Paramilitary 2 Lightweight?

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Paramilitary 2 Lightweight?

Postby Zatx » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:10 am

Hey, when is the Paramilitary 2 going to get the lightweight treatment?! PM2 with a wire clip is my dream knife.

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Re: Paramilitary 2 Lightweight?

Postby abbazaba » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:29 am

I believe Sal has mentioned that Eric has been working on it.

Another vote for the wire clip!

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Re: Paramilitary 2 Lightweight?

Postby Bill1170 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:34 am

That would be very welcome indeed. I love a tough featherweight folder.

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Re: Paramilitary 2 Lightweight?

Postby knivesandbooks » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:38 am

I'm not a fan of the para 3 so I'll be skipping that. But the Lightweight PM2 will be cool.
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Re: Paramilitary 2 Lightweight?

Postby Featherblade » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:57 pm

Bill1170 wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:34 am
... I love a tough featherweight folder.

Well said !

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Re: Paramilitary 2 Lightweight?

Postby crazywednesday » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:17 pm

I wonder if the blades will be interchangeable with older models. That would be mint.
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Re: Paramilitary 2 Lightweight?

Postby Wright.88 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:18 pm

I would also be very interested in a LW PM2, especially a Salt version. The LW PM3 looks great, but it's just too small for my hand.

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Re: Paramilitary 2 Lightweight?

Postby Halfneck » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:21 pm

I'm liking everything I see about the ParaMilitary 3 LW, I just prefer the ergonomics of the ParaMilitary 2. I really like the fact that the price is coming in under $100.

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Re: Paramilitary 2 Lightweight?

Postby mayong » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:56 pm

Another upvote here for the PM2 lightweight. Wire clip, S110V with UKPK-blue FRN, please!
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Re: Paramilitary 2 Lightweight?

Postby BornIn1500 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:55 am

You're not going to get an answer on "when", because of the new policy. You'll find out with an announcement 90-120 days before it comes out. And since Sal said it's in-the-works, you'll get it eventually.

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Re: Paramilitary 2 Lightweight?

Postby Mstach07 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:08 pm

I hope to find the LW has both tip up and tip down carry options.

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Re: Paramilitary 2 Lightweight?

Postby Daveho » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:19 pm

Due to my being impatient I went to the gym and made myself marginally stronger, no need for a LW now.

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Re: Paramilitary 2 Lightweight?

Postby hungryboy » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:22 pm

Deep carry wire clip plaese!!!! I hope we see this in 2019 :-) Tip up only if fine with me.

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Re: Paramilitary 2 Lightweight?

Postby jaysus145 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:33 pm

If this ever does get made, it will be a 100% instant-buy for me.

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Re: Paramilitary 2 Lightweight?

Postby koenigsegg » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:02 am

It needs a pivot bushing! :)

I agree PM2 with wireclip is a dream knife
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Re: Paramilitary 2 Lightweight?

Postby Hopweaver » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:23 am

Daveho wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:19 pm
Due to my being impatient I went to the gym and made myself marginally stronger, no need for a LW now.
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Re: Paramilitary 2 Lightweight?

Postby aaronkb » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:32 am

Daveho wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:19 pm
Due to my being impatient I went to the gym and made myself marginally stronger, no need for a LW now.
I haven’t gone to the gym in like a month and now all I can carry are lw models
😭

But actually, I wonder how everyone would feel about a non-lw version with a wire clip? Based on some other models they’ve put that clip on. I don’t see why it could hold a g10 pm2 or para 3 in my pocket.

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Re: Paramilitary 2 Lightweight?

Postby Ez556 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:23 pm

Daveho wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:19 pm
Due to my being impatient I went to the gym and made myself marginally stronger, no need for a LW now.
That actually made me laugh out loud! If it didn't clash with my love for Golden FRN I'd add that quote to my signature.
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But in reality, there is nothing quite like a gun. And it has been said, "The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun".
Sumdumguy wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:35 am
Does that complexity decrease the simplicity? Not at all.

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Re: Paramilitary 2 Lightweight?

Postby Ez556 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:32 pm

I'm really looking forward to it! I second the S110V with navy FRN!
aaronkb wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:32 am
I wonder how everyone would feel about a non-lw version with a wire clip? Based on some other models they’ve put that clip on. I don’t see why it could hold a g10 pm2 or para 3 in my pocket.
I wouldn't be for it. While I like the wire clip on some models, buy and large I am not a huge fan of it in general. On my Manix LW its been fine, no complaints, but on my Dragonfly I use for work and my Lil' Native I find it gets bent and loses tension far too easily. Granted, its easy enough to remove and bend the ends slightly to get it to contact the scale again and have decent tension, but for a knife as "heavy" as a PM2 I prefer the clip it has. Now for the LW version, I think I'd be happy with either as long as its executed well.
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sal wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:28 am
But in reality, there is nothing quite like a gun. And it has been said, "The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun".
Sumdumguy wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:35 am
Does that complexity decrease the simplicity? Not at all.

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Re: Paramilitary 2 Lightweight?

Postby 8-fingers » Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:42 pm

Hopefully the LW Paramilitary 2 will have a partial liner on both sides so that the stop pin has a solid load path. While it hasn't been a problem for my LW Para 3, I tend to use much more force using my Paramilitary 2's. I don't think the overall length of the handle needs the structural support as the FRN is pretty stout and kinds of defeats the purpose of "lightweight", but a mechanical interface like the stop pin should have metal interfaces on both sides for a working knife like this. JMHO


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