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"The Best EDC Knife Ever"? Spyderco Paramilitary 2 ("PM2") – Knife Review – The Practical Blade


Overall Length: 8.28″
Blade Length: 3.44″
Cutting Edge: 3.08″
Blade Thickness: 0.14″
Blade Material: CPM S30V
Blade Grind: Flat
Edge Type: Plain
Handle Length: 4.81″
Handle Thickness: 0.46″
Handle Material: G-10
Liner Material: Stainless Steel
Weight: 3.75 oz.
Pocket Clip: Right/Left Hand, Tip-Up/Down
Knife Type: Manual
Opener: Thumb Hole
Lock Type: Compression Lock
Country of Origin: USA

Thanks again to Tyler over at Everyday EDC ( for lending this knife to me!

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Cleaning / Lubrication:
Knife Pivot Lube (Apply to bearings, washers, detent tracks, etc… to protect parts and create a smoother action):
Frog Lube Cleaner, Lubricant, Protectant (Primarily applied to blades / steel liners to prevent rust):
Disposable Cotton Cleaning Patches (A small and disposable medium to apply cleaning products to):
70% Rubbing Alcohol (for getting rid of gunk):
Cotton Swabs / Q-tips (For getting rid of gunk in tight spaces):

Assembly / Disassembly (Drivers / Bits):
I STAND BY WIHA! WIHA provides hardened steel bits – and for those of you who are new to this – hardened steel bits are critical to ensure you don’t strip bits and get in a nasty situation where your knife is half-disassembled and your bit no longer works! Do NOT buy those cheap 50-piece kits that come with “everything” for like $10. They will not last you, you will regret it.
Wiha 75981 | 7 Piece Pocket Clip MicroBit Set (Small set with bits and driver – arguably all you need):
Wiha 75988 | 10 Piece Torx MicroBits Set (Bit set, in case you need more bits):
Wiha 75992 System 4 Precision Interchangeable Bit Set, Torx, Slotted, Phillips, Hex Inch, ESD Safe Precision Handle, 27 Piece In Compact Box (Bigger set for… MORE stuff):
Wiha 75965 Precision Micro Bit Ratchet Steel Storage Box, 65-Piece (Biggest set for… MOST stuff):

Blade Sharpening / Polishing:
The KME sharpening kit might seem a bit pricey at first, but in my opinion it is 1) Much more affordable that its competitors, 2) Insanely simple to use, and 3) A small price to pay for nearly-indefinite self-sharpening for all of your knives. You can also create your own “stones” using balsa wood and diamond compound to give yourself a mirror edge at a fraction of the KME polishing accessories prices.
KME Precision Sharpening Kit (Basic kit, can reprofile edges as well as get them razor sharp, no expertise needed):
5k grit to 100k grit Diamond Polishing Compound (for mirror edges):
Balsa Wood (To apply diamond compound to and use with KME system):


4 replies on “"The Best EDC Knife Ever"? Spyderco Paramilitary 2 ("PM2") – Knife Review – The Practical Blade”

Watching this (slightly inebriated I might at) for the first time I was like dude.. leave my pm2 alone! That being very fair and honest assessment i would definitely agree that its showing its age similar to the rat models. They did it so well in the past they put it into set it and forget it mode. It will definitely forever be a staple and benchmark within our community, but the competition is getting insane around that price point. Great review dude!!!!

No it isn't, however; once it is available in LC200N then I would reluctantly agree that it is. Fortunately it's biggesff flaw, the shitte handle and clip are easily replaced. This knife has more after market parts than the AR-15.

Spyderco does not make pretty knives or super comfy knives but they do make cutters. Thanks for the review.

The PM2 is it's own thing and it's not for everybody that's for sure. I like them a lot, but i agree that the Super Freek feels better in the hand. Thanks for giving your perspective.

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