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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. 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!
If you’re a knife collector like me u have to buy PM2. I absolutely love this knife , blade SVN45 great ergonomics and very light with amazing lock . Thank u BHQ for a great customer service. 10/10
Great knife though short lived it was inline to becoming my new go to knife. I recommend this knife wholeheartedly. I mauled over my decision to buy this for a long while until I went for it ,and the build was phenomenal and sturdy. Sad part about this is the fact that I only had it for 3 days until it fell out of my pocket at some point during my day ??
Just received, lightning fast shipping as usual. No one packages their blades as well as Blade HQ. This knife is the best in every way...perfect blade centering, pivot is right on the money and a quality build. The Para 2 is knife perfection.
This is by far the best knife I've ever owned. No blade movement at all. Sharpness is amazing. Great grip. Buy it!!!
Where could I get a deep pocket carry clip for this knife? I can’t seem to find one.
Although I didn’t get my pm2 from blade HQ due to at the time I could not find any except on knife joy. Got mine in 20cv with green g10. Everything fit amazing in the hand. Cuts wire for splicing, goes right through wood stakes for making quick shims, cutting expansion joints like a champ. I put some micarta lotus scales on it from flytanium. I loved the contouring so much. The scales were ruined by some hydraulic fluid so I put the g10 and honestly like the g10 better. I have carried just this knife for the last year everyday and retired(sold the knives I just never used). This thing rocks. If you have the budget to grab one I would do it. Cant wait to hopefully get ahold of the tanto version, plus if I could find the wharncliff one I’d grab that too. Cant praise this tool enough.
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 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.
Knife is perfect, perfectly centered, action is smooth , and the blade came with s45 not the s30 as described, no complaints here 👌
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.
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 ease. Lock up is secure every time. I can't wait to start modifying mine!
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. 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
This knife has become my EDC knife. Extremely light. One handed opening right out of the box. Extremely sharp. Just the right size. Blade has cut boxes, envelopes, papers, ropes, fruit and veggies on the go. No issues whatsoever.
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 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.
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
This has to be the best knife I've ever owned. By far my favorite Spyderco knife.
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 paid and no counterfeits with Blade HQ. Thanks Blade HQ.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
Great blade, I have 2. Perfect ergo, great steel, awesome build quality! Love me some Spyderco knives.
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!
Love this knife! This is my first Spyderco and definitely wont be my last. It feels really comfortable in hand and just looks badass.
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 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.
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 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!
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 strong". I am enjoying it. Will buy from Blade HQ in the future. This is my first knife.
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. Cheers.
First spydy and a stellar one at that. Loving the compresion lock and overall one-handedness. Came super sharp!
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
Awesome knife.....very sharp . Love the grip . 3rd Spyderco. Blade HQ is awesome!!!
After hearing about the PM2 over and over again I finally pulled the trigger. Glad I did! Great knife! This is my first knife to break the $100 level for me. Blade HQ's service was great as well. Received knife within 3 days.
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.
I received this knife as an anniversary gift. I am blown away by how awesome the PM2 is. I will be buying more Spydercos in the near future.
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 initial feelings vanished like a good dream. Buy this and you will feel like a man again.
