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PM2 vs Griptillian

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Dsun, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. Dsun


    Sep 6, 2015
    Just wanted to think what you guys think about PM2 vs Griptillian, thanks for your feedback!
  2. Velitrius

    Velitrius Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    I like the Griptilian. I like the way it feels, and the handle to blade ratio.

    Spyderfans will point out that the handles are G10, and that the Griptilian scales feel "plasticky"... I've never thought that, and they'll never point out the Spydie FRN handles as "plasticky". Oh well.

    I like the Axis lock, others like the compression lock on the Para.

    You can get a Griptilian model with a spyder-hole if that's your opening preference.

    Both knives sell like hotcakes, have their proponents and detractors. I'd say buy both, and if you can't afford both, handle both before buying.
  3. NorthernSouthpaw


    Feb 27, 2014

    I have both & my feelings exactly.
  4. aquaman67


    Jan 27, 2012
    Being left handed I prefer the Axis lock myself.

    I have owned a PM 2 but sold it. I have about 12 Griptilians
  5. fq55


    Feb 27, 1999
    I've had multiples of both. Personally I think the blade grind of the PM2 makes it a better cutter. I would take the spyderco over a regular grip but not a Ritter grip.
  6. firefighterguy

    firefighterguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 30, 2014
    I'll take the ffg blade and the s30v steel over the griptillian.
  7. Nfd538


    Jul 9, 2015
    I have both and I like both ALOT. Love the locks on each but the Axis gets the edge for fun factor. Handle grip/material goes to the PM2 the jimping on the Grip is nice but the PM2 is great. I have the sheepsfoot and actually like it a bit more than the leaf shape PM2, although the FFG is the the better grind IMO. I have the Spydie hole on my Grip and it's really awesome on this design. For me it's really close but I'll give the PM2 the slight edge.
    Got the PM2 in my pocket now.

    These are my 3 current favs at the moment
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2015
  8. zl1


    Nov 24, 2012
    I prefer the Para 2. Great ergos, rides in pocket nicely, and I think it is more fun to play with.
  9. TravisH

    TravisH Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 22, 2014
    Both are great knives and both have legions of fans.

    The PM2 seems to be more exciting right now with multiple new models and sprint runs out now and thru the first of the year. Like these ...

    S110V steel with Blue G10 , M4 steel with Natural G10
  10. dalefuller

    dalefuller Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    I have both (along with too many other folders) and one or the other is what I carry nowadays. For quite a few years it was the Para or Para 2. They are superior cutters and very dependable with their construction and comp locks. As I've aged, however, I've come to appreciate what many people don't like about the Grips... their "fat" handles and the feel of the factory scales. I've been losing some tactile sensation in my hands and fingers while I've been gaining some arthritis. Flat-sided thin knives don't work so well for me these days. The Grip is easier for me to hold and manipulate now than the Para models are, so my D2 Grip has become my daily carry. The scales are nice and grippy without being sharp or rough around the edges and there's plenty to hold on to, even for hands that don't work like they used to.

    As far as the actual blade performance, my D2 Grip is as sharp as any of my Paras and BM's D2 has always been fairly easy for me to maintain. I don't have a preference there.
  11. uxo2

    uxo2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2013
    Grip has a point that will not SNAP off
    if it falls off the table.
  12. therealmrjones


    Jun 23, 2011
    I kept reading about how awesome the griptillian was so i decided I just had to have one. I went down to Scheels and asked the guy if I could see the one in the case... He handed it to me and I have never been to instantly and utterly disappointed in my life. It felt disgustingly cheap, had blade play, axis lock required jimmying to operate... I handed it back to they guy and went home crestfallen. My pm2 on the other hand, blew my socks off the minute I opened that little red and black box.
  13. DREW78


    Feb 23, 2006
    Pm2 for me. I tried loving the grip platform and BM in general, but they just never did it for me. While i have quite a collection of folders, i only have one BM, a Rift that hasn't seen the light of day [literally] in years. That will be the first one i sell on the exchange when i get a gold membership.
  14. Armadew

    Armadew Reisloafer

    Nov 22, 2006
    I think the grip is better compared to the Delica. When compared to the PM2, the PM2 wins all day long (IMO)
  15. scoutchris


    Mar 9, 2015
    The PM2. Ergos, blade grind, pocket ability (if that's a word), and blade steel without paying extra!
  16. HappilyGrim


    Mar 16, 2013
    Stock knives? PM2 by a damn longshot.

    Modded knives? Griptilian by a small margin. But even then it would depend on which PM2 it was going against.
  17. Ulf Krogstad

    Ulf Krogstad Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2013
    Ritter Grips are same price as Para's, have ffgs,have more durable blades and scales (imo),have a better warranty and cs than Spyderco (imo), oh and you don't have to worry about Clones with Griptilians. I like Spyderco. Every single models I've had felt like was molded to hand, but with the way their warranty is and most of their models being "fragile" and having to constantly question yourself whether you have an orginal or not is the reason stay away from them. It's kinda sad to that mo st of their models I like are made overseas. I have a delica with custom scales I love dearly. The ffg delicas blades though are insanely breakable so afraid to use for alot of things. Good thing is though delicas are cheap enough where I don't mind breaking it. Their are models like the Najavo and Hungarian still want to own but like buying my knives second hand always worrying about ending up with a clone. From what I seen both those models are cloned to precision. To hard to tell for me. Though think if you have owned a model before you could tell if ended up with clone. Anyways I personally just prefer Benchmade all around. Granted there are plenty of their models don't like either. But the ones I do have multiples of and will keep til the end. Benchmade has been SO good to me can't even put it all into words. All the freebies and customer service warranty repair has been border lining prefection.

    If could only have one folder 80% sure would be a Benchmade. Have plenty of ZT's though also. I would just try both knife models and come to your own conclusion though. Can't really go wrong with either (well unless you end up with a cloned knife). Happy knife hunting.
  18. mycough


    May 20, 2007
    PM is a much better cutter but the tip seems fragile. Don't like the blade geometry on the grip. My choice was, is, and always shall be neither.
  19. DocT


    Mar 25, 2012
    They are both excellent knives so whichever floats your boat, go with that one.
  20. Lee48


    Apr 29, 2005
    Both are good knives. I've carried a Griptilian for a couple of years and it performed well for me. I never minded the plastic grips--I like modern synthetic handle materials--but I always felt the Grip was poorly balanced due to the lack of weight in my hand. The Grip also is a little thick in the grip area as well so it took up more space in my pocket than necessary. I've owned a PM2 for some time now but I've never carried it much. It's better balanced than the Griptilian and, in my opinion, it's a better design and more ergonomic--the PM2 just fits my hand better I guess. But I haven't warmed up to it like I thought I would.

    Objectively, there's not much difference between the two and the final preference of one over the other is personal and subjective.

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