To be clear: I personally prefer tip UP on any knife I got in hands so far (so also on the PM2)
Sal said it was the original design so same thing really but on the Pm3 tip down is better because it's deeper in your pocket without lanyard hole sticking out. I like tip up because the blade is away from my hand and the stuff in my pocket but to each their own. I wish it wasn't installed at all when I got it so I can chooseWartstein wrote: ↑Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:38 pmTo be clear: I personally prefer tip UP on any knife I got in hands so far (so also on the PM2)
But to say that the PM2 comes in tip down configuration from the factory just cause of tradition, and the switch to tip up on the Para 3 would prove this, is a bit far fetched imho.
The Para 3 is a smaller knife, so your hand is close to the opening hole after drawing it from the tip up position.
But the longer a folder gets (PM2 vs Para 3...), the further away your hand is from the opening hole when drawing from a tip UP position.
So that can be an argument for tip down on the longer of two folders.
Aditionally, the (tip up configurated) clip hits your hand /palm in a different position when holding the deployed knife on a shorter vs a longer knife.
So the designer might decide, while on the one knife tip UP feels more comforttable in hand in that regard , on the other it's tip down..
sal wrote:Knife afi's are pretty far out, steel junky's more so, but "edge junky's" are just nuts.
SpyderEdgeForever wrote: Also, do you think a kangaroo would eat a bowl of spagetti with sauce if someone offered it to them?
Evil D wrote: ↑Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:56 amFrom what I've read over the years from Sal and others who prefer tip down, it comes down to the size of the knife. A larger folder like the Military means you need to reposition your grip after drawing to get to the thumb hole (if it were tip up) compared to tip down you just need to rotate the knife 180 degrees but your grip and thumb are right by the thumb hole. They don't seem to put any priority on people's opinions of whether one way is safer than the other.
Some people have said they have no problem sticking their thumb far enough into their pocket to draw the knife while being able to position their thumb close enough to the thumb hole to not need to shimmy their grip around to reach it. I have pretty big hands but for me this is just more awkward and fumbly than tip down is, but ultimately it comes down to the length of the handle. I can draw a Native 5 with my thumb literally on the thumb hole during the draw but I can't get anywhere near it if I carry my Ulize tip up.
I would guess that the Para 2 is a gray area in size and Sal/Eric feel it's better in tip down.