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
The PM2 is an absolute workhorse of a knife weather it be just opening and closing it because it’s just fun as hell or actually putting my knife to use, it has withstood everything I’ve thrown at it, the black on the knife makes it look incredible, the one thing bad about it is that the paint or coating used to cover it tends to get scrapped fairly easily from what I found but it doesn’t bother me, it makes it seem like my knife has gone to good use, but other than that (which is nitpicking at its finest) I absolutely love this knife and is definitely my favorite
I purchased my first PM2 from Bladehq. Arrived quickly. Pros. 1) Great trusted brand 2) Very grippy G10 especially compared to lower end Spyderco. 3) Great s30v steel 4) Worth every cent. 5) Perfect all around size like a Glock 19. 6) Not heavy Cons. 1) Price keeps rising. 2) It takes a bit of pocket, unlike a Delica. You can't go wrong with the PM2 and Bladehq. Be careful for fakes on eBay, and other sites. 5 star out of 5
Best knife I have in my collection and is my EDC great edge Retention and absolutely love the compression lock
Spyderco Paramilitary 2 What else could be said? This knife is all around phenomenal. This is going to seem like a 2 knife review because I have to first start by saying I carried the Spyderco Tenacious for 5 years. I beat the &[email protected]? out of that knife. It held its edge, took a sharpening, and with a little cleaning and maintenance; looks brand new. Well it’s time for a new knife only because well, I want one. I was so impressed with the Tenacious that I knew it would be a Spyderco. Three quick side notes, I’m a martial arts instructor which incorporates edge weapons, I make knives weekly as a hobby, I live in the woods and do lots of outdoors things. So with that being said, I love knives and use them often for lots of things. I have always wanted a Paramilitary 2. I finally decided to get one. I don’t know what else can be said. The blade is incredibly sharp and the S30V is just amazing. The handles feel so good in the hand, it’s slim in the pocket, it flies open to a crisp lock. The compression lock is such a nice lockup and very convenient for use. I mean I can go on for days, just get this knife. It’s the ideal EDC and “tacticool” tool. It’s going to be hard to switch this out of my pocket...
I love this knife. But I really screwed up the finish on my blade, I was not thinking straight and I was cutting up aluminum cans, it really messed up the finish
This is by far one of my favorite knives. It feels great in hand and is the easiest to resharpen.
Perfect in every way from the handle to the steel
I think this knife is amazing best knife ever
Love this knife. I am sold on the compression lock, was looking for a good one handed knife and I dont think it gets better then the pm2.
I have owned this knife for 2 years now and it has been my favorite edc knife hands down. Perfect in all aspects!
This knife is just a joy to work with. The way the lock works is so easy to use. Seamless one hand use and great boar shape.
This knife works. I was considering other options and took at least 3 weeks to come to a decision and I landed on this knife. It was my first non budget folder. It came super sharp, very smooth opening and I was surprised by everything. The compression lock actually grew on me, it was weird at first because I grew up with frame locks and liners. I've used the knife every day since I've gotten it and the blade is still very sharp. The handle is super comfortable and the g10 is awesome, super grippy. It just fits the idea of an everyday use knife.
Fantastic knife ,light weight, tuff, great edge and easy to carry. Blade HQ is fantastic to deal with !!
The best all around knife. For opening boxes to cutting fly's and everything in between it's never failed me. Will have to buy a new one since I lost mine in the river this summer:( but I would buy this over and over because it's great.
Great knife i carey it every single day for a year now, and i love it stays good and sterdy and its beautiful, you can use it for every single task you want it to do
This is honestly such a great knife. The black on black makes it look even better in my opinion.
This is my third spyderco knife and I love the feel of it and the s30v holds an edge amazingly
A modern classic, you can never go wrong with a paramilitary 2.
This knife is one of the all time best folding knives made by Spyderco. Form fitting handle backed by a beautiful drop point blade. The compression lock is solid and outlasts the liner lock imho. This knife is made to work! I love mine!
I've carried a lot of knives, and always come back to the PM2. Everything from size, weight, lock, and its smooth deployment is perfect. But by far the most fun is customizing them. My current edc is this DLC pm2 I'm reviewing, only I've swapped over to brass scales and have a lanyard with. rash honeycomb bead. The steel is good, corrosion resistant but will get spotty with abuse, especially the non dlc models. Just wipe with oil every week or 2, be sure its food grade if you use it with your dinner! The lock is excelent, I love that it can be closed without having my fingers in the path of the blade. The clip is the typical spyderco, not much to write about but looks good. If you've never owned one, give it a go. You wont be disappointed, and If it's not quite perfect for you, they do hold resale value on the knife trade fb pages.
