Retire The PM2?

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Retire The PM2?

Postby pm2og » Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:20 pm

Hear me out:

Here is my proposal. Make a thinned out Shaman. Thinner scales and blade stock. Fix the nub everyone hates. This creates a knife that for all intents and purposes makes the PM2 obsolete.
The Shaman basically fixed all the mechanical issues with the PM2. Got rid of the standoffs that make disassembly a nightmare. Changed the screwed in stop pin with a free floating thus eliminating the action bind by over tightening at reassembly. Got rid of the flared lanyard tube. Blade centering is easier with a Shaman. The PM2 was built to not be disassembled but thats not the knife world we live in now. Everyone is customizing and servicing their own knives and I support that fully. A skinny Shaman would be a better PM2. This just makes sense to me as the next evolution.

Maybe even a Vanax Shaman Skinny :D

I look forward to the feedback on this idea.

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Re: Retire The PM2?

Postby Spydergirl88 » Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:26 pm

*makes some popcorn*

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Re: Retire The PM2?

Postby pm2og » Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:31 pm

Spydergirl88 wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:26 pm
*makes some popcorn*
:) :D :)

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Re: Retire The PM2?

Postby p_atrick » Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:39 pm

In this configuration, would you still need the Shaman’s backspacer?

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Re: Retire The PM2?

Postby VooDooChild » Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:39 pm

No retire pm2
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Re: Retire The PM2?

Postby pm2og » Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:45 pm

p_atrick wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:39 pm
In this configuration, would you still need the Shaman’s backspacer?
I would for sure keep that backspacer. It fixes all the issues with the standoffs.

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Re: Retire The PM2?

Postby Mushroom » Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:45 pm

A skinny Shaman as an evolution to the PM2? I don't follow. :confused:
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Re: Retire The PM2?

Postby Albertaboyscott » Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:46 pm

Keep the pm2 and also build a skinny shaman. I want em all

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Re: Retire The PM2?

Postby Cl1ff » Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:30 pm

Almost like I’ve heard of this “skinny shaman” idea before ;)

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Re: Retire The PM2?

Postby Accutron » Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:34 pm

If only they made a model that was like the Shaman, but with a thinner handle and blade stock, no choil nub, no standoffs and no screwed stop pin...

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Re: Retire The PM2?

Postby Buddafucco » Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:49 pm

Albertaboyscott wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:46 pm
Keep the pm2 and also build a skinny shaman. I want em all
I 2nd this idea!

The PM2 is a starter on a championship team... no way they should get benched!
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Re: Retire The PM2?

Postby Wright.88 » Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:04 pm

Kinda sounds like the Kapara

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Re: Retire The PM2?

Postby abbazaba » Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:08 pm

I'd much rather a Skinny PM2 Backlock ;)

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Re: Retire The PM2?

Postby T.J. » Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:17 pm

Hmmmm.....let’s discontinue a model that sells like hotcakes. Sound business move if you ask me.

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Re: Retire The PM2?

Postby TkoK83Spy » Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:38 pm

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Re: Retire The PM2?

Postby SpyderGrill » Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:40 pm

Before I was a Spyderco fan the Paramilitary 2 was the flagship model in my head. To get rid of it would be a mistake.

Now,,,,go ahead and mod the Shaman or whatever, but never retire the PM2

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Re: Retire The PM2?

Postby standy99 » Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:25 pm

Go back to Shaman island.

Don't like the Shaman, can't work out the fuss. It's just a native 5 with a weird piece missing from a perfectly good scale ?
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Re: Retire The PM2?

Postby kobold » Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:43 pm

The G10 SS Stretch might be a better PM2 surrogate.

BTW, personally I don't think I will be buying any comp locks. :cool:
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Re: Retire The PM2?

Postby Steeltoez83 » Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:49 pm

I'd like to score a crucarta version before this top selling, flagship model retires. I take the pm2 over a skinny shaman every day of the week but that's me.

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Re: Retire The PM2?

Postby JMM » Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:33 pm

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:38 pm
Instagram people annoy me...
[+1]

LOL

I know, right?

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