C223GP Para™ 3
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 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.



Spyderco Para 3 Black/Satin C223GP

SKU: 26117
  • Overall Length

    7.24" (184 mm)

    Blade Length

    2.95" (75 mm )


    CPM S30V

    Closed Length

    4.29" (109 mm)

    Edge Length

    2.62" (67 mm )


    3.4 g (96 oz)

    Blade Thickness

    0.145" (3.8 mm)



    Clip Position


    Tip Carry Position


    Lock Type







    United States