This isn't the most aesthetically pleasing knife, but from a practical standpoint it is perfect. I'm a first responder, so I use this knife frequently for cutting airbags, clothing, zip ties, car parts, etc... The S30V is heat treated exceptionally well and is a breeze to sharpen. The DLC coating helps with corrosion resistance, and the G10 is decently grippy.
One of my favourite. I doesn’t matter how many knives I’ve got. Sooner or later this one finds the way in my pocket. And it even looks nice. ;-)
Love this knife. I bought the Para 2 with the CPM-M4 steel with natural G10 version and it has been amazing. Looking forward to adding another Spyderco member to the family.
if you're thinking about it just do it. I used to think spyderco was so over hyped... I would walk through the blade show in atlanta every year and see the crowded sypderco booth and think "why does everyone love those ugly knives." then one day I had a change of heart and bought a tenacious. I liked it so much that i came on blade hq and bought the pm2 the next pay check. Now i carry it every day. The pm2 is one of the most solid knives you can buy with great blade steel variety. If your new to the knife world you definitely need to add this one to your collection. if your already a collector chances are you already have one.
What can be said that hasn’t been said about the PM2 ! Sharp and sturdy design you can trust to get the job done on most any knife related task ! Buy it !
The Para 2 is a great knife that I would suggest to anyone. Even though it is a bit pricey
Nothing's gonna ever keep it down!
Finally broke down and bought a PM 2 after reading all of the reviews that sounded almost too positive to be true. Well, all I can do is agree and join the ranks of fans that this blade has. Love it!
Have so many versions of this model it is not funny. amazing design goes with me everywhere. if they keep bringing out new steels I will keep getting them
I worked in the Live Music Industry for 8 years. This knife was the toughest thing in my pocket. It cut through anything I put I front of it! Paracord, excessive gaff tape, cardboard, planstic, you name it and it was in 2 pieces! As long as you keep the edge this knife will last forever.
This is by far my favorite knife. Easy to open and close one handed. It has the ideal blade length and is not bulky in your pocket.
This knife is awesome! There is a reason it's so popular. The handle is a perfect size for my large hands, and the blade is amazing. Great slicer and really holds an edge. I own many pocket knives but this one beats them all! 10/10 knife
The PM2 is an absolutely solid knife, smooth and sharp out of the box and stays that way with minimal maintenance.. One of the best Spyderco has made IMO....Can't go wrong with this knife...
I have personally had two of this same knife. The first one I had an issue where my detent ball fell out of it's holding. Probably from me playing with it too much. Anyway I sent it into spyderco for a fix and they sent me a brand new one. The reason I wanted the same knife back in working order is because it's a great knife for a person with large hands. Lot of handle room and g10 to grip on to when cutting. With or without using the forward choil the knife is easy to hold comfortably. The blade is simple in my opinion, just a long curved edge that leads to a needle point. Steel isn't super fancy for the base S30v steel compared to what you can get these days. S30v is still a great user steel, and with practice is pretty easy to sharpen with the right tools and technique. Also and if you have issues with finger mobility a thumbhole is helpful. I don't personally but my father does and he loves his sage 5. Speaking of which the compression lock is a cool lock which is strong enough to do what you want with a folding knife within limits. Sometimes I find where the compression lock cutout in the scale is, that it is a bit of a ergononic hotspot. The stock pocket clip is placed well enough for me at least where only the tail of the knife sticks out a bit. So overall I would say if you're interested in a paramilitary 2 any variation is a good choice but I would recommend getting it in hand before purchasing if possible. I love mine, you might not since everyone is different. Also I purchased mine from bladehq so I'm a bit biased, but if you ask they'll check your knife beforehand and send you a good product. They'll take care of you.
Picked one up a couple months ago and it quickly became my go to daily carry. The G-10 feels so good in the hand, and the black on black is just sick.
Everyone should own one of these! I carry and use a knife everyday and I might not be carrying this one everyday however I always come back to this one! Great knife and great slicer!
