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*If you could Only have (1) PM2/3, which one & why?

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by BenchMEDAL, Jan 25, 2019.

  1. BenchMEDAL

    BenchMEDAL Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 17, 2018
    I realize there’s no way to have just one Paramilitary 2 (or Para 3),
    ...but if you must,

    1. Which Model would it be?
    2. And Why?
  2. ric75


    Jun 2, 2017
    That's a nightmare only having one :mad:
    but if it would be:
    Para3 BentoBoxShop M390 smurfblue

    Why: nice blue, steel from my country :)
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  3. 3fifty7

    3fifty7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2016
    The BayouShooter sprint run.
    To be honest I’m not overly fond of the PM2 as many are, so I might as well have one to match my Endura.
    5D6E46A6-FD75-4FE9-8090-6D3621BC3E7C.jpeg .
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  4. Otto Carpenter

    Otto Carpenter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 24, 2016
    The forever classic CTS-204P in green G10.
  5. BenchMEDAL

    BenchMEDAL Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 17, 2018
    Just curious, why?
  6. Otto Carpenter

    Otto Carpenter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 24, 2016
    Because it's a great steel. Because it's a classic sprint run. Because it's green. :D
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  7. Ironbut

    Ironbut Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2016
    This one, because the M390 (and it's cousins) is one of my favorite steels, and the red color is a nice change from my usual black, gray, silver, etc.
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  8. ferider

    ferider Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jun 20, 2018
    This one:


    PM2 in CPM Cru-Wear, my favorite steel out of Spyderco. Plenty of wear resistance, and the toughest steel in current Spydie folders. And enough corrosion resistance to boot.
    Then again, if I could have only one of either PM2 or Manix2, I would pick the Manix2. Also in CW. :)
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  9. jstn

    jstn Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 27, 2012
    PM2. I prefer the size.
  10. BenchMEDAL

    BenchMEDAL Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 17, 2018
    Which PM2 and why?
  11. RipD

    RipD Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 10, 2014
    Probably my PM3 in Cru-wear. I prefer something smaller than the PM2 for EDC, and Cru-wear.
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  12. jstn

    jstn Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 27, 2012
    Man, that is tough. Maybe my red G10 in M390, but I think my Gray Cruwear would beat it out. That would all change if Spyderco put one out in Vanax Superclean.
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  13. JackTheKnifeGuy

    JackTheKnifeGuy Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2017
    Pm2 in cruwear. Or Pm2 in dlc m4
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  14. David Nowlin

    David Nowlin Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2018
    I’m not sure. I have a original Military and want to down size for EDC. I’m On the fence. Is the 2 small enough? Or the 3 too small? These are the questions i keep asking myself.
    Maybe this thread will help me decide? :)
  15. DShiflet


    Jan 25, 2013
    I only have 1 as is, the purple S110V version, and I'm extremely unlikely to get any others, so I guess that's the answer. As for why? Cause I decided I wanted to try a PM2 and see what the hype was about, and S110V is a good steel. And after getting it, I decided it was a good knife, but the hype wasn't worthy of the price(and it's jumped up $20 more since I got mine) so that will be the both the first and last PM2 I get barring something extremely unlikely like winning the lotto.
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  16. Cypress

    Cypress Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    Rex 45 P3. The PM2 is "big" for how pointy and thin the blade is. The P3 is the right size for the intended use of that sharpass tip and thin blade stock. Rex45 because that patina and that SHARPNESS. I have other knives the same size as a PM2 that are better suited for tasks a knife that size would see (read: I got tired of sharpening the broken tip off of my S110V PM2).

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  17. t5brick


    Oct 4, 2018
    PM2 because it’s the right size for me, I feel like the Para3 is a little too smal. As for steel, I had a BBS PM2 and sold it. S30V would probably be ok but I want something tougher. So my next will likely be M4 or maybe Cruwear.
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  18. Rebel Nimrod

    Rebel Nimrod

    Jan 23, 2014
    Don’t have a P3, so PM2 in Cruwear for me, a good balanced steel.
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  19. PeterS84

    PeterS84 Sharpening addict, collector of "super steels" Gold Member

    May 9, 2018
    Bento Box PM2 in M390 with deep carry clip. I think M390 is a great balance of things I value in a steel for a folder.
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  20. blame it on god

    blame it on god Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 21, 2013
    Rex-45 pm2. Because it's the perfect size for my various tasks. And rex-45 has the toughness and edge retention I need. (Stupid copper staples!)
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