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Spyderco Para Military 2 Dark Green G-10 Handles, CTS-204P

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Soulrack223, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. Soulrack223

    Soulrack223 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 8, 2007
    Are these about to ship? It's past it's estimated ship date now. :)

    Do you guys think that this is the end of the road as far as Para 2 sprint runs go? It's been a nice run with the Carbon Fiber, Grey, Blue, Orange and Brown and now only Green remains. :confused:
     
  2. kreole

    kreole

    Jul 23, 2009
    No way is this the last one (btw technically it's a dealer exclusive, not a sprint). They are way too popular for dealers not to be willing to commission more. Plus the original PM was on the market, what, 6-7 years? There's no chance of going that long without another given even the model's popularity.

    Or did you mean last for the year? I don't see any more on the exclusives page on Spyderco's site. The blue PM2 is coming back for another run in December, so based on that and past wait times, I suppose it takes 6-12 months minimum after commission for Spyderco to deliver. If the exclusives page is accurately updated, I'd guess we won't see any new runs before the new year, December at the earliest.

    That's all a lot of speculation, though.
     
  3. Soulrack223

    Soulrack223 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 8, 2007
    So the dealer exclusive means that they can order more if they want too (like the Blue Para 2s) and it's not limited to a finite number. I know the difference I just don't pay that much attention. Get it now! is always my thought. :) And yes, I meant the last sprints/special runs for the Para 2 ever. They could do a few for the Yojimbo 2 as far as I'm concerned. I want carbon fiber, S90V! :D
     
  4. kreole

    kreole

    Jul 23, 2009
    Dealer exclusive = commissioned by a dealer, and they can order more runs (only they can order that combo for a certain amount of time)
    Sprint = Spyderco does it all, and there won't be another run

    I'm hoping for a sweet Yo2 sprint like that also. Yeah it's geared towards sd, but I wouldn't use it for that and love wharncliffes :D. S90v/cf sounds good to me, too!
     
  5. pry

    pry

    186
    May 24, 2011
    I hope they do more, they still haven't done any with M4 yet I don't think.

    I have a question about sprints/exclusives. My understanding is that sprints are only sold by the dealer who commissions them and exclusives are distributed to many dealers. That makes sense, but what about the Manix 2 CTS-BD30P? I thought that was a sprint run but wasn't it available at more than one dealer?
     
  6. kreole

    kreole

    Jul 23, 2009
    You have it backwards. Sprints are produced by Spyderco and handed out to multiple dealers, whereas dealer exclusives are exclusive to the single dealer who commissions them :p. That M2, being a sprint, was available to multiple dealers.
     
  7. CrimsonTideShooter

    CrimsonTideShooter

    Oct 23, 2010
    It's a distributor exclusive, not a dealer exclusive. It will go to one distributor, then to many different dealers.
     
  8. bdmicarta

    bdmicarta Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 16, 2012
    Not an expert here but I've read that in the past some of these ended up all getting bought by one retailer so they were only available from that one retailer.

    The sprints have been very popular. The most recent para 2 sprints are the orange and the green, and they both sold out quickly. One sold out in 12 days and the other in 7 days! With that kind of record I can't imagine why the retailers's aren't lined up outside Spyderco's door waiting to place more orders. I don't know how lucrative these are for the retailers but the blue Para 2 sold for a significant price and must have been profitable. Its high price also seemed to keep it from selling out as fast but it did ultimately sell out and the retailer said they have ordered more.

    Nobody seems to know when the green para 2 will be available and spyderco's policy is to not provide any information on timing other than the general information that is on their website. If you check the forums every day you will at some point see when people have been contacted that their knives are being shipped. This may be the first notice that the knives are available. Also there always seem to be people that are privileged to get their knives first and these people will put them on ebay for high prices so you can also check ebay every day.

    I would guess that we're close though, most likely they will start to arrive at buyers within a month.
     
  9. pry

    pry

    186
    May 24, 2011
    ahh thanks for correcting me, I always thought my orange pm2 was a cs sprint and my m390 millie was a knifeworks sprint but they must just be dealer exclusives. So does that mean the blue tenacious is a sprint run?
     
  10. msass74

    msass74

    875
    Mar 28, 2010
    Lady at kw told me that they did receive a small batch already, that were beginning to ship as of 3 days ago
     
  11. monkoosbob0

    monkoosbob0

    60
    Jul 15, 2011
    Wow... if this is true, you have made my week.
     
  12. JNewell

    JNewell Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    So my prediction that they'd start shipping on June 31 was close.... :eek: :D
     
  13. kreole

    kreole

    Jul 23, 2009
    Distributor exclusives are dealer exclusives according to Spyderco. That way it's nice and confusing :D

    It will be interesting to see which dealers buy from brk by seeing where these green PM2s come out.
     
  14. powernoodle

    powernoodle Power Member Gold Member Platinum Member

    Jul 21, 2004
    I wouldn't care if they didn't ship for another year. I'm trying to curtail my cash outflow. :)
     
  15. CrimsonTideShooter

    CrimsonTideShooter

    Oct 23, 2010
    Empty post?
     
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2012
  16. Fat Goat Forge

    Fat Goat Forge

    292
    Dec 31, 2011
    According to their website Knifeworks bought all of them from the distributor http://www.knifeworks.com/spydercoparamilitary2greeng-10handlescts-204pfullflatgroundblade.aspx

    Some will get collectors club numbers and go to the dealers that each CC member uses the balance went to knifeworks.
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2012
  17. nccole

    nccole Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 2, 2011
    Anyone have any money taken from them yet? If they did get some in and were going to ship them out they should have already.
     
  18. justsomedude

    justsomedude

    932
    May 23, 2011
    I wrote them an email and they said this:
    "You will be billed once we receive a shipping conformation that the knives have been shipped from Spyderco."
    and
    "I expect these to be later July."

    -Ashley Williams, Knifeworks Inc.
     
  19. JerryIsAlive

    JerryIsAlive

    648
    Jun 13, 2012
    I got on the "wait list" for these, for whatever its worth. No clue how deep I am on it, but figured it couldnt hurt, for how much sprints/exclusives go on the secondary market
     
  20. msass74

    msass74

    875
    Mar 28, 2010
    still havent seen money taken from me ....they need to hurry up ;)
     

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