The Spyderco Para 3 Lightweight C223PBK:
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.
This groundbreaking design takes another quantum leap forward by incorporating injection-molded fiberglass-reinforced-nylon (FRN) scales and a streamlined version of
Spyderco’s Compression Lock mechanism to create the Para 3 Lightweight.
The knife’s full-flat-ground blade is crafted from CTS BD1N, nitrogen-enriched high-carbon chromium steel that offers a superior balance of hardness, edge retention,
and corrosion resistance. 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. A stainless steel lock bar insert into the handle’s interior forms the foundation of its sturdy lock
mechanism while keeping the overall weight to an absolute minimum.
Available with a choice of PlainEdge or fully serrated SpyderEdge cutting edges, the blade features a fully accessible Trademark Round Hole for quick,
one-handed opening with either hand. A generously sized lanyard hole and a reversible deep-pocket wire clip round out its impressive features, providing
discreet left or right-side tip-up carry and allowing the easy attachment of fobs or lanyards.