My first Spyderco Knife. Every day carry. I absolutly love it. You can’t go wrong with a ParaMilitary 2.
I own a couple of Sypdercos and this by far my favorite. Although I've already worn out most of the DLC coating the knife has held up well. Will by a new one soon!
owned and carried this knife for over a year straight, amazing blade that can do it all. i have bought other spyderco's since, but i keep returning to this. A great prurchase.
This is a great knife. I own several PM2s including this all black (tactical) model. The Spyderco DLC coating is very durable and most general use scuffs will wipe off. The compresssion lock is fun and safe to use. This is an amazing knife, buy it!
This blade is truly incredible. My dad gave it to me for my birthday this year and I have carried it every day since then. I love the shape of the blade and handle. I honestly can say that I do not ever see myself EDCing another blade. I love the thumb hole and it's super easy to open. Absolutely love this knife
The pm2 is such an outstanding knife!! So comfortable for edc and doesn't take up much room due to its fairly small profile. I carried so many knives till I found my pm2 and love it. It's gotten me hooked on spyderco and I can't stop carrying them!!
Smooth action, great feel. This was my first sypderco. I feel comfortable when I have this in my pocket. My only gripe is that I wish I would have waited for the para 3 as my hands are a bit on the smaller side and I feel this blade is ever so slightly on the long side for me.
This knife has to be one of, if not THE BEST, EDC knives out. The flat grind, ergonomics, and flat out usability of it makes cutting tasks seem minuscule.
I had dreamed of buying this knife for years but didn't have the money so I suffered with the cheap Walmart knife. A year ago I finally purchased my first Spyderco, all black PM2 and I have nothing but absolutely loved it!! The way it sits in your pocket is so low profile and out of the way but sticks out just enough that it's so easy to pull out use and put back with ease. I originally purchased this life and thought how would I ever be able to be okay using such a beautiful knife and putting where and tear but it quickly becomes obvious that this knife was to good to keep clean and safe, I use this knife every day for food, boxes, concrete work, cutting plants and so much more. I sharpen this knife on my own and I am by no means a pro or anywhere close to it but with a little work I can get a good edge on this knife that lasts a long time with a good amount of use. Anyways if your considering a Spyderco PM2 I would say DO IT!! stop thinking about it and just do it you won't regret it.
I’ve had a lot of really good knives through out the years from CRKT to benchmade and Zero Tolerance, I got this knife and it was my first Spyderco and it is now my favorite knife! Best knife I’ve ever carried and I just customized it with a flytanium carbon fiber handle. Now I love it even more! I recommend it to anyone
When I got my first Para 2 I already owned several ZT's and other knives, but the Para 2 kicked them all out of my pocket and became one of my most carried knives if not my most carried. I liked it so much that after I sunk over $100 of custom parts and hours of work to pimp out my first one,I bought and pimped a second one. Great knives, great ergos, great action, great price. The only qualm I have is that darned lanyard hole, trying to take this knife apart to customize is definitely tried my patience, but if you don't take apart your knives then there's no reason not to buy.
Love love love this knife. It received it as a wedding gift from my wife and have carried it for 4 years now. Have no complaints about it. Holds an edge, easy to sharpen. A must have for everyone’s collection.
This is my second knife to be carried in my pocket and i absolutely love it! The blade itself to me is a pretty big deal i prefer other shapes on mine but this blade is indeed a nice blade, the handle fits my hand perfectly and it feels very good to grab on. Overall i would give it a 5 star though i'm not a big fan of the blade it's a really nice one anyway and it definitely is a must have to Spyderco fans.
Great, Dependable, Sturdy, Sharp, What more can you ask for in a knife ?
This knife is perfect for my work EDC. Feels good in the hand for even long use in the field. Carries nice in pocket and light weight. I plan on getting another for non work carry.
As strange as it sounds, for a while I didn't give Spyderco much thought (I just didn't think they looked great). However, the first time I handled a Paramilitary 2 completely changed my mind! This PM 2 has been my almost daily carry for over 2 years now. The ergonomics are fantastic and I love how easy it is to open and close with one hand.
