Updating The Military?

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Mitchell Knives, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. huugh


    Jul 16, 2005
    As I said previously, I'd love to see full backspacer in next Military generation. And MUCH preferably metal backspacer.
    However if it's not an option, I'd suggest to get rid of that partial backspacer (present on current gen.) completly (and use more spacers instead if rigidity is a concern).

    I also support the idea of longer blade :thumbup:
  2. redneckone


    Dec 8, 2005
    I vote for a frame lock and 4 way clip placement. When will the next generation Military be ready?
  3. Bungwrench

    Bungwrench Banned by Moderators Banned

    Dec 21, 2006
    I think that the second gen Military should be either a frame lock or a caged ball lock. I do not think that the blade should be longer, and I do not think the handle should be changed. If people need a larger blade they should get a fixed blade. If you make the blade longer tons of people will not be able to legally carry it. No need for 4 way clip placement. I hate swiss cheesed handles just to make everyone happy. Left and right carry is enough. Two sets of holes is more than enough.

    In my opinion it will be hard to improve on this design. It's such a great knife already. A little too much could ruin a great knife.
  4. vic2367


    Sep 15, 2006
    my current edc is the para mil which i love,,hats off to sal for making such fine products as spyderco,,being left handed i would like to see a 4 way clip placement also,,
  5. Alberto Salas

    Alberto Salas

    Jan 30, 2003
    As far as I understand, the Military is a very well focused design, it should be light, simple, reliable and easy to clean, and all the efforts lead to that goal

    Soooo . . .

    I think that full liners, back spacer, ball or axis lock don't fit in the concept of the Military.

    I will change the liner lock by a frame or compression lock and change the blade with a stronger tip (like the new enduras).

    I'll be more than happy with that!

    Sorry for my english :eek:
  6. Dr Heelhook

    Dr Heelhook

    Jul 24, 2007
    Reversible pocket clip! Lefties need love too..
  7. crown


    Oct 9, 2005
    Sounds PERFECT to me.
  8. RickJ


    Mar 2, 2003
    I think if you thin out the G10 Slabs and have full titanium liners with an overall thickness the same as it is now but stronger but still light due to the titanium. I don't know about the locking system but I think should keep the specs the same as the current model, size, weight and thickness.

    Just my thoughts,

  9. Lycosa


    Aug 24, 2007
    What about a Millie combo- half g-10 and half titanium? Strider and now Emerson know this a great handle design.
  10. redneckone


    Dec 8, 2005
    All of the above with a frame lock.
  11. Lycosa


    Aug 24, 2007
    What about a Millie combo- half G-10 and half Titanium.That is a great handle design.
  12. guyfalks


    Dec 22, 2005
    No liners. Titanium clip. H1 steel. Lockback? The Military Salt.
  13. ashtxsniper


    Oct 28, 2006
    O yeah a ZDP-189 version would guarantee me buying 3 or 4.
  14. Maarten


    Jan 6, 2006
    I think you nailed it

    I would not opt for ZDP 189 for the corrosion factor.
    I would say 2 runs .
    1 run more conservative and
    the second run with the new stop lock allthough this one is more like a back lock and i think this will mean no open scales and a tad more weight .
    I'm very curious about this new lock probably even more reliable as a backlock and would surely want spyderco to go ahead on it....on this model or another new one
  15. rifon2


    Oct 9, 2005
    So many good suggestions...

    I'd like to add this: Make the blade just _slightly_ shorter than it is now, for example 3.97".

    Would not, I think, make a difference in usability and at the same time would allow legal use of the knife in markets where 4" blades are currently prohibited.

    I can think of one market with a total population of about 10,000,000, there are probably others.


    (Darryl Ralph did something similar when he designed the EDC for Camillus, with its blade length of 2 and 31/32".)
  16. skeptic_monkey


    Jun 25, 2005
    First post, but worth it:

    A removable wave like the P'kal
  17. Buffalohump


    Sep 7, 2006
    Personally, I think its pretty great the way it is (except I prefer tip up carry).

    What I would like to see is a Para-Military with a liner lock....

    (sorry, just thought I'd squeeze this in here).
  18. D3/SE


    Sep 9, 2006
  19. kbuzbee


    Aug 5, 2006
    You are so right about that! I LOVE the way the current lock works. It really is my favorite lock to date (no - I don't "date" locks, you know what I mean;) )

    Personally, I don't see a reason for a Mili - 2. The original nailed it. Much like the Lil'Temp. I enjoy seeing variations in materials (the newest in CPM being a great example) with the existing designs.

  20. Capt. Carl

    Capt. Carl

    Jun 16, 2006
    I agree with this as well.

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