Spyderco C81GPOR2 PARA-MILITARY 2 - CTS-XHP Blade - Cutlery Shoppe Exclusive *** SOLD OUT - NO LONGER AVAILABLE ***
This 800 piece Cutlery Shoppe Exclusive sold out early 2012 and is no longer available. Be sure to "LIKE" us on Facebook for product announcements of other Para 2 shipments.
Why change something if it works? Because, at Spyderco, they practice the principle of C.Q.I. - Constant
Quality Improvement. If they can refine and improve the ergonomics or cutting performance of an established
model, they do it.
This Para 2 has several changes over the classic version. The G-10 handle is narrowed at the
end improving the ergonomics. The handle and blade have been profiled thinner; removing uncomfortable angles
when in the closed position. It features a Compression Lock and an ambidextrous-friendly four way clip which
carries tip-up/tip-down, left/right-hand and rests deeper in a pocket. This Cutlery Shoppe Exclusive version
features a premium CTS-XHP full flat-ground blade. Spyderco has also lengthened the blade's tip and added additional
surface jimping to both the spine and finger choil. Implementation of a new Bushing Pivot System generates fluid
action and more consistent manufacturing tolerances. Larger lanyard gives more options for carry.
Refinements to overall construction may not be drastic or even visible to the eye but from the G-10 textured
handle to the CTS-XHP steel full flat blade, everything is sharper, smoother and guaranteed to provide
performance and user comfort. This limited edition of 800 pieces is made in Golden, Colorado U.S.A exclusively for
Cutlery Shoppe customers.
Blade Steel: CTS-XHP
Handle Material: Orange G-10
Length Open: 8 9/32" (210 mm)
Blade Length: 3 7/16" (87 mm)
Length Closed: 4 13/16" (122 mm)
Hole Diameter: 9/16" (14 mm)
Blade Thickness: 9/64" (3.5 mm)
Weight: 3.75 oz. (106 g)
Made In: USA
More about CTS-XHP steel:
Carpenter Steel Company is enjoying a hospitable welcome from knifemakers and manufacturers. Well known for their
performance automotive, aerospace, energy, medical, defense, and consumer products industries steels, they recently
began offering high-performance blade steels. CTS-XHP is air hardened, high carbon and high chromium with corrosion
resistance similar to 440C-type steels and with hardness qualities found in tool steel. Its edge retention, ability
to be machined to a fine edge, and consistent heat-treatability make it perfect for this exclusive Sprint Run.
Awesome, nothing short of it
10/24/2013 7:04 PM
It's senseless that this knife is rated lower than the standard PM2. It's identical except that the steel is an upgrade.
Oh wait, the color offends some. Give me a break!
I got this awesome orange knife for literally a few dollars more than a standard PM2. Great price, Jeff, and a great knife.
Todd Sarnstrom II
5/15/2012 9:45 PM
I missed out on the initial Pre-order, so when I heard Jeff and Crew still had a few left I was ecstatic. My emails were answered very quickly and my knives were shipped out equally as quickly. Can't say enough good things about you guys!
4/20/2012 6:06 PM
I just received this exclusive from Cutlery Shoppe and I couldn't be happier.
Its razer sharp as usual from Spyderco and the blazing orange G10 scales are an outstanding color on the classic Para 2.
This is my first venture with Carpenter CTS-XHP "stainless" steel. From the reviews I've read it offers superior edge retention and corrosion resistance while maintaining the ability to sharpen easily. Things anyone can appreciate in a blade.
Thank you to Cutlery Shoppe and Spyderco for making this happen and I hope you get together for more limited runs in the future.
..Now if I can just track down its big brother, the discontinued Orange Military there would be balance in my knife collecting world. Hmmm, if only Jeff and Sal would do that in CTS-XHP....?