Spyderco Para 3 Plain Edge Maxamet Dark Gray G10 Compression Lock Folder C223GPDGY

Model: SP-C223GPDGY
Manufacturer: Spyderco
Out of stock


Eric and Sal Glesser designed the Spyderco Para 3 to meet demand for a smaller size of one of their most popular USA made models, the ParaMilitary 2. The Para 3 offers many of the same features in a more compact, sub-3” blade design. A great size for EDC in the field or office, this compression lock folder is small but mighty, able to handle your daily cutting tasks with ease.

Brand new, direct from Spyderco, USA.

Blade: Fully flat ground Maxamet tool steel comes in an iconic straight spine clip point profile with clean slicing plain cutting edge and rugged stonewashed finish. The blade opens via the ambidextrous large trademark RoundHole riding smooth on the durable bronze washers. Jimping at the thumb rest and index finger choil allow for superb control for fine tasks. 

Handle: Peel ply textured, chamfered dark gray G10 scales house inset skeletonized stainless liners, one forming the Compression Lock mechanism. A generous palm swell, index groove and pinky hook offer comfortable ergonomics and a secure grip for most users.

Carries via a four position, stainless steel hourglass clip.

CTS Maxamet: Made with Carpenter's proprietary Micro-Melt powder metallurgy process, Maxamet is a high hardness tool steel originally used for rollers in their state-of-the-art rolling mills. Spyderco has successfully developed processes to for using this advanced alloy in high-performance knife blades. Maxamet delivers one of the highest levels of edge retention (wear resistance) with D2 level corrosion resistance. Toughness is low yet manageable for a cutting tool.

Compression Lock: Similar in construction to the Walker Liner Lock, the Compression lock uses a leaf style spring cut into the handle liner. The tang of the spring wedges between the blade tang and stop pin (or anvil pin) for exceptional lock strength, ease of operation and added safety, keeping fingers clear of the blade path during disengagement closing of the knife.


Overall Length 7.25"
Blade Length 2.95"
Sharpened Length 2.60"
Blade Thickness 0.14"
Blade Material Maxamet
Blade Type Carbon
Blade Grind Flat
Blade Finish Tumbled
Pivot Washers (Phosphor Bronze)
Lock Compression Lock
Closed Length 4.30"
Handle Thickness 0.45"
Handle Material G10
Hardware Stainless Steel
Liner(s) Stainless Steel
Clip Material Stainless Steel
Clip Position Tip-Up, Tip-Down
Weight 3.50 oz.
Condition New
Country of Manufacture United States