Even after all these years, when you ask for recommendations on the best everyday carry knife, the Spyderco Paramilitary 2 will undoubtedly be the top choice. The PM2 has been a previous Badass Knife of the Week, but in honor of the week we celebrate the country’s independence, we decided to run back the PM2 with the upgraded S110V blade and Blurple handles.

The Spyderco Paramilitary 2 remains the go-to choice for best EDC knife with its nearly flawless design. So what could be better than a PM2? A PM2 with upgraded steel and sexy handle scales.

This version of the popular folder features all the same assets we’ve come to love and respect in the original. The 3.42-inch blade has an excellent slicing belly and piercing point. It opens with the iconic RoundHole and locks into place with the Compression Lock. Not only is the lock reliable and safer than something like a liner lock but it makes opening and closing the blade almost hypnotic.

But one of the things that sets this apart from the standard version is the S110V blade. This steel is an exceptional alloy with a high volume of vanadium and niobium to give it top-tier wear resistance.

On top of that, the handle has the same ergonomic design but with scales Spyderco calls a distinctive dark blue. However, it’s more widely known affectionately among the knife community as blurple (blue and purple).

Include all the other benefits like a four-position pocket clip and made-in-America construction, and you have a competitor for best knife ever.

For more info on this Badass Knife of the Week, see the product page for the PM2 S110V.