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Thread: Is the hole of the paramilitary2 larger than the military's ?

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    Question Is the hole of the paramilitary2 larger than the military's ?

    i found the trademark round hole
    of paramilitary2 (C81CFP2/C81GPBN2/C81GPBL2)is larger than the military's (C36CFM390P/C36CFBGP), and it is beyond 14mm, why?

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    They are the same size.
    We would rather be the knife in your pocket, because is "works" better, than the knife in your showcase, because it "looks" better.

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    another pic
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    Assuming you're correct, why would that be a problem, or an indication of anything other than the obvious - that the blades are completely different and therefore were manufactured using different computer settings on the machine (or machines) that cut them? While significantly bigger is always better, Spyderhole size is not really a critical dimension, a couple thousandths one way or the other isn't going to make any difference in the way a thumb fits into it. Most would not even notice it.
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    yeah, thanks Paul.
    I am not a real Spyderco's collector, I got paramilitary 2 recenly, but i have never touch the paramilitary before. I thought the construction and size of paramilitary 2 are so fit to me, of cause the other key point is for so many powder steel's sake. The hole is not a problem for me, I just want to know more detail information of paramilitary 2 even compare to military. I guess that is one of the improve of Spyderco from military. haha
    your colletions are so great,and your website is so helpful for us.
    thanks again Paul.

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    Hole on my Para 2 is slightly larger than on my Millie for sure.

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    On the Spyderco website they are both listed as 14mm (.563 in.). I've seen some errors in other spots though so..

    http://www.spyderco.com/catalog/details.php?product=472

    http://www.spyderco.com/catalog/details.php?product=19


    If it's right, the older Milie's probably had a smaller hole than the newer ones.
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    When I got my first Para 2 that is one of the first things i noticed. I started to measure it just to see(not that it matters), but just assumed it was an optical illusion since it was on a smaller knife.

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    I dunno. My Millie is a newer run. I can lay my Para 2 blade on top of my Millie blade and it's obvious the Para 2 hole is larger. Doesn't bother me though.

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    the hole in the lionspy is humongous - much larger than any other spyderco knife i have

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    It's definitely larger, and even though it's only a small amount my thumb sure knows the difference. Blame it on the times...holes seem to be getting bigger on the newer versions of knives. I'd expect the Military 2 to be as big as the Para 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil D View Post
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    I'd expect the Military 2 to be as big as the Para 2.
    Not to hijack the thread, but has a Millie2 been announced?
    Sorry if it's common knowledge, but I've been away from the forums for awhile.

    Also. Yeah, the P2 hole is noticeably larger than the Millie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkstar29 View Post
    Not to hijack the thread, but has a Millie2 been announced?
    Sorry if it's common knowledge, but I've been away from the forums for awhile.

    Also. Yeah, the P2 hole is noticeably larger than the Millie.
    It has been in the works for about a decade i think but nothing official. There's talk of it coming with the Stop Lock but who knows.

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    Excellent! For a camp folder, nothing beats a Millie.. Except, maybe a GB. Even then it's a close one. IMO.
    Thanks, Evil D
    Now lets get crackin on that Millie2, Spydercrew
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