Innovative, versatile, lightweight, strong, American-made
Here we are, face-to-face with an embodiment of resilience and evolution: the Spyderco Military 2. This isn't just a knife, my friends; it's a testament to ingenuity and respect for the art of everyday carry tools.
As you hold the Military 2, you'll feel the history within its backbone, a proud successor to the iconic Military Model, a tried and true classic celebrated by the cutlery industry for over 25 years. With Sal Glesser at the helm, the co-founder of Spyderco, you know you've got a masterpiece in your hands, molded through the same passion that originated the first model.
Now, don't let its historical legacy fool you into thinking this is an antiquated tool. The Military 2 greets the present with open arms, boasting several key enhancements that bring it head to head with the most innovative knives out there.
The blade itself is a work of art, a full-flatground CPM S30V stainless steel marvel. Unlike its predecessor, it is supported by Spyderco’s signature Compression Lock mechanism. This upgrade not only provides superior strength but also ensures an even safer one-handed operation. A tool designed to protect, optimized to prevent accidents. Genius, isn’t it?
The knife's structural strength is a nod to its military roots. The larger stainless steel liners that form the foundation of the lock not only bolster the knife but also secure its four-position pocket clip. This is a knife that caters to all, whether you're a lefty, a righty, or someone who switches sides on a whim. Tip-up or tip-down carry? It's your call.
Dive a little deeper and you'll find the skeletonized liners nested within peel-ply-textured G-10 scales. An added touch to maintain that slim profile, making it the perfect companion for those of you always on the go. Plus, its open-backed construction significantly reduces the overall weight, making it a joy to carry, and a delight to use.
At an overall length of 9.51″ and weighing in at a meager 4.3 oz, the Military 2 remains a compact force to be reckoned with. It’s American-made, ready for service, and eager to accompany you on your wildest adventures.
In short, the Spyderco Military 2 is a bold iteration on a classic design, embodying the spirit of constant improvement while paying homage to its roots. It's a knife that invites you to embrace its heritage, hold its evolution in your hands, and carve out your own path in the world. The Military 2 is more than a knife. It's a faithful companion in the journey that is life.
Pros of the Spyderco Military 2:
- Enhanced Locking Mechanism: The move to Spyderco's signature Compression Lock mechanism ensures a much safer and stronger blade deployment, reducing the risk of injury during one-handed operation.
- Improved Structural Strength: The knife benefits from larger stainless steel liners, enhancing its robustness and longevity. These liners also provide a stable base for the four-position pocket clip.
- Ambidextrous and Versatile Carry: The four-position pocket clip allows for left or right-side, tip-up or tip-down carry. This flexibility makes the Military 2 adaptable to a range of preferences and circumstances.
- Lightweight and Comfortable: The open-backed construction and use of skeletonized liners help reduce the knife's overall weight. Plus, the textured G-10 scales ensure a solid grip, improving usability.
- Quality Blade Material: The use of CPM S30V stainless steel offers excellent edge retention and corrosion resistance, ideal for a knife intended for heavy use.
- Made in the USA: The Military 2 is produced domestically in the United States, which can often indicate a higher degree of quality control.
Cons of the Spyderco Military 2:
- Price: With a price tag of $280, the Military 2 is a considerable investment. The cost might be prohibitive for those looking for a more budget-friendly everyday carry option.
- Size: With an overall length of 9.51″, the Military 2 may be too large for those who prefer a more compact knife. Despite its lightweight construction, the size might be an issue for discreet or space-limited carry.
- Blade Thickness: The blade thickness of 0.145″ might make delicate tasks more difficult. Some users might prefer a thinner blade for certain applications.
- G-10 Handle: While the G-10 handle offers good grip, it may not offer the same level of comfort or aesthetics as some other premium handle materials, such as wood or micarta.