Benchmade - Bugout 535 EDC, Made in … I carry one of my Para 3s much more than either of my PM2s but that's only because I prefer to carry smaller knives at work. FREE Shipping. If you prefer the size of the Para3, be sure to check out the Native5 and the Sage series... A lot of people compare the Sage5 to the Para3, for good reason. As the original was a smaller, lighter version of the popular Paramilitary 2, this model is even lighter. Enjoy yours in good health! What do you guys think? It would probably be my hard use EDC knife. The smaller blade size versus the PM2 is a matter of opinion – I think the sweet spot for daily use is right around 3.5”, so for me the Para 3 is a little on the small side, but some people prefer sub 3” blades for EDC use as they lend themselves more naturally to detail oriented tasks. Plus, I figure they both feel the same in my pocket, so why not have a more substantial blade? 4.9 out of 5 stars 236. Spyderco Para 3 vs Paramilitary 2 - Love em' Both! If you love the PM2, you’re guaranteed to like the Para 3. 18 comments. Which Para 2 Should I Get? After holding that for an evening it was just too big for me for anything outside of use in the woods. Postby Dornbox » Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:24 pm, Postby TkoK83Spy » Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:07 pm, Postby Tucson Tom » Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:59 pm, Postby Forest Green » Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:18 am, Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:39 am, Postby colin.p » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:44 pm, Postby Pelagic » Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:43 am, Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:58 am, Postby Outdrfrk » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:13 am, Postby Outdrfrk » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:27 am, Postby Pelagic » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:14 am, Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:00 am, Postby Pelagic » Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:18 am, Postby James Y » Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:02 pm, Postby grant_lee » Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:04 pm, Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:39 pm, Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], bruce91748, CAD, Google [Bot], mikey177, qwkzotc, RandomNick, sabb8pro2, skeeg11, tyd450, vivi and 90 guests. I like the bigger blade of the PM2, but that is my personal preference. The stickers in the background are now available! My P3 is in my rotation and my P2 rarely sees the light of day. Although the Golden, CO knives are fundamentally different in overall ethos than the Taichung stuff, if this Para 3 is a fair representative of the new plant’s capabilities, they are every bit their equal in term… S30 V is a good steel but I have had S30V rust and even worse pit on me in the heat of summer drenched in sweat with a Para3. That brings the overall length to 7.24 inches long when the blade is locked out. I prefer the PM2 one week, the Para 3 the next. 50 ($40.77/oz) $199.95 $199.95. That is not a Spyderco color for the Para 3. The Para 3 (bottom) is the perfect knife for smaller handed folks or people that can’t legally carry a knife with a blade over 3”. If you watched the video up top then you are probably aware of all of the many awesome variations of the Spyderco Paramilitary 2. 4.9 out of 5 stars 236. save hide report. I definitely like the pm2, but there's something to be said about the Para 3's blade geometry. Sep 23, 2017 #32. d00mtr33 Gold Member Gold Member. Too many Military family variants... and yet not enough. This latest Para model combines all the loved features of the Paramilitary 2 with some modifications and upgrades which put it in a class all of its own. The blade on the Para 3 is 2.95 inches long, and the handle is 4.29 inches long. To each his own.Nothing wrong with the Para3 but...I like the Para2 more.Better ergos overall, better looks, better allarounder.Enough said. Postby mountainguy » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:53 pm, Postby ross8425 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:59 pm, Postby techtlcb » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:04 pm, Postby abbazaba » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:19 pm, Postby elena86 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:21 pm, Postby palonej » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:32 pm, Postby blockade » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:05 pm, Postby Sharp Guy » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:37 pm, Postby ZrowsN1s » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:38 pm, Postby dplafoll » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:14 pm, Postby holeshot » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:19 pm, Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], bruce91748, CAD, Google [Bot], mikey177, qwkzotc, RandomNick, sabb8pro2, skeeg11, tyd450, vivi and 90 guests. For myself, the extra length and weight of the blade on the PM2 results in a more satisfying flipping action and balance overall. Re: Para 3 vs Paramilitary 2 Post by blockade » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:05 pm Before I entered the Spyderco world, most of my knives were the size of PM3s, or smaller. I bought a PM2, and abandoned most knife brands other than Spyderco. I chose a black blade with red dyed camo scales. All Rights Reserved. The Spyderco Para 3 offers the same great ergonomics of the Paramilitary 2 in a smaller, more urban friendly package. Spyderco paramilitary 3 vs paramilitary 2. Steels aside, you ultimately need to hold each knife in hand and decide what feels better and fits better in your hand. I'd say get one of each. The Para 3 is almost exactly a year old now. After all, it was following up on one of the most popular and timeless knife designs ever, the Para Military 2. Spyderco Para 3 Signature Folding Knife with 2.95" Stainless Steel Blade and Durable G-10 Handle - PlainEdge - C223GP. Right up there with the Sage 1 and Dragonfly 2 for my favorite Spydies. Like its bigger brother, the Para 3 has the Compression Lock, textured G-10 scales, and a full-flat ground blade. Spyderco paramilitary 3 vs paramilitary 2. Other options New from $143.45. $143.50 $ 143. My Para 3 Cruwear is also about .145" (actually .144). The blade stock spec was updated in the mid-year catalog for all the new Para 3 models and I see now that Spyderco's website lists the same. When I held the pm2 in store, it just felt better than the para 3, but it is a big knife. I have multiple knives in each model and enjoy both for different tasks, or what steel I feel like testing for the day. The Para 3 is a great knife, but I got rid of all of my other folders from various manufacturers because of how much I liked the first PM2 I bought. Neither knife is better than the other on the whole, it just needs to be held and then you will know what is best for you. I'd recommend a Sage 5 for getting as close to the Para 3 as you can, or a Native 5 if you want something American and/or a lockback and/or a slightly better steel. This Para 3 Lightweight model is all blacked out with a black FRN handle and a black DLC finished blade with a plain edge. I figure the size thing is all relative. A battle that we've all been waiting for! Then I purchased the Millie because I had to have the Rex 45. Strangely after that evening my Para 2's feel really nice and now I find myself with a Para 2 in my pocket... and on my mind as in "I must get another Para 2 in XXXX steel"! Spyderco Paramilitary 2. Once again the Paramilitary 2 is 8.24 inches long when fully open. Not only the Para 2 has better steel to make the blade while also being made in the country, this blade is sharper out of the box and retains the edge longer in combination to rust resistance. Inspired by the iconic Para Military™ 2, the Para 3 distills all the features of that best-in-class folding knife into a more compact, carry-friendly package. The PM2 just carries small, but uses big and feels great in the hand. Neither of the Para 2s saw any action. That's MY take on the two. The Sage is now 2nd on my buy list, I did get a deal on a Dragonfly 2 and it’s a great knife although I’m not a big fan of lockback knives. Since that first PM2 I bought a PM3, thinking it would become the perfect EDC. PM2 for me. Their both great models. Sep 4, 2013. The Para 3 has a blade length of just about 3”, with a cutting edge of 2 5/8”, an overall length of 7 1/8”, and a weight of 3.37 oz. During the evening or on weekends sometimes I'll go with something a little bigger like a PM2, Manix 2, or Sliverax but most often it's still something in the 3" size. Does anyone know what the upgrades will consist of between the para 3 and para 2? An all-time classic Spyderco Lightweight takes on the new boy in town! I appreciate the Para 3, and own the Cruwear model, but will not ever buy another, and will probably sell the one I have eventually. It's available in several different handle/blade variations and a regular or lightweight set-up. Same as above. See for yourselves. I did just buy a Military in s90v because I just had to have that ti/cf model before it disappeared, but I think from now on I'll be sticking to tougher steels for my millies/paras. YOU CAN BUY STICKERS NOW! Rob says. 405. Copyright © Kihara Zourin Corporation. But you have to find out what works for you. The Spyderco Para 3 is a compact version of the spectacular Paramilitary 2 folding knife. Just as with the Military model, the Spyderco Paramilitary 2 is built with very high quality materials. Like I mentioned before, the Paramilitary 2 is a more compact version of the Military model (and the Para 3 is an even smaller design in the Spyderco Military model family)… The blade length on the Para 2 is 3.42 inches long, and the handle comes in at 4.82 inches long. Posted by 3 years ago. I'm not interested in more PM3s. Following the staggering success brought about by the 2004 paramilitary model, and its 2010 successor the Para 2, Spyderco has chosen to keep the momentum going by bringing out the Para 3 model. share. I've been on a bender for both these knives and so far I can't say I can tell a whole lot of difference between the steels but my knives mostly cut up boxes from appliances, furniture, and Amazon. I’ve never owned one, but I'm thinking about getting into woodcarving, and I feel a Para 3 in Cruwear would be perfect. Everything about it works better for me than the three. Close. 