Tanto PM2 Support Thread

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Tanto PM2 Support Thread

Postby curlyhairedboy » Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:43 pm

As seen in BHQ's Shot Show 2019 video, Eric has in his pocket a Tanto PM2.

This is a great addition to the PM2 line, imo.

The last tanto release was the BHQ Lum Tanto, but this seems to offer several advantages:

- superior compression lock
- stronger tip than conventional PM2 while maintaining existing PM2 ergos

Ever since the Shaman was released, it's kicked the PM2 out of my pocket due to the fact that I can use the tip with a lot more confidence.

The Tanto PM2 might put a PM2 back in my pocket!
EDC Rotation: PITS, Shaman, CF S90v Shaman, Ikuchi, Amalgam, CruCarta Shaman, Lil Native, Sage 5 LW
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Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

Postby Mom3ntuM » Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:50 pm

https://youtu.be/_9jYzYE2JOU
Pm2 tanto,, i would buy that. Looks awesome.
Eric shows it at the end of the video.
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Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

Postby ABX2011 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:06 pm

Pretty crazy! Never would have expected that.

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Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

Postby brainfriction » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:10 pm

Can't wait for the para 3 lightweight :)

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Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

Postby Liquid Cobra » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:15 pm

I haven’t had time to watch the video yet but I fully support this Tanto idea. I’ve felt for a long time that there was a hole in Spyderco’s linup with no Tanto blade offering. This is a perfect solution since tanto’s don’t seem to sell very well according to Spyderco. They can just use the para 2 tooling and change the blade grind. If it sells, great. If it doesn’t, it’ll make for one heck of a collectible.
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Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

Postby 500Nitro » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:31 pm

I like it.
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Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

Postby steeljustice » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:32 pm

I really enjoyed the Spyderco video from the blade show, the lite weight Pm3 I really like but the Tanto PM2 if others want it I say great myself I have never wanted a Tanto type blade.

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Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

Postby Mushroom » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:35 pm

Really cool to see! :cool:

Sounds like it might become a BladeHQ Exclusive? :confused: :eek:

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Quick screenshot from the BladeHQ video. Eric said this is just a "hand ground prototype."
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Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

Postby Liquid Cobra » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:43 pm

Mushroom wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:35 pm
Really cool to see! :cool:

Sounds like it might become a BladeHQ Exclusive? :confused: :eek:

:spyder:

Quick screenshot from the BladeHQ video. Eric said this is just a "hand ground prototype."
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Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

Postby 500Nitro » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:47 pm

brainfriction wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:10 pm
Can't wait for the para 3 lightweight :)
??????
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Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

Postby JonLeBlanc » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:59 pm

Oh my goodness. That looks super cool.
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Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

Postby cycleguy » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:06 pm

I really like the tanto blade on Benchmade's 940 Osborne ... something of a sheepsfoot tanto. I find it to be much more applicable for my uses which may include field dressing and skinning. I still hope to see this anyway cause it is really cool!!! Maybe I'll have to get two; queen one and re-profile the other. Oh golly, wasn't looking to expand my collection of PM2's.

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Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

Postby ABX2011 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:56 pm

No not a BHQ exclusive, he was just promoting BHQ because he works there.

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Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

Postby curlyhairedboy » Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:06 pm

I'm just imagining the incredible *thunk* that tanto blade must make as it flips into locked position.

Sounds like empowerment, just like the Shaman.
EDC Rotation: PITS, Shaman, CF S90v Shaman, Ikuchi, Amalgam, CruCarta Shaman, Lil Native, Sage 5 LW
Always in Pocket: Hawkbill Dragonfly 2 H1
Special and Sentimental: Southard, Smallfly G10, Squarehead LW, Calendar Para 3 LW, 40th Anniversary Native
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Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

Postby Woodpuppy » Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:48 pm

Hmmm flip the tanto shape over and do a wharnie! And make mine M4 :cool:
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Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

Postby RazorSharp86 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:54 pm

Nah... I’ll pass.

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Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

Postby knivesandbooks » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:07 pm

I'd buy one. Not my favorite blade type at all but I currently don't have any tantos. Feel like I should have one.
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Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

Postby brainfriction » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:51 pm

500Nitro wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:47 pm
brainfriction wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:10 pm
Can't wait for the para 3 lightweight :)
??????
They talk about it in the video Mom3ntuM psoted

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Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

Postby Surfingringo » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:01 pm

I like it! I’d buy one for sure.

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Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

Postby Skidoosh » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:12 pm

I'm in,
I'd like the tanto to be more rounded like the lum, not such an American chisel grind tanto but I really like the concept.


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