Spyderco Paramilitary 2 or Kershaw Blur S30v


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M&PVolk
November 22, 2012, 08:55 PM
Looking for a versatile new EDC and am intrigued by these two. I am a fan of Kershaw and own a Tanto blur w/serrations, but I want a good plain edge and would like to try the S30v.

I like the blade shape, price and feel of the Blur. Assisted open is cool, but it has the potential to make people nervous and it might be time to try a good manual open knife. On the downside, the Blur is a real pocket eater and the thumb stud is sharp and gets hung up on things.

With the Para 2, I like the blade shape and steel. The weight is nice and the tip looks good and sharp. The lack of recurve should make the blade easier to sharpen than the Blur. Drawbacks are the thumb hole (don't care for that look), and it costs a touch more than the Blur.

If your choice is one of these two, which would you pick and why? Uses are boxes, light wood work (no battoning), and other light to medium chores.


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Owen Sparks
November 22, 2012, 09:08 PM
I chose the Blur. The assisted opening feature makes it very fast. The grip texture is also superior.

mljdeckard
November 22, 2012, 09:12 PM
I stick with CRKT and Spyderco, but I won't get anything without a serrated edge. I like the big thumbhole on the Spydercos. One less part.

TimboKhan
November 25, 2012, 03:10 PM
The blur is a darn good knife. It actually managed to bump out the endura as my favorite for a short period of time, in fact. Short, because I received a spyderco manix 2 that is really everything I could want in a knife. Still, the Blur is in my opinion the cream of the crop from Kershaw. Possibly an argument could be made for the very excellent Leek, but for my needs the Blur is it.

MaterDei
November 25, 2012, 03:29 PM
I own several Kershaws, including the Blur. In my opinion, they make great knives for a good price.

I don't own any Spydercos, can't find one without a hole in the blade. :)

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