One of my friends had the paramilitary 2. He said it was the best knife he ever had but sold it so he could get one that he "liked better". Still says it was one of his favorites.
This is my 2nd Spyderco. My 1st was a cheap $40 Walmart knife and I hated it! But I thought I’d give the brand another chance with a better knife, and I’m so glad I did! This is one of the best edc’s for the money. It opens/closes very easily, it’s lighter than I thought it would be, and it’s probably the most pointy knife I own, and I own Many ZTs and a couple Griptilians. THIS knife is gonna see a lot of pocket time and I’m already thinking about getting another one. I’m truly shocked how much I like this knife, and bladehq service was top-notch like always!
So when I first saw spydercos on the net I didn’t know what to think. They kinda looked weird to me but like a good fungus the style grew on me. I saw all the great reviews and decided I had to try one out. I bought a Tenacious because that was more in my initial price range. Loved it. I carried it everywhere with me and then I lost it while at work... Fast forward 2 weeks and I was having serious Spydie withdrawals. I had a taste and I needed more. I needed a juicy blacked out Para 2 with S30V steel and super sexy G10 scales (that feel so good and grippy when you hold it.) The ergonomics are phenominal for my beefy hands. Some people complain that it’s too big for EDC but the thing is so lightweight for its size that I just don’t feel it on me until I need it. The compression lock is great. The action is crisp, clean, smooth, and addicting to fiddle with. If you’re coming back to this page as much as I was let me tell you: You want this, you need this, treat yo self. I know the knife says it’s made on Earth but seriously it’s out of this world.
I Wasn’t planning on starting a collection with Spyderco knives, so when I first bought one, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to get a Manix 2 or Paramilitary 2. I went with the Manix 2 as my first Spyderco. After carrying it for some weeks, I was really curious about the Paramilitary 2. I had to get one. I don’t regret owning both at all. I love both of them. The Paramilitary 2 is way lighter and handles smoother in my opinion. Now I’m trying to get some other models they have. Keep up the good work Spyderco and Blade Hq!
Pros: lightweight, strong lock, nice ergonomics, awesome fit & finish, nice blade steel, Full flat blade: awesome slicer. Cons: Very thin at the tip, you need to be careful to not snap your tip off.
I’ve had this knife for a few years know and out of all the blades I’ve got I carry this one the most. It’s so light and slim yet sturdy and solid. The blade retains an edge super well and the ergonomics are awesome! Highly recommend! Well worth the price!
The very modern looking Paramilitary 2 has become something of an old standard in the folding knife world. It's a great knife all around and there is little that I could add to what's already been said. Spyderco's DLC finish is as tough as they come and this is one stealthy looking PM2.
Flicking this thing open is absolutely satisfying.
Beautiful blade shape and awesome black color. The compression lock takes some getting used to but its way better than any liner or frame lock once you do. If you have yet to own a spyderco or knife with similar opening style than you might have some difficulties at first but like the compression lock you quickly get over it. The knife does its job and it does it well.
This is a great edc knife, incredibly sharp. Deceivingly lightweight given the size. The blade can double in a tactical or self defense application if necessary. Enlarged spidey-hole for easy flipping. Action is good, blade centering was slightly off (maybe 10% out of whack), which was fixable, but did require a slight tightening of the pivot. Scales are super grippy and ridgid. Embedded liners inspire confidence in the integrity of the knife while keeping it slim. The Compression lock is the best feature of this knife imo, such a great mechanism.
Smooth opening smooth lines.... Ergonomical and simple. If you want a PM2 get one!.. you won't be disappointed. Easy to sharpen holds a great edge.
Flat black scales, blade and clip. Smooth action opening and closing. Super solid lock up. Blade shape makes it great for piercing and the full flat grind great for slicing.
