52100 Para2

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Cursum Perficio, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. FK


    Sep 15, 1999
    I welcome any suggestions for developing a dark natural patina.

    Beef, lemon ? etc. Plan to use the knife and wipe away after a short soaking?

  2. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    seen some pics of steak cutting that brought out some nice colors tints. i have some various vines in my backyard that bring out a blue purple color on carbon steels. cutting fruits and vegetables will turn it fast enough. limes work well on dark tinting from my experiences. guess my end of ramblings are use it and it will turn.
  3. woodsmanoh


    Sep 28, 2017
    Is it wrong that part of me wants to buy an extra one for my collection and abuse the hell out of the other one......
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  4. FK


    Sep 15, 1999
    Absolutely not,,, I did just that with the PM2 in M4 and S110V.

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  5. DRoth


    Apr 10, 2016
    This is my first experience with carbon fiber. I love it although I would have bought 52100 with any scale. I find it more grippy than my usual G10 edc but that may be due to wear.

    Admiring its beauty, I noticed the Sal/Eric/Golden engravings inlayed with gold or a gold coloring. Am I seeing things? If I decided to try to keep it pristine with daily use and carry, would cleaning and a daily wipe down with tuf-cloth suffice?
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  6. ScooterG

    ScooterG You mean Ireland? Yeah, it’s mine. Platinum Member

    Mar 15, 2016
    Give pork chops a go!

  7. FK


    Sep 15, 1999

    Thanks, very nice color,, off to the grocery store tomorrow.

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  8. Wowbagger


    Sep 20, 2015
    errrrrrr . . .
    couldn't help but notice this knife is ~$24 more than the blurple S110V (which I have). Isn't this 52100 inexpensive steel and way easier to heat treat than S110V ? Is the price increase just for a superficial (? non structural ?) layer of carbon fiber on top of the real handle material ?
    Kind of making the ~$50 leap from there to the M4 that I want look less far but . . .
    dang . . . S110V for $24 LESS ?
  9. ScooterG

    ScooterG You mean Ireland? Yeah, it’s mine. Platinum Member

    Mar 15, 2016
    It’s a full carbon fiber scale, not a layer.
  10. tyyreaun

    tyyreaun Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2017
    EDIT: Nevermind I misread.

    To the previous question, it's a limited edition, so the price isn't really based on the material cost all that much.
  11. Wowbagger


    Sep 20, 2015
    Good !
    Great !
    I was confusing it with the sort of handle the Gayle Bradley has.
  12. sn0wman72

    sn0wman72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2017
    Scale is not Carbon Fiber, rather

    Handle Material: Peel-Ply Carbon Fiber
  13. ScooterG

    ScooterG You mean Ireland? Yeah, it’s mine. Platinum Member

    Mar 15, 2016
    How is that not carbon fiber?
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  14. anycal


    Jan 11, 2017
    Some get G10/CF laminate confused with peel-ply CF. This is full CF with texture (peel-ply)
  15. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Peel ply carbon fiber on this sprint PM2 IS solid carbon fiber. Peel ply just refers to the texture of the finish. G10/CF laminate is a layer of carbon fiber on top of g10. G10/CF laminate can also have a peel ply texture as well.
  16. sharkattacksw


    Aug 4, 2008
    That makes sense. I'm hoping to get one soon.
  17. ScooterG

    ScooterG You mean Ireland? Yeah, it’s mine. Platinum Member

    Mar 15, 2016
    Yes. Maybe they listed it wrong at one point. A couple of dealers listed it as a Sprint which it is not.
    The Handle: Peel ply carbon fiber scales house nested stainless steel liners which have been skeletonized to save weight. These scales have a small amount of texture, which provide great grip on the Paramilitary 2's ergonomic handle. Unlocking is made simple thanks to the compression lock; one of the strongest, safest locks on the market today.
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  18. Freedom Pullo

    Freedom Pullo Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 31, 2015
    I have seen gold coloring on laser etched SR101 blades from Busse, it should be a variant of 52100 so it’s probable.

    I just took a good look at the 52100 I’m carrying and I also definitely see the gold tint in Sal’s makers mark:thumbsup::D
  19. sharkattacksw


    Aug 4, 2008
    I really want to like/get this knife, but the non-stainless nature of the blade is scaring me off a bit. How much maintenance will be required with 52100? Can I use it and just wipe it off when I'm done? I don't want to do that, put it away and pull it out a month later only to find my new PM2 blade is full of rust. Patina-good, rust-not good. This is what's been keeping me from getting a GB2, I'm worried about the M4 rusting on me.

    Thanks for any help you guys can offer.
  20. Gunsnknives


    Mar 26, 2011
    If you use it and just wipe the blade after use, it quickly form a patina. If you oil it, it may not though.

    I've been EDCing mine since I received it last week and have intentionally cut fruit to form a natural but light patina. If you use it and wipe it, it should not form rust. If you put it away dirty or wet, it will very likely rust.

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