my Manix 2 and Benchmade 940-1501 as my EDC.)

The good:
The compression lock is absolutely astounding. I love it love it love it.
The weight is very very good for its size.
Blade shape is awesome, looks even better in person. This includes the Spyderco Spyderhole, which is the perfect size and position.
No blade play, at all, full stop.

The bad:
I've been spoiled by my Spyderco Manix 2. Look at the ergonomic grip and the jimping on that thing. It practically melts into your hand and then doesn't budge. The Paramilitary 2 has an uncomfortable bump in the handle right at the middle & ring fingers, making it uncomfortable to hold for very long. Then the jimping is ONLY on the thumb ramp and the blade half of the 50/50 finger choil on the bottom, none anywhere on the handle.

The Manix 2 is practically the same blade length, same/better blade material, and better feel in my hand. The Paramilitary has the blade shape, weight, and compression lock (did I mention that it's phenomenal?!) going for it.
EDC National Champ
Justin S.
This knife is hands down my first pick for a "go to" edc carry knife. I can personally tell you that if you are thinking about stepping up from your plain cheap pocket knife for a good quality blade...this is it. I have so many folders and pocket knives, but this one will become like your favorite t-shirt. I just cannot say enough. Buy it!!

I love the choil jimping and the larger round finger hole to open the blade. If you are spending over $100 on a knife, I promise that you will regret not owning this.

One note: I did add some Tri Flow for a smoother lock up.

-Outdoorsman & Survivalist
Randall B.
Great knife... no issues what so ever... rock solid lockup in all directions from opening to closing. No issue with reversing the clip, seen that review and that particular knife might have been faulty or a user error(cross threading), idk but mines went in like glass with a I think t6 driver. I put a tad of oil on the pivot just because I do that to all new knives and it rockets open and drops close with no effort at all. Scales are real grippy but not over done... what else can I say threw a maverick workshop bead and lanyard on and called it a day... thanks blade hq. Love it...
Great knife
Christopher F.
This knife is awesome. It is made of quality materials, and is built well. It is lightweight, and feels great in my hand and in my pocket. The s30v steel is great at holding an edge, and resisting wear and corrosion. I carry this knife every day, and it hasn't failed at any task yet. And I love the compression lock. It's really strong. Great job Spyderco.
Paramilitary 2
Aaron L.
This is a great knife. It's simple, fits well in the hand and is made very well. I've had mine for almost a year now with no issues. Hands down my favorite knife.
Knife is great but
Sunny Q.
One of the screw holes for the tip up carry position on the pocket clip is the incorrect size, thus unusable. My particular knife cannot be carried in the right hand tip up position. Very disappointed this could happen on such a revered knife.
Blade HQ response:
Sorry to hear your knife is not quite right. Please contact Spyderco and they will get you taken care of. -BHQ
Dajen M.
Best folder I have ever had my hands on use it every day if u are thinking of buying one do it u will not regret it.