Unabridged Unapologetic Case for the Para Military 2 Left Hand *

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Re: Unabridged Unapologetic Case for the Para Military 2 Left Hand *

Postby Donut » Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:22 pm

Is this a sprint or production? If it's a sprint, how many were in the run?
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Re: Unabridged Unapologetic Case for the Para Military 2 Left Hand *

Postby lpc » Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:28 pm

A big thanks to Sal from a left handed knife user. Mine shipped from Knifeworks today.

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Postby shaztec » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:21 pm

Donut, dont quote me but I believe it's a 500 piece run and that's it.
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Re: Unabridged Unapologetic Case for the Para Military 2 Left Hand *

Postby sal » Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:41 am

Hi Donut,

As Shaztec mentioned, short run. We'll probably do something similar every 5 years or so.

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Postby fanglekai » Mon May 01, 2017 11:53 am

Mine arrives today and I'm excited to try it out. Today is the last day I attend class for my mechanical engineering degree. I think a lefty PM2 is a nice reward to myself for graduating.

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Postby mrtodd777 » Mon May 01, 2017 12:56 pm

fanglekai wrote:Mine arrives today and I'm excited to try it out. Today is the last day I attend class for my mechanical engineering degree. I think a lefty PM2 is a nice reward to myself for graduating.
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Re: Unabridged Unapologetic Case for the Para Military 2 Left Hand *

Postby lpc » Mon May 01, 2017 3:53 pm

Mine arrived today. So far I have just used it as a letter opener for a form 5320.20 that I received today.

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Re: Unabridged Unapologetic Case for the Para Military 2 Left Hand *

Postby Nate » Mon May 01, 2017 4:10 pm

Big thanks to Sully for the intial push and HUGE thanx to Sal for making it happen! This is AWESOME!!! :D


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Re: Unabridged Unapologetic Case for the Para Military 2 Left Hand *

Postby fanglekai » Tue May 02, 2017 1:47 am

mrtodd777 wrote:
fanglekai wrote:Mine arrives today and I'm excited to try it out. Today is the last day I attend class for my mechanical engineering degree. I think a lefty PM2 is a nice reward to myself for graduating.
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Thanks but I got an offer and accepted it a few months ago!

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Re: Unabridged Unapologetic Case for the Para Military 2 Left Hand *

Postby fanglekai » Wed May 03, 2017 12:48 am

I've had a chance to look over my lefty PM2 and use it a little. I don't see any F&F issues with it. The only thing was that the action wasn't super smooth. A couple drops of USP mineral oil and it became very smooth. No blade play in any direction, nice bevels and grind, no flaws in the G10. This is a fantastic knife. Thanks again Spyderco!

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Re: Unabridged Unapologetic Case for the Para Military 2 Left Hand *

Postby Douglas » Wed May 10, 2017 7:37 pm

Just got mine. Very much like operating this lock the way it was designed to be used. I thought it might be my first Spydie that didn't need clip re-positioning, but while the clip was on the correct side it was set for tip-down carry so I had to switch it anyways.

One thing I notice is that the G10 has rather sharp edges compared to my RH PM3, which has a slight chamfer along the edge. I have to say the chamfer makes the knife considerably more comfortable in the hand, which makes me wonder why they would have changed that.

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Re: Unabridged Unapologetic Case for the Para Military 2 Left Hand *

Postby DougC-3 » Sat May 13, 2017 1:02 am

Douglas wrote:Just got mine. Very much like operating this lock the way it was designed to be used. I thought it might be my first Spydie that didn't need clip re-positioning, but while the clip was on the correct side it was set for tip-down carry so I had to switch it anyways.

One thing I notice is that the G10 has rather sharp edges compared to my RH PM3, which has a slight chamfer along the edge. I have to say the chamfer makes the knife considerably more comfortable in the hand, which makes me wonder why they would have changed that.
My experience has been that the chamfering has varied from one PM2 model to another and sometimes maybe even one run to another. I personally favor the chamfering and think it makes the knife a good bit more comfortable to hold. Some people may like the more rectangular cross section with little chamfering because it may give them a more reliable grip when opening the knife, or maybe the lack of chamfering just saves production time. In any case, I wonder if there's a convenient way to quickly and neatly round over the edges of a G-10 scale without disassembling the knife.

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Re: Unabridged Unapologetic Case for the Para Military 2 Left Hand *

Postby Nate » Sat May 13, 2017 7:35 am

I chamfered/rounded the scales on my regular production camo PM2. Really simple mod you can do by hand pretty quick with some automotive sandpaper.

I think 220 or 320 would be decent grits to start with, everything else to suit. I always sand wet and/or wear a dust mask to make sure I'm not breathing in any nasty dust.
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Re: Unabridged Unapologetic Case for the Para Military 2 Left Hand *

Postby DougC-3 » Sat May 13, 2017 9:11 pm

Nate wrote:I chamfered/rounded the scales on my regular production camo PM2. Really simple mod you can do by hand pretty quick with some automotive sandpaper.

I think 220 or 320 would be decent grits to start with, everything else to suit. I always sand wet and/or wear a dust mask to make sure I'm not breathing in any nasty dust.
Thanks Nate. I'll try this on a couple of older ones and see what I think. As for PM2s, I think the natural G-10 M-4 exclusive has about the sharpest corners I've seen.
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Postby shaztec » Sun May 14, 2017 5:17 am

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Re: Unabridged Unapologetic Case for the Para Military 2 Left Hand *

Postby Kmaroun » Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:00 pm

Over 3 years and still no left handed PM3. Come on Spyderco. Where’s the lefty love??

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Re: Unabridged Unapologetic Case for the Para Military 2 Left Hand *

Postby TazKristi » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:05 am

Kmaroun wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:00 pm
Over 3 years and still no left handed PM3. Come on Spyderco. Where’s the lefty love??
Hi, Kmaroun:
Welcome to our forum. This thread was originally about the Para Military 2 which was released in a left-handed configuration, https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/details/C81GLE2/1042. The Para 3 hasn't been out that long. ;) We have lots of lefty love. We're listening and I'll be sure to share your request.

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Re: Unabridged Unapologetic Case for the Para Military 2 Left Hand *

Postby spyderg » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:50 am

I was excited for this one and had planned on grabbing one...then just before it’s release they put out a grey Cruwear right hand PM2. Well Cruwear over handedness was a no Brainer! I just can’t see a s30 lefty winning pocket time over Cruwear. Now I’m waiting to see if a Smocked righty PM2 hits the market for a blade swap. Or better yet a Cruwear Smock sprint but I guess that’s for another thread.
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Re: Unabridged Unapologetic Case for the Para Military 2 Left Hand *

Postby fkmtb07 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:38 am

Lefty Para 3 Lightweight would be my vote for the next lefty release! I already own the lefty PM2 and Millie, so I'm stoked for whatever the next lefty release is regardless.


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