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Paramilitary 3

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by snipa, Jun 7, 2015.

  1. danthaman1980

    danthaman1980 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 23, 2014
    I would LOVE a PM3 in XHP!!!
  2. SpeedHoles


    Jan 18, 2015
    I feel sorry for many of the other current great Spydercos in the 3" category... this PM3 will steal nearly all the glory and maybe a good chunk of those sales as well! :p
  3. Tdhurl1103


    Dec 6, 2012
    Perhaps you are correct. However, the Sage compression lock will be a hit as well.
  4. SidTheMuss


    Dec 23, 2010
    for trade, caly 3 or sage 2 for pm3 ;)
  5. 28gauge

    28gauge Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 5, 2005
    I'd definitely like a scaled down para-2; perhaps a 3 inch blade. I'd like it exactly as is with one exception. I'd prefer full liners to the edge, similar to the Manix 2. I'd prefer full liners on the existing model as well.
  6. floridaclipper


    Dec 17, 2013
    No eta but she did say this is the direction they are going. The selling points for me were the CF which I hope will offer some great steel options. The other was the ease with which I could open it. Some of the tools could be opened by pinching with the spyderco hole. This is a much more friendly option for me (female with long nails). I would imagine that an individual with tired hands from working or medical issues will appreciate this as well. I plan on owning this and the PM3 as soon as they are available.

    Sorry no pics from that case but I did obtain this one for those individuals with larger hands :)

    Last edited: Jun 14, 2015
  7. FDE

    FDE Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2012
    ^ these two should be a hit with the crowd that keeps asking for bigger and bigger knives. I for one use and carry my knives so I am super stoked about the PM3 that I've been nagging Sal for the last couple years!
  8. FDE

    FDE Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2012
    I'm curious, why the preference for full vs nested liners. Would you want the aggressive jimping on the liners as the Manix 2 has? Nested liners require much more machining than "full" liners, produce a thinner more pocketable handle, and IMO look better vs the roughly finished exterior of the Manix 2 liners. Frankly they are a significant part of why I love the PM2.
  9. Dudelepowski


    Jun 26, 2012
    Any news on this blade? I haven't seen it discussed in months.
  10. Sal Glesser

    Sal Glesser Moderator Moderator

    Dec 27, 1998
    All I can say is I've got one and Eric has one that we carry often. They are being engineered for production in Golden. They make a very nice EDC. We don't have a name for it yet.

  11. snipa


    Aug 30, 2013
    Sweet good news! Any word on blade steel or handle material/color?
  12. Kyle_4


    Mar 21, 2013
    Would be cool to see a 3.25" blade, seems every company goes 3" or 3.5" and misses that sweet spot.
  13. neffarious

    neffarious Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 23, 2012
    3 inches is the sweet spot for lots of carry laws
  14. Kyle_4


    Mar 21, 2013
    That sucks...my advice is to move lol
  15. Davidfs


    Jun 1, 2014
    Wait, at first I thought you meant the PM3, but not having a name implies you are referring to the multitool, either way I'm super stoked, those will both be things I'm getting once they drop!
  16. TheOutdoorNerd


    Oct 30, 2015
    Not sure I would EDC something the size of a leaf blower, but it would look nice on the wall!

    The PM3 or whatever its real name is sounds nice. I thought the PM2 would be way too big for me, but I've been carrying a Manix, so a PM2 is probably inevitable.

    Either way a Hobbit sized PM2 sounds like a winner.
  17. Beckerhead83


    Nov 1, 2011
    Im hoping for a Military 2 just like the Para 2 but bigger and in XHP and a slightly tougher tip wouln't hurt being a "military"ish knife
  18. Davidfs


    Jun 1, 2014
    Isn't XHP a Taichung steel?
  19. neffarious

    neffarious Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 23, 2012
    No. Its American steel.
  20. Fanglekai


    Jan 7, 2007
    It's made by Carpenter in the US.

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