Spyderco Para 3 Peel Ply Carbon Fiber 52100 Limited Run C223CF52100P
This Limited Run Spyderco offers the compact EDC Para 3 in a new configuration: Peel-Ply textured Carbon Fiber and 52100 Tool Steel. The Spyderco Para 3 Folding Knife was designed by Eric and Sal Glesser to meet demand for a smaller size of one of their most popular USA made models, the ParaMilitary 2. The Para3 offers many of the same features in a more compact, sub-3" bladed folder. A great size for EDC in the field or office, this compression lock folding design is small but mighty, able to handle the tasks of the day.
The Blade: Fully flat ground, high performance 52100 steel has been ground into a Para-like shape with plain edge for general slicing needs. See more on this steel below. Fully satin finished with iconic SpyderHole opener and jimping at the thumb rest and half choil.
It is not a stainless steel and must be properly maintained to prevent corrosion
The Handle: Lightly textured and chamfered peel-ply Carbon Fiber scales sit over inset stainless liners, one forming the Compression Lock mechanism. A slight belly and finger choil offer comfortable ergonomics allowing for a great grip for most sized hands. Torx screw handle construction with stepped pin blade stop.
Carries via a four position stainless steel carry clip and oversized lanyard hole.
About 52100 Tool Steel: A high carbon steel (0.98-1.10) used primarily for ball bearings. Ball bearing steels traditionally have to withstand a great deal of force in a very small area. They make good edge steels because an edge also has to withstand much force in a small area. A very fine molecular structure permits very sharp edges, even at thin angles. It's similar to 5160, less tough but holds an edge better.
About Exclusives: Much the same as a Sprint Run, a distributor exclusive is a limited production run with a variation on an established model. Exclusives differ in that they are produced for one customer or in conjunction with one customer and the Spyderco Factory Outlet Store (at the customer's request). These knives are produced in limited quantities (usually 600 or 1200 pieces) and are highly sought after by collectors. This is a great way for users to purchase an out-of-production favorite, or a regular line item with a new twist. We recommend acting fast on these knives, as some models sell out fast!
|Handle Material||Carbon Fiber|
|Country of Manufacture||United States|