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Spyderco para 2 or ZT 0393

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Moonknight314, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. Moonknight314

    Moonknight314

    13
    Mar 4, 2019
    Hey I'm wondering which I should get? Spyderco para 2 or 0393 ZT hinderer
     
  2. DrRollinstein

    DrRollinstein Gold Member Gold Member

    931
    Feb 20, 2018
    Wrong forum, but ill vote for the 0393. Its a really sweet flipper.
     
  3. Moonknight314

    Moonknight314

    13
    Mar 4, 2019
    Which forum exactly should I be in?
     
  4. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    This is the "traditional knife" forum... try the "general forum".
     
  5. knife_fan

    knife_fan

    277
    May 1, 2012
    Either in the General Knife Discussion or Spyderco forums. My vote is for the Para 2 :)
     
  6. Moonknight314

    Moonknight314

    13
    Mar 4, 2019
    Got it thanks
     
  7. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    I'll move this to the appropriate forum.
     
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  8. TheChunk91

    TheChunk91 Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 15, 2013
    I vote you get an american made schrade 8ot, it'll cut better than the zt or spyderco.
     
  9. DrRollinstein

    DrRollinstein Gold Member Gold Member

    931
    Feb 20, 2018
    Those arent as fun though. Have you tried a compression lock? Crazy cool.
     
  10. Moonknight314

    Moonknight314

    13
    Mar 4, 2019
    Um okay thanks. I just made another post in the general knife category
     
  11. Moonknight314

    Moonknight314

    13
    Mar 4, 2019
    So so why an American made?
     
  12. Stumpy72

    Stumpy72 Basic Member Basic Member

    804
    Jul 5, 2018
    This is just the timing and choreography angle, but... The ZT 0393 is available at a healthy discount right now because it’s being discontinued. The PM2 is a Spyderco mainstay and will continue to be around. They regularly offer it in sprint runs with different types of scales and blade materials. You could grab an 0393 right now at a good price and then consider getting a PM2 at your leisure, when your wallet permits.
     
  13. Moonknight314

    Moonknight314

    13
    Mar 4, 2019
    That is a really good point
     
  14. falar

    falar Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2012
    ZT anything over Sypderco anything in my book.
     
  15. Moonknight314

    Moonknight314

    13
    Mar 4, 2019
    Can I ask why?
     
  16. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
    Both are amazing knives. You can’t really go wrong with either one.

    The 393 probably has more out of the box wow factor due to the materials it is made from and I personally prefer it to the Para2:

    On the other hand I think the para2 is a better pocket knife to actually carry and use because it is more compact and lightweight. I’m waiting for the Para 2 tanto to come out because I find the normal para 2 tip abit fragile.
     
  17. TheChunk91

    TheChunk91 Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 15, 2013
    Been there, done that. I like traditional knives better in every way.
     
  18. falar

    falar Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2012
    For me personally I like titanium framelocks and flippers. After cutting the ever loving shit out of my thumb years back I will never own a knife again that opens with a thumbstud or that hole Spyderco uses.
     
  19. DrRollinstein

    DrRollinstein Gold Member Gold Member

    931
    Feb 20, 2018
    Dont blame all thumb studs for whatever one caused your injury. Thumbstuds and the like are all perfectly safe for the most part. You're as likely to be cut moving one of those titanium frame locks to the side to close it.
     
  20. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    Both. WRX/STI and the Charger R/T. Come on. Not fair.
     

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