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

MSRP: $229.95
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Specifications

  • 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
Description

Description

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.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

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New Spyderco fan.
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Anthony S.
06-22-2018
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.
Great knife!
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Joseph E.
05-30-2018
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!
Awesome edc knife.
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Bruno P.
02-13-2018
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.
Best EDC
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Blake G.
02-04-2018
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!
Groundbreaking design with a stealthy look.
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Jamie D.
01-30-2018
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.
beau couteau
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Bruno B.
01-27-2018
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!!?
Perfect size
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Devin B.
01-23-2018
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.
Flick
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Nick S.
01-21-2018
Flicking this thing open is absolutely satisfying.
Beautiful Knife
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Austin P.
01-19-2018
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.
Low Profile EDC Blade
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Anthony M.
01-19-2018
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.
What else can you say.... Awesome!
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M A.
01-19-2018
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.
Excellent low visibility carry
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Mike B.
01-08-2018
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.
Good Blade, Just Not For Me
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Liam G.
01-07-2018
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.
Can't Go Wrong with the PM2
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Tae S.
01-07-2018
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.
Sick!!!
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Carl B.
01-07-2018
Coolest production knife made. Razor sharp. Love the lock. You won’t be able to stop flicking it until your fingers are sore!
Great Knife
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Matt D.
01-06-2018
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.
Love this knife!
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Matt R.
01-06-2018
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!
This thing is awesome
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Corey Z.
01-06-2018
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
My constant outdoor companion
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Michael D.
01-05-2018
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.
My Favorite But With Its Flaws...
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Chris C.
01-05-2018
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.
My Goto Knife
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Connor J.
01-05-2018
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.
Perfect knife
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Justin W.
01-05-2018
I absolutely loved it
My fourth PM2 and not the last
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Brian M.
01-05-2018
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!
Great knife
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Dan p.
01-05-2018
I love it
One of the best all around edc blades
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Sean J.
01-05-2018
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.
Amazing knife
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Daniel G.
01-05-2018
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
Get it NOW!
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Elliott H.
01-05-2018
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.
Cuts 2" in front of the blade
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Carl C.
01-05-2018
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.
Great service
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William H.
11-17-2017
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
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Martin F.
11-08-2017
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.
The hype is real.
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Jon D.
10-13-2017
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.
You will NOT regret it!!!
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Greg S.
07-01-2017
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
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Austin P.
06-27-2017
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.
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Levi B.
06-16-2017
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.
Great
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keaton s.
04-08-2017
Super high quality even for its price point
My favorite knife
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Trevor S.
03-12-2017
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...
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Jeffrey G.
02-06-2017
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
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Kurt S.
01-08-2017
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
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Jonathan B.
12-07-2016
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
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Sean M.
11-19-2016
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
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Matthew D.
10-06-2016
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.
Incredible
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Nick W.
07-25-2016
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
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Zach L.
12-08-2015
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.
Perfection
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Jerry C.
11-04-2015
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.
Incredible
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Benjamin D.
10-22-2015
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
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Norman B.
07-26-2015
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
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Glen W.
06-01-2015
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.
Impressive
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David H.
04-03-2015
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
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thomas c.
03-05-2015
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.
Epic
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Dajen M.
02-09-2015
I have 2- one non coated and this one in all black for the formal edc.
Fantastic blade!
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Jeremy V.
01-30-2015
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
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Sebastian Y.
01-24-2015
Lives up to its reviews and has a great design