This Para Military 2 distills the performance and reliability of the Military Model into a more compact, pocket-friendly format. It also adds the advantage of Spydercos patented Compression Lock mechanism-a high-strength lock that allows the knife to be closed one handed without placing your fingers in the path of the edge. This elite version of the Para Military 2 supercharges its advanced design with a full-flat-ground blade crafted from Crucible’s CPM S110V-a state-of-the-art stainless tool steel produced by the Crucible Particle Metallurgy (CPM) process. CPM S110V’s high volume of vanadium and niobium alloys give it exceptional wear resistance, while its enhanced chromium content makes it extremely corrosion resistant. Like all Spyderco knives with CPM S110V blades, the textured G-10 handle scales of this version of the Para Military 2 sport a distinctive dark blue color. They are also home to a four-position hourglass clip that supports left and right-side, tip-up or tip-down carry.