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Advice on next purchase

Postby EVB » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:04 am

I'm struggling on a decision on my next purchase/s. Money is a bit tight and I have a budget of about £100 a month [about $130] over the next few months.

I have a thing for ss and have the Delica 4 and Dragonfly in ss and am thinking of either the Cricket or the Equilibrium which come in at or around my price range over the next two months. I'd appreciate views of owners [past owners] of either or preferably both of these knives before making my mind up. Knowing me, I'll end up with both but not sure which to prioritise first, my usual supplier has both in stock but I'm not sure if one is harder to come by than the other?

or...

Should I just skip buying anything for a month [*shiver- a new knife free month!] and get a Paramilitary 2? My lack of which is causing a large whole in my life and which may prove more satisfying than the Cricket or Equilibrium or not, I just don't know!

The wise guidance of the forum would really be appreciated

Cheers
Eddie

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Re: Advice on next purchase

Postby MichaelScott » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:27 am

Just get the iconic (it is that for good reason) Para Military 2. You can fret over the others later in life.
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Re: Advice on next purchase

Postby JonLeBlanc » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:57 am

Yep just get the PM2 save yourself the trouble.

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Re: Advice on next purchase

Postby Cscottsss » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:12 am

Save some $ for a PM2, it's a knife everyone should own or try one time in their life.

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Re: Advice on next purchase

Postby abbazaba » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:14 am

PM2. If you watch the Blade Forums Exchange you might be able to save a few bucks. The standard version is about $130 brand new anyway, why skip a month?
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Re: Advice on next purchase

Postby wrdwrght » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:15 am

Yup, get a PM2, just so you’ll know...that you made a great buy.

But, can locking blades be carried on the UK, or are you just collecting?
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Re: Advice on next purchase

Postby ZMW » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:21 am

Get a PM2, but I recommend skipping the S30V model and getting something different. I had my PM2 S30V for 2 years and it was great, but it got a little boring to me (in steel and in color) so I am selling and trying something new. Just my 2 cents...

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Re: Advice on next purchase

Postby Evil D » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:22 am

Eh, skip the PM2 and get a Sliverax. All the cool kids are doing it :D
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Re: Advice on next purchase

Postby makro » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:39 am

I agree with previous posts but if you are in UK and want UK legal: PITS Folder Blue Titanium C192TIBLP. Although, I am not sure what you can carry there today since I recall there was supposed to be some law changes. You get that from Lamnia.com with a nice discount currently and therefore a very decent total price in EU. It is also discontinued so now is the time to get it.

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Re: Advice on next purchase

Postby Sumdumguy » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:53 am

EVB wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:04 am
I'm struggling on a decision on my next purchase/s. Money is a bit tight and I have a budget of about £100 a month [about $130] over the next few months.

I have a thing for ss and have the Delica 4 and Dragonfly in ss and am thinking of either the Cricket or the Equilibrium which come in at or around my price range over the next two months. I'd appreciate views of owners [past owners] of either or preferably both of these knives before making my mind up. Knowing me, I'll end up with both but not sure which to prioritise first, my usual supplier has both in stock but I'm not sure if one is harder to come by than the other?

or...

Should I just skip buying anything for a month [*shiver- a new knife free month!] and get a Paramilitary 2? My lack of which is causing a large whole in my life and which may prove more satisfying than the Cricket or Equilibrium or not, I just don't know!

The wise guidance of the forum would really be appreciated

Cheers
Eddie
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Re: Advice on next purchase

Postby cptdean » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:28 pm

Another vote for waiting for the PM2. My first was the Dragonfly 2, and I only bought the PM2 to "get it out of the way" of my other purchases, since I knew I'd eventually end up with it. Well, let me tell you, it squarely beats my DF2 *and* the Chaparral Lightweight and Native 5 Lightweight I bought after it. I have 14 other Spydercos on my wish list and I'm already thinking of skipping the next one so I can buy another PM2. It's that good!
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Re: Advice on next purchase

Postby Tucson Tom » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:57 pm

Get the PM2. I know nobody else is saying this, but this is really what you ought to do.

If you have only experienced the Seki City knives, you definitely need to see what the knives made in Golden are all about.
And among those, the PM2 is quite special. My all time favorite folder.

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Re: Advice on next purchase

Postby knivesandbooks » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:24 pm

Get a para 2 man! It's worth it. Its one of those knives that everybody in the knife community must own.
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Re: Advice on next purchase

Postby EVB » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:51 pm

Cheers folks, It's gonna be a PM 2. I'm in England so it'll just be for the collection. I have around 50 legal carry options and the legislation changes due may make it harder to buy knives over the internet in the future, although hopefully it will still be possible. It doesn't look like it will affect legal carry purchases so I can always chase a PITS then. The Cricket etc can wait in line with all the others on the list.

I'll let you know which PM 2 I go for, that's gonna be a whole other ball park of a decision!

Cheers
Eddie


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