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. 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 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.
Available with a choice of Plain Edge or fully serrated Spyder Edge cutting edges, the blade 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 discreet left or right-side tip-up carry and allowing the easy attachment of fobs or lanyards.
- Overall Length: 7.21" (183mm)
- Blade Length: 2.92" (74mm)
- Steel: CTS-BD1N
- Closed Length: 4.29" (109mm)
- Edge Length: 2.58" (66mm)
- Weight: 2.4 oz. (68g)
- Blade Thickness: 0.145" (3.7mm)
- Handle: FRN
- Clip Position: Ambi
- Tip Carry Position: Tip-Up
- Lock Type: Compression
- Grind: Full-Flat
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