Spyderco Paramilitary 2 knife

The King of Do-All Knives Is Half Price (and Other Amazing Knife Deals)

The Spyderco Paramilitary 2 is one of the best hard-use, all-around folding knives on the market. And right now, it’s the flagship of one of the internet’s best knife sales.

If you were to argue about the best folding knife to do everything, one blade that consistently rises to the top is the immensely popular Paramilitary 2 from Spyderco. It’s a big, heavy knife that breaks a lot of blade length restrictions. But if you’re outside urban areas, it’s a top choice. Check out our full review here.

And today, you can get it for $110 off. Thanks to Blade HQ’s 17th-anniversary sale, a lot of great knives like this are on big discount. Read on to see our other top picks.

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Blade HQ Anniversary Sale Deals

Spyderco Paramilitary 3: $130 (46% Off)

spyderco para 3 sale

If the Paramilitary 2 is the king of tough-use knives, the Para 3 is its queen. The Para 3 is more compact, with a 3-inch S35VN blade. It has the same high-strength compression lock, textured G10 scales, and a scaled-down, full flat-ground blade.

And it’s 46% off right now! So if you’re in the market for a really tough, versatile knife with a little more EDC-friendly blade length, check it out on Blade HQ for the bargain price of $130.

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Benchmade Bedlam AXIS Lock Knife: $155 (38% Off)

Benchmade Bedlam

Let’s be frank here; the Benchmade Bedlam is a bit big, and a bit scary-looking, for an EDC knife. But if you like big and scary, well, Benchmade nailed it! With a 3.95-inch blade of 154CM steel, this high-quality knife will go months between sharpening.

And the clip-point blade has a short serration that helps cut rope fast. The time-tested AXIS lock is secure and reliable. And the G10 handle is large (9.71-inch overall length) for great ergonomics.

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Cold Steel Recon 1: $100 (47% Off)

cold steel recon 1

This tactical folding knife has a lot to offer for both hard use and outdoors. It comes in three blade shapes — spear-point, clip-point, and tanto. And all of them rock excellent S35VN steel.

Again, this is a big knife, so it’s probably not great for EDC in urban environments. But for outdoor use, it’s a great, tough blade.

Shop the Cold Steel Recon 1

Don’t love our choices? Blade HQ has a ton of knives on sale for its 17th anniversary. Check it out to score some solid deals.

Shop the Blade HQ Sale

Sean McCoy

Editorial Director Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.