Spyderco Para 3 Lightweight Signature Pocket Knife Review
The Spyderco Para 3 Lightweight C223PBK FRN CTS-BD1N is a popular modification of the Spyderco Para 3. The Para 3 traces its history all the way back to 2004 to the introduction of the Para Military design. This model is the lightweight variant of the Para 3 model. This knife comes in at a scant 2.6 Ounces (70 grams), living up to the expectations set by its moniker. As a result, it is one of the more lightweight everyday carry pocket knives available on the market today. The overall length of the knife is 7.21 Inches.
In spite of this, the knife is just as durable as the variant that is made of G10. Other Spyderco knives have already familiarized us with handle scales composed of FRN material. So, we also know that the handle scales are good. And yet, these FRN scales are different. For example, the pattern on the handle is a bit flatter. Because of this, the handle is only 11 millimeters thick. This knife will take up so little room in your pocket that you will not even realize it is there.
The thumbhole on the Spyderco Para 3 Lightweight may be utilized to open the knife in the same manner as the thumbhole on any other Spyderco knife. If you ask us, this is one of the easiest ways to open a knife. When open, the blade is secured by Spyderco’s Compression Lock. This is a very strong lock that you operate on the back of the handle. Closing the knife is as easy as opening the knife.
Safe handling is ensured with the rippling at the end of the blade. The knife features a Tip-up left and right clip option. Your thumb will stay secure on it while using the knife. You can choose how to carry your knife by simply mounting the clip according to your needs.
The Spyderco Para 3 Lightweight Blade
Only the best will do. For the construction of the 2.92 inches (7.42 cm) blade, Spyderco opted for CTS-BD1N steel. The quality of this steel is above average. It is a nitrogen-enriched high-carbon chromium steel. In a nutshell, you get a stainless steel blade that is simple to sharpen on your own. In addition to this, it is quite sturdy and keeps its edge exceptionally well. Spyderco used excellent quality steel for an everyday carry application.
The Spyderco Para 3 Lightweight is one of the finest everyday carry (EDC) knives. It is a pocket knife that should be a part of any collection and is suitable for anyone who uses it.
All Spyderco knives come with a warranty that covers the owner of the knife for the life of the product.
Spyderco, Inc. conducts its business in an honest, fair, and proper manner. Spyderco products are designed and built for use as cutting and sharpening tools. Use of our products outside the scope of their intended purpose is considered abuse and is not covered by warranty. Like all tools, Spyderco knives require proper maintenance to function properly and are subject to normal wear and tear. Knives and other products put to hard use for extended periods of time may eventually reach the end of their service life and should be retired from use and replaced.From the Spyderco Web Site
The Spyderco Para 3 Lightweight is made in the USA. If you are looking for more knives made in the USA, please take a look at our Best Pocket Knives Made in the USA page!