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Spyderco PM2 in s110v

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Armenate, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. Armenate

    Armenate

    672
    Oct 1, 2014
    what are peoples thoughts on this knife. It appears that it might be a constant in the spyderco PM2 lineup. Is it worth about $30-$40 more than the standard s30v PM2? I like blue and am thinking that it may be a good purchase. Just not sure if I want to wait to see if the price will change depending on demand. Also, how is s110v with rust resistance. I know it's reputation for keeping an edge.
     
  2. okto

    okto

    194
    May 13, 2014
    No one but Sal has one in their hands yet, so it's hard to really say much about it specifically. :p

    S110V is much more wear resistant and slightly harder than S30V as Spyderco heat-treats it, harder to sharpen (although reports on that vary, I suspect has much to do with equipment and skill), and less likely to chip at the edge. We're talking micro-chipping here, which is actually a point in S30V's favor in my opinion, as the tiny chips in the edge make it behave like an extremely fine-tooth saw.

    What do you use your knife for?
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2015
  3. SBaker34

    SBaker34

    793
    Jun 16, 2010
    S110v should be insanely rust resistant, Ive only seen a single piece of rusted s110v and it was from exposure to toxic chemicals. I've carried mine IWB a few days, and its fine, that's not exactly saying much, but I wouldn't be surprised if my sweat rusted H1
     
  4. okto

    okto

    194
    May 13, 2014
    That might push me over the edge to order one, my S30V PM2 already has some rust freckles and a spot in the jimping, and it's never been to the ocean.


    Also since it's a production item and not a sprint, it's unlikely the price will change significantly unless it's discontinued and clearanced. Sal has hinted that all their Golden-produced knives are going to be available in S110V as regular-production items going forward.
     
  5. Armenate

    Armenate

    672
    Oct 1, 2014
    Yeah, I am just really liking the idea of a blue PM2. I may just pre-order one so I don't get stuck waiting like what happens with the standard PM2.
     
  6. sharpblade89

    sharpblade89

    516
    Nov 20, 2012
    I cant wait to do a blade swap with this bad boy!
     
  7. VermontEdge

    VermontEdge

    Jun 10, 2015
    I've really been wanting to pick up a 2nd PM2. I have a Manix 2 in all black, and I really don't like the typical satin blade and black G10 combo because it's everywhere. This seems like a great option for mixing up the aesthetic and I'm also super curious about S110V. I like S30V a lot. Might have to pre-order.

    I'm also super curious and interested to hear anyone else's thoughts.
     
  8. Armenate

    Armenate

    672
    Oct 1, 2014
    I was gonna pre-order but knifeworks has shut down pre-order.
     
  9. VermontEdge

    VermontEdge

    Jun 10, 2015
    Oh bummer!
     
  10. Popsickle

    Popsickle Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2010

    I got one in and contacted them about where i was on the list and instead of a number i was just told there was ALOT of pre orders lol.
     
  11. Armenate

    Armenate

    672
    Oct 1, 2014
    Yeah, they updated their pre-order to say that spyderco oversold the para 2 in blue so knifeworks isn't getting as many as they had initially ordered.
     
  12. NG VI

    NG VI

    855
    Feb 10, 2013
    Does Knifeworks do discount codes anymore?

    It's been a couple of years since I bought from them, and they have something I want but can't entirely afford... This afternoon :abnormal:
     
  13. yoda4561

    yoda4561

    May 28, 1999
    In use I have to say I greatly prefer s110v to s30v. The only downside is it's a bit less easy to get a hair popping edge on it, but it holds an edge like nothing else I've used, doesn't rust easily, and seems far more resistant to micro chipping than any s30v blade I've owned.
     
  14. SBaker34

    SBaker34

    793
    Jun 16, 2010
    It doesn't like taking a super sharp edge. One of these days I should see if I can get it to where I can fairly comfortably shave my face with it like I can s30v
     
  15. rickdarris2004

    rickdarris2004

    849
    Feb 15, 2010
    Looks like these are starting to drop :). I just got my order in for one!
     
  16. DocT

    DocT

    Mar 25, 2012
    I love that color and with the steel choice I am not going to be able to resist.
     
  17. Surfingringo

    Surfingringo Gold Member Gold Member

    May 25, 2013
    I haven't used any s110v but this is why I don't love s90v. I can get it to that level but it is way more fussy about taking an extreme edge (regardless of grit). This is why I like steels like m4. I get similar edge retention in a steel that is WAY easier to take to high levels of sharpness. Throw in added toughness and you've got yourself a winner. (as long as you can deal with the lack of corrosion resistance).
     
  18. Brock O Lee

    Brock O Lee

    816
    Jun 29, 2011
    Yes, I feel about the same... I am much more excited about the M4 Para 2, and the 52100 Millie sprints... :)
     
  19. SBaker34

    SBaker34

    793
    Jun 16, 2010
    The issues with giving it a very sharp edge is in my opinion the weakness of s110v. It'll still get extremely sharp. It's about as stain proof as anything. It basically never dulls. But I think most us nuts aren't afraid to resharpen a knife
     
  20. Popsickle

    Popsickle Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2010
    Thse have dropped today and sold out quickly. I have one incoming.
     

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