Spyderco Paramilitary 2 Knife Brown G-10 (3.4" Satin S35VN) C81GPBN2


  • Satin CPM-S35VN stainless steel blade with Spyderco's signature Round Hole opener.
  • Washer pivot system for buttery-smooth opening.
  • Fine-textured G-10 handle scales in brown over stainless steel liners.
  • Spyderco's excellent Compression Lock for maximum safety and accessibility.
  • Four-way pocket clip that can be oriented for tip-up or tip-down carry on either the right or left side.


The Spyderco Paramilitary 2 is one of the most popular knives on the market today, which is no surprise to anyone whos 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 PM2s 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. A host of aftermarket customization options from companies like Flytanium allow it to be truly individualized. 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!

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!

Item #BHQ-9775
MSRP: $247.95
Our Price: $173.57
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  • Overall Length: 8.25"
  • Blade Length: 3.44"
  • Cutting Edge: 3.00"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.14"
  • Blade Material: CPM S35VN
  • 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: Brown
  • Frame/Liner: 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: C81GPBN2
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Best Use: Tactical
  • Product Type: Knife

Customer Reviews

One knife to rule them all
Nathan W. on Jan 10, 2020

About a year ago, I chose the PM2 as my everyday carry. This knife has been stellar. After a year of use, it’s easy for me to say if I were forced to choose only one knife for the rest of time, this would be it. The PM2 fits my hand perfectly, and is surprisingly lightweight for a knife of this size. The blade is stellar. S35VN is fantastic steel, and after a year of use, it finally needs sharpened, The blade shape is versatile, and the iconic Spyderco hole makes it easy to deploy. The PM2 is built like a tank. This is a VERY tough knife. The open design makes it less likely to fill with dirt or lint, and contributes to the light weight. Even with my cell phone in the same pocket, it sits comfortably off to the side. Because it’s quite flat, it feels like it’s taking up less room than some smaller, rounder knives. The only think I’m not thrilled about is that the dye from my jeans has rubbed off onto the scales over time, making them look a little dirty. This isn’t the prettiest knife I own. It’s not the most expensive knife I own. But it’s the best knife I own.

This is a Gem
Brian K. on Oct 31, 2019

Fantastic Blade steel, ergonomics on this knife is terrific. The scales have just the right feel for grip and function. I own several Spydercos and can say this is one of my favorite, maybe better than my Shaman and that's saying alot because I love my Shaman but the grip in the hand with the PM2 s35vn and the blade slices so well, aaaah what a Gem.

One of the best
Anthony F. on Oct 21, 2019

If you haven't used a PM2 then you are seriously missing out. There is a lot of hype surrounding this knife and in my experience its all true. Fit and finish, blade centering, ergos, and materials are all excellent. The blade has a very consistent grind and is super sharp and slicey. The compression lock in my opinion is the safest and easiest way to operate a knife.

Near perfect
ADAM C. on Sep 30, 2019

great steel, very sharp out of box, a more "socially acceptable" color combo than "tactical black" or the like. Great knife overall, my first venture into something of this price point/ steel quality and I'm happy with it. Only nit-picky things I could say are that I wish it came from factory with tools needed to swap the pocket clip (minor inconvenience) and that the compression lock takes a bit to get accustomed to if you're used to liner/ frame locks, BUT keeping my fingers out of harms way while closing, and the sheer smoothness of it make that more than worth the adjustment.

This is my favorite knife!
Richard S. on Aug 24, 2019

Price, steel, ergonomics and color, this is what a Spyderco knife should be because everything about it is wonderful. This knife has the best ergonomics of any that I own, when you hold it you will feel the quality! My friend referred to it as "that knife with the good ergos." A PM2 will never let you down and it's made in the USA!

good choice
James B. on Aug 17, 2019

thought about my next EDC choice for quite some time, and glad I picked the PM2 s35Vn. It is stunningly beautiful, in a very simple way. Came quite sharp. Ergos are great for me; I've done some pretty heavy cutting, and find it quite comfortable. Fit, finish, and function all top tier. I am a happy camper.....

perfect EDC
Jonah J. on Aug 15, 2019

love this knife, and can't say enough good things about it. I'm a lefty and have reasonably large hands, this knife feels great and is a great weight when you hold it. Spyderco quality speaks for itself and I've never been disappointed by this company or the knives they produce.

Amazing knife
Bryan L. on Jul 31, 2019

I believe this knife speaks for itself. It's the perfect size for your hand and pocket. The s35VN holds and edge like no other. If i had to choose one tool to get lost in the jungle with, i'd take this. do yourself a favor and just buy it.

