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Spyderco Para 3 Lightweight

18+
£109.95
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Spyderco’s best-selling Para 3 folding knife distilled all the key qualities of their time-tested Para Military 2 model into an ultra-compact, format. Now this groundbreaking design takes another quantum leap forward by incorporating injection-molded fiberglass-reinforced-nylon (FRN) scales and a streamlined version of Spyderco’s patented Compression Lock mechanism to create the Para 3 Lightweight.


Almost 30 percent lighter than its G-10-handled counterparts, the Spyderco Para 3 Lightweight boasts linerless, open-backed construction and Spyderco’s high-traction Bi-Directional Texture pattern for a secure grip. A stainless steel lock bar inset into the handle’s interior forms the foundation of its sturdy lock mechanism, while keeping the overall weight to an absolute minimum. The knife’s full-flat-ground blade is crafted from CTS BD1N, a nitrogen-enriched high-carbon chromium steel that offers a superior balance of hardness, edge retention, and corrosion resistance.


This version has a plain edge blade and features a fully accessible Trademark Round Hole for quick, one-handed opening with either hand. A generously sized lanyard hole and a reversible deep-pocket wire clip round out its impressive features, providing left or right-side tip-up carry and allowing the easy attachment of fobs or lanyards.

SKU:
SC223PBK
GTIN
Brand:
Spyderco
Age Restriction:
18+
Blade Length:
7.4000
Overall Length:
18.3000
Blade Material:
CTS BD1N
Blade Thickness:
0.37
Grind:
Flat
Sheath:
No
Closed Length:
10.9000
Pocket Clip:
Yes
Handle Material:
FRN
Blade Type:
Plain
Blade Shape:
Drop Point
Blade Finish:
Brushed
Product Weight:
68
Lock Type:
Compression
Newest:
2020-01-24 00:00:00
Shipping Group:
STANDARD
Parent Base Price:
109.95
Lead Time Dropdown:
4 - 6 Weeks
GTIN:
716104013135
One Handed Opening:
Yes

Description


Spyderco’s best-selling Para 3 folding knife distilled all the key qualities of their time-tested Para Military 2 model into an ultra-compact, format. Now this groundbreaking design takes another quantum leap forward by incorporating injection-molded fiberglass-reinforced-nylon (FRN) scales and a streamlined version of Spyderco’s patented Compression Lock mechanism to create the Para 3 Lightweight.


Almost 30 percent lighter than its G-10-handled counterparts, the Spyderco Para 3 Lightweight boasts linerless, open-backed construction and Spyderco’s high-traction Bi-Directional Texture pattern for a secure grip. A stainless steel lock bar inset into the handle’s interior forms the foundation of its sturdy lock mechanism, while keeping the overall weight to an absolute minimum. The knife’s full-flat-ground blade is crafted from CTS BD1N, a nitrogen-enriched high-carbon chromium steel that offers a superior balance of hardness, edge retention, and corrosion resistance.


This version has a plain edge blade and features a fully accessible Trademark Round Hole for quick, one-handed opening with either hand. A generously sized lanyard hole and a reversible deep-pocket wire clip round out its impressive features, providing left or right-side tip-up carry and allowing the easy attachment of fobs or lanyards.

Specification


SKU:
SC223PBK
Brand:
Spyderco
Age Restriction:
18+
Blade Length:
7.4000
Overall Length:
18.3000
Blade Material:
CTS BD1N
Blade Thickness:
0.37
Grind:
Flat
Sheath:
No
Closed Length:
10.9000
Pocket Clip:
Yes
Handle Material:
FRN
Blade Type:
Plain
Blade Shape:
Drop Point
Blade Finish:
Brushed
Product Weight:
68
Lock Type:
Compression
Newest:
2020-01-24 00:00:00
Shipping Group:
STANDARD
Parent Base Price:
109.95
Lead Time Dropdown:
4 - 6 Weeks
GTIN:
716104013135
One Handed Opening:
Yes

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Reviews


  • 5
    Superb lightweight knife

    Posted by Gil Ghana on 21st Aug 2020

    This is my first try if a compression lock and I love it. The knife is incredibly light but still capable of any normal EDC task. I lost mine in the wilds of Zambia and six weeks later a friend found it after a wildfire had swept through the area. It was unmarked which amazed me. It has however given me the urge to add a pm 2 to the collection.

  • 2
    Speedy service, terrible quality control...

    Posted by Disappointing on 29th Jul 2020

    Considering that Spyderco design knives 'from the edge out', the grind on the edge of this knife is pretty bad. It's unevenly ground and there are black machining marks along one side. I thought it was a fake knife to begin with. Also, out the box, I noticed that the bade sits noticeably off-centre when closed and has more horizontal blade play when open than you would want or expect.Tightening-up the pivot screw helps slightly with blade play but also locks up the action making it a lose/lose. No remedy to the off-centre blade and not a huge deal I suppose, but for this money, You'd expect better a lot better. It's impressively lightweight, made of decent steel, has a strong lock and has a very sharp edge... but the build quality and finish has really p***ed on me chips.

  • 5
    Awesome knife

    Posted by Matthew on 15th May 2020

    This a great little knife. Maintaining it won't be a problem after watching Sal Glesser strip the knife down on YouTube. The action is smooth and the lock is solid. The FRN feels sturdy and the ergonomics are good considering I use large gloves. It's super light and the pocket clip is nice and discreet. Plus it's size makes it ideal for edc tasks And thanks to HH for their quick and reliable service

  • 5
    Spyderco Para 3 - 5 stars review

    Posted by John Booth on 30th Apr 2020

    As always a five star review for HH excellent service. This a great little knife, watch Sal Glesser strip the knife down on Youtube and explain the concept. This is essentially a cross between the Para 3 and the Delica yet sits in the Para family blade profile with a very low blade length to weight ratio. The action and lock are smooth, there is no blade play. The knife is of a relitivley simple construction with a good robust feel about it. The blade is noted as easy to maintain and is very sharp out of the box. The pocket clip has a discreet low profile position. As with all knives it takes a while for them to become familiar, this knife is all what I expected and appears easy to strip down and re assembled with a few spots of Blue Loctite and a drop of blade lube as recommended by Sal.