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To Our Valued Customers,

Any of you who has done business with us before knows who we are, what we are about and how we run our business. We always try to be fair, honest and treat people the way we would want to be treated as a valuable customer.

This Exclusive that we came up with Spyderco has literally put us on the map and has made us feel what it feels like to run with the “big boys”. Please remember, we are a small mom and pop shop. We only have 4 full time employees who run this business. We try to do everything we do to the best of our abilities and we always try to take care of our customers. That being said, we found out the hard way that our simple website is not able to handle “Big, Fast E-Commerce” On any other product , on any other day our website works perfectly, this one item in particular, due to its insane popularity has brought up some issues.

To be completely transparent, Besides our big site crash yesterday, our site also has an issue where there is about a 2-4 minute lag from when a sale happens online to when the item is removed from inventory. So when I put a small batch in stock, we sold almost every one we had in a few minutes. Luckily, we yanked it off the site before we oversold what we physically have. This whole process has been a nightmare and we hope to have a new system in place for the next big exclusive we do. Thank you to all who understand, for those who don't, this is not the way normal transactions with us take place. They are normally fast, easy, smooth and handled with the utmost respect and gratitude. You can ask any of the many happy customers we have out there. We hope you all will give us another chance in the future. 

For those who got an order through, congrats. You will get a shipping confirmation soon. 


C223GPODFDE River's Edge Cutlery Exclusive Para™ 3

We wanted to do something different with the awesome Para 3. We are all outdoorsmen here at Rivers Edge and wanted to create an "Earthy Tone" look, but not be the generic camo that is on so many knives these days. We went with an Olive Drab G10 Handle, Black Hardware and clip. We chose CTS 204P because we are big fans of the steel here and we love the fact that the knife will be 100% American made with American steel. 204P is the kind of steel that retains an amazing edge and can be brought back to "hair popping sharp" with just routine maintenance. Unless the edge is badly damaged, there should not be much actual sharpening. It is classified as a Stainless Steel, so will be corrosion resistant to the Elements. I think this will be a great EDC, with a unique look.

What is PVD ??

Physical vapor deposition (PVD) describes a variety of vacuum deposition methods which can be used to produce thin films and coatingsPVD is characterized by a process in which the material goes from a condensed phase to a vapor phase and then back to a thin film condensed phase. PVD is an environmentally friendly vacuum coating process with no hazardous by products resulting brilliant decorative finishes with excellent wear and corrosion resistance. 

About the Para 3

The Para 3 takes all the proven features and benefits of Spyderco’s best-selling Para Military™2 and distills them into an even more compact all-purpose cutting tool. Its three-inch blade is precision machined from premium CPM® S30V® particle metallurgy stainless steel and features a full-flat grind for a superior balance of strength, point utility, and low-friction cutting performance. It includes a textured index-finger choil and thumb ramp that provide a solid purchase for a forward grip and offer enhanced control during precise cutting tasks. The blade’s signature Trademark Round Hole™ clearly brands it as a member of the Spyderco family and is fully accessible to allow quick, positive, one-handed opening with either hand.

To keep the Para 3 slim and pocket friendly, it features a lightweight, open-backed construction style and its stainless steel liners are nested into machined recesses in the textured G-10 scales. This reduces the handle thickness and provides excellent structural support for the knife’s patented Compression Lock™. Located in the spine of the handle, this high-strength mechanism locks the blade securely open during use, yet allows it to be closed easily and safely with only one hand. A four-position hourglass clip and an oversized lined lanyard hole complete the design, offering ambidextrous tip-up or tip-down carry and allowing the easy attachment of fobs and lanyards.

Ounce for once one of the most capable folding knives ever made, the Para 3 is destined to be a classic.

Overall Length 7.24" (184 mm)

Blade Length 2.95" (75 mm )

Steel CTS 204P

Steel Coating FDE (Flat Dark Earth) PVD

Closed Length 4.29" (109 mm)

Edge Length 2.62" (67 mm )

Weight 3.5 oz

Blade Thickness 0.145" (3.8 mm)

Handle Olive Drab G-10

Clip Position Ambi

Tip Carry Position Tip-Up/Down

Lock Type Compression

Grind Full-Flat

Origin United States

Rivers Edge Cutlery Exclusive

For over a year, Rivers Edge has been working with Spyderco Knives on an Exclusive version of the popular Para 3 model.  


UPDATE #1 Released 6/29/18  The Handle Color is released!

Olive Drab G10 / Black Hardware & Clip



UPDATE #2 Released 7/5/18  The Blade Finish and color is released!

Flat Dark Earth PVD Coated Blade



UPDATE #3 Released 7/6/18  The Blade steel is revealed!