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Spyderco Parata Stop Lock Knife Black G-10 (3.5" Satin) C231GP

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MSRP: $275.00
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:8.09"
  • Blade Length:3.46"
  • Cutting Edge:3.27"
  • Blade Width:1.50"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:VG-10
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.63"
  • Handle Width:1.125"
  • Handle Thickness:0.38"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:3.10 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Hole
  • Lock Type:Stop Lock
  • Brand:Spyderco
  • Model:Parata
  • Model Number:C231GP
  • Designer:Paul Alexander
  • Country of Origin:Japan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:8.09"
  • Blade Length:3.46"
  • Cutting Edge:3.27"
  • Blade Width:1.50"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:VG-10
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.63"
  • Handle Width:1.125"
  • Handle Thickness:0.38"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:3.10 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Hole
  • Lock Type:Stop Lock
  • Brand:Spyderco
  • Model:Parata
  • Model Number:C231GP
  • Designer:Paul Alexander
  • Country of Origin:Japan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

Description

The Spyderco Parata is an innovative folding knife designed by Paul Alexander with a focus on ergonomics and cutting performance. Its VG-10 blade is styled with a pronounced belly, high flat grind, and a broad profile that creates a functional integral guard. The contoured G-10 handle is outfitted with Spyderco's patented Stop Lock—a strong, user friendly lock mechanism that releases by lifting a spring-loaded toggle.

Features:
  • Wide-bellied VG-10 stainless steel blade provides great edge retention and corrosion resistance.
  • Textured G-10 handle scales offer excellent grip security and comfort in-hand.
  • Fully ambidextrous build with a wide thumb hole, Stop Lock mechanism, and reversible wire pocket clip.
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Customer Reviews

I like it, but am a bit disappointed
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Michael Y.
02-07-2020
I ordered this knife back in early December, 2019. I loved the look of the handle and blade shape with the deep belly. The lock also intrigued me, however, after nearly forgetting about this knife, when I finally go it, I am a bit disappointed. I have owned Spyderco knives since the Delica came out in 1990 and have always been very satisfied with them for what they cost.

My feelings about the Parata are that it looks better than it is, here's why:

1. The edge on the knife is a 7 out of 10 at best.

2. The blade is not well centered, it's off by a noticeable amount.

3. The action is gritty, so much so that I am tempted to take it apart and clean it and lube it and hopefully see if I can clear that up and get the centering right.

4. The locking mechanism, while very clever, and fairly well-placed, is really stiff, too stiff to trust one-hand use. I'm thinking that may ease up with use.

5. The famous Spyderco thumb-hole is rough and edgy and needs some polishing, maybe some 3000 grit sandpaper to just break the corners of the hole.

I do believe that none of these are insurmountable issues, but I feel that for a nearly $200 knife, it should be better out of the box. I had hoped for more out of a Spyderco from a Seki City.

All these things, some may be little things to most folks, add up to enough that I have thought about returning it.

Sadly, I had a similar disappointment with a Lil' Sub Hilt that I got in the same order (some rough edges, blade not centered well, etc.) but have waited too long to return it.

All-in-all, I still love Spyderco, but feel that in the $200 price range, there are some better options that are more well refined.
Perfect EDC
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Jarrod G.
02-06-2020
Perfectly Spyderco. It has great blade design and geometry. Super lightweight and balanced. The lock is easily operated one handed and a flick of the wrist closes the knife. Fits my hand so well I hate to put it down.
Lightweight and wicked
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mark s.
01-31-2020
So even though this isn't one of the Spyderco 'lightweights' with their FRN scales -- it's still a lightweight because it's simple and also because mine weighs in at 83g or a little under 3 ounces. It's simple because it's G10 scales and standoffs and very small subframes, no frame, no liner, and also because the stop lock is also simple, just changing the relative geometries of two pieces of metal, using a spring for tension. It is roughly as easy to use as an axis lock -- some might find it easier. My initial impression is it's an improvement over the compression lock.

