Spyderco Para 3 Compression Lock Knife Dark Blue G-10 (3" Satin S110V) C223GPDBL

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MSRP: $297.00
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  • Overall Length: 7.27"
  • Blade Length: 3.00"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.15"
  • Blade Material: CPM S110V
  • 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: Blue
  • 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: C223GPDBL
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

  • Satin-finished clip point blade made from CPM S110V steel.
  • Ambidextrous thumb hole opener.
  • Textured dark blue G-10 handle scales.
  • Secure compression locking system.
  • Four-position reversible pocket clip.


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 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

Awesome EDC
Eduardo M. on Nov 9, 2019

5 stars is not enough. This is amazing. The one thing I will say... Get a Lynch clip, you will be much more happy.

Great EDC
Tony S. on Feb 14, 2020

Love this knife so far. Great texture and flickability.

Great knife
Ray P. on Aug 26, 2020

I love the ergonomics and the action on this one. Came nice and sharp. A really great knife. I'm not looking forward to sharpening it though.

My first "true love EDC"
John E. on Oct 1, 2019

This thing is a beast. The steel is insanely sharp out of the box and that edge is not going anywhere for a long long time. It also fits perfectly in my hand. This was my first high end edc knife and I will always have a special place in my heart for it.

EDC perfection
Matthew H. on Nov 15, 2018

First off, Blade HQ is the only way to go. Customer service like no other. If you request a picture of a Dinosaur cooking a hamburger on your shipment box there will be one on there. Anyway, the Para 3 is EDC perfection. It is a scaled down paramilitary 2 but it's not micro sized. The blade thickness is still 1.3. Very sharp out of the box, which is a given, hello, Spyderco. I recently bought a mini griptillian Benchmade and it's nice but it is micro sized down, blade thickness 1.1 Like I said before the para 3 is downsized but not micosized, fits the hand grip just fine. Get it dude, you will have a new EDC I guarantee it!!

Great Knife!!!
David D. on Nov 13, 2019

I have bought and owned Spyderco Knives since they first showed up in Military Clothing and Sales and currently own 2 other Para 3's and am happy with both but I am beyond happy with this one. I have owned this knife for several weeks, carry/use it everyday and it is still razor sharp (doesn't even need touched up) so, I cannot speak on how difficult it is to sharpen. The knife arrived in a "fine-tuned state" and no adjustments were needed. This knife definitely looks, feels and performs like a premium knife. The G-10 scales definitely have a purple hue but I expected this from the reviews I had read and am still impressed with color. My only real complaint is the pocket clip so I replaced mine with a deep carry one and since, it has been my favorite EDC Knife to date.

Lives up to its bigger brother
Ethan A. on Jan 19, 2018

Amazing knife for EDC!! If you love the features of the Paramilitary 2, but love the size of the Delica 4, this is the knife for you. Having the same functionality of the Paramilitary 2, I knew it would be great, but I was curious to see how Spyderco redesigned the ergonomics. I have medium-sized hands, and the Para 3 sits wonderfully in the hand. The pocket clip does leave a bit to be desired, but that's something a Lynch clip could easily solve. Overall, a fantastic EDC knife from Spyderco.

An EDC knife that works hard!
Connor J. on Oct 12, 2018

It may be small, but the para 3 is made to be used! Much like the para 2 that came before it, this knife can handle anything you throw at it. Plus, there is no better place to buy one than Blade HQ!

Love it, Love it!
Russ N. on Oct 12, 2018

This thing is awesome! The edge is wicked sharp, and the action is superb! Compression locks are one of my favorites. This is the perfect EDC form and function!

Great knife!
Michael S. on Sep 1, 2017

Awesome knife, perfectly centered, smooth, great steel! Yes, the scales are in fact "Purple"... They are not "Blurple" or "Plue", they are purple. Personally, I don't care... but it's something I wanted to note.

great knife, love it!!
Darren K. on Jan 6, 2018

This was my first purchase from BladeHQ and I have no complaints. Super quick delivery and got it right before Christmas. I love this knife; it's great for everyday carry! If you're looking for a reliable edc knife, you should look at the para3. The compression lock is great and it's just a great overall knife.

Perfect for girl’s edc!
Chloe T. on Jan 11, 2019

I’m an avid knife collector and have gone through quite a few. This one has thoroughly impressed me. I’m a girl in the knife hobby so finding the perfect balance of size and capability is difficult but the para 3 is perfect! Get a lynch clip if you can find one!

A must have!
Daniel V. on Oct 14, 2018

In all honesty, I have never found Spyderco knives particularly attractive. I picked this knife up one day because I had some extra money to spend, and nothing else in the shop was calling to me. All I can say is my opinion on the brand was changed day 1. The looks are still growing on me, but the knife is purely functional in every way. I have fallen in love with the compression lock, and how easy it is to manipulate one handed. The action is also completely smooth, with fall-shut action when the lock is depressed. I work receiving at a large warehouse, and cut boxes, tape, zip-ties, nylon webbing, etc... all day long. The 110v steel holds up extremely well, almost on par with my preferred M390 carry options.

