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PM2 M4 CF Knifeworks exclusive, worth it?

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by ipwn3r456, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. bofe954


    Jan 10, 2013
    Makes the Gayle Bradley knives seem like good deals to me.
  2. Blues

    Blues Lapsed SuperMod / Cattle Knife Rustler Staff Member Super Mod

    Oct 2, 1998
    There was one for sale...:p

    (I'd been agonizing over this knife since I didn't place an order when it was on sale over Labor Day weekend. David's sale thread pushed me over the edge.)
    Mo2 and Va.koi guy like this.
  3. miltmaldo

    miltmaldo Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2012
    Great snag ^^
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  4. Blues

    Blues Lapsed SuperMod / Cattle Knife Rustler Staff Member Super Mod

    Oct 2, 1998

    I just picked up the BHQ DLC version a few days ago. So now I won't have to worry about babying one or the other. :cool:
  5. miltmaldo

    miltmaldo Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2012
    I have a bunch of PM2 Baby’s :D .
  6. Kels73


    Feb 20, 2012
    If you like carbon fiber scales, then it's definitely worth it. If you don't, then you could always look to the secondary market for something that suits you better.

    If you're not in a hurry, then another option would be to wait for the release of a new sprint or exclusive with tool steel. After all, this is the PM2. You probably won't have to wait that long, lol.
  7. Mo2


    Apr 8, 2016
    You can see the waves of the cf layers from the side and... Put some water on the cf scales and the weave shows up more until the water evaps (just don't get it on the blade, unless u want patina).

    Speaking of patina. It's good to apply a rust inhibitor to the whole blade being that it's M4. it could get a bit of rust on the tang that you can't see under the scales with time if it's used in a wet or humid environments. Make sure to use a good pivot lube in there. There is this new stuff called knife pivot lube and it's making its rounds to everyone and they say it's better than anything they have tried before. Just a suggestion.

    For the blade itself ideally use something food safe edci, mineral oil, fluid film etc. Apply, rub in and then wipe off.
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2018
  8. bdmicarta

    bdmicarta Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 16, 2012
    I like the CF version, and I like the Jade version. I have both. Otherwise it's your preference but they are available for what would once have been considered bargain prices for an exclusive with primo steel. If you want a really good PM2 for a little less money, there is always the S110V version.
  9. kniferelatedname


    Feb 24, 2018
    On the secondary market? I figured like most limited PM2s, they would have gotten more expensive.
  10. ipwn3r456


    Sep 2, 2013
    Thanks everyone for the answers.

    How does Peelply CF feel in hands? Is it similar to G10?

    How's Cruwear compared to M4 and other tool steels (52100, D2)?

    I hate you, just kidding (please don't ban me). Enjoy your knife.

    I already have a knife in S90V, it would be nice to have a S110V, but I might want some tool steels this time. Besides, I am not the biggest fan of the blurple scale, and aftermarket scales will put the total cost about the same as the PM2 M4 CF knifeworks exclusive.
  11. Blues

    Blues Lapsed SuperMod / Cattle Knife Rustler Staff Member Super Mod

    Oct 2, 1998
    Sorry, dude. (Didn't know you had made up your mind to pursue one.)

  12. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
    Isn’t m4 a high speed steel? Is it a tool steel? High speed tool steel?

    Either way m4 is outstanding stuff. Touches up very nicely just don’t let it get too dull or you’re in for a long sharpening session.

    Seems like it has very good edge stability and not prone to chipping.
  13. Blues

    Blues Lapsed SuperMod / Cattle Knife Rustler Staff Member Super Mod

    Oct 2, 1998
    ^^^^ High speed tool steel.
  14. JBoone


    Dec 30, 2012
    Only knife I have a backup new in box duplicate of.

    Doubt I will wear out or lose first one but liked it enough to purchase a second just in case.
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  15. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    Not any more. You can now get M4 PM2 for $180 in secondary market.
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  16. Twinsdad

    Twinsdad Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2015
    I would say the peelfly is slightly more grippy then regular scales. It’s not the more common glossy stuff where u see all of the waves and what not. IMO it’s the best scales pm2 has to offer
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  17. GatorFlash1

    GatorFlash1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2012
    Agree, I see the GB2, the large 3.6" M4 blade model in the $150-175 range. It is a five star review folder!
  18. Jason_W

    Jason_W Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 15, 2018
    The grip of the CF scales is unmatched by any of my other PM2's...I love this knife.
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