Spyderco C223GPORBK Para 3 - 2.95" Black DLC Finish CTS-XHP Blade - Orange G-10 Handle - CUTLERY SHOPPE EXCLUSIVE - SOLD OUT

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Spyderco Para Military 3 C223GPORBK - CTS-XHP Blade - Orange G-10 Handle - CUTLERY SHOPPE EXCLUSIVE

The long awaited Cutlery Shoppe Exclusive Para 3 is finally here! If you take everything knife aficionado's like about the Para 2 and putting them into a more compact platform, the result is the Para 3. Its 2.95" blade is precision machined from premium CTS-XHP features a full-flat grind for a superior balance of strength, point utility, and low-friction cutting performance. This version features a tough Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) blade coating. This Para 3 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 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.

  • Category End Use: EDC
  • Blade Steel: CTS-XHP
  • Blade Grind: FFG (full flat grind)
  • Blade Length: 2.95” (75 mm)
  • Length Open: 7.24” (184 mm)
  • Length Closed: 4.29” (109 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: .145” (3.8 mm)
  • Hole Diameter: .5" (13 mm)
  • Lock Type: Compression
  • Handle Material: Orange G-10
  • Tip Carry: Tip-Up/Down
  • Clip Position: Four Way
  • Weight: 3.4 oz. (96 g)
  • Made In: U.S.A.

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  • 5
    My favorite knife of 2019

    Posted by Guillem Cantallops Ramis on Dec 30th 2019

    This is the best of the best in all dimensions. The Para 3 is a blessed design that fits my hand like a glove, I own eight Para 3s. This version in particular has both practical and eye catching colors. I love the black and orange contrast, as well as the grippy G10 and the super hard DLC. And the CTS-XHP steel is hard, tough, corrosion resistant and not difficult to sharpen. What else can you ask from a knife? Hugs? :D

  • 5
    Great para 3

    Posted by Eric on Dec 21st 2019

    Really like this design, and love the orange g10, shipping was extremely fast.

  • 5

    Posted by Anthony on Nov 21st 2019

    I have 2 other Cutlery Shoppe Exclusives in my collection but this is by far the best looking and has the best action yet. Love the orange with black hardware, drop shut action with absolutely no blade play, great job!

  • 5
    Spyderco Para3 XHP DLC Orange Sprint Run

    Posted by DC Moore on Nov 20th 2019

    Awesome knife...Awesome Service. Great shipping and presentation in box. Very Satisfied. Will keep buying here.

  • 5
    Cutlery shoppe is the best!!!

    Posted by Chupo on Nov 14th 2019

    Spyderco with orange scales and dlc! Come on!!! Great service from these guys!! Definitely picking up more knives in the future!

  • 5
    Spyderco PM3 Orange w/ cts xhp

    Posted by Dave B. on Nov 28th 2018

    What can about one of the best selling knives made . LOVR IT ! What 'is' unique is the service of the Cutlery Shoppe , fast , great pricing , dependable and always a few surprises in the bow ;] I own dozens of mid-tecs and several customs purchased from just about everyone . this is the forth or fifth knife from the Cutlery Shoppe and it wont be my last !

  • 5
    Excellent sprint run

    Posted by Kyle Burns on Nov 27th 2018

    I love this color orange G10 scales with the DLC blade finish make it my favorite para 3 in my collection! Thanks cutlery shoppe for another great knife. The Para 3 is my perfect EDC!

  • 5
    Cutlery shoppe CTS-XHP para 3 DLC

    Posted by Wr426F on Nov 26th 2018

    Thank you CutleryShoppe for this awesome exclusive! Centering is perfect and fit and finish is on par with other Spyderco offerings! Love the colors of this user...