Zach A. on Aug 13, 2020

So originally I ordered a Shaman and a Civivi Elementum, honestly I was slightly disappointed when i got the knives in my hand. Shaman was a little too clunky and the tab hitting my finger was annoying. Elementum was disappointing overall, too small and the clip was really loose. So thank you to bladeHQ for making the return process very easy and fast. I decided to go for the para 3 s110v and the benchmade superfreak and wow right off the bat it was night and day. The para 3 is the one that took me by surprise though, it was perfect. I'm blown away by the quality and how it feels in hand. It's a MUST HAVE!!! Sometimes you get a knife and it just feels right...

Amazing knife
Chris H. on Mar 4, 2019

One of my all time favorite knives. I have medium sized hands and it fits me near perfect. S110v is my favorite steel and in this package. Definitely worth it

love it
jeremy w. on Dec 22, 2017

just got my para 3 in s110v today. super stoked to see how this steel performs as i put it through it's paces. the knife came razor sharp and perfectly tuned. this is why i buy from blade hq!

Awesome Knife
Isaac M. on Oct 14, 2018

This knife has not lost an edge yet, after extensive use there has been no need to resharpen, this knife is just an awesome add to my collection.

Women will love it!
Donna H. on Jan 2, 2019

This is the perfect Spyderco for women who want slice and dice or flip and fold perfection. Ergonomicly the right pick over the Para 2 for female knife lovers. Just enough sticks out of your pocket to get a good grip and pull, which means it’s a shallow vs. deep carry pocket clip. Great knife and very glad I chose this knife.

Mean knife in a friendlier size.
Jamie D. on Jan 30, 2018

You get all the greatness of its big brother in a more compact package. It's just big enough for an all around user for my EL hands. I prefer bigger knives but sometimes they just aren't a good or possible choice. I'm a big fan of the Blurple scales. There is some variation from brighter/more opaque to darker/more transparent from knife to knife. S110V will keep an edge as long as just about anything in existence. You might want to just send it to Spyderco to sharpen if you do not have diamond plates. It will be a good while before it needs any attention though.

Love the Blurple!
Kevin H. on Jun 12, 2018

Best spyderco I own!

William M. on Oct 13, 2018

Great EDC, swapped out the pocket clip for a deep carry and I love it. Amazing action, smooth and crisp. Scales have great texture and the blade came very sharp. Thanks again BladeHQ!

Perfect user Para3
Jake W. on Oct 15, 2018

I’ve owned several Para3’s including sprint runs and exclusives, and I’m always afraid to actually use them since they’re limited. The S110V Para3 is the perfect version for me to actually put in my pocket and beat on. The fact that this production version gets such a phenomenal steel for not much more than the base variant makes it the perfect choice for actual hard use.

great EDC
jake c. on Aug 15, 2020

great slicer and perfect for fidgeting

Gift for my Dad
Ben T. on Jan 19, 2018

Got this knife for my dad for his birthday. It is his first "real" knife and hes not used to an EDC, but he loves it. I actually like it so much I got one myself. Its now in my rotation of EDCs.

Best knife I own by far!!
BRENT S. on Sep 24, 2018

This para 3 is everything I hoped it would be and then more. Super sharp out of the box. Well worth the $$$. I will definitely come back to blade hq for my next one!!! You guys are the best!!!!!

I love spyderco
Garrett J. on Oct 12, 2018

Great knife ,great steal merica.

Benched my Para 2
francisco I. on Feb 23, 2020

This knife is great. Super slicer, and the perfect size! Haven't used my Para 3 since I got this one, and the S110, is a great improvement from S30. I gladly recommend it especially for EDC.

Wish I could love it!
Cody M. on Oct 12, 2018

Been carrying this knife for about 2 months strait now and have absolutely loved the use of this knife! Edge retention is phenomenal and the ergonomics are even better. I don't have another knife that I could hold so many different ways to cut a particular item. The only reason why I don't love it, is because of how it sits in the pocket. 1. I immediately got a deep carry clip for it because the OEM clip sits way to high in the pocket and leaves a chunk sticking out. 2. The over sized thumb hole is knife but adds a lot to the wideness of the knife in the pocket. It makes it difficult to slide the hand in the pocket if you are wearing shorts that have angled pockets. Other than those things I think this is a must have especially if you have local knife laws that require a blade 3 in or less.

Great knife minus the clip
Michael M. on Oct 12, 2018

I absolutely love this knife, great ergonomics, great steel, super sharp out of the box. My only issue is if you get this knife go ahead and add a lynch deep carry pocket clip to your cart, you will need it. Also I'm not a huge fan of spyderco's warranty. If you disassemble your knife you void the warranty. That's pretty stupid if you ask me.

Love the G10 Color!
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. My S110V did chip fairly easily within a month of having it but I was able file it down.

The intro
Hunter W. on Oct 14, 2018

This knife was one of the first spyderco knives i had ever touched. My buddy got a brand new knife and let me carry it for a couple days. Never thought a knife could be so light and controllable. I plan on purchasing a spyderco knide to add to my collection someday soon

First spyderco
Santino D. on Mar 4, 2019

This knife is awesome. Smooth and sharp. I havent put this knife through hard use, but it seems like a small part of the tip chipped off. Besides that, I put micarta scales and a lynch clip on, and this thing rocks. (I might like the original scales more)

Great knife with the wrong clip
Benjamin Z. on Jan 5, 2018

I do love this knife. The blade shape is great, the action is perfect. The S110V cuts like a lightsaber and holds its edge forever. All of this being said. I feel like they really missed the ball with the clip. The way this knife hangs in the pocket is just odd. It doesn’t lay in there nicely, just at a wierd angle.

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