If anybody is interested, Aramis Model Swift scales reduce Military handle length from 5 1/2 stock to 5 1/4 " length.
Note also, that the black CF Military sans clip above weighs 111g only, with steel liners, backspacer, and 4 screws on either side. Identical to the weight of the fully linerless upcoming Chief.
Having said this, I like large knife handles. More important than longer blade. I also like heavier Pivots. Which other Spyderco has a T15 Pivot ? As an outdoors user, the Military is in a completely different category than - say - the Endura.
BTW, the Police handle is also 5 1/2" long, but feels a little easier to carry than Military, since it's thinner. Then again, a 4" blade is sometimes more useful than 4.5 (P4). I wouldn't want to live without either Military or P4 in my life
The Meat man wrote: ↑
Sun May 19, 2019 6:48 am
I know that big knives are not everyone's cup of tea but I'd encourage you to give the Military a fair trial Rick, you might be surprised how quickly that knife shrinks.
I second this !