Sounds like you may like it after all. The handle is much more ergonomic than the Para 2.Dornbox wrote: ↑Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:53 amMany a good points and plenty of enabling... I mean support! I guess I’m not being very clear though. I dont feel like the Para 2 is too big in terms of size as a knife but the handle feels odd in a big way in my hand. The shape just doesn’t align with where I want to hold the knife I guess. With the para 3 it lays perfectly across my hand when my thumb and index are choked up on the choil. It may be short but it feels right. With the Para 2 when I’m choked up the butt end falls oddly in my palm and holding it closer to the back just doesn’t feel balanced at all. I know I prefer smaller knives for my EDC but I would like something for larger chores on the weekends, camping, hunting, etc. It’s sounding like I’m just going to have to add 2 more Orange G-10 knives to my collection in the coming days. Then there’s that jade one.... Anyone need a slightly used kidney?
This is a really personal decision, all about your own preference. ZMW says the Millie is too big for EDC, I EDC a Police4 which is 0.5 inch longer! Best bet is to handle one and see what you think. The P4 doesn't feel large at all after a couple of weeks.ZMW wrote: ↑Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:53 amI will go against the grain. The Millie is too big for normal EDC. There, I said it! (for desk jockey's like myself)
While it is my favorite knife, and it feels great in hand, the Military is too big to EDC for a normal desk job. Key word - EDC and Desk Job. If the PM2 was too big, the Millie will be way too big. For weekends, outdoors, hiking, anything other then sitting on your butt - go for a Millie.
If you like the Native and PM3, stay mid sized or small if you want an EDC. If you want a fun knife that is a beast, get a Military
This is the best advice. The only way to know is to handle a knife. Images do not translate into feel.Tucson Tom wrote: ↑Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:14 amAfter reading all you say about how the PM2 fits in your hand -- I just have to say you should find some over the counter place selling knives in your area and try a few. Easier said than done maybe. And then there is the question of what Spyderco models your local shop might carry. I saw pictures of the Manix and mostly thought, "that looks weird". Then I got one in hand and it became my knife of choice (almost). Some people are really focused on how a knife looks -- for me it is all about how it feels in hand (less so in pocket) and how it works in use. But that heads off into another discussion.
The main thing is that all this is impossible to predict looking at pictures online or talking about it on the internet. You won't know until you get that knife in your hand.
Same here. The Manix is also love on second sight for me.Tucson Tom wrote: ↑Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:14 amI saw pictures of the Manix and mostly thought, "that looks weird". Then I got one in hand and it became my knife of choice (almost). Some people are really focused on how a knife looks -- for me it is all about how it feels in hand (less so in pocket) and how it works in use.
Wow really? That's crazy. Is that a company rule or a law where you live?
State law. It’s illegal to carry any knife in public without “good reason”. EDC or “cutting your apple” is not a good reason.