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Military

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Colorodo, Mar 3, 2019.

  1. Colorodo

    Colorodo Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2014
    CDA098C7-9691-4597-B64E-2FF058AD4A49.jpeg This Knife is obnoxious and I am loving it. I bought it on a whim off the exchange. Which blades will fit this knife? It fits my hand and pocket perfectly. The fluted Titanium really sets it off. The frame lock is also great.
     
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  2. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    I have a fluted ti millie too (CQI version). It is definitely the best looking Millie in my collection just because of the fluted ti handle. In hand however it does not feel as comfortable as others that have g10 or cf/ti scales because the fluted ti scales are not chamfered. I believe the handle is also thinner which for some people may not feel as much hand filling as other Military models. All in all, it is still a great knife to have for Military fans.
     
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  3. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    Beautiful knife. I have the non-fluted TI Millie and like it a lot.
    I assume other Millie blades?
     
  4. Colorodo

    Colorodo Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2014
    Yes.
     
  5. MMGRenovations

    MMGRenovations Gold Member Gold Member

    156
    Sep 14, 2017
    Your going to have to look for pre CQI millies. Your stop pin is screwed together, where the newer ones have the floating stop pin. Also the screws that hold the handle together are smaller than the newer ones. Hope that helps.
     
  6. JD Spydo

    JD Spydo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2004
    I really like Ti handles on about any Spyderco model that ever had them. Titanium has much better properties for handles that does stainless or aircraft aluminum IMO.

    However with the C-36 Military model I've had better results with EDC carry using G-10 or CF handles. For most practical uses I tend to like G-10 about better than anything else currently available. I've wondered at times what the Military model would be like with one of the vintage Micarta handles? My M390 Military has been my main EDC for over 3 years now and I don't see myself changing anytime soon unless something really special with a new supersteel would come along.
     
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  7. 5-by-5

    5-by-5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2016
    I don't know why my first Military was a Fluted Ti. I was out of knives for 10 years or so. Alot of things changed while I wasn't paying attention.
    Needless to say having bought the Fluted Ti spoiled me forever! In fact my brain exploded with concerns of fake Milis' when I got my first G10 off the Bay. I spent a week researching the partial liners to figure out why it felt so different to my Fluted Ti. LOL
    I still think it's the best Mili hands down. However with a blade swap. I have two. The first is a BB S90V. The second is a Cruwear swap.

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  8. Yonose

    Yonose

    Jul 10, 2017
    I love the fluted military, but I usually end up carrying the ti/cf with s90v. The weight is pretty close, much lighter than the full non-fluted ti version. Regardless of which blade or handles(even the all g-10 handles)the military is probably the most perfect edc knife in my collection. So much so, I almost always carry 2 of them.
    Once I tried the military, most of my spydies (and ZT’s) have ended up staying in a case or drawer.
     
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  9. Shooter4321

    Shooter4321

    53
    Jul 26, 2014
    I am right there with you...easily my favorite knife. Rex 45 has become my favorite....What a great steel and heat treat..
     
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  10. 5-by-5

    5-by-5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2016
    I don't think I'm headed the wrong way but my Ti/CF is CTS 204P.
    I can't help swappin'
     
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  11. Yonose

    Yonose

    Jul 10, 2017
    So your s90v blade has green g-10 handle? I hadn’t thought of it, great idea.
     
  12. 5-by-5

    5-by-5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2016
    It's all a great idea. However someone else wanted my scales.
    I have Fluted Ti S90V and Cruwear. Ti/CF CTS 204P. Jade M4. Digicam S90V partially serrated.

    Love them all.
     
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  13. anycal

    anycal

    449
    Jan 11, 2017
    The R.I.L. is my favorite. Thinking about swapping REX onto it

    My three,

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  14. DNAIrradiator

    DNAIrradiator Gold Member Gold Member

    763
    Jul 3, 2013
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  15. Riz!

    Riz!

    May 5, 2014
    Switching that black M4 into that handle and all the hardware just jooks amazing
     
  16. amateur blacksmith

    amateur blacksmith

    131
    May 19, 2018
    It's not my most carried but my fluted military is my favorite. If I could only keep 1, this would likely be it.
    It looks amazing and feels great in hand. Glad I got 2
     
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  17. Pharmagator

    Pharmagator Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    I can't get the G-10 Millie out of my pocket... It knocks all other knives back into the drawer...
     
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  18. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    The Military is my favorite!
     
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  19. James Y

    James Y

    Feb 18, 1999
    I own 4 Militaries, all G10 liner lock versions (one 440V, one S110V and two S30V). It's my all-time favorite 4"-bladed folder, followed by the Police.

    My favorite Militaries are my current basic S30V ones. The Military is simply a pleasure to use.

    Jim
     
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  20. Colorodo

    Colorodo Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2014
    3E0AE7BD-EF62-481D-8549-160D61522F34.jpeg Well I sold the fluted Ti and regretted it. This came up on the exchange. It was anodized blue, had a stripped screw on the backspacer and lock rock. I completely disassembled it and dipped it Whink. I used a respirated, gloves, eye protection and a jar to put the Whink in for future use. I did it outside for ventilation. I used Flitz to polish parts including the washers. Reassembled and ordered standoffs to replace the backspacer. No lock rock and a centered blade. This one will be my weekend edc along with a Delica.
     
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