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Pic request -|::|- Original Paramilitary 1 with Para 3

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Fred Sanford, May 18, 2019.

  1. Fred Sanford

    Fred Sanford Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2006
    I believe they are close to the same size and was just really wanting to see a pic of a new Para 3 along with the original Spyderco Paramilitary.

    Thanks much.

    I actually wish I had kept at least 1 original Paramilitary for comparison. ;)
     
  2. drfoil

    drfoil Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 24, 2007
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  3. drfoil

    drfoil Gold Member Gold Member

    83
    Jan 24, 2007
    Para 2, 1 and 3
     
  4. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Gold Member Gold Member

    654
    Jun 14, 2015
    I cant see the pic
     
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  5. Soulrack223

    Soulrack223 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 8, 2007
    If a pic isn't posted by this evening I will put one up. I only have a Para 3 with me at work. ;)
     
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  6. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    859
    Mar 3, 2015
    @drfoil the pics aren't showing up......
     
  7. sgt1372

    sgt1372 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 16, 2018
    The 1 is larger than the 3 and smaller than the 2. I actually like the 1 the best. Have a pair of them, plain and serrated. Will post pics if no one else does 1st.
     
  8. Filoso

    Filoso Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 22, 2013
    As @sgt1372 has mentioned above the Para 3 is smaller than the 1. Here is a quick photo for comparison...
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  9. Fred Sanford

    Fred Sanford Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2006
    Thanks Filoso. Exactly what I was looking for. :)

    I appreciate the effort drfoil. Still can't see anything.
     
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  10. Soulrack223

    Soulrack223 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 8, 2007
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  11. Soulrack223

    Soulrack223 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 8, 2007
    As you can see in my final pic, the Paramilitary 1 did not maximize handle to blade ratio. That was the/my biggest gripe about it but it was still my favorite pocket knife until the Paramilitary 2 came out. Para 3 is ok IMO.
     
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  12. Fred Sanford

    Fred Sanford Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2006
    Soulrack, thanks bro. Great pics. I love the jimping on the original Paramilitary (shown in your spine shot of the serrated one). Best jimping IMO. ;)
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2019
  13. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    859
    Mar 3, 2015
    Thanks for the pics!
     
  14. bearfacedkiller

    bearfacedkiller Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2014
    The biggest difference besides size was that the Para1 did not use a detent ball but rather a detent ramp. It was also right hand tip down only and used a clip like the Military.

    Also, they didn’t all have the coarse jimping. This is the CPM-D2 Para1 sprint.

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  15. Colorodo

    Colorodo Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2014
    Very cool a mini military.
     
  16. Fred Sanford

    Fred Sanford Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2006
    Correct. I've owned and taken apart a bunch of Paramilitary 1's. I just don't have any left. Only the early ones had that coarse larger jimping. I preferred it. I also never had a problem with the lockbar/ramp detent. I thought it was just fine.

    :) Great pics.
     

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