Spyderco Military

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Knife Collectors Org. Review:

The Spyderco Military is one of the most popular Spyderco knives. Most knife owners find the Spyderco Military to be a knife that has a great design and one of the best folding knives ever made. It may be a little too large for EDC, and hence some people have found that the Spyderco Paramilitary 2 is a suitable substitute, because of its smaller size but retaining the features and design of the Military. Others prefer the full size of the Military as it gives them enough blade to handle a wider variety of tasks and hold up to hard use much better.

The Spyderco Military is perhaps the iconic knife from Spyderco and most knife collectors and users are full of praise for it.

Pros:

  • Good Design
  • Large “Spydie Hole” (for use with gloves)
  • Durable G-10 handle
  • S30V steel holds its edge well and sharpens easily
  • Solid Liner lock (love it or hate it)
  • Lightweight
  • Affordable

Cons:

  • May be a little large for EDC
  • Fragile and thin tip

Editor’s Rating: 9/10

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Specifications:

Blade Length: 4″ x 5/32″
Length Closed: 5.5″
Overall length: 9.5″
Blade Steel: CPM-S30V Stainless Steel or CPM-S90V Stainless Steel or CPM-D2 Tool Steel (see table below)
Blade Grind: Full-edge
Blade hardness: Rc. ?
Blade Finish: Satin or Black
Weight: 4 – 5.9 oz. (see table below)
Edge: Plain or Partially-serrated
Lock Type: Liner Lock
Carry System: -NA-
Handle Material: G-10 or Carbon Fiber or Titanium (see table below)
Knife Type: Folding Knife
Country of origin: USA
Part #: -See below-

Part No. Model Name (Military ..) Blade Steel Handle Blade Weight Production Status
C36CF90 Carbon Fiber S90V CPM-S90V Carbon Fibre Satin, plain edge 4 oz Discontinued
C36FGD2 Foliage Green CPM-D2 CPM-D2 G-10 ? 4.4 oz Discontinued
C36G G-10 CPM-S30V G-10 Satin, plain edge 4.2 oz In Production
C36GBK Black Blade CPM-S30V G-10 Black, plain edge 4.2 oz In Production
C36GCMO Digicam CPM-S30V G-10 Satin, plain edge 4.25 oz In Production
C36GCMOBK Digicam Black Blade CPM-S30V G-10 Black, plain edge 4.25 oz In Production
C36GLE Left Hand CPM-S30V G-10 Satin, plain edge 4.25 oz In Production
C36GOR Safety Orange CPM-S30V G-10 Satin, plain edge 4.25 oz Discontinued
C36GTIP ? CPM-M4 G-10 front,
Titanium (back)
Satin, plain edge 5.1 oz Discontinued
C36TI Titanium CPM-S30V Titanium Satin, plain edge 5.8 oz Discontinued
C36TIFP Fluted Titanium CPM-S30V Fluted Titanium Satin, plain edge 5.9 oz Discontinued

Rarity Details:
Production Status: In Production & Discontinued
Last Known MSRP: Premium Member Content (see FAQs)
Current Estimated Price: Premium Member Content
Production dates: Premium Member Content
Production numbers: -unknown-
Limited run?: For Spirit Run models
Other things of interest: –
Rarity Index: 6.5/10 (10 being the most rare)

Rarity index scale (1 to 10, 10 being the most rare):

1 – Very common; easily available on ebay, google product search and almost every knife selling website. Spammed with at least 10+ listings on ebay.
3 – Has been around for at least 2 years and are selling reasonably well, with retailers favouring other newer models over this knife.
5 – Knives that are on the borderline of being discontinued or have been discontinued for less than 6 months
6 – Products from 6 onwards are either discontinued or limited edition.
7 – Discontinued knives that pop up once every few months on the “For Sale” part of forums or on ebay. Still can be found at a few online shops though.
8 – Knives that need lots of researching to find. Not available anymore in online knife shops and pop up (if you’re lucky) >4 months for one at a time.
9 – Knives holding this rarity are the shadowy kind. You can’t find any information on them at all (not even from online knife shops that have not taken down that knife’s product page). If you see one for sale grab at all cost.
10 – The rarest of all knives. If you hadn’t been here you wouldn’t even have known that it existed. Should you have one of these you better lock it up in a triple-combination safe and treat it like a family heirloom…

 

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