The lightweight construction is something some will appreciate and some may dislike. It seems quite strong despite its thin profile, but when it's razor sharp steel in your hand and your pocket, some folks prefer a thicker knife to something like this.
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Description
Specifications
Reviews

Description

The Spyderco Parata is an innovative folding knife designed by Paul Alexander with a focus on ergonomics and cutting performance. Its VG-10 blade is styled with a pronounced belly, high flat grind, and a broad profile that creates a functional integral guard. The contoured G-10 handle is outfitted with Spyderco's patented Stop Lock—a strong, user friendly lock mechanism that releases by lifting a spring-loaded toggle.

Features:
  • Wide-bellied VG-10 stainless steel blade provides great edge retention and corrosion resistance.
  • Textured G-10 handle scales offer excellent grip security and comfort in-hand.
  • Fully ambidextrous build with a wide thumb hole, Stop Lock mechanism, and reversible wire pocket clip.
Read More
Show Less

Specifications

  • Overall Length:8.09"
  • Blade Length:3.46"
  • Cutting Edge:3.27"
  • Blade Width:1.50"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:VG-10
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.63"
  • Handle Width:1.125"
  • Handle Thickness:0.38"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:3.10 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Hole
  • Lock Type:Stop Lock
  • Brand:Spyderco
  • Model:Parata
  • Model Number:C231GP
  • Designer:Paul Alexander
  • Country of Origin:Japan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife

Customer Reviews

I like it, but am a bit disappointed
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Michael Y.
02-07-2020
I ordered this knife back in early December, 2019. I loved the look of the handle and blade shape with the deep belly. The lock also intrigued me, however, after nearly forgetting about this knife, when I finally go it, I am a bit disappointed. I have owned Spyderco knives since the Delica came out in 1990 and have always been very satisfied with them for what they cost.

My feelings about the Parata are that it looks better than it is, here's why:

1. The edge on the knife is a 7 out of 10 at best.

2. The blade is not well centered, it's off by a noticeable amount.

3. The action is gritty, so much so that I am tempted to take it apart and clean it and lube it and hopefully see if I can clear that up and get the centering right.

4. The locking mechanism, while very clever, and fairly well-placed, is really stiff, too stiff to trust one-hand use. I'm thinking that may ease up with use.

5. The famous Spyderco thumb-hole is rough and edgy and needs some polishing, maybe some 3000 grit sandpaper to just break the corners of the hole.

I do believe that none of these are insurmountable issues, but I feel that for a nearly $200 knife, it should be better out of the box. I had hoped for more out of a Spyderco from a Seki City.

All these things, some may be little things to most folks, add up to enough that I have thought about returning it.

Sadly, I had a similar disappointment with a Lil' Sub Hilt that I got in the same order (some rough edges, blade not centered well, etc.) but have waited too long to return it.

All-in-all, I still love Spyderco, but feel that in the $200 price range, there are some better options that are more well refined.
Perfect EDC
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Jarrod G.
02-06-2020
Perfectly Spyderco. It has great blade design and geometry. Super lightweight and balanced. The lock is easily operated one handed and a flick of the wrist closes the knife. Fits my hand so well I hate to put it down.
Lightweight and wicked
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SSSSS
mark s.
01-31-2020
So even though this isn't one of the Spyderco 'lightweights' with their FRN scales -- it's still a lightweight because it's simple and also because mine weighs in at 83g or a little under 3 ounces. It's simple because it's G10 scales and standoffs and very small subframes, no frame, no liner, and also because the stop lock is also simple, just changing the relative geometries of two pieces of metal, using a spring for tension. It is roughly as easy to use as an axis lock -- some might find it easier. My initial impression is it's an improvement over the compression lock.

The lightweight construction is something some will appreciate and some may dislike. It seems quite strong despite its thin profile, but when it's razor sharp steel in your hand and your pocket, some folks prefer a thicker knife to something like this.
Show All
Show Less