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Spyderco Para 3 Lightweight Folding Knife, CPM-S45V Stainless Steel, Black DLC Coating, Camo G10 Handle - C223GPCMOBK

Spyderco Para 3 Lightweight Folding Knife, CPM-S45V Stainless Steel, Black DLC Coating, Camo G10 Handle - C223GPCMOBK
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Blade: CPM-S45VN Stainless Steel
 
Blade Finish: DLC Coating, Black

Handle: G10, Camo

Model: C223GPCMOBK

Made in the USA

Product Description:

Easily one of the most anticipated products in Spyderco's history, the Para 3 is the latest generation of their immensely popular Paramilitary family of folding knives. It traces its history all the way back to the first-generation Paramilitary model, which was introduced in 2004 and even further to that knife's inspiration: the iconic Military Model.

The original design intent of the Paramilitary was to provide the same proven reliability and cutting performance of the Military but in a more compact, easy-to-carry package. The design also showcased Spyderco's patented Compression Lock—a high-strength lock mechanism housed in the spine of the handle that offered a number of significant advantages over the Military's liner lock.

While it was significantly smaller than the Military Model that inspired it, for some customers it was still larger than what they could comfortably or legally carry. Based on that feedback, Spyderco went back to the drawing board once again to distil all the features, benefits, and performance of the Paramilitary 2 into a "sub-compact" package built around a three-inch blade. The result is the Para 3.

Although clearly based on the Paramilitary 2, the Para 3 was not named the "Paramilitary 3" because its smaller size qualifies it as a different knife design. Similarly, the "3" in its name actually reflects its three-inch blade length rather than identifying it as a third-generation of the Paramilitary design. While its pedigree is unmistakable, the Para 3 (and its model and SKU number) has its own distinct "identity" as a Spyderco product.

With that said, the Para 3 does faithfully retain all the defining features of the best-selling Paramilitary 2, but in a smaller, even handier package. Its three-inch blade is precision machined from premium CPM-S45VN Stainless Steel and features a full-flat grind for superior edge geometry and low-friction cutting performance. Its oversized Trademark Round Hole proudly announces the knife's pedigree and is easily accessible from either side to allow swift, ambidextrous, one-handed opening.

The lightweight, open-backed handle is built on a framework of stout Stainless Steel Liners nested within textured G10 scales. This refined construction style maximizes both structural strength and ergonomics while keeping the handle slim and pocket-friendly. It's also the foundation of the knife's patented Compression Lock mechanism, which provides exceptional lock strength, yet allows easy one-handed closing without placing your fingers in the path of the blade's edge. A streamlined four-position hourglass clip and a generously sized lanyard hole round out the design, offering a choice of left or right-side tip-up or tip-down carry and allowing the easy attachment of lanyards or fobs.

The Para 3 is a remarkably refined folding knife with a distinguished history. It's also a shining example of our tireless quest for perfection and our deep commitment to meeting our customers' needs.

Made in Golden, Colorado U.S.A.

Technical Specifications:
 
  • Blade Steel: CPM-S45VN Stainless Steel
  • Blade Type: Drop-Point
  • Blade Length: 76.2 mm
  • Blade Finish: DLC Coating, Black
  • Grind: Full Flat Grind
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Length Open: 185 mm
  • Length Closed: 108.5 mm
  • Opening: One-Handed, 14 mm Hole
  • Blade Thickness: 3.5 mm
  • Lock Type: Compression Lock
  • Handle Material: G10 over Stainless Steel Liners, Digital Camo
  • Carry System: 4-Way Stainless Pocket Clip, TU/TD / RH/LH
  • Weight: 97 grams
  • Origin: USA

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