Para 3 Lightweight Blue

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Spyderco’s best-selling Para 3 folding knife distilled all the key qualities of their time-tested Para Military™ 2 model into an ultra-compact, carry-friendly format. Now this groundbreaking design takes another quantum leap forward by incorporating injection-molded fiberglass-reinforced-nylon (FRN) scales and a streamlined version of Spyderco’s Compression Lock® mechanism to create the Para 3 Lightweight.

Almost 30 percent lighter than its G-10-handled counterparts, the Para 3 Lightweight boasts linerless, open-backed construction and Spyderco’s high-traction Bi-Directional Texture™ pattern for a secure grip. A stainless steel lock bar inset into the handle’s interior forms the foundation of its sturdy lock mechanism, while keeping the overall weight to an absolute minimum. The knife’s full-flat-ground blade is crafted from CTS® BD1N, a nitrogen-enriched high-carbon chromium steel that offers a superior balance of hardness, edge retention, and corrosion resistance.

This PlainEdge™ blade features a fully accessible Trademark Round Hole™ for quick, one-handed opening with either hand. A generously sized lanyard hole and a reversible deep-pocket wire clip round out its impressive features, providing discreet left or right-side tip-up carry and allowing the easy attachment of fobs or lanyards.


  • Material: CTSBD1N
  • Blade Length:  7.4cm/ 2.9 inch 
  • Overall Length: 18.3cm/7.21 inch
  • Closed Length: 11cm/ 4.29 inch
  • Thickness: 3.7mm/.145 inch
  • Weight: 68gm/2.4 oz
  • Lock Type: Compression 
  • Clip Orientation: Ambi., Tip Up
  • Grind: Full Flat
  • Rockwell Hardness Scale: HRC 60
  • Knife Type: Pocket Folder
  • Stainless: Yes
  • Handle: FRN
  • Edge Angle: 50:50 Double Edge
  • Origin: Sryderco, Golden, Colorado, USA