Inspired by the best-selling Para Military™ 2, the Para 3 is a compact, easy-to-carry folding knife that offers full-service cutting performance. Rapidly becoming one of Spyderco’s best-selling folders, it is also attracting the attention of professional end users who want versions optimized for tactical use.
This expression of the Para 3 is specifically designed for applications where light discipline is a concern. Its CPM S45VN™ stainless steel blade is cloaked in a tough, non-reflective Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) coating and its handle features textured G-10 scales with a digital camouflage pattern inspired by the U.S. Army's ARPAT pattern.
All other features are consistent with the standard version of the Para 3, including a full-flat grind for exceptional edge geometry and low-friction cutting performance, a fully accessible Trademark Round Hole™ for swift, ambidextrous, one-handed opening, a high-strength Compression Lock mechanism, and a four-position hourglass clip that supports left or right-side tip-up or tip-down carry. To complement its DLC-coated blade, this knife’s stainless steel liners, handle hardware, and pocket clip also feature low-profile black coatings.
Tip Carry Position