Spyderco: Paramilitary 2 - Gray G-10 - Maxamet - C81GPDGY2
One of the most popular and in-demand folding knives ever created, the Para Military 2 distills the performance and reliability of the Military Model into a more compact, pocket-friendly format. It also adds the advantage of Spyderco's patented Compression Lock mechanism - a high-strength lock that allows the knife to be closed one handed without placing your fingers in the path of the edge.
This elite version of the Para Military 2 supercharges its advanced design with a full-flat-ground blade crafted from Carpenter's Maxamet steel. Maxamet is an extremely hard high-speed powdered tool steel possessing properties that transcend conventional high-speed tool steels and approach those of cemented carbides - the ultra-hard materials used to machine other steels. When Carpenter developed this amazing alloy for the rollers in their steel mills, they sent samples to various companies in the knife industry to evaluate as a blade material. Although many tried, Spyderco was one of only a handful of companies to successfully develop the specialized methods necessary to machine, heat treat, and grind this demanding material to yield reliable, high-performance knife blades.
Like other Maxamet models from Spyderco, this knife features textured gray G-10 handle scales. They are also home to a four-position hourglass clip that supports left and right-side, tip-up or tip-down carry.