Spyderco C81GP2 Para Military 2 - 3.44" CPM-S45VN Satin Finish Plain Edge Blade - Black G-10 Handle

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Spyderco Para Military 2 PM2 C81GP2 - CPM-S45VN Blade - Black G-10 Handle

We've all heard the expression "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Well, at Spyderco it doesn't quite work that way as they are constantly improving their products. It's so much a part of their corporate culture that they've coined a term for it: C.Q.I., which is an acronym for "Constant Quality Improvement. If Spyderco can refine or improve on the ergonomics of a design, or a way to get more cutting performance from one of their knives, change it they do!

The last major "overhaul" of the ParaMilitary pattern was back in 2010. At that time they narrowed the profile of the handle, making it more comfortable in the hand as well as the pocket. They now feature CPM-S45VN blade steel, and they thinned the profile a bit and increased the blade length. They also added additional jimping to the spine and finger choil for better user control. On the inside they incorporated a new bushing pivot system that generates a more fluid and smooth opening action. The lanyard was also enlarged for more carry options. The results is a Para Military 2 that's made with pride in their Golden, Colorado factory.

  • Category End Use: EDC
  • Blade Steel: CPM-S45VN
  • Blade Grind: FFG (full flat grind)
  • Blade Length: 3.44" (87 mm)
  • Length Open: 8.28" (210 mm)
  • Length Closed: 4.81" (122 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: .141" (3.5 mm)
  • Hole Diameter: .5" (13 mm)
  • Lock Type: Compression
  • Handle Material: Black G-10
  • Tip Carry: Tip-Up/Down
  • Clip Position: Four Way
  • Weight: 3.9 oz. (111 g)
  • Made In: U.S.A.

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  • 5
    Hi, this knife is my first knife I consider to be an equivalent to my 500.00 benchmade , I fell in love with this knife The precision and quality of this knife is second to only a master knife maker .I don't post reviews but I will for this knife it

    Posted by John Tucker on Jan 20th 2022


  • 5
    Hits the EDC sweet spot

    Posted by Justin Herbert on Aug 25th 2021

    This was my first Spyderco purchase and it won't be my last. I have waiting for this knife to come out in CPM-S45VN for some time now. As I'm not a fan of CPM-S30V because it chips easily so I've heard. I sharpen my knives and I'm not a fan of grinding chips out of my blades. I much prefer CPM-S35VN for all my EDC knives but I missed my chance at getting one in a PM2. Oh well.

    I'm sure this knife will serve me well for years to come. I think this is Spyderco's best compression lock blade design. The knife arrived in short order and in perfect condition. The blade is razor sharp from the factory and perfectly centered within the finely (but still grippy) textured G-10 scales. I consider it light weight for it's size and should carry well all day long. Next on my wish list is Spyderco's Sage 5 in this steel. Fingers crossed. Also thanks for all the sweet swag included with my purchase Cutlery Shoppe.

  • 5
    Sypderco Paramilitary 2

    Posted by Cody K. on Jan 29th 2021

    First Spyderco knife, and the difference in quality is awesome. The knife was shipped quickly, and came sharp right out of the box. It is pretty light weight, but a quality feel. I look forward to using this knife as an EDC! CSI also threw in mini tootsie-roll pops <3

  • 5
    Spyderco C81GP2 Para 2

    Posted by Richard C. on May 22nd 2019

    This is my first serious EDC knife. I only had cheapo pocket knives when I was young kid. This particular Para Military 2 has a beautiful satin finished S30V blade that looks gorgeous paired with the awesome black G-10 handle.

    Cutlery Shoppe processed my order quickly and I received my Para 2 before in no time. Packaged very well, with a few lollipops as a sweet touch.

  • 5
    Paramilitary 2

    Posted by Rodriguez on Apr 12th 2019

    This was my first purchase from Cutlery Shoppe. The order came in so quick! The knife is great! I was a little concerned about size, so because of this I was also considering the Para 3. I’m glad I went with the Paramilitary 2, it’s perfect and fits great in your hand. The knife came razor sharp and I still have the cut on my finger to prove it

  • 5
    Para 2

    Posted by Shane on Mar 27th 2019

    Arrived in two days razor sharp and great quality will last for a long long time.

  • 5
    PM2 and Cutlery Shoppe

    Posted by Jim on Jan 28th 2019

    What can you say the PM2 is pretty great... Really nice knife. Tons of YouTube reviews. I want to talk a little about the Cutlery Shoppe. WoW! I placed my order on a Saturday afternoon, my first Spydie was in my hand on the following Monday afternoon. Free shipping option, and it was here two days later, one of those days was a Sunday... the Cutlery Shoppe doesn't mess around! I chose the the Cutlery Shoppe because one of the other distributors acted like they didn't want my business. Cutlery Shoppe gave me a better deal, shipped (immediately) for free, delivered in less than one business day, and threw in 3 tootsie pops with my order! I got the feeling, the Cutlery Shoppe DOES want my business, and I appreciate it. THANKS guys! Only negative about this experience, my box was a little scratched up, NOT a big deal to me, other than box wear is on the list of ways to spot a fake Spydie knife. I have NO doubt this is a real one, but when I first pulled out a scratched box, I thought "Uh Oh!" The knife itself, from what I can tell, Flawless!

  • 5

    Posted by Scott Ferwerda on Dec 28th 2018

    This is the best Spyderco knife I own. It is the perfect weight, size, and the S30V blade is just right! I love the feel of the G10 and the lock is amazing and smooth! I did some custom machining on mine to accept the deep carry wire clip that I ordered from Spyderco and I don't ever want to carry a different knife! Cutlery Shoppe has the best price around so do yourself a favor and order one now! Thank you Cutlery Shoppe!

  • 5
    A hard-to-beat EDC at this price point

    Posted by Neal Addy on Sep 5th 2014

    The Para 2 is hands-down one of the best production knives on the market. It's large enough to handle most regular EDC tasks but still rides comfortably in the pocket. The G-10 scales, 4-way deep pocket clip, and FFG S30V blade make this knife a top-shelf winner. Both it and the Cutlery Shoppe are HIGHLY recommended. As a repeat customer I've always found Jeff great to work with.