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Spyderco Paramilitary 3 C223PBK BD1N Steel Black FRN Handle

Spyderco Paramilitary 3 C223PBK BD1N Steel Black FRN Handle

SKU: C5969Q

Easily one of the most anticipated products in Spyderco's history, the USA-made Para 3 is an offshoot of their immensely popular Paramilitary series of folding knives. This special edition is even more desirable, featuring peel-ply carbon fiber handles and 52100 steel, a forged steel that is only now making its way into the world of modern folding knives.


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 moulded fibreglass 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 liner less, 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.


All of these premium features rest on the popular Para 3 platform. Open-backed construction makes it easy to keep the knife clean and allows access to Spyderco's patented Compression Lock mechanism. Not only is this lock exceptionally strong, it also allows for easy and safe one-handed closing by keeping your hands out of the way of the sharpened edge.


This Para 3's satin blade is easily opened with Spyderco's Trademark Round Hole. This knife is an exceptional slicer thanks to its full flat grind, preferred by many for its cutting efficiency. Thanks to the integrated finger choil that extends usable handle length, another common Spyderco design element, the user can choke up on the blade for fine control and really take advantage of the acute point. A four-position clip, allowing for a multitude of carry options completes this Limited Edition Spyderco Para 3.




  • New condition
  • No marks or blemishes
  • Comes with original box


  • Specification

    Blade Length: 2.92″ (74mm)
    Closed Length: 4.27″ (108mm)
    Overall Length: 7.27″ (184.5mm)
    Cutting Edge: 2.58″ (66mm)
    Blade Thickness: 0.145″ (3.6mm)
    Blade Material: CTS-BD1N
    Blade Finish: Satin
    Handle Material: Black FRN
    Handle Colour: Black
    Locking Mechanism: Compression
    Model Name: Para 3
    Weight: 2.4 oz. (68gr)

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