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Re: CS Exclusive Orange Paramilitary 2 DLC CTS-XHP

Postby RamZar » Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:32 pm

A month and a half after release and there's still some of these ParaMilitary2 Black CTS-XHP/Orange G-10 left! Once again, the price ($175), black coated blade and okay steel are working against it. I dare say the BladeHQ ParaMilitary2 CPM-M4/Natural G-10 at $149.99 will sell out much faster perhaps within a week or less.
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Re: CS Exclusive Orange Paramilitary 2 DLC CTS-XHP

Postby jimmyjohnjohn » Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:09 pm

That's because CPM-M4 is like having a light saber in your pocket. :)

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Re: CS Exclusive Orange Paramilitary 2 DLC CTS-XHP

Postby SpeedHoles » Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:14 pm

jimmyjohnjohn wrote:That's because CPM-M4 is like having a light saber in your pocket. :)

And I almost said that there's never a risk with an M4 blade, either! :p
But... unfortunately the Air didn't fly off the shelves just because of blade steel.
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Re: CS Exclusive Orange Paramilitary 2 DLC CTS-XHP

Postby JNewell » Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:53 pm

jimmyjohnjohn wrote:Sounds to me like they were priced right. 30-60 day inventory depletion is about right.
My wallet hates to agree, but you're right. They would have flown out the door (and onto eBay) at, say, $150. In the long run that's not good for anyone.

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Re: CS Exclusive Orange Paramilitary 2 DLC CTS-XHP

Postby WCC » Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:09 am

I am pleasantly surprised at the amazing quality control of the CS exclusive. They are even better than some of my other sprints. Just perfect in every way, from opening to precision free-fall control of the blade – not too much and not too little.
I think that I will just swop out one, replacing the orange scales with some camo ones. :D

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Re: CS Exclusive Orange Paramilitary 2 DLC CTS-XHP

Postby palonej » Fri Dec 04, 2015 9:38 am

Have to agree with the WCC!!
I have 5 PM2s.....the CS version has the best detent, smoothest action, the most even edge grind and is the sharpest of all!!
The action was absolutely perfect with no need to lube or adjust!
My favorite Para by far......

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Postby NiallRiv » Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:46 am

Gotta agree with you guys there. Out of the 6 I've owned, this one has far and away the best/smoothest action. Its funny though, how once you get used to the action of a knife, it really becomes it's own unique feel. For example compared to my CTS-204P Para which has a very hard detent, making for lightning fast spydie flick deployment and ROCK solid lock up (THUNKY). Where-as the CS Para just pops open with a precise "click" and falls closed on its own and "clicks" into its closed position (CLICKY).

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Re: CS Exclusive Orange Paramilitary 2 DLC CTS-XHP

Postby jalcon » Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:28 am

spyderHS08 wrote:Not sure how I missed this topic.....luckily got an order placed but was told today there is only about ten pieces left. Fellas if your on the fence, you better get one before they're gone!

This was almost a month ago. I'm thinking whoever told you that was exaggerating :D

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Re: CS Exclusive Orange Paramilitary 2 DLC CTS-XHP

Postby JNewell » Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:40 am

I don't know about the quantity, but it still shows as in stock for purchase on their web site today.

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Re: CS Exclusive Orange Paramilitary 2 DLC CTS-XHP

Postby spyderHS08 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:45 am

jalcon wrote:
spyderHS08 wrote:Not sure how I missed this topic.....luckily got an order placed but was told today there is only about ten pieces left. Fellas if your on the fence, you better get one before they're gone!

This was almost a month ago. I'm thinking whoever told you that was exaggerating :D
Lol dang it! They saw me coming. Haha oh well I needed one anyway, let my orange manix go for it and came out well on top :)

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Re: CS Exclusive Orange Paramilitary 2 DLC CTS-XHP

Postby jalcon » Sun Jan 03, 2016 2:04 pm

Man...I remember trying so hard to get one of these that morning. Hell, their site was like crashed.....heck it turns out that at the time, I could have waited until NEXT YEAR to buy one, LOL.

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Postby tvenuto » Sun Jan 03, 2016 2:41 pm

Ah new years jokes...

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Re: CS Exclusive Orange Paramilitary 2 DLC CTS-XHP

Postby TomAiello » Sun Jan 03, 2016 2:50 pm

RamZar wrote:A month and a half after release and there's still some of these ParaMilitary2 Black CTS-XHP/Orange G-10 left! Once again, the price ($175), black coated blade and okay steel are working against it. I dare say the BladeHQ ParaMilitary2 CPM-M4/Natural G-10 at $149.99 will sell out much faster perhaps within a week or less.

