Spyderco M4 Para 3 Knife Natural G-10 (3" Black) C223GM4PBK Exclusive

This Blade HQ Exclusive Spyderco M4 Paramilitary 3 features a black clip point blade and a natural G-10 handle.

  • Black-finished clip point blade made from CPM M4 steel.
  • Ambidextrous thumb hole opener.
  • Textured natural G-10 handle scales.
  • Secure compression locking system.
  • Four-position reversible pocket clip.


The Para 3 C223GM4PBK is a Blade HQ Exclusive folder that features a textured natural G-10 handle and a black finished M4 steel blade with a plain edge.

Spyderco's Para 3 folding knife is a more compact version of their immensely popular Paramilitary 2 folder. It features the high-strength Compression Lock, stainless steel liners, and a full-flat ground 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.

Item #BHQ-71565
MSRP: $224.95
Our Price: $154.95
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  • Overall Length: 7.27"
  • Blade Length: 3.00"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.15"
  • Blade Material: CPM M4
  • Blade Style: Clip Point
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Finish: Black
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 4.27"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.45"
  • Handle Material: G-10
  • Color: Jade
  • Frame/Liner: Steel
  • Weight: 3.40 oz.
  • User: Right Hand, Left 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: C223GM4PBK
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

Customer Reviews

My Favorite Para 3
Harold L. on Dec 12, 2022

I daily a s30v Para 3 but this Natural G10 with M4 is so good looking I can't stop using it. Please bring this knife back for one more tour! I will buy another one for sure.

Boss hog
jon l. on Mar 14, 2019

Takes a beating! Dlc coating helps prevent most moisture from patina-ing the blade or rusting! Very sharp

Excellent knife
Joseph H. on Feb 22, 2019

Coating is pretty tough. Mine still looks new.

My new EDC
Lucas D. on Oct 15, 2018

I was so excited for this knife that I bought it the minute it was released on the website. I was sitting at work refreshing the page every 30 seconds. Now it sits in my pocket everyday. The M4 holds an edge like no other and I have yet to need to sharpen it. I thought the 3in blade would be a little too small for my large hands, but it feels like it was meant to be there. Only complaint was that I had to sand down the G-10 under the pocket clip because it was to rough and began tearing my jeans pocket.

Amazing aesthetics
Landon B. on Oct 13, 2018

A plain Jane para S30V is my daily carry but had to get one of these because I love the contrast of the DLC on the natural G10. I'm sure in function it's just as good if not better than my S30V version but can't bring myself to put this to hard use yet because it looks so good. Definitely one of my favorite knives.

Impressive little para 3
Esteban o. on Oct 13, 2018

After already owning 5 para 2 I finally got this para 3, let me tell you the difrence in size compare to the para 2 does not hinder anything from it. gets all jobs done. awesome and smooth deplointment just a great spyderco I’m impress as always” to all paramilitary 2 owners that don’t own a para 3 “ BELIVE ME ITS A MUST”

Very Nice Knife!
Garrison L. on Oct 12, 2018

The Para 3 is a perfect knife for those who have smaller hands and/or don't like how big the Paramilitary 2 is. Also, CPM-M4 is basically the best steel on the market right know. The combination of these two into a model creates a very ergonomic and compact knife that is legal in most states, which also has a tough steel that has great edge retention.

Best of the best
Al G. on Oct 12, 2018

I bought this knife and now I am addicted the para three is a great name the Blade HQ exclusive is probably my favorite the M4 steel is more than you’ll ever need in the ergonomics absolutely superb it is a fun knife to use play with I recommend this knife to anyone that wants a beautiful edge holding goddess that likes to play with their names in the put them to use

Mine doesn't look like this
Jeremy R. on Oct 12, 2018

I was originally not interested in a Para 3 when they first came out. Then I went to a gun show and saw one in a case. As soon as I gripped the knife I was hooked. I got in on the DLC coated PM2 in M4 and the satin finished Para 3. I died the scales on the Para 3s. The satin Para 3 now has midnight blue scales and the DLC coated Para 3 has black scales. I also have deep carry clips on all of my PM2s and Para 3s. Awesome blades with better ergos.

Awesome knife
Joffre M. on Aug 11, 2018

Great shape, color, and material. I love it.

Digging this one!
David R. on Aug 3, 2018

I originally tried for the first m4 natural g10 in satin but was too late. So when I saw this was being released and got it- glad I got it! Love the black and natural g10! This is my first para 3 -I have the paramilitary 2 but I'm actually enjoying the feel of the 3 more. Great knife - couldn't be more pleased

Sweet knife
Corey B. on Aug 3, 2018

This is my first spyderco knife and man it looks even better in person blade is perfect and very sharp, it’s a little tight and won’t quite flick out but I’m fine with that. I want to put this one away in the safe but it’s gonna be hard too not carry this baby!

There'll never be another one like it
David K. on Aug 2, 2018

I know when I saw the satin M4 Para 3 that I had to wait until the DLC one came out. I'm glad I did. The centering is about 99%, but the blade doesn't seem to be rubbing against the liners which is important or I'd return it and get another one. When opening, it has that notorious and satisfying "click" that only a compression lock gives. I love the blade pivot screws and clip to compliment the blade. The jade/natural G10 handles feel wonderful in hand, along with the superb jimping that only Spyderco does. From what I've read, this is one of the most advanced steels on the market today. Some say it rusts? Well so does 1095 high carbon yet it's a winning steel nonetheless. Let me tell everyone something. There is no perfect steel. Every one has it's rightful place to serve a specific purpose.

Amazing Knife Much Better Than The Pm2!
Ryan S. on Aug 2, 2018

This knife is awesome, if you like the Pm2 but prefer a smaller blade this is the knife for you. M4 is an awesome steel, and covered in DLC it's even better. You can't go wrong, the handle is also super sexy. Jade G10 is amazing.

Little too nice...
Luke F. on Aug 2, 2018

I bought this to be a gift for a friend. I may have to keep looking for that gift... SUCH a cool knife with the natural (aggressive) G-10 handle and DLC coated blade. Smooth and sleek, perfect for an EDC that people would love to check out. Absolutely recommend for anyone

Another great blade by Spyderco.
David H. on Aug 2, 2018

I have expanded my M4/natural G10 collectionwith the Para3. Love the feel of this knife even though I have slightly larger than average hands. Fit and finish is superb as usual for Spyderco. Razor sharp right outta the box with a very even grind, blade center is spot on and super smooth. Lightning fast with the spydie flick opening method and the compression lock is great as well. Nice job Blade HQ on a quick hassle free delivery!

Awesome EDC
Bob C. on Aug 1, 2018

This knife is great. I love the size and feel of the knife. The M4 blade is really nice and not too hard to sharpen. The natural g10 and black coating looks amazing. This is a really well build knife that is great for the price.

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