Been carrying a PM2 since 09', as I got it as a deployment present. It has been through it all and it hasn't failed me in any situation. I have smaller hands , but the handle feels nice in hand. The blade is a smidge long but - Deal with it, It's an awesome knife.
Coolest production knife made. Razor sharp. Love the lock. You won’t be able to stop flicking it until your fingers are sore!
Awesome knife for EDC, the full flat grind is perfect for any EDC task you can think of. This is a big knife that can take some very heavy use. Great for EDC.
This knife is crazy sharp right out of the box and holds an great edge. Very lightweight and extremely durable! Definitely worth the price. I carry it as my edc and I love it!
I absolutely love this knife, kinda big, but pretty nice. One thing i noticed was a lot of room for some extra blade length considering the blade to handle ratio is pretty off. Otherwise this thing is awesome
This knife is in my pocket whenever I'm in the great outdoors. It's a very capable knife that has never let me down.
I got this knife several years back for my birthday, and I have to say that it's been so nice. Right off the bat, it's Spyderco so you know you'll get a wicked edge, jimping, and a good pocket clip. After that, the blade is fantastic and keeps an edge for a long while. The DLC does mark a tad if abused, but most stains come off with an oil wipe. Some people think the size is a bit large, but I find it perfect for my tastes. It fits in the back-pocket fine, and can easily be opened with gloves. This model is classic and you can't go wrong with it for the price.
I absolutely loved it
I now own four of these and I can confidently say it's my favorite all around EDC knife. Buttery smooth, strong, fun, and reliable. Can't go wrong!!! Buy one!!! Oh, and BladeHQ has the best support ever!
I love it
This was the first paramilitary 2 that I have ever owned and I was absolutely thrilled with it. The dlc coated blade held up really great throughout heavy use. The tip on this knife helped me do surgery on my finger after an accident at work. Great blade shape and the choil is awesome for getting a good grip on the knife for more precise cutting tasks.
Gave this to a friend for his birth day. We work in a ship and very rust resistant. Coating is amazing with very little scratching
All the reviews are positive for a reason. One of the very best “large” EDC or just general folding knives. Full flat grind, S30V (great steel), flow through handle, sturdy and easy lock, 4 - way position clip, what more do you want? Oh, and the Spyder-hole.
Maybe the title is an exaggeration, but this knife is amazingly sharp and has excellent edge retention. This is has replaced my Endura 4 FFG as my EDC knife. Flicked open perfectly out of the box. The G10 was a bit rough at first but I've either gotten used to it or the roughness has worn down making it more comfortable to carry.
Blade hq shipped very quickly and made sure the centering of the blade was perfect. The knife itself is great and well worth the money.
I have a bunch of knives. All of my knives were purchased based on my own rating being high on 4 criteria. Quality of materials. Quality of execution. Effectiveness as a tool, and aesthetically trips my trigger. Spydies (for me) very rarely score high on aesthetics, and that includes the Para 2. Research and feedback clearly and consistently show the 1st 3 criteria are all 10’s, so I bought one. The hype is real. Get one. It really is all that everyone says it is.
I have carried this knife for a year straight (every day). This knife has held up amazingly great. Came very sharp out of the box. S30v seems to hold an edge pretty good. Iam very picky about keeping my edc knife hair popping sharp and s30v sharpens up very quickly. If you are concerned about the DLC coating, dont be. This coating is like no other. I use the hell out of it and it has light scratches that will come out with a clp wipe down. I love it so much i bought a spare in the same color "black on black" just in case.
The knife is wonderful, but I have one question. Does anyone else's pm2 blackout not have the initials of sal and eric? If not why is that? I bought the knife from this website so I know it's not a fake. Just a curious knife collector thanks.
Super high quality even for its price point
I've wanted one of these for quite a while and I tell you what I should have got this knife a long time ago. It's my favorite knife in my collection and I own multiple ZT knives.
All you have to do is just hold this knife. The black coating blends perfectly with the G10 handle scales, blade centering is perfect, the action is smooth and you feel as though you are handling a piece of art worth at least twice the price. Enough from me though, this knife speaks for itself.
