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Re: River's Edge PM2

Postby Dazen » Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:58 am

steelcity16 wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:44 am
curlyhairedboy wrote:
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Anyone have word on how the coating holds up?

I've asked this a few times. I've come to the conclusion that no one wants to use a knife worth $550 on the secondary market. :eek:

If I was able to get one I would’ve let y’all know. There are no safe queens here! I view this knife as a $170 PM2, and I’ll use it as such. To buy a knife an not use it is something I just don’t understand. I can think of a lot better retirement plans. As for flippers, until people stop paying those stupid prices it will always happen.

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Re: River's Edge PM2

Postby steelcity16 » Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:06 am

Dazen wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:58 am
steelcity16 wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:44 am
curlyhairedboy wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:41 am
Anyone have word on how the coating holds up?

I've asked this a few times. I've come to the conclusion that no one wants to use a knife worth $550 on the secondary market. :eek:

If I was able to get one I would’ve let y’all know. There are no safe queens here! I view this knife as a $170 PM2, and I’ll use it as such. To buy a knife an not use it is something I just don’t understand. I can think of a lot better retirement plans. As for flippers, until people stop paying those stupid prices it will always happen.

Yep, mine was going to be a user. Guess we will find out when the next batch comes in.
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Re: River's Edge PM2

Postby eRoc » Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:22 am

curlyhairedboy wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:41 am
Anyone have word on how the coating holds up?
My Para 3 has held up fine, would look new if I cleaned it probably. I carry it semi often, use it to open boxes, cut cardboard, zip ties, and paracord. It's not my camp knife so it's not hard use though. If I didn't know it I would think it was just like the other DLC knives.

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Re: River's Edge PM2

Postby curlyhairedboy » Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:03 am

Well, that's good to hear. I may be interested in the eventual Shaman exclusive...
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Re: River's Edge PM2

Postby robis1923 » Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:45 am

Oloung1 wrote:
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I take no issue with someone making a profit from the sale of a product, especially if the proceeds are used to fund their hobby, but I do think it is absurd that people are selling items before they purchase or posses them. Those individuals deserve every bit of negative press they receive on eBay or whatever other platform their sales are going thru.
I'm as new to the knife world as when quarantine started this year and as a complete noob, it's off putting to compete with Flippers. I understand there are always going to be Users, Collectors and Flippers but just casually observing the recent drops paints a picture that it's accepted and even encouraged in certain online communities - for years. I get the $10-$50 markup when when we are talking triple digit markups, that's getting into the danger zone.

It's pretty sad to see many of the Users on this forum miss out on a cool steel and color combo. I had no intentions purchasing one but at the same time, even though everyone here is taking their licks in stride, it's tough to read very few ended up with a tracked purchase.

Hope you all get your allocations soon and we get to see more shots of this knife.
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Re: River's Edge PM2

Postby Wright.88 » Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:29 pm

I asked the Bearded Guy (from the YouTube video that was linked a few pages back) about how the PVD coating held up after he did some hard use with it. He said it seemed as tough as any DLC softie he’s used before.

Here’s a link to a picture he posted showing it after a lot of use. It shows wear but he said it cleaned up really well: https://www.instagram.com/p/CECnSkeDWK0 ... _copy_link

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Re: River's Edge PM2

Postby CXXX » Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:06 pm

Feeling like a lottery winner I received my REC PM2 today, (after USPS sent it on a side trip from Columbus to Pittsburgh before it went back to Columbus and then to Nashville :eek:)
It's got 2077 miles on it, I'm going to have to change the oil. Sentry Tuff Glide.
I was surprised to see a date code of LS (12/2019)?
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Re: River's Edge PM2

Postby steelcity16 » Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:10 pm

CXXX wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:06 pm
Feeling like a lottery winner I received my REC PM2 today, (after USPS sent it on a side trip from Columbus to Pittsburgh before it went back to Columbus and then to Nashville :eek:) I was surprised to see a date code of LS (12/2019)?

Congrats! Yeah, they said these were supposed to drop in January but there were QC issues with the PVD. So that's probably why the date is older.
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Re: River's Edge PM2

Postby Dazen » Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:50 pm

steelcity16 wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:10 pm
CXXX wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:06 pm
Feeling like a lottery winner I received my REC PM2 today, (after USPS sent it on a side trip from Columbus to Pittsburgh before it went back to Columbus and then to Nashville :eek:) I was surprised to see a date code of LS (12/2019)?

Congrats! Yeah, they said these were supposed to drop in January but there were QC issues with the PVD. So that's probably why the date is older.

I do wonder if that means the next batch will be sooner than later. A year apart may put it a few months away!

