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BHQ M4 DLC Military

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by 91bravo, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Got mine in today and I like it. I know the Military is not as popular as the Manix 2 or the PM2, but it's my favorite Spyderco platform. Took some pics to show off, before I put scratches and wear on it from work!

  2. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    Nice pics! I wish I could warm up to the Military as it's a beautiful design but it just isn't for me.
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  3. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    I understand that it's not for everyone. Too big and tip down are usually the turn offs. I like the tip down because in a knife this large, the opening hole is right there for you to access. With tip up, you'll have to shuffle it down into your hand to access the hole. The Military is already a powerhouse of a cutter, but in M4, it makes it that much more special to me!
  4. Danke42


    Feb 10, 2015
    I definitely agree on this knife tip down is the only way I"d carry it.

    When I pull mine from my pocket I"m pinching it right at the hole. If I was grabbing the butt end I'd I'd have to reposition my grip to open it.

    I like that they pair the hardware and clip to the blade. Collar and cuffs have to match.
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  5. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    I have always liked the millies but the tip down has kept me from getting one (after a bad experience with one) ... but I have to admit the M4 is definately making me think about trying one.

    great looking and size ... and the M4 ... if ever there was incentive to try one this will be it.
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  6. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Just sent you a PM!
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  7. lieferung


    May 24, 2016
    I don't like DLC but the smooth black looks really nice on that long blade.
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    TIZWIN Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 23, 2006
    I got mine on Saturday. It's a gem.
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  9. DJC72

    DJC72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 1, 2014
    Even though I’m a righty, I carry the Military in my left pocket. Feels great and probably my favorite Spyderco model. Would love to see more frame lock versions in the future.
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  10. Knibes


    Oct 9, 2013
    I appreciate the Mil so much.
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  11. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    You can do tip-up by using the lanyard hole. There have been threads on this if you search.
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  12. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    I am really tempted. I dont like the natural jade color but after seeing @91bravo dye work, I might just pull the trigger on this millie.

    BTW, try a Police 4 and you will not feel the Military is too big:D
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  13. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    I don't think the Military is big at all, after carrying it for many many years. Actually everything else feels small compared to the Military. I really want to try a Police 4 in K390 though!
  14. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    another great knife. police 4 k390. one of my personal favorites for a big and useful folder.

    this dlc m4 coated makes a lot of sense, I wish I had some funds for one. looks good and a winner. great user for using. with a great steel.
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  15. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    I guess the Police 4 will be my next Spyderco purchase. Unless DLT releases their red g10 Military exclusive in 20cv or m390...:thumbsup:

    Now, this one is perfect out of the box. I'm debating on whether to dye the scales or just leave it be? I heard that if dye jade g10 in yellow RIT dye, it turns the scales bright translucent orange!
  16. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    good call.

    lots of choices there on dying colors....or leave as is?;)
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  17. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    I've LOTS of jade handle knives from Spyderco, but I've NEVER left them jade. I think I'm gonna leave this one as is, to see how it wears naturally, as the g10 smooths over time.
  18. DShiflet


    Jan 25, 2013
    I'd considered one, but I dunno, $200 just may be a bit out of my range for something that I don't totally love the design on.
  19. Riz!


    May 5, 2014
    I hate jade G10. But for some reason it looks slick when contrasted by the black blade and hardware. I ordered 2 and they are both perfect.
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  20. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    With the Military not being as popular, it gives folks that want one the opportunity to be able to get one. I prefer the larger platform, it works well down here in the south.



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