There is a reason why every rating for this knife (to this point) has 5 stars and why MANY reviews of other knives use it as a benchmark for comparative analysis. This will very quickly become your favorite EDC. If you're a "flipper" fan, the compression lock is a nice alternative to annoy those around you too.
If you have debated buying one, DO IT! It took me months to decide if I wanted one due to lack of funds, but after I got one finally I couldn't believe I waited as long as I did. The only downside is not with the knife, but you can't send in the blade to have it professionally re-sharpened.. :( all in all an amazing knife.
Weight, ergonomics, materials, blade, lock & style. This folder has the perfect ratio of every property you look for in an unstoppable tool which will tackle whatever you want to throw its way. Top of its class and many others. Hands down favourite blade I have ever carried and probably ever will.
This knife lives up to all the Hype. Solid lock up, razor sharp, smooth action, and the compression lock is awesome. You will not regret owning this knife. This was my first purchase from BladeHQ and their customer service is amazing.
This is the best knife I have ever owned and by far better than other Spyderco. Lightweight. Lightening fast deployment. There are other blades that are way more money and as you watch on YouTube, the user fumbles to open it. This is the best and last knife you will ever need. Quick, free shipping.
The best edc knife, You see people talking about this knife everywhere. Hold one and you will know why. Solid construction. The smoothest opening there is for the money. Perfect ergonomics. Razor sharp out of the box, just an all around amazing blade.
The erco's size Color black on black with the subtle gold colored spydy. I've waited to get this particular para 2 and to say I am happy is a vast understatement. A lot of times in life items don't live up to the hype but this isn't one of them. Buy now you'll never regret you'll only wonder why it took so long.
Tied with my Sage 2 for favorite Spyderco. Just amazing ergonomics and the blade is a lightsaber sharp right out of the box. Smooth blade deployment and perfectly centered.
Just buy it. One of the best knives you will ever buy. You always hear people saying how great this knife is, and well, it's true. It comes super sharp otb and fits great in hand. If it restocks again I might buy me another
I own Reate Horizon B,Quartermaster Spicoli, ZT 0566, Delica 4, Spyderco Dragonfly, and a couple higher end Skyline's and this knife is always with me. Great lock, blade steel, shape, handle ergonomics. Cannot recommend enough.
I bought this model a few weeks ago. The g-10 scales are really nice and provide excellent traction. The jimping on the forward choil and on the thumb ramp really digs in! The dlc coating is ridiculous. I thought I had scratched it up at work but to my surprise, a magic eraser just wiped the scuffs away. The blade had side play and took a few minutes with a T-10 torx driver to tighten it up. It'll swing free and lock up tight now, I'd say 95% blade play free. Excellent job Spyederco! (Still carry my 940 though)
I do not normally write reviews on thing I order off line but this is an exception. This knife is amazing and I own a few other great blades. I edc a Zero Tolerance 350 blackwash which I love but when I opened that Spyderco box and put the para 2 into my hands it was instant love. This knife just has it. I will own every model of it.
I have 2- one non coated and this one in all black for the formal edc.
First and finish are superb! No blade play and razor sharp. Now all it needs is a wicked bead for a lanyard.
Lives up to its reviews and has a great design
I love this knife, the lock is great, fantastic ergonomics, but the blade isn't center. It's purely an aesthetic issue, but it's still an issue.
The knife it self is just 10/10. Great blade steel, razor sharp. solid lock up, very sturdy knife. spyderco increasing the price on the Para military line is not okay. this is a 150$ knife max. not 199... after tax it's a 210$ knife... absolutely insane. I was able to buy mine at 185$, and I still feel like I was over-paying. Fantastic knife, just too high of a price.
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 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 ....
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
This knife would have got a 5 star review but I got a small chip on the blade by barely touching it on a steel bar. I Realize it’s mostly my fault but I have other cheaper knives that have been smacked pretty hard and not chipped the edge off. Other than that. Great knife with great ergonomics.
