Spyderco Para 3 Compression Lock Knife Digi Camo G-10 (3" Black) C223GPCMOBK

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MSRP: $244.00
Our Price: $170.80
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  • Overall Length: 7.27"
  • Blade Length: 3.00"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.15"
  • Blade Material: CPM S45VN
  • 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: Green Camo
  • Frame/Liner: Stainless 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: C223GPCMOBK
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

  • Black-finished clip point blade made from CPM S45VN steel.
  • Ambidextrous thumb hole opener.
  • Textured digital camo G-10 handle scales.
  • Secure compression locking system.
  • Four-position reversible pocket clip.


The Spyderco Para 3 pocket knife 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 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.

Customer Reviews

Ben P. on Jan 19, 2018

It's a Para 2 with a more widely legal blade. Love it.

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Nickolas M. on Mar 5, 2019

For anyone wanting a solid E.D.C knife, this is the one for you. Look at those scales, damn, is there even a knife there, with all that camo goodness, better not drop it. That blade, sharper than excalibur, it'll cut you faster than an older brother picking on your new hair cut. Talk about comfort, forget what you know, this para 3, wow oh wow, its like you're not even holding it! No hot spots at all, this is cooler than vanilla ice in the 90s.

Literally my favorite EDC
Gideon C. on Feb 2, 2021

I've had other Spydercos and a few Benchmades along with a slew of others and I've found that I love the full flat grind on the para 3 along with its very ergonomic handle shape my only problem is the pocket clip so I swapped it out with a lynch clip and that made it absolutely perfect If your on the edge of buying a para 3 do it you wont be disappointed.

Reece M. on Oct 11, 2019

Absolutely great quality! I bought the deep carry clip for it and now it's perfect!

Incredible craftsmanship
James Y. on Aug 4, 2020

Absolutely incredible craftsmanship. Fit and finish on this blade cannot be matched. Blade is still perfectly centered after hard use, factory edge is razor sharp, no blade-play whatsoever, and the action is just amazingly smooth. Very easy to disassemble and clean as well. This knife is a steal for its price-point.

Might be my new fav
Adam n. on Jun 15, 2018

I love the compression lock. The knife feels good in hand and is a good size. Will be getting yhe pm2 now

Para 3 Best EDC
Rafael A. on Mar 4, 2019

Great knife also the s30 steel blade is great also the size of the para 3 feels great in the hands, and in pocket you will not be disappointed.

one of my favorites!
Ellie M. on Sep 10, 2020

the handle is great, fits in my hand really well. love the thumb hole for opening knife.. cant wait to find more ways to use this..

Put it through my own test.
Casey C. on Oct 4, 2019

I love this knife. My co workers cant beleve how much the knife cost. They are subject to the flea market/ truck stop knives. So i put it through a few challenges. I stabbed and sliced an aluminum can, cut througt a few coper wires from a ballast, cut card board, and cut zip ties. There after it still sliced papper like nothing. I have med to large hands it fits me perfect. I like to Choke up on the choyle while I am cutting ceiling tiles , The jimping is perfect and egonomic .

Killer EDC
Rebecca H. on Mar 4, 2019

I carry a Para 3 most days. It’s light weight and dose not take up much pocket space. It came razor sharp right out of the box. The size of the Para 3 is also not to intimidating to most. I also recommend picking up a Lynch deep carry clip as well for it as it sits a little high in the pocket normally.

Para 3 - GREAT EDC
William C. on Oct 12, 2018

Great EDC! Light and awesome action. Love the Compression lock! Waiting on a deep carry clip now. Buy this knife - you won’t be disappointed!

My 3rd 3
Brian H. on Aug 29, 2020

The Para3 is by far my favorite edc knife. I appreciate its smaller size. always smooth spydie action. Cool look as well. Highly recommend at least one in your collection.

Spyderco Perfection
Kevin B. on Oct 1, 2019

The para 3 is the perfect size and blade shape. Very nice edc.

Great Knife
Travis F. on Sep 9, 2017

After researching for about a month for a new EDC knife this one seemed to fit the bill. So I bit the bullet and made the purchase. I just received the knife and it was above my expectations. The Spyderco Para knifes are great build quality. The blade is fast to deploy the G10 handles have great texture for a sure grip on the knife and there is no blade movement in either direction when locked open. If you are on the fence about a knife you CAN NOT go wrong with the PARA 3!

Excellent EDC
Bob C. on Jun 10, 2018

Was trying to decide between the PM3 and Sage 5. Decided to go with PM3 and very happy with decision. After reading a bunch of reviews decided I liked the PM2 so much a scaled down version would be perfect! I was right and this is my favorite EDC. Reviews were absolutely right about the clip. The factory clip really is awful so save time and just order deep pocket clip at same time as you make your order. BHQ is great. Received the order 2 days after making purchase..

Very Nice
Robert P. on Jan 19, 2018

Wonderful EDC knife with smooth action. I put a deep carry clip on it and flipped the orientation to tip up.

Eric B. on May 9, 2019

Love the camo look, great purchase very happy

Great EDC Knife
Drake B. on Jul 31, 2019

I have always been a huge fan of the spyderco delica 4, and I wanted something with a little better steel and an easier to operate lock. This knife was exactly what I was looking for and it quickly became my go to EDC knife. I own many other knives but I find that this is the one that ends up in my pocket. The steel is good and responds well to my sharpmaker/strop. Great ergonomics. The coating on the blade also holds up rather well. Only thing that I changed was adding a Lynch Northwest deep carry clip which really made this the perfect knife for me.

Awesome knife
Josiah D. on Oct 30, 2019

Comes razor sharp as usual and stays sharp for much longer than vg-10 steel. G-10 handles feel great. Blade centers perfectly when closed. super smooth action. no wiggle when open. great knife

G-10 Compression lock goodness
Eric K. on Oct 12, 2018

This for now is my nice to have knife, i have others I beat up on. I wanted a BA spyderco, so i went with black blade and camo. Mainly serves as a fun to show and play with in my collection. With the spdyie circle and compression lock I like to sit around and flip it as a fidgety type thing.

Go Ahead
Carl R. on Jan 5, 2018

Purchase this knife you won't have any regrets. Solid smooth and good looking blade. 3 inch medium hard use folder...lightweight and carries well. Sharp out of box

New Favorite Knife
Tanner B. on Oct 12, 2018

So after a little bit of back and for, I finally decided to get a Para 3. I bought it to initially use as a EDC knife outside of work and use my Tenacious as my work knife. That didn’t last very long because this knife rocks! Holds a edge very well, its super easy to open, and I carry it everywhere with me now. It’s a great knife to use in a work setting, EDC, and I even used this outdoors a few times. I even put a deep carry clip on it and half the time I forget I even have it on me. I also prefer this version of the Para 3 because the black DLC will have a certain worn look to it depending on what you use it for, which gives it a more personal feel to it. For being a smaller knife too I would highly recommend getting this for anyone who is looking for a great EDC knife

This knife is crazy...
Coltin H. on Jul 21, 2019

This thing will cut anything with ease. It destroys boxes with authority and speed alongside anything else you may throw at it. the only thing i'm not a fan of with this knife is more my fault than anything. I had chose this coated blade which does scratch and start to look a little worn after just a few box break downs. However seeing as nothing can stop me from shredding everything in my path i would say this thing is worth a buy to anyone's collection. but go satin if the streaking on the coating bothers you.

Great knife
mark d. on May 22, 2019

I have no idea why I waited so long to buy one of these. It won't be my last PM3. My only complaint is the pocket clip placement. Knife sticks way too far out of the pocket.

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