Spyderco Para 3 Lightweight FRN, Black Blade, PlainEdge – C223PBBK
The award-winning Para 3 Lightweight is rapidly redefining the state of the art in ultralight cutting tools. For tactical end users who prefer subdued blade finishes, this revolutionary design is now also available with a stealthy black Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating.
The Para 3 Lightweight 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 CTS BD1N, a nitrogen-enriched high-carbon chromium 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 Lightweight 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 NEW EDC – The Para 3 distills all the features of that best-in-class folding knife into a more compact, carry-friendly package. Ounce for once one of the most capable folding knives ever made, the Para 3 is destined to be a classic.
SUPERIOR QUALITY – Machined from premium CTS BD1N, a nitrogen-enriched high-carbon chromium steel, the Para 3 Lightweight offers superior balance, edge retention, and low-friction cutting performance.
POCKET-FRIENDLY – It features a lightweight, open-backed construction style and its stainless steel liners are nested into FRN scales. This reduces handle thickness and provides excellent support for the knife’s Compression Lock.
RELIABLE HIGH PERFORMANCE – The Para 3 traces its history all the way back 2004 to the introduction of the Para Military design. It offers the same proven reliability and cutting performance, but in a more compact, easy-to-carry design.
EASY-TO-USE LOCK – Located in the spine of the handle, the Compression Lock’s high-strength mechanism locks the blade securely open during use, yet allows it to be closed easily and safely with only one hand.
Overall Length: 7.21″ (183 mm)
Blade Length: 2.92″ (74 mm)
Steel: CTS BD1N
Closed Length: 4.29″ (109 mm)
Edge Length: 2.58″ (66 mm)
Edge Type: Plain
Weight: 2.5 oz. (71 g)
Blade Thickness: 0.145″ (3.8 mm)
Clip Position: Ambi
Lock Type: Compression
Origin: Made in Golden, Colorado U.S.A.