Pros: Handle Material, Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, None
The perfect EDC.
I had a Paramillie 1 that I carried for a year and then sold. Since that I realized that the PM is the ultimate EDC. The PM2 is equally outstanding, the ergonomics are fantastic, and I know that I can get Spyderco's S30V hair-whittling sharp (literally!). My PM2 arrived today; it has a few minor issues that I'll discuss below. First, sharpness is so-so, not what I expected from Spyderco and based on other reviews. It can only shave along the forward portion of the blade. Second, there is a weird notch where the edge starts next to the ricasso; the actual edge is around 1-2 mm further in from where the edge of the blade blank would be. It looks like too much metal was ground off upon sharpening at the factory. Third, there is a *very* slight side-to-side play. This makes the blade glide open very smoothly, but it bugs me and I will adjust it away by tightening the pivot screw. I've given this knife a 5-star rating since these issues are user-fixable, and/or they don't bother me too much. Looking forward to years of use with this baby.