Saturday, January 10, 2009


This is a picture of my Spyderco Paramilitary. One of my regular EDC rotation pieces. This particular one is a Sprint Run variant. It sports a CPM D2 blade (finer grain structure than ingot D2) and the Foliage Green G-10 handle scales. Since it's CPM D2, it's not quite stainless, but only a couple points lower. It has a chromium content of 11.5%. To be considered stainless, it must meet or exceed 12%, so you can see that it's close.

The standard version Paramilitary has black G-10 scales and has CPM S30V steel, which is considered a stainless (14% chromium). The advantage of D2 over S30V is the D2 is tougher and more wear resistant, which equates to a longer time between sharpening. Couple that with the fact that it has a compression lock (one of the toughest in the business), and you got yourself a fine EDC. They may look fugly, but Spyderco's stance has always been Form over Fashion. If you're unfamiliar with them, do yourself a favor and check them out.

1 comment:

Richie said...

Arachnid crime scene photography.