That means it sports the same uber-practical 3â clip point blade shape as the original model. I love my Para 3 LW, and it's actually been giving my Bugout a run for pocket time. H. Clay Aalders. One of the most iconic folding knives ever created, the Military later inspired the first-generation Paramilitary design in 2004 and the more refined Paramilitary 2 in 2010. Being a fisherman I probably have use a pacific salt more than anything else and could not fault FRN in any way. I would love to see an LC200N version of the Para 3. The Spyderco Para 3 is a compact version of the spectacular Paramilitary 2 folding knife. The current battle is for the Best Lightweight Knife. Tags: Benchmade Benchmade Bugout Spyderco Spyderco Para 3 . It's available in several different handle/blade variations and a regular or lightweight set-up. I feel like the PM2 is the perfect size between the Military and Para 3. 0. The G10 Para 3 is my favorite approximately 3" -bladed Spyderco knife. Most of the real differences are in the handle, but the profile of the blade itself is pretty much identical. Perfect knife. Ergonomics of the Para 3. Almost 30 percent lighter than its G-10-handled counterparts, the Para 3 Lightweight boasts linerless, open-backed construction and Spydercoâs high-traction Bi-Directional Textureâ¢ pattern for a secure grip. The Para 3 has the added bonus of an improved clip. Its always hard to buck popular opinion and my original Para3 was doing just thatâgiving Spydercoâs most popular new release in years a less than glowing review. Almost 30 percent lighter than its G-10-handled counterparts, the Para 3 Lightweight boasts linerless, open-backed construction and Spydercoâs high-traction Bi-Directional Textureâ¢ pattern for a secure grip. Spyderco vs. Benchmade. The Para 3 and Native 5 are currently two of my favorite EDC knives. This is thanks not only to the FRN scales but also a linerless open-backed construction that minimizes heavy hardware. bouhunter Member Posts: 337 Joined: Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:48 pm. But, I think you'll love the Para 3, it's just so great with that amazing wire clip. Funny as I enjoy the weight of the Para 3 g10 compared to a Delica. SSSSS. That may be the case, and I get that, but from Spyderco alone the Sage series and the Native 5 both do a better job of being a 3â (or sub 3â) daily carry knife than the Para 3 does, and in some cases even for less money with better steel â like the Native 5 Lightweight. I imagine this version will do for it what the LW version did for the Chaparral: making it more attractive to potential owners by reducing the price and weight. Retaining the intuitive and strong compression lock, the Para 3 is a reliable EDC tool that will offer all day comfort at just 3.4 ounces. Jacob H. 04-24-2020. I sold my Para 3 because I hated carrying it. The result is the Para 3. Felt like a big chunk in my pocket. The Para 3 Lightweight takes the concept of the original Para 3 to a whole new level. The big dogs duke it out again. Nicht Para Military 3, sondern Para 3 heißt das neue Messer mit der SKU C223. The pocket clip and its orientation is vastly improved on the lightweight version, and the lack of a lanyard tube should improve disassembly quite a bit. Jim I'm very seriously considering the lightweight model when it is fully released, whereas the stock Para 3 isn't that interesting to me. Almost 30 percent lighter than its G-10-handled counterparts, the Para 3 Lightweight boasts linerless, open-backed construction and Spyderco s high-traction Bi-Directional Texture pattern for a secure grip. It did not put me in good stead in the IKC. It is made in Golden, CO, and is the first Spyderco Iâve handled that was produced in their new facility. Get one now and one for Christmas . I donât really notice any benefits of the Para 3 in terms of difference in weight or size in pocket over the PM2. That said; the build quality, feel and action on the Para â¦ Spyderco Para 3 Lightweight Knife C223PBBK - Black Blade - Black FRN Handle - Compression Lock - USA Made $112.00 AWT Custom Aluminum Scales for Spyderco Para Military 2 Knife - Flat Dark Earth - USA Made $79.95 Bugout. I prefer the lightweight para 3. So I strongly figure that the Para 3 only offers a 3 or 3.5 finger grip behind the coil for XL hands... but, admittedly, I never handled one. The handle is made from textured injection-molded FRN and is set for ambidextrous tip-up carry. On PM2 and Para 3 the usable grip area is between the front guard and "rear guard" (=the "hook" at the rear end of the handle). I knew this was gonna be the perfect knife before i bought it. The result is the Para 3 Lightweight, saving nearly 30 percent total weight over the original Para 3. I'm glad this was asked on the general forum and not on the Spyderco forum because I think I'd get verbally torn apart for saying this there. The Para 3 Lightweight takes the concept of the original Para 3 to a whole new level. Although in the long run I think I still prefer the axis lock vs. compression when comparing these two office or lightweight carries. Like its bigger brother, the Para 3 has the Compression Lock, textured G-10 scales, and a full-flat ground blade. Post by bouhunter » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:51 pm . (You can buy aftermarket clips that help with this though.) The Para 3 Family Lightweight EDC 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, carry-friendly format. The Para 3 is a highly effective military style blade, conveniently packed in a folding blade form, only smaller and narrower than the Para 2. June 07, 2019 by Anthony Sculimbrene. Get this knife with CMP S30V Steel, you wont regret it over the CTS BD1N that comes with the Para 3 lightweight version. Spyderco Para 3 Lightweight Vs. Benchmade Bugout: Battle of the Ultralight Heavyweights. small enough to edc but big enough to go to work. The Para 3 has a blade length of just about 3â, with a cutting edge of 2 5/8â, an overall length of 7 1/8â, and a weight of 3.37 oz. The Para 3 Lightweight is another member of a proud Spyderco family that began with the introduction of the original Military model in 1996. The stock clip placement is aweful as well and causes a lot of the handle to stick out of your pocket. The Para 3 already has a lot of fans. I do notice the worse ergo (for me atleast) and shorter blade length of the Para 3 I have had a few Delicas for small, pocket-size they would be preferable, and likely the Chaparral would be better than the Delica due to slimness, lightness and steel. Such an easy on hand knife. Re: Para 3 vs Native 5 (S110V) for EDC. The Spyderco Para 3 offers the same great ergonomics of the Paramilitary 2 in a smaller, more urban friendly package.
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