Buy a blurple PM2 now, or wait for the 2020 releases?

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Buy a blurple PM2 now, or wait for the 2020 releases?

Postby CalRob » Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:51 am

I have a chance to buy a brand new, in box PM2 blurple s110v for about $250 cad/190 usd.

I really want this knife, had it in my hand today. But I’d feel slighted if a better value version came out soon.

Any thoughts?

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Re: Buy a blurple PM2 now, or wait for the 2020 releases?

Postby Wartstein » Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:13 pm

CalRob wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:51 am
I have a chance to buy a brand new, in box PM2 blurple s110v for about $250 cad/190 usd.

I really want this knife, had it in my hand today. But I’d feel slighted if a better value version came out soon.

Any thoughts?

Not sure if I understand your question: Do you mean if a "better value version" of the S110V PM2 will come out (certainly not) or a "better value version" of the PM2 generally (that really depends on your preferences and what you're looking for in knives or especially steels... for example for ME personally the "base" S30V version would be a better value by far, for someone who is more into steels probably not...)
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Re: Buy a blurple PM2 now, or wait for the 2020 releases?

Postby kodai78 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:18 pm

I carry my blurple PM 2 more than my Coyote S35 VN model if that helps. If you really want to try one of the new steels I would wait, but you won’t regret the blurple one. It’s an outstanding design and steel. Considering the S110 V, I think Spydies with that steel represent excellent value.
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Re: Buy a blurple PM2 now, or wait for the 2020 releases?

Postby JRinFL » Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:19 pm

CalRob wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:51 am
I have a chance to buy a brand new, in box PM2 blurple s110v for about $250 cad/190 usd.

I really want this knife, had it in my hand today. But I’d feel slighted if a better value version came out soon.

Any thoughts?
I’d err on the side of waiting if I were you. $190US is a lot of money for something you are obviously not 100% on. But, if you are building a collection, you may as well get it now, because you’ll get one later anyway.
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Re: Buy a blurple PM2 now, or wait for the 2020 releases?

Postby ugaarguy » Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:10 pm

I'd wait for the S45VN Sprint with the unique texture and color handle. I'm not sure that S45VN is a better steel than S110V, but that sprint will certainly be more collectible, and definitely something different with the new machined handle texture.

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Re: Buy a blurple PM2 now, or wait for the 2020 releases?

Postby Evil D » Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:14 pm

Blurple will at least be there until after you see what's coming, I would hold out.
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Re: Buy a blurple PM2 now, or wait for the 2020 releases?

Postby araneae » Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:18 pm

I'm also unsure what a "better value version" means. That's about the normal street price for a knife that's in stock at most vendors. Are you talking about a different steel?
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Re: Buy a blurple PM2 now, or wait for the 2020 releases?

Postby carrot » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:53 am

Steels will come and go and so will models. Will your PM2 be less effective tomorrow compared to today? I wouldn't worry about it.

I have a handful of S110V Spydercos and it's easily one of my top steels- keen, surprisingly easy to touch up, and zips through miles of cardboard. But I also have a lot of the same models in "lesser" steels too. I carry those as well.

That said I looked at your post history and I definitely wouldn't pick S110V for cutting PVC, if that ever crossed your mind! There are a lot of people who have broken S110V blades with hard torquing.


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