I’m a big fan of Spyderco knives. Their design has always struck a cord with me. The distinctive thumb hole is both beautiful and really useful to flip their knives out in a hurry. And the grand daddy of Spyderco knives, and arguably their best, is the Spyderco Paramilitary 2 folding knife. This is a beast of a knife. Featuring S35VN steel that will stay as sharp as… something really short. It’s a larger folding knife but is remarkably light. The Spyderco compression lock system keeps this sucker sturdy as ever when you are doing your thing, whether it’s cutting twigs while camping or cutting paracord while hiking. It has a reversible pocket clip so you can either switch the side that you fasten the knife to your pants pocket or remove it altogether. This is among the best pocket knives you can buy. Great steel. Great profile. Great reliability and strength. If you’re on the lookout for your next hiking companion, this is it.
If you’re interested in something a little smaller, consider the Spyderco Delica 4 pocket knife. This is a bit more pocketable but essentially the same design. I use this as my everyday carry knife due to its reduced size and weight. And if you’re not interested in either of these, check out our roundup of the very best pocket knives that you can buy. These are all winners in our book and every one of them can be considered a true buy it for life BIFL pocket knife.
Spyderco Para Military 2 Signature Folding Knife with 3.42" CPM S30V Steel Blade and Durable G-10 Handle - PlainEdge - C81GP2
- An Improved Classic - Undeniably one of Spyderco's most popular and in-demand designs, the Para Military 2 distills the world-class performance of our legendary Military Model into a more compact, Pocket-Friendly package.
- Superior Quality - We kept the same high-performance full flat-ground blade but we've also lengthened the blade's tip and added additional surface jimping to both the spine and finger coil.
- A Secure Grip - The G-10 handle is narrowed at the end improving the Ergonomics. The handle and blade have been profile thinner; removing uncomfortable angles when in the closed position.
- Easy-to-Use - The Para Military 2 features extreme strength, reliability, and ease of use of our patented Compression Lock mechanism and versatility of a 4-position pocket clip.
- Dependable - Refinements to overall construction may not be drastic but from the G-10 textured handle to the steel full flat blade, everything is sharper, smoother and guaranteed to provide performance and user comfort.