Tanto PM2 Support Thread

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Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

Postby defenestrate » Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:56 am

I think the BHQ exclusive will probably well quite well, as both tantos and black blades are pretty popular among collectors of other brands who have probably never seen a Spydive with one (I only remember 2 offhand, one being a fixed blade)

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Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

Postby Freediver » Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:25 pm

I’m wondering/hoping they make one without DLC? It would be nice if they clarify before this one goes on sale.

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Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

Postby SpyD-Fan » Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:58 pm

I wish Spyderco would of kept this as a standard offering, and not an exclusive to BHQ.

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Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

Postby FeistyKat » Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:39 am

Would it be possible to remove the black coating without also removing the Spyderco logo?

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Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

Postby tbdoc4kids » Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:10 pm

Coming July 28!

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Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

Postby ABX2011 » Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:34 pm

Lucky for me I'm just not a huge fan of the compression lock. I do like the tanto blade though. It's overpriced and I'll pass.

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Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

Postby Haunted House » Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:51 pm

SubMicron wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:57 am
I'm pretty sure this Tanto PM2 will be enough to cause me to break my boycott on S30V
Ha, same. Wish it was a tool steel instead of S30V, but... I’m still in.

This would’ve been a perfect candidate for Cruwear though(although that probably would’ve broken the internet).
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Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

Postby curlyhairedboy » Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:51 pm

Hopefully it doesn't sell out instantly...
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Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

Postby FeistyKat » Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:51 am

tbdoc4kids wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:10 pm
Coming July 28!

Ok, that is very tilliating!

But a few questions for you and others:
1. How do you know this?

2. Will this be through Blade HQ only?

3. What time do knives like this go on sale? Midnight on the 27th?

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Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

Postby Buddafucco » Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:16 am

1. Instagram... @spyderco_inc specifically announced the time.
2. Yes
3. Tuesday 7/28 10am MT

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Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

Postby Pokey » Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:50 am

I got to see and handle one, yesterday. ;)

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Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

Postby JMM » Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:07 pm

So... I have a question, I know it was being tossed around for a while, was there ever a consensus on whether or not this was something BHQ had the exclusive rights to, or if they were getting first go at it, but then it was gong to be available elsewhere?

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Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

Postby Buddafucco » Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:19 pm

JMM wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:07 pm
So... I have a question, I know it was being tossed around for a while, was there ever a consensus on whether or not this was something BHQ had the exclusive rights to, or if they were getting first go at it, but then it was gong to be available elsewhere?
If it has a black tanto s30v blade and black handles then it's a BladeHQ exclusive.

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Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

Postby JMM » Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:28 pm

Buddafucco wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:19 pm
JMM wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:07 pm
So... I have a question, I know it was being tossed around for a while, was there ever a consensus on whether or not this was something BHQ had the exclusive rights to, or if they were getting first go at it, but then it was gong to be available elsewhere?
If it has a black tanto s30v blade and black handles then it's a BladeHQ exclusive.

But the Tanto Blade'd PM2 is not something they (BHQ) have dibs on so no one else can sell them... right? I just remember this was being debated along with the BladeOps wave PM2 and my less than awesome memory isn't helping me with what the final answer was on either . . . TIA!

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Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

Postby sok » Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:05 pm

I am going to have to think long and hard on this one. If it had partial serrations, I would be all in. Is there anything special about this PM2 that would prevent a blade swap or an aftermarket scale change?

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Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

Postby samdasnake » Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:53 pm

I'm still really going back and forth on whether I want to grab one of these. First DLC isn't my favorite... I prefer plain blades. Second the price is a bit steep. Third I just got a double bevel not too long ago to satisfy my spydie tanto bug and I absolutely love it. I just don't know if this one has anything special for me. When it was announced I was super excited but I've found myself less and less enthusiastic as time has passed. Thing is, if I get it and don't care for it, I can always resell - one of the great things about Spydies. This is going to be a tough decision!

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Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

Postby FeistyKat » Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:50 am

samdasnake wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:53 pm
First DLC isn't my favorite... I prefer plain blades...Third I just got a double bevel not too long ago to satisfy my spydie tanto bug and I absolutely love it.

I, too, bought a double bevel because I wanted a Tanto. I like it, sort of, but I'm not wild about the liner lock & lack of a choil. I'm always afraid I'm going to take my finger off when I close it.

The double bevel is also a little small for my tastes (I regard it as my '007' knife, if I ever wear a tuxedo this is the knife I'll have in my pocket), but it looks like the PM2 tanto is about the same size.

I've never handled a PM of any configuration. Are they stout like the Shaman? I love the 'thock' of my Shaman.

As for DLC, I think I will look at removing it, if I am lucky enough to score one of these knives.

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Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

Postby Pancake » Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:37 am

sok wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:05 pm
I am going to have to think long and hard on this one. If it had partial serrations, I would be all in. Is there anything special about this PM2 that would prevent a blade swap or an aftermarket scale change?
I am sure that scales are normal, why wouldn't be.
The tang of the blade should be also the same as on other PM2, and if you change the locking liner with it, you can swap it too.
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Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

Postby samdasnake » Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:25 am

FeistyKat wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:50 am
samdasnake wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:53 pm
First DLC isn't my favorite... I prefer plain blades...Third I just got a double bevel not too long ago to satisfy my spydie tanto bug and I absolutely love it.

I, too, bought a double bevel because I wanted a Tanto. I like it, sort of, but I'm not wild about the liner lock & lack of a choil. I'm always afraid I'm going to take my finger off when I close it.

The double bevel is also a little small for my tastes (I regard it as my '007' knife, if I ever wear a tuxedo this is the knife I'll have in my pocket), but it looks like the PM2 tanto is about the same size.

I've never handled a PM of any configuration. Are they stout like the Shaman? I love the 'thock' of my Shaman.

As for DLC, I think I will look at removing it, if I am lucky enough to score one of these knives.
The PM2 is a pretty solid knife, but you're not going to find much as stout as your Shaman. And it definitely doesn't have the same "thock" that you're looking for. That said, I only have one PM2 so my experience with then is somewhat limited. As for removing the DLC, that's not a bad idea :)

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Re: Tanto PM2 Support Thread

Postby Freediver » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:00 am

I’m going to take a gamble and hold off for a non-DLC version. I’m assuming they will make one eventually.


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