Reviews and Ratings for Spyderco D'Allara 3 Folding Rescue Knife 3.4" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles - C82GP3

Spyderco D'Allara 3 Folding Rescue Knife 3.4" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Black G10 Handlesrated 3.333 stars out of 5 (3 reviews)
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Spyderco D'Allara 3 Folding Rescue Knife 3.4 inch S30V Satin Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles

 

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Spyderco D'Allara 3 Folding Rescue Knife 3.4" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Gt
WA
Dec 01, 2018
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Weight, Pocket Clip
Nice blade shape, good Seki City quality
The D'allara 3 provides Spyderco aficionados an alternative design and novel locking mechanism. The Torx-screw construction is the same as the Endura, Delica and other mainstream Japanese imports. This knife will satisfy most people as an EDC, with a few exceptions. It's not a good choice for tactical or CQC blade. Blade stock is thinner than the Manix 2 XL for example. In addition to its role as a "Rescue Knife", the modified Sheepfoot S30V shape of the D'allara 3 is great for a light work knife, paring knife for cooking, whittling, doing mundane daily tasks. Because it doesn't look threatening it's not a bad EDC. While a sharp pointed blade can be useful for precision work, sometimes it's nice to have the safety of a blunted tip. As much grief as the ball lock gets, I found it to be an interesting take on the spring-loaded Benchmade Axis lock or Spyderco's caged-ball lock. The ball can freely spin around which was an unexpected feature. The knife has a decent heft, some 50% heavier than the Manix 2 LW, due to the stainless liners and thin G10 scales (4.5 oz). It is thinner in profile though. Although it's a great blade there are many alternatives in the same price range that are forcing the price of this unique model down a bit. I feel like my Manix 2 LW S110V blade is a better value, cheaper, better steel and ergonomics.
Spyderco D'Allara 3 Folding Rescue Knife 3.4" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles
rated 3 stars out of 5
Ed
Texas
Oct 24, 2018
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Handle Material, None
Cons: Lock Type
sort of OK
I liked the knife design so purchased it. the fit and finish is good. the blade shape is a bit unusual since I primarily have the leaf shaped ones. It is utilitarian though. The steel is a good one, nothing extraordinary, but fully useable. The one thing I really can't stand is the ball bearing lock. I've read it is pretty strong / durable. I thought I'd be able to deal with it. However, I found that lock way too difficult to use since the area around it is not recessed. I can sometimes disengage it with my finger tips. Most times I need both hands to release it. the knife appears to be pretty sturdy with the liners and construction. But the darn lock is the downfall. I'm guessing that is why it is discontinued.
Spyderco D'Allara 3 Folding Rescue Knife 3.4" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles
rated 3 stars out of 5
Andy
NH
Mar 08, 2019
Pros: Pocket Clip, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use
That Darn Lock
I wish the un-caged Ball lock was easier to disengage because that's the only thing I don't like about this knife. Perhaps they should have used the standard caged Ball lock found on the Manix 2 and other models. I like the thin, slicey blade. I like the lack of jimping. I like the wire clip. I like the thin handle. I like the full length steel backspacer. That darn lock!