XHP is actually one of my favorite steels. I'd rate it a lot better than "ok".

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Re: CS Exclusive Orange Paramilitary 2 DLC CTS-XHP

Postby RamZar » Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:07 pm

TomAiello wrote:
RamZar wrote:A month and a half after release and there's still some of these ParaMilitary2 Black CTS-XHP/Orange G-10 left! Once again, the price ($175), black coated blade and okay steel are working against it. I dare say the BladeHQ ParaMilitary2 CPM-M4/Natural G-10 at $149.99 will sell out much faster perhaps within a week or less.

XHP is actually one of my favorite steels. I'd rate it a lot better than "ok".
You're right. I should've said XHP relative to M4.
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Re: CS Exclusive Orange Paramilitary 2 DLC CTS-XHP

Postby tvenuto » Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:50 pm

RamZar wrote:
TomAiello wrote:
RamZar wrote:A month and a half after release and there's still some of these ParaMilitary2 Black CTS-XHP/Orange G-10 left! Once again, the price ($175), black coated blade and okay steel are working against it. I dare say the BladeHQ ParaMilitary2 CPM-M4/Natural G-10 at $149.99 will sell out much faster perhaps within a week or less.

XHP is actually one of my favorite steels. I'd rate it a lot better than "ok".
You're right. I should've said XHP relative to M4.
Unless you need corrosion resistance...

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Re: CS Exclusive Orange Paramilitary 2 DLC CTS-XHP

Postby BTG » Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:43 pm

I think the 175$ hurt it some, but I think the fact that there are so many knives dropping you really have to be a little selective, I don't know how many times I thought I should get another, since they're still available,and is one of my favorites, but the price doesn't stop me, it's the Nirvana, Mantra, 40th anniversary N5, Millie sprint, all the s110's , Hap 40's..not to mention other Excusives yet to come....it was kinda slow over the summer but since September ...crazy

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Re: CS Exclusive Orange Paramilitary 2 DLC CTS-XHP

Postby RamZar » Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:47 pm

tvenuto wrote:
RamZar wrote:
TomAiello wrote:
RamZar wrote:A month and a half after release and there's still some of these ParaMilitary2 Black CTS-XHP/Orange G-10 left! Once again, the price ($175), black coated blade and okay steel are working against it. I dare say the BladeHQ ParaMilitary2 CPM-M4/Natural G-10 at $149.99 will sell out much faster perhaps within a week or less.

XHP is actually one of my favorite steels. I'd rate it a lot better than "ok".
You're right. I should've said XHP relative to M4.
Unless you need corrosion resistance...

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It's a personal preference issue based on likes and usage. Thank goodness we have so many choices!
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Re: CS Exclusive Orange Paramilitary 2 DLC CTS-XHP

Postby JNewell » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:02 pm

A big amen to that!
RamZar wrote:
tvenuto wrote:
RamZar wrote:
TomAiello wrote:
RamZar wrote:A month and a half after release and there's still some of these ParaMilitary2 Black CTS-XHP/Orange G-10 left! Once again, the price ($175), black coated blade and okay steel are working against it. I dare say the BladeHQ ParaMilitary2 CPM-M4/Natural G-10 at $149.99 will sell out much faster perhaps within a week or less.

XHP is actually one of my favorite steels. I'd rate it a lot better than "ok".
You're right. I should've said XHP relative to M4.
Unless you need corrosion resistance...

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Re: CS Exclusive Orange Paramilitary 2 DLC CTS-XHP

Postby Slone » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:41 pm

...Just got mine and I feel very pleased & content.:)

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Very nice orange tone.
Out of the box: Sharper then a Nilakka (with his 31°vs. 10°)
XHP Looks like a amazing steel.
Pin centered blade.
Mine need som break'n & adjustment because a bit stif.
First thing who stroked me was the grip....more then a other PM2's
(Som noticed different smel but I've got a cold, sorry chumps you gonna have to smel it yourself)
Probably the orange mix is a bit more goowy...!? Thus giving a nice rubberized "Spyder-sticky" feel on the grab.
The lock goes more to the center of the blade...it pinched me the thirst few times....so again a few light adjustments.

Almost thinking about adding a STHIL logo to make it more "friendly tool looking" ! :D

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Re: CS Exclusive Orange Paramilitary 2 DLC CTS-XHP

Postby farnorthdan » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:55 pm

Welcome to the forum Slone and couldn't agree with you more, such a unique PM2, I like it so much I bought two, just in case I lose one ;) :D
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