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paramilitary 2 or zt 0350

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by h.lopez628, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. h.lopez628

    h.lopez628

    4
    Sep 7, 2012
    Hey guys I was looking into getting my first higher priced edc folder, and I cannot decide between the spyderco paramilitary 2 or the zero tolerance 0350. Does anyone have an opinion that can steer me in the right direction?
     
  2. Maddogg774

    Maddogg774

    Sep 19, 2011
    Please use search. This thread has been posted endless times before. There is a lot of good discussion on them.
     
  3. OrdnanceBubbaUSMC

    OrdnanceBubbaUSMC

    May 23, 2004
    What do you like/dislike about the knives you have used and what do you use them for?

    I would pick Spyderco every time over ZT, even blindly not knowing the model, but if you want to sit around using a flipper as you watch movies or want the Onion/Strider looks you might be different.
     
  4. Smokinape

    Smokinape

    Jan 21, 2011
    I am very happy with my para2.
     
  5. gooeytek

    gooeytek

    Jul 12, 2011
    I've got several variations of both, and I have never carried any of my 0350's. Gonna let them go soon.
     
  6. jlwatts3

    jlwatts3

    50
    Mar 5, 2012
    I just bought a PM2, waiting for the package. Never been attracted to the ZT's.
     
  7. unklfranco

    unklfranco

    585
    Apr 2, 2011
    I've owned both and for my needs, the Spydy Para 2 wins hands down. The ZT is no slouch but sharpening recurve blades can be tricky. YMMV
     
  8. h.lopez628

    h.lopez628

    4
    Sep 7, 2012
    thanks guys. I'm gonna go with the paramilitary 2!
     
  9. Scurvy092

    Scurvy092

    Jan 31, 2012
    You'll have both eventually
     
  10. Smokinape

    Smokinape

    Jan 21, 2011
    Post pics!
     
  11. marcinek

    marcinek

    Jan 9, 2007
    Maybe its after the fact, but what do want to do with this higher priced edc? What kind of tasks? Work stuff like cutting zip ties and such? Have you had any experience with either company's knives in the past? Would this be your first spyderco or ZT?
     
  12. bad_juju

    bad_juju Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 7, 2011
    I have both, it just depends on what I'm doing. I feel i have to be carefully with the finer tip of the para. Two different animals in my opinion.
     
  13. marcinek

    marcinek

    Jan 9, 2007
  14. BladeChick777

    BladeChick777

    Jun 20, 2011
    I would get the Para2 if given the choice.
    It's just better for all around EDC.
    You don't really have to be super careful with the tip if you're not prying or stabbing hard things with it.
     
  15. HOTCHKIS

    HOTCHKIS

    105
    Aug 30, 2011
    There both great knives! Got home today and the mailman delivered the Para 2 and ZT560! Last week was the ZT350, Benchmade 530BK and 940BK! I like carrying all of them! Really like the 530 and 940 if wearing dress clothes due to it being so light! I think I'm hooked! LOL!
     
  16. soapboxpreacher

    soapboxpreacher

    955
    Apr 3, 2010
    Have both, the 0350 is a tank! Not that the para2 is a whimp but it isnt as beefy as the 350. Blade isnt as pointy so it seems it might hold up better to abuse then the para2. My Para2 is the best slicer I have by a mile!! I like the weight of the para2 better. Function wise, the flipper of the 350 the best! I like the jimping of the 350, the grip can be done easily in both ways were as the para2 isnt as obvious. I hate the ken onion recurve...but it isnt horrible, just not as usable or as easy to sharpen. I like my 0350 more for tactical than the para2. However I do like both very much just in different ways.
     

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