Must Buy
Caleb H. on Mar 20, 2019

This knife is all around amazing. The S35VN steel is amazing it comes laser sharp. The compression lock is my favorite lock so far on all of my pocket knives, and the G-10 handle is amazing. You might think it’s overpriced but I think this knife is worth every penny.

Hair Shavin Sharp
Ian S. on Mar 14, 2019

I’ve owned a couple of benchmades and now this, out the box the action is amazing and the blade comes razor sharp. I’ve used it for my edc for around a week and I have to say that the ergonomics, weight and flat grind are next to none on this knife 10/10 recommend. I am a fisherman and it’s already been on 2 trips, the lanyard tube is great because I attach a bungee like cord to the knife so it doesn’t fall into the lake. Easy to use and capable of cutting up wood for a fire to filleting fish.

Great Knife Design
Ryan M. on Mar 5, 2019

This knife is a great edc. It fits well in the hand, and performs great with any task, small or large. I re-profiled and sharpened the S35VN blade on a wicked edge when I received the knife (edge angles were slightly different), and have not had to resharpen after 2 month of daily use (mostly boxes/letters). This coming from a metallurgist, this steel is everything you need for an EDC knife. The desert brown G10 looks really good, and the compression lock is sturdy and convenient. Only complaint was no deep carry clip, but one of these is easily purchased on BladeHQ.

Awesome knife
Taylor A. on Mar 5, 2019

I really love this knife, S35VN is my favorite steel. I've been thinking about getting a second one, and I definitely would not mind winning a Para 3;)

Rich K. on Mar 4, 2019

I really love this knife and Blade HQ is the best place to purchase a knife on the Internet!

Anonymous on Feb 25, 2019

The perfect knife
Brandon D. on Feb 25, 2019

The Paramilitary 2 is absolutely perfect. The compression lock is the perfect one hand opening and closing lock. It's even better than benchmades axis lock because you barely have to adjust your hand grip to close it after actually using it. S35vn steel is incredible and holds an amazing edge and is easy to sharpen. Absolutely worth $155 and would recommend to everyone.

Great knife
Neal T. on Feb 22, 2019

Super sharp right out of the box Perfect size for EDC

I love it best of all!!!
Jimmy G. on Oct 16, 2018

I was resistant at first but after carrying the S35VN Para 2 for over a year now I just love it. I have several knives many of which are more expensive than this one but I always go back to it. I have found it very easy to get a nice sharp edge on the s35vn even after some pretty hard use. One of my all time favorites!!!

Popped my cherry with this one
Samuel G. on Oct 14, 2018

This is my first “real” high quallity knife definitely glad i went with PM2. I did a lot of research before I went with this knife was torn between ZT 0450 and Benchmade 940. Reasons I went with this knife, Spidey Flick of course that never gets old and it fits in the hand better any any knife on the market. I carry it every day at work I don’t do anything crazy with it but if I find myself in a 127 Hours incident I know i won’t have a problem cutting that bad boy off. lol

Great twist on a GREAT Knife!
Ethan V. on Oct 13, 2018

Everyone knows the Paramilitary 2! Its pretty much the standard EDC. With this sprint run with the upgraded steel and sick brown scales. ITS A WINNER!!

If I could own only one knife...
Patrick P. on Oct 12, 2018

It would be this one. It's small enough to carry every day yet big enough to get some serious work done. It's the Goldilocks Mama bear of folders. Just right. The quality is top notch. The S35VN steel is hard enough to make the proudest diamond sigh. The G10 scales are beautiful and rugged. And the compression lock is the best lock design in the history of folding knives (fight me if you disagree). In short, if you're not signed up to be notified when this comes back in stock, stop being a communist and get on the list.

S35VN Great steel!
Corey E. on Oct 12, 2018

Great knife! Very pleased. Use it as my EDC. On knife banter I want that axe! With the fresh edge from Zac. Love the earth brown. Highly recommended. Check out Knife Banter on YOUTUBE. Great show! Watch every week!

What's not to love.
CHRISTOPHER L. on Oct 12, 2018

This is my favorite Spyderco in my favorite steel. It is the smoothest of all my Spyderco's, lock up is great and edge retention is awesome.

Popular for a reason
Joseph D. on Oct 12, 2018


This is my favorite blade.
kevin g. on Oct 12, 2018

The Paramilitary 2 is a beast. I wasn't a huge fan of the black or camo scales. I saw this S35VN with brown scales pop up and pulled the trigger. I'm SO glad I did. I normally carry an auto, but the action on this para2 is so smooth. The size and weight of the knife is perfect for full size use. This isn't a box opener, and I don't prefer to carry it in my sports coat. This is a work knife for really intense cutting and slicing tasks. Buy this one if it's available for purchase. You will not be disappointed. BLADEHQ did a great job on shipping. Do it!