This is just a great all around everyday use knife. Nice and light blade is long enough and the compression lock works great.
This knife fits in the hand perfectly it’s the best knife I own It performs consistently the blade holds up well I only have to re-sharpened it under heavy use about once a month I try to keep A sharp edge on it at all times Not much more to say about a good knife thank you for creating it
Its a classic and well deserved, I have carried two of these babies and both are amazing, but a little big for my tastes.
There's nothing much else I can say that hasn't been said already about this knife. It's nearly the perfect edc knife, it's just missing a deep carry pocket clip. But non the less a really, really solid edc.
The only reason I didn’t give it the 5th star is because I got a good size bur the first time I cut a box with it. Might have been me but it was definitely dull after that. But besides that it’s one of my favorite knives I own.
Great Spyderco construction, awesome compression lock, nested skeletonized steel liners, and US made! These are all points that made the Paramilitary 2 awesome. However, I have a few points for those who are interested. I find the knife unreasonably poky for an EDC. I don't see why you would require something that looks stab-happy when many other knives (like the Delica) offer a sharp tip, but isn't quite a needle point. The bad on this is that it can very easily break off. That's what threw me off the most considering I do not abuse my blades. The only other point I'd mention, is the back end of the handle is very blocky, and while I like it better than the Para 3, it sticks out more than the Manix 2 upon entering the pocket. Overall, you are getting a US made super slicer, with great ergos, a good steel, and it's made at a great price. However, if the Manix 2 had skeletonized liners, I'd recommend it over the PM2 for price, ergos, and feeling in the pocket. The Endura 4 is also a great option for less.
Definitely not an easily topped knife. Have amassed a small collection so far, and this knife is by far the best knife I own. Despite the hype of the blade, be in mind of the size of the knife, handle, blade and all. The oversized SpydyHole and lanyard hole are very nice additions. But the coating on the blade is very prone to scratches. The G-10 handles, despite having legendary texturing and feel, are not immune to easy scuffs. I put on a seat belt with a little too much enthusiasm and now the butt of my handle has a sizable depression. Overall, would definitely buy another, maybe in another steel (S30V is amazing and the best steel I've used thus far) or different handle colors.
Out of the box this knife came razor sharp especially at the tip. This knife most likely will not flick open very easily out of the box and will require tuning which is very easy. Use T9 torx bits to take the knife apart. Just be careful not to damage the lanyard tube as that took a lot of prying and oil to come loose. After tuning, cleaning and oiling this knife is the smoothest knife I’ve ever owned. Will drop shut with ease. Two gripes: one screw stripped which is a major hassle and pocket fuzz can accumulate inside the liners but just use a Q-Tip.
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.
All right Pros first: Great blade for cutting, unique shape provides excellent control and pressure Easy to open and close The clip really grabs the pocket Great handle for cutting, long enough wide enough and the G10 is very grippy. Good quality blade steel Now the not-so-great: Not a good EDC because: too big to disappear into my pocket, the G-10 does not want to slide in or out of a pocket, even in work pants, and the unique Spyderco blade shape makes the blade too wide when closed for ease of carrying, also the handle is too long to fit well in a pocket unless you are six foot six. Paint started chipping off the clip right away, functionally no big deal but for the price and low quality, poor value. Overall this is an excellent knife for cutting, maybe even camping, just not great for carrying and as such not a good EDC, unless, one is six foot six or taller.
c'est un beau Spyderco que je voulais me payer pour Noël, commandé le 19 décembre,mais je ne l'ai toujours pas eu!! et ça commence à faire long!! et je ne sais pas encore si je le verrai un jour où si je vais être remboursé!!?? Normalement l'expéditeur devrait avoir une assurance pour couvrir les pertes des colis expédiés!!? J'espère que BLADE HQ va me satisafaire en me remboursant intégralement où me renvoyer un autre couteau identique au plus vite!!?