Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
For me, it is the perfect EDC
I own both this model of the Paramilitary 3 and the Sage 5 with S30V steel with the carbon fiber laminate over G-10 scales. I was torn between which of these two knives would be my EDC. Ultimately, I decided to carry both of them as my EDCs. I did have stiffness with the Sage 5 action on opening and closing. After a week of working it, the action has become smoother although the blade does not drop freely. It takes a slight flick to get the blade down. This was not a problem with the Para 3. Out of the box it drops freely. If I were forced to choose between these two fine knives, I think I would have to go with the Para 3 because of the superior steel. Also, I have no problems with the pocket clip and it protruding out of my pocket. It makes it easier to grasp. Ergonomically, both of these knives "fit" my hand.You really can't go wrong with either of these two fine knives. Courteous, prompt service is the norm at KnifeCenter.com. They have a great team there.