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Postby Waco » Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:50 pm

I just noticed that the Military comes in a left-hand version and was thinking about trying one. I have two concerns. First, it's bigger than my Endura, which makes me wonder if it will be comfortable for daily carry. Second, it's a liner lock. My only experience with a liner lock was one that wore out and got loose long before the rest of the knife showed any significant wear.

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Postby BJEOD » Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:00 pm

the millie is my favorite spyderco knife! It is sooooo light for its size, and not terribly obnoxious for what you get. It does take up a lot of space, but if you carry an endura now you will love this knife. I wear wiley x gloves a lot, and the 5 in handle is perfect. As for the lock, I have never and never heard of one failing. Mine did develop some play, but some tweaking tightened it right back up. Overall, it is perfect imo, and I hope they never change it.
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Postby Anon.Alpha » Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:55 pm

I carry a PE Military as my EDC/utility knife. It's the most ergonomically comfortable folding knife I've ever carried. I think that this is because of it's size.
If you want to get a south-paw Mili though, you may want to wait for the Military 2. As I understand it, it's suppose to have all the same attributes as the Para-Military 2, i.e., "...ambidextrous-friendly four way clip which carries tip-up/tip-down, left/right-hand..." (from the catalog).
Speaking of the Para-Mili 2, if you like the Mili but are put off by it's size, it may be the knife for you.
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Postby Mad » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:06 pm

When is the 2 comin?

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Postby yablanowitz » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:20 pm

Sometime this century, unless something goes wrong along the line. ;)

No one outside Spyderco knows what stage of developement the Military 2 currently occupies. It could be released as a Christmas surprise (yeah, right) or it could still be five years out. Don't hold your breath waiting.

My Millies have held up very well, with tight lockup, no discernible-to-me play and never an inadvertant lock release. It looks huge, but it carries a lot smaller than it looks.
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Postby DeathBySnooSnoo » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:23 pm

Was it said if the compression lock was going on the military 2?
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Postby Anon.Alpha » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:42 pm

yablanowitz wrote:No one outside Spyderco knows what stage of developement the Military 2 currently occupies. It could be released as a Christmas surprise (yeah, right) or it could still be five years out. Don't hold your breath waiting.
Wow, that sucks! I didn't realize that the release date for the Military 2 was so nebulous. I've been drooling in anticipation ever since I saw the Para-Mili 2 and heard rumors that the Mili 2 would follow it's re-design lead.
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Postby chuck_roxas45 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:28 am

yablanowitz wrote:... Don't hold your breath waiting.

My Millies have held up very well, with tight lockup, no discernible-to-me play and never an inadvertant lock release. It looks huge, but it carries a lot smaller than it looks.
Anon.Alpha wrote:Wow, that sucks!
I don't have problem with that! The millie is quite good enough for me.

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Postby jabba359 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:03 am

DeathBySnooSnoo wrote:Was it said if the compression lock was going on the military 2?
I believe it was being designed around Sal's stop lock. I think you can see the PDF for the patent application of the lock here.
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Postby The Deacon » Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:26 am

Whether any given knife is "too big" is a very personal decision. The Military is too big for me because it won't ride loose in my back pocket and that's where I've carried my knives for nearly sixty years. On the other hand, a lot of folks swear by it, so they must not share my opinion. As for liner locks, passing on the Military because of a bad experience with another brand would be like passing on a Toyota after a bad experience with a Yugo. The Military is a very well built knife and has been in Spydercos lineup for around 15 years, with few legitimate complaints.
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Postby pmbspyder » Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:14 am

+1 for what Deacon said. It's an amazing knife. Not all people love it, but no one would argue with the design and build quality. It's in my top 3 all time spydies for sure.
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Postby Waco » Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:24 am

Anon.Alpha wrote:Speaking of the Para-Mili 2, if you like the Mili but are put off by it's size, it may be the knife for you.
I hadn't really given that one much consideration, but it does have some nice features.

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Postby CubistHamster » Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:15 pm

It shrinks after you carry it for a couple of weeks...

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Postby BAL » Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:45 am

CubistHamster wrote:It shrinks after you carry it for a couple of weeks...
+1 on that.

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Postby toomzz » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:16 am

Most amazing knife, had one of the first in Holland in 1999, lost it and found a few other ;) this year.
Large knife, light-slim package. As I carry it on my back in my waistband I forget about it in 5 minutes; but it is truely THERE! :rolleyes:
I prefer carrying it against any Endura. I am sure that the entire charm, feel, ergos etc. will fit you too, no doubt! Besides that I never had any issue with a (Spyderco) liner-lock. I prefer the ease-of-action of a liner above the backlock.
The only downside might be the mentioned 'No-Knife-People'-fear of seeing such a large blade coming out of your pocket....
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Postby coonan » Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:12 am

I have had a Military for 14 years with no problems at all, love it so much I just picked up a Brown millie I am sure you will also like it .

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Postby Waco » Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:37 am

toomzz wrote:The only downside might be the mentioned 'No-Knife-People'-fear of seeing such a large blade coming out of your pocket....
Yeah, I've gotten the "He's got a knife!" reaction to my Endura. I'm lucky to live in a knife-friendly place like TX. Most people still recognize pocket knives as tools. Before I bought my first Spyderco, I was looking at a SS Endura in a hardware store. I commented on the large size and the guy behind the counter pulled some knife out of his pocket that was significantly bigger for comparison.

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Postby Waco » Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:20 pm

Anybody have a picture of a Military, a Para-Military 2, and an Endura side by side? Right now, I'm leaning toward the Para-Military 2 because, if anything, my Endura is bigger than I need.

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Postby yablanowitz » Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:10 pm

Here you go.

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