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C223GPODFDE River's Edge Cutlery Exclusive Para™ 3
We wanted to do something different with the awesome Para 3. We are all outdoors men 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 coatings. PVD 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 over sized 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
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!