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Spyderco Para 3 Folding Knife 3" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Digital Camo G10 Handles (Paramilitary 3) - C223GPCMO

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Part #: SP223GPCMO | Spyderco Knives
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Description
SP223GPCMO: C223GPCMO Para 3, Digital Camo
Spyderco
 
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.
 
In keeping with Spyderco's deep commitment to Constant Quality Improvement (C.Q.I.), in 2010 the Paramilitary was redesigned to yield the Paramilitary 2. This second-generation design incorporated an improved lock detent, refined ergonomics, countersunk handle and pivot screws, and a four-position clip that supports all possible carry configurations. These enhancements quickly established the "Para 2" as one of Spyderco's most popular and in-demand models and, to many end users, the "perfect" folding knife. 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-S30V particle metallurgy 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.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.0"
  • Closed Length: 4.27"
  • Overall Length: 7.27"
  • Cutting Edge: 2.63"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.150"
  • Blade Material: CPM-S30V Stainless Steel
  • Blade Style: Clip Point
  • Blade Grind: Full Flat
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Blade Edge: Plain
  • Handle Material: G10
  • Handle Color: Digital Camo
  • Locking Mechanism: Compression
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up/Down, Left/Right Carry
  • Model Number: C223GPCMO
  • Model Name: Para 3
  • Weight: 3.4 oz.
  • Made in the USA
S30V Stainless Steel
S30V Stainless Steel
A hardened wear and corrosion resistant stainless steel developed in collaboration with Chris Reeve. It is known for its improved sharpness and toughness. This is a premium grade steel only used in high end knives. Composition: Carbon 1.45%, Chromium 14.00%, Vanadium 4.00%, Molybdenum 2.00%
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
Spyderco Para 3 Folding Knife 3" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Digital Camo G10 Handles (Paramilitary 3)5.000 (2 reviews)
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Spyderco Para 3 Folding Knife 3" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Digital Camo G10 Handles (Paramilitary 3)
5 out of 5
Darwin Australia
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Awesome knife
Scary sharp out of the box. Great weight for a knife, a little heavier than frn handeled ( which I like ) .Found the PM2 a touch too big but this size is perfect. Going to be my EDC from now on and I can't be more pleased with this new model. Won't be used in too extreme conditions as having several salts for fishing in the tropics. Ordered the grey sprint after an hour of having a look and feel of this knife Only down side is the Delica models will be having a hard time getting looked at for future purchases Spyderco and knifecentre allways great companies to deal with.
Spyderco Para 3 Folding Knife 3" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Digital Camo G10 Handles (Paramilitary 3)
5 out of 5
Keller, Tx
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
My first Para 3 wont be my last.
The smoothest Spyderco I have received out of the box. Spydieflicks open smooth and drops free from the compression lock. I have 3 other compression lock Spydercos and this has been the smoothest out of the box with no need to adjust the pivot or stop bar screws. Handle is extremely comfortable in hand. The S30v blade is great but I will also be picking up the S110v, and probably some of the sprint runs later in the year.
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