CPM-M4 G10-Ti Framelock Military?

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by USAFSP, May 1, 2012.

  1. shunsui

    shunsui Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 12, 2008
  2. JNewell

    JNewell

    Nov 18, 2005
    Certainly right about more sprints. :thumbup: I recall a post by Sal Glesser saying they weren't likely to accept another Ti/G10 hybrid exclusive project...not sure why...it wouldn't seem any harder to do than the regular Ti framelock.
     
  3. JNewell

    JNewell

    Nov 18, 2005
    Funny post, but (IMO) both true and quite perceptive! :D
     
  4. USAFSP

    USAFSP

    Jul 2, 2000
    Very true and of course that’s the way the cookie crumbles. I just know that the guys that were lucky enough to get in on one of these and actually use it must be really happy. I couldn’t buy one and just stare at it and watch it collect value. That thing just screams “USE ME” like a drunk chick with low self esteem. I can only blame my absence from buying knives for me not getting one of these so it’s not like I waited too long to buy one... When I started this thread it was the first I had even seen one. Either way, if a user comes up for sale or trade at what I deem a good price, I will grab it. But I’m not spending over $200 on it. But a user that’s been sharpened and has some patina/rust shouldn’t command some huge dollar amount.
     
  5. goodeyesniper

    goodeyesniper

    Aug 31, 2009
    Before it had really any patina
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    These two were the day I received it.
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    Must've deleted my most recent pic, showing more staining. But this CPM M4 stains really slowly, and really light in shade when it does. So, in some light, you'd hardly even notice any discoloration.
     
  6. 5.56

    5.56

    Sep 27, 2008
    I sold my M4 Millie and picked up the full Ti Millie with lockbar insert. I couldn't be happier, I like the heft and strength of two full slabs of Ti.

    M4 is nice, but Spyderco's CPM-S30v is not slouch either, and it's stainless.

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  7. USAFSP

    USAFSP

    Jul 2, 2000
    My local shop had a Ti Millie in stock till just last week. I wasn’t interested at the time but now that I know the full story on how these runs go I’ll have to keep a closer eye on the Millies as they come and go. Luckily Warriors and Wonders is just 5 minutes from my house so if something cool comes in I can pounce on it lol...
     
  8. 5.56

    5.56

    Sep 27, 2008
    Make sure it has the lockbar insert if you buy any form of Ti Military. To my knowledge, Spyderco doesn't treat their lock face's and they have had problems with the original pre-lockbar Millies.
     
  9. USAFSP

    USAFSP

    Jul 2, 2000
    Ok thanks for the heads up.
     
  10. rycen

    rycen Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod

    Aug 22, 2002
  11. USAFSP

    USAFSP

    Jul 2, 2000
  12. HaroldB

    HaroldB

    630
    Dec 9, 2007
    I loves me some M-4 also, so I snapped up Millie when it came out.

    Just found Bark River makes a small fixed blade "EDC" in CPM-M4 too -

    Got it :p

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  13. goodeyesniper

    goodeyesniper

    Aug 31, 2009
    decided to get some updated pics of mine for the recent "user spydie" thread.

    This has basically been in my pocket since I received it from KW. There was a month where I only carried an Opinel. And maybe another month combined of me picking a different knife. But other than that, it's been all the Military. I generally ride my bike to and from work, which is about 7 miles. Including when we were having torrential downpours, also including days getting near 100+ degrees. Then I work 8-10 hours on my feet, outside, sweating and moving heavy objects... never had a problem with rust with this steel. I've had a few specklings of very light red rust, which literally took about 10 seconds to rub off. Other than that, it's all good.
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  14. USAFSP

    USAFSP

    Jul 2, 2000
    That’s awesome!
     
  15. singularity35

    singularity35

    Mar 1, 2010
    There's one on the exchange that's much less than the one on ebay you posted. Might want to take a look there.
     
  16. USAFSP

    USAFSP

    Jul 2, 2000
    Just went to look and it’s gone... Oh well...
     
  17. 32055

    32055

    469
    Mar 15, 2001
    I have one and it is still NIB. I love the Military and have quite a few of them. Just don't carry them much any more and when I do it's usually one of my CPM 440v ones. Going through a flipper stage right now and my Tilt gets most of the rides. Much like the OP, while I wish I had gotten a black bladed Tilt, I haven't brought myself to get one on the bay. I just buy knives that I like. Carry some and look at others.
     
  18. goodeyesniper

    goodeyesniper

    Aug 31, 2009
    how do you like the ergos of the tilt? that back edge just looks like a hotspot waiting to happen, but overall I like the knife.
     
  19. hank_rearden

    hank_rearden

    Jun 7, 2002
    take time out for a mini-rant of mine concerning the fluted titanium. fluting is a rocess wherein you hammer/press a sheet of metal to produce ridges on an otherwise blank sheet. the ridges are duplicated on the opposite side, as a result. well that's not the case with the ti military. one side has parallel grooves machined on it. call it a groovy ti, not fluted.
     
  20. 5.56

    5.56

    Sep 27, 2008
    Well there's a "fluted" Native coming out next.

    Try not to go TNT when you see it. :p
     

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