Spyderco Para 3 Compression Lock Knife Black (3" Satin) C223GP Paramilitary 3

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Spyderco Para 3 Compression Lock Knife Black (3" Satin) C223GP Paramilitary 3
MSRP: $199.95
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Item #BHQ-50648


  • Overall Length:7.27"
  • Blade Length:3.00"
  • Blade Thickness:0.15"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S30V
  • Blade Style:Clip Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.27"
  • Handle Thickness:0.45"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:3.00 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up, Tip-Down
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Hole
  • Lock Type:Compression Lock
  • Brand:Spyderco
  • Model:Para 3, Paramilitary 3, Para3, PM3
  • Model Number:C223GP
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


The Para 3 is a more compact version of Spyderco's immensely popular Paramilitary 2. It features the same high-strength Compression Lock, textured G-10 scales, and a scaled-down, full-flat ground CPM-S30V blade. This is another solid design from Spyderco that's sure to please those who love the PM2, but prefer shorter blades or live in areas with blade-length restrictions.

  • CPM-S30V blade offers exceptional cutting power and edge retention.
  • Ergonomic textured G-10 handle offers heightened comfort and grip strength.
  • Four-position pocket clip and a lanyard hole provides numerous carry options.

Customer Reviews

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Peter G.
The G10 is contoured a bit on the sides so it is more comfortable than the PM2. The only knock is the clip being so far down because of the lanyard hole. Perfect size for my needs.
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Anthony S.
Snagged one of these when you first got them, however brief. Blade to handle ratio is better proportioned than the para 2. Digging this iteration and looking forward to some sprint runs maybe with m390 or something. Thanks bladehq for always having something I want...
The Perfect Knife Mini
Tyler M.
This is everything I love about my PM2s in a much more EDC friendly package. Honesty one of my biggest complaints about the PM2 is the hard edges on the G10 scales and the way they rounded the Para 3s scales is perfect. I don't think the PM2 is large by any stretch of the imagination but this perfect 3 inch blade is perfection. My only complaint is the clip placement because of how much handle sticks out of your pocket. Get the Lynch deep carry clip and that problems taken care of though. If you like the PM2 the Para 3 is a home run and you HAVE to get it.