Para 3 - Dark Blue G-10 / CPM S110V
This elite version of the Para 3 supercharges the performance of this compact design with state-of-the-art CPM® S110V® blade steel. In its basic form, the Para 3 distills all the best-in-class features and benefits of the iconic Para Military™ 2 into a smaller, more pocket-friendly format. When enhanced with CPM S110V, its full-flat-ground PlainEdge™ blade achieves even higher levels of wear resistance and corrosion resistance—qualities that optimize its performance as a cutting tool. CPM S110V’s high carbon content, advanced alloy mix, and high volume of vanadium and niobium carbides significantly increase the steel’s edge-holding properties as compared to other particle metallurgy steels. Its three-inch blade 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. To make it even more special, this remarkable expression of the Para 3 proudly wears textured G-10 handle scales in the deep midnight blue color that is a signature of Spyderco’s CPM S110V line. 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.