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Possiblities for Customizing Para 3

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Bufo The Frog, Mar 16, 2019.

  1. Bufo The Frog

    Bufo The Frog Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2019
    I am looking at customizing my Spyderco Para 3 and need some advice. I am fairly new to the customization scene so I am not entirely sure what I can do on my own, or should purchase from someone else (who really knows what they are doing). I have access to a tumbler/motor vibrator which I could maybe use to stonewash the blade? I don't have the media/ferric chloride so that would cost me ~$30-40 to purchase. Would it be worth spending that much if this is a one time use, or would a service be cheaper?
    I am looking to do these customizations to my Para 3:
    - OD green micarta scales (I am a fan of these https://g10.lt/?p=6475, with this I am mostly curious as to options for custom scales, something like this, but with lanyard hole. I personally like the flag accent)
    - Acid stonewash blade and Lynch NW deep carry clip (Any recommendations for people who would do this? Also people that have a LNW clip with the special dark finish, would you say its similar to an acid stonewash?) Pretty good example of what i'm looking at doing: https://imgur.com/a/L7XeffL
    - Bronze anodized hardware (2x pivot screw, 2x scale screws, 3x clip screws, lanyard tube, back spacer, and stop pin) I am not even sure if its really possible/recommended, but anodizing/acid stonewashing the liners? Do people sell these in sets, or could I possibly get my existing hardware anodized bronze?
    - Recommendations for lanyard color and bead (acid stonewash finish) Also, does a regular LNW Spyderco clip interfere so much with the tube that the Para 3 version is necessary to use a lanyard? I personally prefer the symmetry of the regular clip over the Para 3 version.
    I apologize if this is quite a bit that I am asking, but if you can help me in any way I would greatly appreciate it! I am new here and if this is not an appropriate forum to post on I would appreciate if you could tell me where, thanks!

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