Asheville Steel Paragon PARA-XD-CP Black OTF Automatic Knife (3.625" Satin)

MSRP: $250.00
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Item #BHQ-22255


  • Overall Length:8.75"
  • Blade Length:3.625"
  • Cutting Edge:3.50"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S30V
  • Blade Style:Clip Point
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:5.25"
  • Handle Thickness:0.51"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:4.25 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Down
  • Knife Type:Single-Action OTF Automatic
  • Opener:Push Button
  • Brand:Paragon
  • Model:PARA-X
  • Model Number:PARA-XD-CP-BLK-S
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife


This PARA-XD features a satin finished S30V stainless steel clip point blade with a plain primary cutting edge, sharpened clip, and serrated spine. The handle is black anodized 6061-T6 aluminum with tactical black hardware.

The Paragon PARA-X OTF knife is the next generation of the ATKO-10. This Asheville Steel automatic is a single action out-the-front knife, just push the button and the blade fires out the front of the handle. To close the blade just press the button and use the retracing lever to pull the blade back in. The PARA-X has a sliding safety under the firing button and a pocket clip for easy tip-down carry. Made in the USA and new in box.


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Nice Knife but Tough Steel to Work With
Michael P.
Overall a nice knife for general use. It has an open side so you can blow out debris and it is easily cleaned overall. I am always reluctant to use a sealed DA OTF knife for general utility stuff as too much crap can get inside. This will definitely be a good general utility knife for me around the house and garage.

Cons: mine came relatively dull and the S30V heat treatment is rather aggressive. The first thing I do with a new knife is either re-profile or sharpen it to my liking. I put a 20 degree bevel on the blade. I have worked with a lot of tough steels but this ranks up there in terms of hardness. Based on effort and time, the steel is likely hardened to around .61-62. It took considerable effort to re-profile and I went through an extra coarse diamond stone in the process. Never had that happen before. .Part of it I think is simply the stock thickness and aggressive saber grind that starts quite low. It was just too dull out of the box for my liking. It also came with a very obtuse grind, which I never understood with premium steels as you can have an acute edge and still retain a good edge over time. Once this is resolved, its a nice knife, however, and worth the price.