Spyderco Paramilitary 2 Knife Black G-10 (3.44" Black S30V) C81GPBK2

MSRP: $229.95
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Item #BHQ-10801


  • 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:Black
  • 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-Down, Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Hole
  • Lock Type:Compression Lock
  • Brand:Spyderco
  • Model:Paramilitary 2
  • Model Number:C81GPBK2
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife


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 Para-Military 2 knife has a black DLC finished CPM-S30V stainless steel flat ground blade with a plain cutting edge. The handle scales are textured G-10 for impressive strength and grip. The hardware on this model is tactical black.


Customer Reviews

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Great service
William H.
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.
Almost Perfect
Martin F.
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 Iíve 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.
The hype is real.
Jon D.
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 10ís, so I bought one. The hype is real. Get one. It really is all that everyone says it is.
You will NOT regret it!!!
Greg S.
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.
Most balanced knife
Austin P.
Knife has the best attributes of size, speed, strength, precision and quality of anything I have seen. Came perfect out of box with a nice sharp symmetrical edge and great centering. Not sure how they sharpen it but its a whole lot better looking than the free hand, single grit, belt sander job other mfgs seem to think are OK.

The compression lock is exceptional and I love it, but I found that it does have a complexity. With the locking lug being ramped, the harder you open the knife the farther up the ramp the lock bar goes. This can cause the disengagement of the lock to seem a little inconsistent, sometimes being very light and other times being a little stuck and taking more effort that normal. I don't consider this to be an issue but it does have more going on than most lock designs. I use a drop of Milcomm TW25B grease on the ramp and it gives it a feel that I am really happy with. The black blade coating is proving to be the strongest of any of my knives and most are coated. There is a slight bit of texture to the DLC and I can feel it drag a touch in some cuts.

I definitely recommend buying it, I am now trying to decide which 2nd Paramilitary 2 to buy that will compliment my all-black one.

Great knife.
Levi B.
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.
keaton s.
Super high quality even for its price point
My favorite knife
Trevor S.
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.
Just wow...
Jeffrey G.
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.

Worth Every Penny
Kurt S.
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.
Awesome knife
Jonathan B.
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.
Pinacle of an everyday carry
Sean M.
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.
Exceeds Expectations
Matthew D.
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.
Nick W.
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 knife to own
Zach L.
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.
Jerry C.
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.
Benjamin D.
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.
Amazing knife
Norman B.
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
Great Knife
Glen W.
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.
David H.
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)
Best blade ever
thomas c.
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.
Dajen M.
I have 2- one non coated and this one in all black for the formal edc.
Fantastic blade!
Jeremy V.
First and finish are superb! No blade play and razor sharp. Now all it needs is a wicked bead for a lanyard.
Great all Around
Sebastian Y.
Lives up to its reviews and has a great design