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BladeHQ Para 2 exclusive M4 w/ Jade G10

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by uofaengr, May 13, 2015.

  1. k_ozdragon

    k_ozdragon

    291
    Feb 14, 2015
    Btw I removed my screw and it was held in with regular blue loctite. Maybe they ran out and switched to red? lol
    The hole for the screw wasn't tapped properly which was causing the frame to be squeezed too tight and the blade wouldn't deploy smoothly at all. I widened the hole, and now the knife flows perfectly; however the hole is still off so my screw sticks out just a hair. I have bad luck with all my pm2 cuz they all end up being tight and needing adjustment lol

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    Last edited: Aug 12, 2016
  2. Joe Manco

    Joe Manco

    882
    Jul 6, 2016
    Just sharpened mine to 12.5 dps on an edge pro. Used a 140 grit diamond plate made for the edge pro and it chipped the heck out of the apex. Took a long time with a 220 edge pro stone to get them out but like how it finally came out. Now, should I put a 30 degree sharpmaker micro on it now or use it and hit it with the SM when it needs it?
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  3. Barman1

    Barman1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 21, 2013
    I use a 40 degree ceramic with my M4 in conjunction with the factory grind and have no issue getting it sharper than new after stropping.
    So 30 degrees would work just fine I'd imagine.
     
  4. VolGrad

    VolGrad Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 25, 2010
    This was the case for me as well. Frankly, after receiving mine from another gracious member I really don't love the look of the Jade and shiny metal clip as much as I thought. I also don't really like patina so am not overly excited about the M4. Having said that - the fit and finish on this particular knife AND the freaking amazing sharp edge has me still gaga over it. It's unreal how nice of a job they did on this specimen. The blade is centered perfectly, it's smooth, the edge ... man, the edge ...
     
  5. Joe Manco

    Joe Manco

    882
    Jul 6, 2016
    New CF scales for my Jade. Nice and smooth for casual carry, too smooth for work carry, I carry a CF Millie with the grippy stock scales for work, riding and camping. Did I mention I like CF, lol.
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  6. k_ozdragon

    k_ozdragon

    291
    Feb 14, 2015
    You should buy the knifeworks exclusive, I hear there's a few left. Same m4 pm2, but with *textured* carbon fiber handles. Best of both worlds for you 😊

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  7. Joe Manco

    Joe Manco

    882
    Jul 6, 2016
    Already bought one but no reason to use it as it's the same blade. I like the smooth glossy cf on a para2 for when I can't carry a 4" Millie. I have 5 users and probably just going to collect for a while now.
     
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  8. k_ozdragon

    k_ozdragon

    291
    Feb 14, 2015
    Wish I could afford one. M4 is my favorite steel, and it really shines in the pm2

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  9. VolGrad

    VolGrad Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 25, 2010
    I want to issue an apology here. I credited the incorrect username as to who sold me his extra knife. I had PMs from multiple users in my Inbox at the same time as I had other deals pending. I now can't tell who it really was that sold me the knife as my old PMs are now gone. I could search PayPal but it wouldn't tell me the username..

    If it was you and you saw this and thought "what a dick" when I posted the wrong name I apologize. To you sir - thanks again.
     
  10. johnny_boy02

    johnny_boy02

    318
    Apr 3, 2014
    Haha. No worries. I didn't think you were a dick, my thought was more like "lucky bastard got 2!!" In a friendly way of course.
     
  11. skivic

    skivic Gold Member Gold Member

    879
    Oct 8, 2012
    Ok what's the most aggressive angle you guys are using I'm at 15 dps with a 20degree micro and holding strong no problems at all, thinking of going 12dps and a 17 degree micro


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  12. VolGrad

    VolGrad Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 25, 2010
    Not at all - I had a deal going with bralexander on something else. I had his PMs saved along with yours and guess I got the usernames crossed up. Thanks again for not only allowing me your extra but for the fair deal. It's an amazing knife.
     
  13. Joe Manco

    Joe Manco

    882
    Jul 6, 2016
    I did mine at 12.5 with no problems yet. Stripped the plastic off a few 14g stranded wires a few days ago no damage to edge. Plan on 15dps micro when it needs it.
     
  14. skivic

    skivic Gold Member Gold Member

    879
    Oct 8, 2012
    Can you post a photo of the edge?


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  15. Joe Manco

    Joe Manco

    882
    Jul 6, 2016
    Go back to post #1242
     
  16. bin31z

    bin31z

    116
    Aug 15, 2008
    My pivots and other screws seem to be held in with a mix of red or blue loctite. Not too much an issue because they used a tiny amount but still very strange. It seems like they used red on one side of the pivot and nothing on the other side hmmm....
     
  17. ejames13

    ejames13

    753
    Mar 30, 2015
    They likely used red on all of them and just did not get a good cure on some. It will eventually evaporate if it doesn't cure.
     
  18. Lonz42

    Lonz42

    100
    Feb 24, 2014
    63 Pages! I'm lucky to have grabbed one of these Jade PM2's. I love the Jade handles and I'm looking forward to using this knife and watching the patina and handles gradually change color. Also, like those that RIT died that handles - I might do that. For the time being, I'm all set with a 'plain jane' black g10 and satin blade user that (i'm nice to) but use the hell out of and carry daily.
     
  19. skivic

    skivic Gold Member Gold Member

    879
    Oct 8, 2012
    Extremely happy today, my almost perfect user m4 BHQ use to have lock stick and today I just noticed it's completely gone!! Blade drops free , zero play and not lock stick is gone! Idk just happy about it haha


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  20. bin31z

    bin31z

    116
    Aug 15, 2008
    I've noticed PM2 usually has a little stick before the stop pin and lock face/lock bar settle in and smooth out. I've had some that were amazing right off the bat but that's only about 25% of the time.
     

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