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Spyderco Para 3 Limited Edition Folding Knife 3" 52100 Satin Plain Blade, Peel-Ply Carbon Fiber Handles (Paramilitary 3) - C223CF52100P

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SP223CF52100P: C223CF52100P Limited Edition Para 3
Easily one of the most anticipated products in Spyderco's history, the USA-made Para 3 is an offshoot of their immensely popular Paramilitary series of folding knives. This special edition is even more desirable, featuring peel-ply carbon fiber handles and 52100 steel, a forged steel that is only now making its way into the world of modern folding knives.

Now available on the Para 3, this 52100 steel provides exceptional wear resistance and edge holding capability. Heavily used for ball bearings, 52100 needs to be forged into shape, and as such was traditionally used only by blacksmiths. Now available as flat stock, allowing factory production methods, Spyderco has equipped the Para 3 with this high performing carbon steel.

To showcase this rockstar of a blade, Spyderco equipped the handle with Peel-Ply carbon fiber scales. This premium material has a much different look than traditional carbon fiber and is textured to offer incredible amounts of grip.

All of these premium features rest on the popular Para 3 platform. Open-backed construction makes it easy to keep the knife clean and allows access to Spyderco's patented Compression Lock mechanism. Not only is this lock exceptionally strong, it also allows for easy and safe one-handed closing by keeping your hands out of the way of the sharpened edge.

This Para 3's satin blade is easily opened with Spyderco's Trademark Round Hole. This knife is an exceptional slicer thanks to its full flat grind, preferred by many for its cutting efficiency. Thanks to the integrated finger choil that extends usable handle length, another common Spyderco design element, the user can choke up on the blade for fine control and really take advantage of the acute point. A four-position clip, allowing for a multitude of carry options completes this Limited Edition Spyderco Para 3.
  • Blade Length: 3.0"
  • Closed Length: 4.27"
  • Overall Length: 7.27"
  • Cutting Edge: 2.63"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.150"
  • Blade Material: 52100 High Carbon Tool Steel
  • Blade Style: Clip Point
  • Blade Grind: Full Flat
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Blade Edge: Plain
  • Handle Material: Peel-Ply Carbon Fiber
  • Handle Color: Black
  • Locking Mechanism: Compression
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up/Down, Left/Right Carry
  • Model Number: C223CF52100P
  • Model Name: Para 3 52100
  • Weight: 3.0 oz.
  • Made in the USA
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Carbon Fiber Handles
Carbon Fiber Handles
Very strong and lightweight material. Provides an upscale and modern feel.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Spyderco Para 3 Limited Edition Folding Knife 3" 52100 Satin Plain Blade, Peel-Ply Carbon Fiber Handles (Paramilitary 3)4.667 (3 reviews)
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Spyderco Para 3 Limited Edition Folding Knife 3" 52100 Satin Plain Blade, Peel-Ply Carbon Fiber Handles (Paramilitary 3)
5 out of 5
Westminster, MD
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
As a female knife collector, thanks to my husband, this was a gift from him since I really like the carbon fiber. He had to explain to me about the blade steel I will admit for I never heard of it. Tbh it cuts like butter and I really enjoy this as an EDC. Most of my Jean's have small pockets so I usually carry my dragonfly to work, but when I get the chance to carry any of my para 3s, well I feel lucky! Love the feel of the handles and the smoothness of the blade. Definitely easy to sharpen and I loveeee the compression lock!
Spyderco Para 3 Limited Edition Folding Knife 3" 52100 Satin Plain Blade, Peel-Ply Carbon Fiber Handles (Paramilitary 3)
5 out of 5
Los Angels
Pros: Ease of Opening, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Now that I’ve Used For a While
In my first review I was taken A back by the blade’s darnishing problems, after long term use all is forgiven, this blade material rocks!Edge retention is excellent and sharpening is a breeze. This is a stellar EDC.
Spyderco Para 3 Limited Edition Folding Knife 3" 52100 Satin Plain Blade, Peel-Ply Carbon Fiber Handles (Paramilitary 3)
4 out of 5
Los Angeles
Pros: Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Pocket Clip, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Blade Material, None
Blade Material is a Maintenance Nightmare
This would be an excellent knife if it wasn’t for the blade material. Staining and rust make it a bummer.
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