Last edited by senorsquare; 04-04-2014 at 08:06 AM.
I didn't pull out the forum native to see if the colors were identical, but I imagine they are. However, in my picture (with the brussel sprouts) the light was a little low and everything appears a shade darker than it does in real life.
The scales are not nearly as rounded on the new one:
I was just curious. I didn't have time yesterday to do a macro comparison side-by-side, but my memory told me the texture was different. As for the color, I could care less if the shades varied infinitely from one Green Para to the next. I did also note the rounded corners as Henry did. I attribute this to the two different employees with different techniques so each one can be a bit different. I appreciate these subtle differences, they remind us that these knives are made by hand (mostly) and are not mindlessly thrown in a holding bin until ready to be packaged. Each is constructed with it's own mirco-character.
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Any knife without Spyderhole is defective.
My top choices Native5, G10/VG10 Caly 3.5/3 & C83 Persian Black micarta/bolsters
Does anyone have this around their lanyard tube? I find that the G10 around the metal tube is kind of pressed up and uneven. The other side is actually slightly worse. My Satin Pm2 seems to be perfect, with the metal showing around the rim perfectly and consistently around the entire edge, and on both sides.
I noticed the same difference shown in Henry's picture (difference in the radius at the edge of the scales).
Lol at flippers on Ebay. Nobody's buying them and they just keep getting cheaper. Hooray, I think the PM2 hype is over.
Top 3 's: Lum Tanto Folder, Yojimbo 2, Para-Military 2
Coming Soon Wish List: Yojimbo 2 CF S90V PREORDERED!!! X 2, Kiwi 4, K2, Roadie, Dog Tag Folder, Lum Tanto Fixed
On The Fence: Rubicon, Roc, PITS, Native 5 (G10), Caly 3.5 CF
Most recently acquired: Kahr Delica, G10 UKPK's, Black Southard,Para-Military 2 Elmax, Para-Military 2 CTS 2
I just noticed that my credit card was charged today from Knife Works. Maybe the second batch has arrived and will ship tomorrow?? I sure hope so.
Time for another !
Which number is on the outside of the box of your para? Is it 1376 or is it 1402?
A picture of the g10 would be cool.
When I got my first PM2 (not the green one), I thought PM2's didn't feel very comfortable in hand. Later when I got my green one last year, it seemed much more comfortable. At first I thought it was because the scales weren't as rough but finally it dawned on me that the scales on the green one were radiused (beveled, chamfered, rounded over, whatever) and the scales of the other one weren't. Sometimes these nearly subliminal things can give you a negative impression without it being obvious what's causing it.
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Want List: New Stretch prototype Coyote G-10 slab/ZDP test sprint!
I think that means knifeworks sent you old stock.
Could always disassemble it and check the date on the blade.