Para 3 - Dark Gray G-10 / Maxamet
Carpenter developed Maxamet, they sent samples to various companies in the knife industry to evaluate it as a blade material. Although many tried, Spyderco was one of only a handful of companies to successfully develop the specialized methods necessary to machine, heat treat, and grind this advanced alloy to yield reliable, high-performance knife blades. This Para 3 features all the characteristics of the best-selling standard model, plus the supercharged edge holding and toughness of a Maxamet blade. To further distinguish it, its textured G-10 scales are a dark gray color.