Review Subject Required. CPM S35VN Steel Review Chris Reeve Knives PacificWhen Crucible Industries introduced its CPM S30V steel, blade-smiths and knife-lovers alike fell in love with it; the quality wear resistance, toughness, and machinability offered by the steel was equal to none other. Be warned: This can be a problem for some because the handle is so small that it’s almost impossible to get more than a 3 finger grip on it. The total package weighs 3.75 inches. Honestly, Spyderco hamstrung this design by making too much like the PM2. Because, at Spyderco, they practice the principle of C.Q.I. That might mean that it is not named after the PM2, which could cost it sales, but it would be a better knife in that instance. By design, it has to be on the spine of the knife and that means it will come in contact with your hand. For so long the Taichung Spydercos were the best knives the Spider produced. It’s lightweight, highly functional, and embodies many of things we love about Spyderco knives. The Spyderco C223GPBN is a limited version of the popular Para 3 EDC that features a 3.0 inch blade made of premium CPM S35VN stainless steel, .15 inches thick, with a satin finish, a full flat grind, a notched choil and thumb ramp for secure grip, and a large Spyderco Trademark Round Hole for ambidextrous one hand opening. The blade:weight is 1. Title: Para # 03 (pdf) Author: Subject: Al-Qur'an Indo-Pak Style Created Date: 5/11/2004 6:02:14 PM The knife itself weighs 3.4 oz, making this one of the lightest knives in its class. Thanks to ShavedAlpaca, giorgi chubinidze, and Сергей Якунин for becoming Knife Steel Nerds Patreon supporters!. The Para-Military 2 folding combat knife in Earth Brown G10 handles and Crucible Industries S35VN steel (C81GPBN2)! If the PM2 is the splendid downtown space designed by Frederick Law Olmstead the Para3 is the neighborhood closer to the blighted section of town (how is that for an urban architecture reference?). This unique expression of the Spyderco Para 3 was produced exclusively for Sportsman's Supply, Inc. (one of the knife Distributors of ours) Its one-of-a-kind configuration combines a satin finish blade and handle hardware with Earth Brown G-10 handle scales. It allows for a less bulky knife that is easy to transport and has the same cutting performance. TWISTED SISAL MERCH - THANKS TO MISHEARDKNIFEREVIEWS: Remember to subscribe for more lunacy - hit the bell etc! Because of the nested liners, it is quite thin yet surprisingly rigid. It features the same high-strength Compression Lock, textured G … new condition, unused. Spyderco Para 3 Lightweight Review – Final Thoughts. The Spyderco Paramilitary 2 is one of the best designed production or custom knives of the past 20 years. It is smaller and narrower than the Para 2. Blade:handle is a mediocre .70 (though the PM2 is also mediocre on this front as the handle is purposely bigger than the blade). It was a knife with a thick blade and thin edge. This expression of the Para 3 combines all the defining qualities of this best-in-class folding knife design with the extreme edge retention and toughness of Maxamet blade steel. Ben Schwartz and I had a good conversation on one of the episodes of GGL that he was on about how long in the tooth that design is, and yet, in many ways I prefer the Delica to the Para3. SKU: C223GPBN UPC: 716104012473. 10 years ago this would have been one of the best knives out there. Ergonomics of the Para 3. The Para3 is a good knife, but not a great knife. Product Description. Spyderco Para 3 Earth Brown s35VN C223GPBN Knife - SPRINT RUN MSRP: $229.95 $149.97 Product Reviews 5 based on 1 review. I’m sure many readers are looking for a size comparison between the Para 2 and Para 3. Contact Us. In a world with that knife, a $120 S30V knife, even one made in the US is a little silly.