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    Quote Originally Posted by Wooosh View Post
    I've heard that the Para 2 tips break off easily. From personal experience, how true is this?
    Not if itís being used for its intended purposeÖÖ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wooosh View Post
    I've heard that the Para 2 tips break off easily. From personal experience, how true is this?
    Maybe some ten years or more ago I did do that and I have no idea how.

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  4. #804
    Quote Originally Posted by Wooosh View Post
    I've heard that the Para 2 tips break off easily. From personal experience, how true is this?
    The grind on the Para produces a very fine tip.

    I have multiple Para 2s and 3s, and Iíve carried a Para of some sort daily for years. Iíve never a broken a tip, but I only use my knives for knife tasks. Itís definitely not a blade for use as a screwdriver or prybar.

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    I've used a mint/m4 native 5 since release and it's been great. It's dirty and patina'd due to work environment and neglect but it holds an edge for a long time. I'm a novice sharpener but even I'm able to maintain a poor but usable edge on it. If you know sharpening it can be a real performer.
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  7. #807
    Quote Originally Posted by Wooosh View Post
    I've heard that the Para 2 tips break off easily. From personal experience, how true is this?
    I have 3 - and 1 of the PM2 tips broke off when dropped. Little bit of time in the sharpener and back in business.


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  8. #808
    Quote Originally Posted by Wooosh View Post
    I've heard that the Para 2 tips break off easily. From personal experience, how true is this?
    My current EDC, which I've carried ~50% of the time since 2008, is the larger Spyderco Military, which shares the fine needle point of the Para 2.

    Tip is still needle sharp.



    Avoid dropping it while it's open on concrete, prying open paint cans, or stabbing into a ceramic plate cutting chorizo, and it will be fine.

    And of course, most important rule - never lend anyone your knife when they ask for one. The only tip I've lost in 30 years of carrying a knife was when an idiot friend of mine asked to borrow a knife, only to use it to pry a safety off a Bic lighter...

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    So, my daughter is turning 10 next month and I think she is ready for a decent folding knife. She has had a small Victorinox Swiss Army knife but she definitely needs a Spyderco. Looking for recommendations.

    The Dragonfly looks about her size and I can get a wooden knife kit for her to learn about it. Same goes for the Lil' Native although it's more expensive. I definitely don't want a liner lock for her so that sidelines the more budget models, unfortunately.

    Let me know what you would recommend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irelander View Post
    So, my daughter is turning 10 next month and I think she is ready for a decent folding knife. She has had a small Victorinox Swiss Army knife but she definitely needs a Spyderco. Looking for recommendations.

    The Dragonfly looks about her size and I can get a wooden knife kit for her to learn about it. Same goes for the Lil' Native although it's more expensive. I definitely don't want a liner lock for her so that sidelines the more budget models, unfortunately.

    Let me know what you would recommend.

    I'm trying not to buy a Shaman at the same time.
    I got my daughter a pink Delica for her sixteenth birthday. Last Christmas I got her a purple one. (Sheís thirty now). I have a few black ones myself and itís a very practical size.

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