Spyderco Para 2 w/ CPM-M4, in black DLC
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Did anyone else pick up one of these? Or two, or three...?

I'm actually not a fan on the "natural" G10 scales--I think it has an almost sickly the. But there's nothing easier to swap out than Spyderco scales, and I am a big fan of M4. And now I'm a fan of Spyderco DLC process--this is the first DLC blade from them I've owned.
Actually, this is my first Para 2, and only second Spyderco folder. First was the BladeHQ exclusive satin M4 blade Manix. Outstanding knife, but I understand that the Para 2 is even more well-regarded.

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RayF
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Jan 5, 2019
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Oooh--they look like they might glow in the dark--do they?!
Jan 5, 2019
akapabs
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Jan 4, 2019
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This is the same set up I have on my Para 3 and I love it. Threw a Lynch Northwest deep carry clip on it, tip up and it's good to go! Watch that black coated blade though.. it will scratch up.
Jan 4, 2019
Hatuletoh
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Jan 7, 2019
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Oh yeah, got to have the Lynch clip:
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I've got one on my Vallaton Lil Sub Hilt auto conversion too, and I don't even carry it. Come to think of it, the only one of the four with Lynch Clips that I do carry is the Manix 2 in the middle there (thanks for the heads up about the DLC blade coating none the less). A bit of a waste maybe, but at the time I bought them I expected to work them into the rotation; and anyway, it's not as if the clips with diminish their value. The Chaparral I bought specifically to be carried has that stupid wire clip, and as much as I love its CTS XHP blade and raffir scales, I don't carry it very often because I dislike the clip so much. Mr. Corey Lynch, or anyone else for that matter, needs to get cracking on a better clip for Spydercos with the single screw/wire clip configuration.
Jan 7, 2019
akapabs
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Jan 7, 2019
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The black DLC coating is great.. helps protect that M4 blade from corrosion.. but yeah I was surprised that I got a couple of really noticeable scratches on it while opening up a blister pack (ironically enough for a cheaper knife). Good luck with yours.. that's a sweet Spyderco family photo.
Jan 7, 2019
SAnCLT
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Jan 3, 2019
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Check out AG Russell
Jan 3, 2019
zaphrodbox
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Aug 3, 2018
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Aug 3, 2018
Benjabooly
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Jul 11, 2018
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I think the opposite, the jade G10 is beautiful, but why hide beautiful metal behind just black
Jul 11, 2018
fhood
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Jul 11, 2018
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M4. It patinas. And then you gotta clean it. Para 2 is a user knife. You don't want to be worried about rinsing it down every time you use it.
Jul 11, 2018
Benjabooly
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Jul 11, 2018
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I understand the logic, but still id rather just keep up on maintenance than have all black then the get scratched up from use. Also I'm a butcher and the coatings make cutting harder.
Jul 11, 2018
fhood
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Jul 2, 2018
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Damn, I really do like those, and normally I don't love DLC coatings, but for M4 it is a very good idea.
Jul 2, 2018
Spike_SPGL
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Jul 1, 2018
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Either of you want to let one go? Just got the Para 3 and need its big brother.
Jul 1, 2018
Hatuletoh
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Jul 3, 2018
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I flipped my extra P2 a couple weeks ago so as to be prepared with the funds to pick up a little something--literally--even more rare, as shown in the pic. However, I know of two other extras and I'd be happy to inquire about their availability for purchase.
One caveat for the potential emptor: the local market is currently bearing a mark-up of around 50% above the original BladeHQ price of $175. Perhaps a bit less w/o an after-market Lynch clip, or if the knife isn't being sold w/ original box/papers. But even still, I'd expect it would be $225-235 to even start the conversation.
I'll post back here w/ any info I can get for you.
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Jul 3, 2018
Hatuletoh
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Jul 11, 2018
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Mr. SPGL, my apologies--no one is looking to sell a PM2, at least not at anything like a reasonable prixe.
However, BladeHQ will be dropping the PM3 with the DLC any day now, so if you're interested and haven't already, get on over to their site and get on the email list. Hopefully they'll give a few days heads up, like they have for all the PM models in the past. And also for their new exclusive kwaiken. One of their exclusive kwaikens, I should say. I got mine today, although I'm really more excited about the marbled carbon w/ copper bolsters. But the model that dropped today was pretty cool too.
Jul 11, 2018
NXS1
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Jun 2, 2018
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I was lucky enough to get two!
Jun 2, 2018