Para 3, Carbon Fiber / PlainEdge
The Para 3 takes all the proven features and benefits of Spyderco’s best-selling Para Military 2 and distills them into an even more compact all-purpose cutting tool. Its three-inch blade is precision machined from premium CPM S30V particle metallurgy stainless steel and features a full-flat grind for a superior balance of strength, point utility, and low-friction cutting performance. It includes a textured index-finger choil and thumb ramp that provide a solid purchase for a forward grip and offer enhanced control during precise cutting tasks. The blade’s signature Trademark Round Hole clearly brands it as a member of the Spyderco family and is fully accessible to allow quick, positive, one-handed opening with either hand.
To keep the Para 3 slim and pocket friendly, it features a lightweight, open-backed construction style and its stainless steel liners are nested into machined recesses in the textured G-10 scales. This reduces the handle thickness and provides excellent structural support for the knife’s patented Compression Lock. Located in the spine of the handle, this high-strength mechanism locks the blade securely open during use yet allows it to be closed easily and safely with only one hand. A four-position hourglass clip and an oversized lined lanyard hole complete the design, offering ambidextrous tip-up or tip-down carry and allowing the easy attachment of fobs and lanyards.
Ounce for once one of the most capable folding knives ever made, the Para 3 is destined to be a classic.
The C223CF52100P is a variation on that standard, limited in number and availability. It’s a classic Para 3 with a high-end twist. It has an peel-ply carbon fiber handle and 52100 exotic alloy blade.