Spyderco C223GS Para 3 Folding Knife with SpyderEdge (2.95 Inch Blade)

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Spyderco C223GS Para 3 Folding Knife with SpyderEdge (2.95 Inch Blade)

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. Its three-inch blade is precision machined from premium CPM® S30V® particle metallurgy stainless steel and features a full-flat grind with SpyderEdge serrations for a superior balance of strength, point utility, and low-friction cutting performance. It includes a textured index-finger choil and thumb ramp that provide a solid purchase for a forward grip and offer enhanced control during precise cutting tasks. The blade’s signature Trademark Round Hole™ clearly brands it as a member of the Spyderco family and is fully accessible to allow quick, positive, one-handed opening with either hand.

To keep the Para 3 slim and pocket friendly, it features a lightweight, open-backed construction style and its stainless steel liners are nested into machined recesses in the textured G-10 scales. This reduces the handle thickness and provides excellent structural support for the knife’s patented Compression Lock™. Located in the spine of the handle, this high-strength mechanism locks the blade securely open during use, yet allows it to be closed easily and safely with only one hand. A four-position hourglass clip and an oversized lined lanyard hole complete the design, offering ambidextrous tip-up or tip-down carry and allowing the easy attachment of fobs and lanyards.

Ounce for once one of the most capable folding knives ever made, the Para 3 is destined to be a classic.


  • Overall Length: 7.24" (184 mm)
  • Blade Length: 2.95" (75 mm )
  • Steel: CPM S30V
  • Closed Length: 4.29" (109 mm)
  • Edge Length: 2.62" (67 mm )
  • Weight: 3.4 g (96 oz)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.145" (3.8 mm)
  • Handle: G-10
  • Clip Position: Ambi
  • Tip Carry Position: Tip-Up/Down
  • Lock Type: Compression
  • Grind: Full-Flat
  • Sheath: N/A
  • Origin: United States
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