Pm2 Alternative suggestions

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Sellers.Hill, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. Sellers.Hill


    Apr 27, 2017
    I have some knife money burning a hole in my pocket.... My original plan was to buy a DLC PM2, but I would like to hear any suggestions/alternatives in that price range. I own a Sage, a Manix LW, and a 940-2.
  2. NJBillK

    NJBillK Custom Leather and Fixed Blade modifications.

    Mar 27, 2014
    Since you have a few folders, I would actually suggest a smaller custom edc fixed blade.

    Does it have to be a folder?
  3. Sellers.Hill


    Apr 27, 2017
    I would prefer a folder, I was just looking at the Lionsteel SR2, is that a good blade?
  4. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    A ZT flipper is missing from your collection. If you prefer a small one, look at ZT 0452 (several variants available). Otherwise, ZT 0562 and ZT 0801 are always excellent cjoices of 3.5" blade.
  5. adamlau


    Oct 13, 2002
    I would strongly prefer the BLADE Show 2017 Overall Knife of the Year in the Lionsteel SR-11.
  6. Sellers.Hill


    Apr 27, 2017
    I do like the idea of a 0452 for a (small) flipper.... I'll look into the Sr-11 too.
  7. whp


    Apr 26, 2009
    This thread coincides with a recent discovery of mine.
    The Cold Steel American Lawman compares very favorably with the PM2 for edc. If you re looking for a dlc blade tough as nails for its light weight, consider the Lawman. Currently on sale for a terrific price at a major online retailer.
  8. Lapedog


    Dec 7, 2016
    0450 is the small one. 0452 has a 4 inch blade.
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  9. Sellers.Hill


    Apr 27, 2017
    I was kidding ;)
  10. marcus52AR

    marcus52AR Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 22, 2014
    How about a domino or a zt 456?
  11. Dfunk1210


    Apr 7, 2015
    I will second the ZT 0562 and 0801ti if you dont mind the extra weight. You have spyderco and benchmade. Try a ZT 3.5" titanium framelock
  12. fanucman


    Jan 31, 2016
    S110v military
  13. BD_01

    BD_01 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 9, 2016
    @Dfunk1210 nailed it. I agree you need a ZT to round out the big 3. His suggestions are spot on, although my personal favorite is the 0450.
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  14. NJBillK

    NJBillK Custom Leather and Fixed Blade modifications.

    Mar 27, 2014
    There is a preorder for the SR-11 up with aluminum or Ti slabs, Ano'd or Natural at Collectorknives.
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2017
  15. powerslave


    Jul 19, 2014
    Go for 0562 ;)
  16. GermanyChris


    Feb 18, 2015
    I second going for the little fixed blade. I thought the whole idea of EDC'ing a fixed blade was pretty dumb until this week when I did it.
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  17. Boxer .45

    Boxer .45

    Jan 11, 2015
    How about a Para3. Currently one of my favorite blades.
  18. kaozer


    Apr 22, 2016
    Bradford guardian 3 for a fixed blade
    Zt 0450 for a great framelock flipper
  19. dandan


    Mar 10, 2006
    I have a Para 2 in camo g10 , and find it a bit too big.

    I now have a Wolfspyder from Ray Mears , bought in UK .
    A scandi , locker in S30v , and a blade less than 3" It is also less wide than the para2 , and fits in trouser pockets just fine..
    Love it !!
  20. Sonnydaze

    Sonnydaze Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    The ZT 0770CF is an excellent flipper; very solidly built, with grip to fit smaller to medium-sized hands. A little too short for my LARGE hand-size.

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