Your favorite/“the best” Paramilitary

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Re: Your favorite/“the best” Paramilitary

Postby RickC27 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:27 pm

Pelagic wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:20 pm
Just put regular spyderco black scales on my Cruwear pm2...

Yeah... This is my favorite until further notice.

Hoping to get an m4 pm2 sometime soon and some of the best scales in the market. Maybe that'll take the cake then.
Same here, been trying to find the BHQ DLC version at a reasonable price... anybody know if they will be doing another run of those?

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Re: Your favorite/“the best” Paramilitary

Postby holeshot » Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:32 pm

Too hard to choose. :)
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Re: Your favorite/“the best” Paramilitary

Postby RickC27 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:36 pm

Awesome collection!! Envious of half of those

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Re: Your favorite/“the best” Paramilitary

Postby anycal » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:25 pm

Top three in my 5x PM2 collection,

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Re: Your favorite/“the best” Paramilitary

Postby holeshot » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:31 pm

Awesome pics and then some!! :)
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Re: Your favorite/“the best” Paramilitary

Postby Darth_cholo » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:50 pm

kadinh wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:59 pm
Darth_cholo wrote:
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I got aramis non grand carbon fiber scales but I wanted grand line that was not in stock. I don't regret the regular cf scales. There really nice.
What did you use for the CF background?
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Re: Your favorite/“the best” Paramilitary

Postby donutsrule » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:32 pm

I only have one PM2, a Forest Green CTS 204p one, and I really like it; I guess it’s kinda rare so it gives me a complex to carry/use it ... so maybe I need to get another PM2 as a beater?

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Re: Your favorite/“the best” Paramilitary

Postby awa54 » Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:30 am

1) CruWear Sprint with gray G10

2) M390 Distributor exclusive with translucent red G10

3) S110V with "blurple" G10

...none are bad though!

I *wish* I had the green 204P version, but the recent M390 exclusive *almost* makes up for having missed that one :(
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Re: Your favorite/“the best” Paramilitary

Postby RickC27 » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:00 am

When/where was that Cruwear with the gray G10 released? Really like that knife, but can never find it for a decent price.

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Re: Your favorite/“the best” Paramilitary

Postby JonLeBlanc » Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:25 pm

donutsrule wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:32 pm
I only have one PM2, a Forest Green CTS 204p one, and I really like it; I guess it’s kinda rare so it gives me a complex to carry/use it ... so maybe I need to get another PM2 as a beater?
Yes, you do need another :cool:
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Re: Your favorite/“the best” Paramilitary

Postby RickC27 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:43 pm

Do you guys think $180-$200 is a fair price for the BHQ exclusive DLC/M4? I'm guessing this knife won't be re-released. I was late to the party and not sure what it was originally priced at. I'm guessing around $160?

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Re: Your favorite/“the best” Paramilitary

Postby Pelagic » Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:48 pm

RickC27 wrote:
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Do you guys think $180-$200 is a fair price for the BHQ exclusive DLC/M4? I'm guessing this knife won't be re-released.
Yeah that's fair-ish. They occasionally go for less. Just gotta watch like a hawk. Most sell well above 200.
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Re: Your favorite/“the best” Paramilitary

Postby fshaw » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:34 am

I don't own a ParaMilitary yet but will before long. If you were going to choose one steel for maximum edge retention only, without concern for toughness, what would it be?

I have a Gayle Bradley1 in M4 (impressive) and a CF Stretch in ZPD (which I find a bit disappointing) so am familiar with those steels in those grinds.

Beautiful knives in this thread. Congratulations to the owners.

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Re: Your favorite/“the best” Paramilitary

Postby attila » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:36 pm

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...I really wish I had a red DLT exclusive. It's the one that gives me reason to kick myself every time I see one.
I finally got the red M390 PM2 on the last run, so I can stop kicking myself:
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Re: Your favorite/“the best” Paramilitary

Postby Pelagic » Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:33 am

My dream blade/scales will vary from model to model. My favorite pm2 is probably something in CF and DLC M4. Maybe Maxamet but I haven't tried that model. The pm2 I'd construct given unlimited options would probably be DLC K390 and contoured smooth titanium. It would be for EDC. Most people don't feel this way but I don't think the pm2 has great ergos for hard cuts. I like rounded, textured sales for hard use. For EDC, I just want something that feel nice to the touch and has great action.
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Re: Your favorite/“the best” Paramilitary

Postby Bloke » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:03 am

Pelagic wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:33 am
Most people don't feel this way but I don't think the pm2 has great ergos for hard cuts. I like rounded, textured sales for hard use. For EDC, I just want something that feel nice to the touch and has great action.
I fully agree Hitch, and feel the same way. :)

Even my beloved Military which has arguably better ergonomics than the PM2 is just a slab sided folder. Cutting twenty feet of cardboard, a few lengths of half inch rope, half a dozen pallet straps ... no drama.

Use it to put a point on an inch diameter hardwood stick and tell me how ergonomic it is. ;)
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Re: Your favorite/“the best” Paramilitary

Postby Accutronman » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:32 am

PM2 in 20CP

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Re: Your favorite/“the best” Paramilitary

Postby gull wing » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:30 am

Para 3 M390, with carbon fiber scales and MXG clip. The best!

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Re: Your favorite/“the best” Paramilitary

Postby jdw » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:55 am

I have held back for as long as long as I can.....the best Paramilitary is a Military.
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Re: Your favorite/“the best” Paramilitary

Postby dodgie02 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:54 am

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By quite a large margin. You can't beat cruwear baby.

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This lady and I shed too much blood sweat and tears for it it not to be included.
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I was going to put my Rex 45 pm2 here but I find myself carrying this all the time now. It's my go to working knife due to the inconspicuous color scheme.


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