The Spyderco Para 3 C223GPS is the successor to the Spyderco Paramilitary 2. Well, not completely. Mostly the same shape, same lock and the same type, only smaller. The Para 3 is one cm shorter. It is an adjustment many Spyderco enthusiasts asked for despite the widely acclaimed Paramilitary 2. The adjustment to a slightly more compact model increased the wearing comfort. Other than that the Para 3 includes all virtuoso characteristics of the Paramilitary 2.
As befits Spyderco the finish is sublime. It opens easily and the famous Compression Lock, designed by Spyderco founder Sal Glesser, is very solid and easy to control. The blade is made from CPM S30V powdered steel. The steel retains its sharpness well and is very stainless. One of the most popular types of knife steel. Extra special on this knife because designer Sal Glesser worked on the development of this steel.
|Right or left-handed||right-handed|
|Blade shape||drop point, leaf shape|
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