Robert M. on Oct 12, 2018

This is the Charlie Sheen of knives because its winning. DJ Khaled wrote a song about this knife. When he said he had money on his mind, and he can't ever get enough, it's because he spent his last $160 on this knife. Great steel, holds an edge, and everyone needs a knife to go with khakis.

Love this steel
Mike Z. on Oct 12, 2018

Finally decided to get this s35vn version and I couldn't be happier. Arrived screaming sharp from the factory, and I really like the look of the brown g10 handles. The only thing that could make this better would be a standard deep carry clip. Otherwise, this bad boy is a winner. BladeHQ has some super quick shipping too, so great purchase all around

Black Magic
James S. on Sep 29, 2018

I just recieved my brown Para 2 knife and it is a winner! Gorgeous, super smooth operation, perfectly centered, flawless in every way. The service from Blade HQ was amazing. I received my order so fast they must have used Black Magic. Great blade from Spyderco and wonderful service from Blade HQ.

Great knife and service
Bob H. on Sep 1, 2018

Just got my knife so I haven't had a chance to use it yet but I have a Digi camo Para 2 with S30V that is superb and I know this one will be even better if that's possible. Great service from Blade HQ and USPS.

finally I get my hands on the brown one
matt c. on Jul 4, 2018

I didn't order from BHQ because I didn't know you guys had them, I got my from a retailer the day before BHQ had them, anyway, this is a great knife in a great color and tougher steel.

A+ blade
Matt R. on Jun 27, 2018

Really love this knife. The earth brown G10 is very nice. The steel is awesome. Excellent purchase

Great Knife
Ryan W. on Jan 6, 2018

This knife definitely deserves the praise which is often bestowed upon it. Its one of the greats! Everything about it is quality and I adore the brown G10.

Greatness expected
Gerald N. on Jan 6, 2018

What is there not to like about a PM2, smooth action, very comfortable to use and who doesn't love the compression lock. It is a very nice knife and the S35VN works awesome.

Awesome EDC!!!
Aaron G. on Jan 5, 2018

I love everything about this knife except for the pocket clip. I just wish Spyderco would put a deep carry clip on these knives. This thing came extremely sharp out the box. Awesome job Spyderco!!

One of the best EDC options ever
Kyle G. on Jan 5, 2018

The Paramilitary 2 by Spyderco is one of the best EDCs ever. The slimness of the design, along with the awesome compression lock, make this blade easy to carry and open for use. I love the S35VN and the tan scales. I can't decide which lock I like better between Spyderco's compression lock and Benchmade's AXIS.

First spyderco but not last
Keith m. on Sep 17, 2017

This was my first spyderco purchase and I have to say it wont be my last. Out of the box it was very sharp and the finish is superb. Engraving is absolutely perfect. The fit was pretty good though the centering is quite off. It doesn't rub or affect performance at all though. The pivot was pretty tight when I first flipped it but after a day of opening and closing it has broken in very nicely. I wasn't really sure about the compression lock at first but after a few days I've come to really like it. I think the blurple s110v is next!

Very nice
Brett N. on Sep 14, 2017

My first 'real' knife was a full serrated Spyderco Endura in the late 1990s. I still have it and it serves as a backup in my truck to this day. This PM2 is my first modern Spyderco, bought for EDC. I am moving off a Benchmade HK Axis, so I'll compare. The Benchmade Axis lock is the best in the industry in my opinion, so the PM2 compression lock is a bit of a downgrade in that regard, but not by much. Flip open using the thumbhole is a tad less easy than a stud, but easy to get over. Closing with the compression lock is ok, but not as graceful to close as an Axis lock. The Benchmade was in D2, which held a good edge and was easy to sharpen, but was never razor-razor sharp. The PM2 in S35VN was sharper out of the box than even my other S30V knives. The flat grind on this PM2 and blade profile make it narrow to a scalpel-like tip - extremely sharp, but possibly at the expense of strength if you were doing things with it you shouldn't with a knife. Fit and finish it is exceptional. It has a fine instrument-level of machining that I've not seen on anything else. Brown scales? Love it. All in all, this is a great knife and well worth the money.

Decent out of box
Nick J. on Jun 23, 2017

Knife came extremely sharp out of box, with good fit and finish. Only complaints I have is there was a little bit of side to side play and the screws were literally falling out of this knife. 5 minutes and a bit of blue loctite and my issues were solved. For a $160 knife, I would rather not have those issues but they don't take away from this being a perfect knife. This is my 3rd PM2 and I doubt it'll be my last.

Best PM2
Tyler M. on Jun 19, 2017

The out of the box experience with this knife was utterly stunning. I own quite a few knives and to be honest it's the best fit and finish I've ever seen. Regardless if you have PM2s already or this is your first dive in you need get this because you will not be disappointed in any way shape or form. As in the great words of my boy Shai, "JUST DO IT!"

