Get this knife with CMP S30V Steel, you wont regret it over the CTS BD1N that comes with the Para 3 lightweight version. Spyderco Para3 Lightweight Review. But then again the GB1 is my favourite of all folding knives and never cared for the PM2s until the M4 versions. Maybe I'm missing something here but I think the Para 3 lightweight lost the war before it even began. 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. Spyderco Para 3 Lightweight Signature Folding Knife with 2.92" Stainless Steel Blade and Durable FRN Handle - PlainEdge Grind - C223PBK 4.7 out of 5 stars 246 $98.00 $ 98 . (You can buy aftermarket clips that help with this though.) 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. The result is the Para 3. The Benchmade Bugout has sat atop the throne for a couple of years now, but does the Spyderco Para 3 Lightweight have what it takes to conquer the mountain and stake its claim as the best one? I love my Para 3 LW, and it's actually been giving my Bugout a run for pocket time. 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. Silent H likes this. Nicht Para Military 3, sondern Para 3 heißt das neue Messer mit der SKU C223. This Para 3 Lightweight model has a black FRN handle and a satin finished blade with a plain edge. Jim I prefer the lightweight para 3. 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. On the Delica you can comfortably use the whole length of the handle. Its always hard to buck popular opinion and my original Para3 was doing just that—giving Spyderco’s most popular new release in years a less than glowing review. Die Länge der Klinge ist von 8,1 Zentimeter auf etwa 7,6 Zentimeter geschrumpft. 00 ($38.28/oz) Spyderco missed the mark prioritizing the large lanyard tube over clip placement on the para 3 but they corrected they with the lightweight model. Top. The stock clip placement is aweful as well and causes a lot of the handle to stick out of your pocket. That said; the build quality, feel and action on the Para … I would love to see an LC200N version of the Para 3. The Para 3 Lightweight takes the concept of the original Para 3 to a whole new level. Bugout. 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 already has a lot of fans. It is smaller and narrower than the Para 2. 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. Top. The lightweight shaves almost 30% of the weight from the G-10 Para 3 while providing excellent edge retension with the upgrade M390 blade. I feel like the PM2 is the perfect size between the Military and Para 3. The scales are formed with Spyderco's Bi-Directional texturing for a … 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 Jacob H. 04-24-2020. The handle is made from textured injection-molded FRN and is set for ambidextrous tip-up carry. 0. The bulk isn’t much of a difference than the PM2 so I’d rather just carry a PM2. H. Clay Aalders. Like its bigger brother, the Para 3 has the Compression Lock, textured G-10 scales, and a full-flat ground blade. bouhunter Member Posts: 337 Joined: Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:48 pm. 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. Of all the things I've lost I miss my mind the most! SSSSS. I knew this was gonna be the perfect knife before i bought it. small enough to edc but big enough to go to work. The Blade. Most of the real differences are in the handle, but the profile of the blade itself is pretty much identical. The Para 3 has a blade length of just about 3”, with a cutting edge of 2 5/8”, an overall length of 7 1/8”, and a weight of 3.37 oz. SSSSS. The Para 3 and Native 5 are currently two of my favorite EDC knives. Spyderco Para 3 Lightweight Signature Folding Knife with 2.92" Stainless Steel Blade and Durable FRN Handle - PlainEdge - C223PBK 4.7 out of 5 stars 300 $98.00 $ 98 . Funny as I enjoy the weight of the Para 3 g10 compared to a Delica. Probably will pass on the lightweight Para 3 I prefer the Native 5 LW over the Para 3. The Para 3 Lightweight is a slimmed down version of the G10 Para 3 we reviewed in 2018 which I wasn’t exactly in love with. That means it sports the same uber-practical 3” clip point blade shape as the original model. 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. It did not put me in good stead in the IKC. But, I think you'll love the Para 3, it's just so great with that amazing wire clip. 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. As the original was a smaller, lighter version of the popular Paramilitary 2, this model is even lighter. I do notice the worse ergo (for me atleast) and shorter blade length of the Para 3 Perfect knife. I’d say the best comparisons would be Para 3, Delica and Chaparral. The Para 3 has the added bonus of an improved clip. the edge is outstanding. This is thanks not only to the FRN scales but also a linerless open-backed construction that minimizes heavy hardware. The big dogs duke it out again. As the original was a smaller, lighter version of the popular Paramilitary 2, this model is even lighter. It allows for a less bulky knife that is easy to transport and has the same cutting performance. I don’t like the G-10 para 3. I'm very seriously considering the lightweight model when it is fully released, whereas the stock Para 3 isn't that interesting to me. The Para 3 Lightweight is another member of a proud Spyderco family that began with the introduction of the original Military model in 1996. I'll be interested to hear, as people gain more experience using the Lwt version for all kinds of chores, how it performs/compares. 00 ($38.28/oz) The Para 3 Lightweight takes the concept of the original Para 3 to a whole new level. I don’t really notice any benefits of the Para 3 in terms of difference in weight or size in pocket over the PM2. Post by bouhunter » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:51 pm . Buy Spyderco Para 3 Folding Knives, The original design intent of the Paramilitary was to provide the same proven reliability and cutting performance of the Military but in a more compact, easy-to-carry package.
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