Spyderco’s Para 3 C223GP has a clip point CPM-S45V steel blade. The handle has steel liners with textured black G-10 scales. In addition, the Para 3 comes with a reversible pocket clip for easy carry. C223GP Para 3 – The Para 3 takes all the proven features and benefits of Spyderco’s best-selling Para Military 2 and distills them into an even more compact all-purpose cutting tool. Its three-inch blade is precision machined from premium CPM S45VN particle metallurgy stainless steel features a full-flat grind for a superior balance of strength, point utility, and low-friction cutting performance. In addition, it 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 handle’s spine, 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.