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Para 3 in December CONFIRMED!

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by kniferbro, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. Jerame

    Jerame

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    Jun 8, 2015
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  2. Mick_1KRR

    Mick_1KRR

    May 1, 2016
    Thanks for pics. Really don't know how i feel about this one....
     
  3. bflying

    bflying Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    Ok, those pics make me want one even more. P3 and a Sage5 would be a great combo.



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  4. jd_elam

    jd_elam Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2006
    Great pictures, thanks!
     
  5. Brusiedmeat

    Brusiedmeat Gold Member Gold Member

    847
    Oct 1, 2015
    How is the compression lock? I recall my sage 5 being on the stiffer side due to the lock bar being shorter. The pm3 exhibit same? Looks so similar in size.
     
  6. cchu518

    cchu518 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    Too small, a pass for me. The pm2 was already a perfect knife.
     
  7. Jerame

    Jerame

    19
    Jun 8, 2015
    The lock is almost identical to the PM2. It's still new, but I can't really feel a difference. Maybe a tad stiffer, but it's sooooo close that it's hard to tell. I don't have a Sage 5, so I can't compare the two.
     
  8. Jerame

    Jerame

    19
    Jun 8, 2015
    It is small, but I think that was the point. It handles like a smaller EDC, but it's got the guts to handle the harder use tasks as well. For me, it's a nice option between my Dragonfly and PM2. I was worried about the ergos because I have meaty bricklayer mits, but that was put to rest instantly when I grabbed hold of it. Spyderco did a fantastic job on this knife.
     
  9. ASBOB

    ASBOB Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 8, 2008
    A question: the Para 2 was always touted as having great ergos; it is well balanced and designed, a deligiht to use, according to reports.

    I have small hands, so it was always too big for me. Does this smaller version exhibit the same qualities, in your opinion?
     
  10. Brusiedmeat

    Brusiedmeat Gold Member Gold Member

    847
    Oct 1, 2015
    Thanks for the feedback.
     
  11. Jerame

    Jerame

    19
    Jun 8, 2015
    My pleasure.
     
  12. Jerame

    Jerame

    19
    Jun 8, 2015
    I would guess that this knife will fit you perfectly.
     
  13. bigolegator

    bigolegator Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2014
    Thanks for the info...waiting patiently for mine to be shipped...maybe not that patiently :rolleyes:
     
  14. Scooter70

    Scooter70 Gold Member Gold Member

    82
    May 5, 2015
    Same here. Wife pre-ordered one for me for Christmas. Now that others are getting theirs I want mine.
     
  15. bigolegator

    bigolegator Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2014
    I'm in the same boat my friend!
     
  16. alinla

    alinla

    196
    Feb 23, 2016
    So I adjusted the pivot by a smidge and the blade falls easily fully into the handle when you press the lock release. Before it was as erect as a flag pole while pressing the release and if you flicked it, it would only partially close.

    As a result, I've noticed the detent is rather light, or more specifically, its more light that the Sage 5 I have on hand. Opening is not difficult but it's not as easy as the Sage.

    I have a black pocket clip on the way so it'll be all set soon.

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  17. mjpgolf1

    mjpgolf1

    448
    Feb 4, 2016
    The light detent on my Sage 5 was one of the reasons it went on to a new home. It would flick open alright, but it just never felt right to me and I wasn't able to find that balance between the knife being too stiff to close one handed and too light with too much blade play and the detent being way too light.
     
  18. `br4dz-

    `br4dz- Gold Member Gold Member

    946
    Jan 18, 2016
    Huge PM2 fan, but this Para 3 may be my favorite for actual use, just a much more practical size for me. I still love my PM2's, but normal EDC work seems like it'll be much easier with the Para 3. Stupid smooth, superb action, fit and finish is some of the best I've seen from their Golden factory, just awesome. Can't wait for some sprint runs, here's to hoping they make an M390!

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  19. wiredbeans

    wiredbeans

    898
    Apr 5, 2015
    I'm sure there will be dealer exclusive galore in the near future with Para3 now the the mold and tooling are perfected.


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  20. alinla

    alinla

    196
    Feb 23, 2016
    I'm in for a M390 version.


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