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Re: River's Edge PM2

Postby steelcity16 » Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:06 pm

Dazen wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:50 pm
steelcity16 wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:10 pm
CXXX wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:06 pm
Feeling like a lottery winner I received my REC PM2 today, (after USPS sent it on a side trip from Columbus to Pittsburgh before it went back to Columbus and then to Nashville :eek:) I was surprised to see a date code of LS (12/2019)?
Congrats! Yeah, they said these were supposed to drop in January but there were QC issues with the PVD. So that's probably why the date is older.

I do wonder if that means the next batch will be sooner than later. A year apart may put it a few months away!


Hopefully. I have a feeling the next few batches are "reserved" if they sold out after 5 minutes but had the listing up for 20+ minutes
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Re: River's Edge PM2

Postby Albatross » Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:41 pm

steelcity16 wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:06 pm
Dazen wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:50 pm
steelcity16 wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:10 pm
CXXX wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:06 pm
Feeling like a lottery winner I received my REC PM2 today, (after USPS sent it on a side trip from Columbus to Pittsburgh before it went back to Columbus and then to Nashville :eek:) I was surprised to see a date code of LS (12/2019)?
Congrats! Yeah, they said these were supposed to drop in January but there were QC issues with the PVD. So that's probably why the date is older.

I do wonder if that means the next batch will be sooner than later. A year apart may put it a few months away!


Hopefully. I have a feeling the next few batches are "reserved" if they sold out after 5 minutes but had the listing up for 20+ minutes
I'm wondering if they will hold out for a very large batch, since the email I got from them stated that anyone who was refunded because of the overselling issue, would get a knife next run.
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Re: River's Edge PM2

Postby hovan2yourknives » Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:25 am

I just received mine yesterday and will definitely be using it. I don’t care about the ridiculous inflated prices especially if they said they’re going to continue to produce this variant. This coating feels a lot like a DLC. I don’t have any concerns about it holding up to use. However, the distal taper on mine becomes extremely severe as you approach the 2nd half of the blade. Looking down the spine you can see the angle change. It left a super thin tip, which I’m not too crazy about...I guess time will tell if my concerns are warranted. That being said, this is easily my favorite color combo yet! I already sanded the G10 under the clip and it won’t be leaving my pocket for a long time! Thanks to REC and always to Spyderco!

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Re: River's Edge PM2

Postby AmpliFyre » Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:38 pm

my tracking is still stuck in pre-shipment. =/

update: from preshipment to out for delivery
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Re: River's Edge PM2

Postby kennethsime » Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:23 pm

hovan2yourknives wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:25 am
I just received mine yesterday and will definitely be using it. I don’t care about the ridiculous inflated prices especially if they said they’re going to continue to produce this variant. This coating feels a lot like a DLC. I don’t have any concerns about it holding up to use. However, the distal taper on mine becomes extremely severe as you approach the 2nd half of the blade. Looking down the spine you can see the angle change. It left a super thin tip, which I’m not too crazy about...I guess time will tell if my concerns are warranted. That being said, this is easily my favorite color combo yet! I already sanded the G10 under the clip and it won’t be leaving my pocket for a long time! Thanks to REC and always to Spyderco!
Glad to hear that some people plan on using the things.

Do you have another PM2 to compare the distal taper to?
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Re: River's Edge PM2

Postby bts327 » Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:34 pm

Just thought I'd chime in here.

I received my copy in the mail today. Compared to the BBS K390, which is the only other PM2 I currently own, there is virtually no discernible difference in blade geometry. It is a PM2 after all. I really like OD green handle color, and prefer it to the ranger green on the K390 model. This is the first coated blade I've ever owned, but I think I may have gotten the bug and will probably seek out other variants with DLC coating in the future. I really like the all black hardware.

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Re: River's Edge PM2

Postby Wright.88 » Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:52 pm

Received mine over the weekend, really happy with it! Been looking forward to this knife for a long time and everything looks great. This thread needs some pics!

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Re: River's Edge PM2

Postby JonLeBlanc » Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:04 pm

Wright.88 wrote:
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That looks really nice, and I bet the fit and finish is stellar.
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Re: River's Edge PM2

Postby Sharp Guy » Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:08 pm

Wright.88 wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:52 pm
This thread needs some pics!
Yours looks great!

I accidentally put a heavy patina on mine :(

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Re: River's Edge PM2

Postby TkoK83Spy » Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:26 pm

Something about the blade and hardware not matching really kicks my OCD up a notch on this one.
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Re: River's Edge PM2

Postby steelcity16 » Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:59 pm

Wonder when the next batch of these is coming for the folks who are reserved one from the last sale??
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