Excellent PM2!!!
Jason L. on Jun 8, 2017

I own several PM2's and this is by far my favorite. The brown is a great color and the S35VN blade is absolutely one of the best overall steels around. It's easy to sharpen and will hold an edge for a long time with normal use. I touch the blade up on a Spyderco Sharpmaker and it's ready to go. I highly recommend this knife if you have other PM2's or you just always wanted to try one. You won't regret it!

Brown Skin
Robert D. on Dec 30, 2016

I have a lot of really great (expensive) knives that have been left in the dust by the Para-Military 2 This knife's ergonomics and cutting power are second to none...the size and weight are perfect, The Spydie hole and compression lock are a work of genius that makes the very sharp blade smooth and easy to use one handed. I liked the Earth Brown when I bought it and it's still my favorite color.

One of my favorite edc's.
Richard K. on May 28, 2016

I have quite a few "nice" e.d.c.'s. And this is one of my favorites. I know everyone has there own opinion on what a edc should be, cost, weight, color, ect. It goes on and on. For me I want something I can depend on, feels good in the hand, can be left hand carry as i am left handed and have a "super steel" if you can call it that so it stays shape in the field longer. The paramilitary 2 does all that. This one with the upgraded steel and dark brown g-10 is well worth the little extra. Can't wait for the next sprint run paramilitary 2. Rumor is sometime in 6/16.

It really is that good!
USA #. on Mar 1, 2016

There is a reason so many ppl love this knife. The fit and finish is excellent. It's razor sharp out of the box. It's very light and easy to pocket carry. True one hand opening and closing. No blade play. It's made in America. I knew my first Para would be great. Didn't expect perfection. This is my second Para. I love it and love Spyderco. I have over 50 knives but I carry a Para 2 every single day. There is a HUGE difference between quality and affordability. Do yourself a favor if you don't have one....get one.

Perfect EDC.
Dan G. on Jan 24, 2016

This is another great knife from Spyderco. As always razor sharp out of the box. Outstanding fit and finish and the milk chocolate G10 scales are beautiful. Yes, you pay a little more for this version but it is a Sprint Run and you get written verification from the factory with this knife. BHQs customer service is unbeatable!

My First Spyderco!
Craig D. on Jan 15, 2016

I've been watching the Paramilitary for a while and finally pulled the trigger on this version. What a great blade, definitely worth the money!

All I wanted for Christmas
fly g. on Dec 12, 2015

I have been looking for this knife for a long time and I never thought I'd find it anywhere again since they have been all sold out. But never fear Blade HQ is here, you guys made my holiday by bringing this masterpiece back for another chance to get it. I can't thank you enough for this, another thing is the price. I'm very happy about how fast the package came also you guys have top notch service, so I am so thankful for this knife, Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you all.

Kaleb M. on Dec 10, 2015

I have owned 2 other PM2 knives in the past and sadly I lost one and had to sell the other. This is by far one of my favorites, the color of the g-10 is perfect it blends nicely with all my clothing and the added benefit of a upgraded steel is fantastic. I got so carried away on how sharp it is I practically shaved my whole upper thigh Just to so i can see it cut. Now besides the fun in the knife it works beautifully I work in a warehouse and i can't imagine a day without this in my pocket. Don't pass it up pick one up today like right now, after you finish reading this sentence.

Sean H. on Dec 1, 2015

Dont hesitate. Its actually 'that' good! Great service too by BHQ! 100% satisfied

Think i received a return
William M. on Mar 8, 2019

I bought two of these, couple weeks apart. 2nd was 5 stars, absolutely great. 1st knife looked ok, but the box was torn on all corners, there were scrapes on the face of the box, and there was adhesive on the box face as if a price sticker had been removed. I kept the first despite the box condition because the knife looked fine and I didn't want to deal with returning it. I've bought 5 knives from BladeHQ and this was my first less than perfect experience.

Awesome knife
Christopher G. on Oct 12, 2018

Waited till the came back in stock but well worth it. Awesome knife. Easy to sharpen. Fun to figit with. Want to get some carbon fiber scales to make mine. Great over all knife

making a great knife better
john k. on Jan 5, 2018

the para 2 is already a stellar edc and utility knife but adding the brown g10 and s35vn blade steel just aps the ante that much more. as always blade shipped the knife quick and on time.

Love the design, I wish they would just do a M390 Sprint again
Alex P. on Jan 8, 2019

Same great knife design we all know and love...but, come on, S35VN is a bit played out and mediocre these days in the face of all the great steels out there. When are we going to see a M390 sprint again, that's really what the marketplace wants. Just look at the price of the previous M390 sprint knives on eBay.

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