2020-10-03. Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc. Ones bigger and one is smaller. 50 ($40.77/oz) $199.95 $199.95. I've owned a PM2 for years, and got a Para 3 this year. It is made in Golden, CO, and is the first SpydercoI’ve handled that was produced in their new facility. Other options New from $143.45. They do a few mods to some Spydies. “The Para 3 is an American made EDC folder with ergonomic features designed to take on the toughest cutting jobs,” Spyderco’s Joyce Laituri tells us. The Para 2 is one of Spyderco’s best IMO. I LOVE my 5 Para 2s and 7 Manix 2s.......they both are almost perfect for me. Spyderco Para 3 Signature Folding Knife with 2.95" Stainless Steel Blade and Durable G-10 Handle - PlainEdge Grind - C223GP 4.8 out of 5 stars 201 $143.50 $ 143 . I will say my first Para was a 2 and it felt large in my hand. When the Spyderco Para 3 came out 2 years ago, it had big shoes to fill. It just feels better in my hand. It's still a keeper, but I don't carry or use it much. Archived. - YouTube 50 ($40.77/oz) $199.95 $199.95 I don't know why, but I've never warmed up to the PM2 like so many people have. It was one of the best selling knives of 2017 but has also received mixed reviews from its users. Really looking forward to it, but it will have some serious competition!! I like the size of the para three, but the ergonomics of the pm2. The Para 3 takes all the proven features and benefits of Spyderco’s best-selling Para Military™2 and distills them into an even more compact all-purpose cutting tool. Sage, Native, Caly3 all have superior ergonomics to Para 3 IMO. 6. I am looking into buying my next Spyderco, and I’m stuck between the paramilitary two and the para three. I also prefer the Military to the PM2. In short order I purchased a few Para 3s and another Para 2. Strangely after that evening my Para 2's feel really nice and now I find myself with a Para 2 in my pocket... and on my mind as in "I must get another Para 2 … Spyderco Para 3's and Manix 2 ALL BNIB Discussion in ' For Sale: Folding Knives (Individual) ' started by sushiquick , Dec 22, 2019 . Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc. March 5, 2016 at 8:47 pm. The Para 3 set out to be a better option for EDC, by offering a smaller, but … I just ordered my first Para 3 from Knives Plus. It's always a bummer to make a mistake and break the tip off. Of all the things I've lost I miss my mind the most! They are both awesome knives though, you can't go wrong either way. A year ago, I bought my first Spyderco knives, an all black s30v PM2 and an all black s30v Para 3. If you love the PM2, you’re guaranteed to like the Para 3. They're both great IMO and it all comes down to personal preference. The 3 still feels really nice in hand but the extra blade on the Para 2 is awesome and it feels nice too. For my grip the PM2 is so much more comfortable and natural in hand (and that is why I have 10 different models, more than i can justify). But after carrying the Para3 for a few weeks I realized then and there I had bought my last PM2. So the Paramilitary 3 is a full inch shorter when the blade is deployed. I have 5 PM2s (soon to be 7), and 1 Para 3. $143.50 $ 143. I have a PM2 in S30V, probably my first Spyderco ever, and it is a tremendously useful knife. And my hands are medium-sized, not small. It may be smaller than the Para Military 2… I got the Para 3 to see what all the fuss was about, and I rarely feel the compulsion to carry a smaller knife, so I don't grab it often. Dan. Any other recommendations? I like the size of the PM2 better than the Para 3. The Para 3 Lightweight is only marginally lighter than the standard Mini-Grip, which weighs 2.6 ounces, but I do prefer the Spyderco’s deep … Spyderco Tenacious vs Para 2 These knives may look very similar but in fact are pretty different. Truth be told, the Para 2 is a slightly more compact version of the Military model, so many of the materials are actually the same… I thought I would like the 3 better because of the smaller size, but after carrying the PM2 for a while it is the winner. FREE Shipping. I'm still carrying the PM2, and have bought 2 more. I'll be collecting Para 3 sprints from now on. Of the two, I prefer the Para 3. I prefer the PM2 over the 3. The Para 3 Lightweight takes the concept of the original Para 3 to a whole new level. With the adjustments Spyderco made to the design, the Para 3 lives up to the billing. Retaining the intuitive and strong compression lock, the Para 3 is a reliable EDC tool that will offer all day comfort at just 3.4 ounces. Maybe it was just because I got one of the first 3's to come out of Golden, but the action on it wasn't as smooth as my PM2's. Then I purchased a 3 and fell in love. Short blade for excellent tip control, a strong tip for detailing, and Cruwear takes an incredibly sharp edge and beautiful polish easily. Spyderco Para 3 Signature Folding Knife with 2.95" Stainless Steel Blade and Durable G-10 Handle - PlainEdge - C223GP. Your choices of steels seem spot on to me, though there is nothing wrong with S30V all around. Reply. I recently lost my paramilitary 2 and was wondering if it was worth waiting to get the 3. Paid Subscribers don't see ads! Before I entered the Spyderco world, most of my knives were the size of PM3s, or smaller.
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