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Orange CTS XHP Para 3

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Blake Bohanan, Oct 6, 2018.

  1. ucfgrad93

    ucfgrad93

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    Dec 13, 2017
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  2. JaxBaron

    JaxBaron Basic Member Basic Member

    657
    Jul 4, 2016
    These look great. Wondering what the pricing will look like, I’m hoping I can snag one of each.
     
  3. Blake Bohanan

    Blake Bohanan

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    Sep 10, 2018
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  4. DJC72

    DJC72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 1, 2014
    I read on Instagram that there is a two knife limit per person for the first week. I may pick up a pair of the satin blade model.
     
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  5. ucfgrad93

    ucfgrad93

    372
    Dec 13, 2017
    Great prices. Maybe Santa will bring me a DLC one.
     
  6. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    So, will these last a day or less?
     
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  7. 4thpoint

    4thpoint

    232
    Sep 28, 2015
    I think less especially with all the flippers doing their thing.
     
  8. McFeeli

    McFeeli

    Feb 13, 2017
    I’ve been wishing for a new DLC/Orange CTS-XHP run! One the best looking combinations out there, I just don’t know if need another PM3, haha.
     
  9. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    True. I hope I can score at least one.
     
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  10. DJC72

    DJC72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 1, 2014
    These should be up for sale this Friday at 10am MT. I’m in for a pair of the satin versions.
     
  11. FW JSB

    FW JSB

    514
    Dec 28, 2012
    ^^Where are you getting that info from?
     
  12. toxophilus

    toxophilus Gold Member Gold Member

    392
    May 14, 2015
    PM3.gif
     
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  13. FW JSB

    FW JSB

    514
    Dec 28, 2012
    Never mind, I saw their IG post. Cheers.
     
  14. FW JSB

    FW JSB

    514
    Dec 28, 2012
    You're quick Toxo. :D
     
  15. FW JSB

    FW JSB

    514
    Dec 28, 2012
    I don't have a Para 3 yet, so I'm going to see if I can nab one of these.
     
  16. toxophilus

    toxophilus Gold Member Gold Member

    392
    May 14, 2015
    NP, just sitting here listening to a conf call... oops, I better pay attention now
     
  17. FW JSB

    FW JSB

    514
    Dec 28, 2012
    Too bad about it not being with the stonewashed finish. That would've been nice.
     
  18. ucfgrad93

    ucfgrad93

    372
    Dec 13, 2017
    I'm hoping Santa will bring me a DLC one.
     
  19. Megawatt308

    Megawatt308 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 15, 2013
    Ok, I am open to education. I don’t have any CTS-XHP steel knife. I have 8 different para 3 knives in different exotic steels. Most of them have held a edge for so long that I haven’t even had to sharpen my maxamet, rex45, S110, s90 etc. so I can’t comment on sharpening difficulty or edge retention. I don’t want to miss out on a fantastic steel 6 months from now when I have the opportunity now to purchase one now. If this steel is not better than what has been released so far
    this year I can pass on it. What say you?
     
  20. FDE

    FDE Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 20, 2012
    I would say with 8 different Sprint/exclusive Para 3s you probably have the bases covered. Whether you need one or not is for you to decide, but as far as CTS-XHP goes it's basically a more stainless D2. It's a fairly middle of the road "super steel" with good edge holding ability while still being relatively easy to sharpen. I've been down the road of buying every available steel for my knife of choice (PM2) and you come to a point where you have so much redundancy that there's no point in getting more unless you just want to collect them all. Personally I settled on Cruwear as my steel of choice and now that's the only PM2 I use. You just have to figure out what properties you like best and find the steel(s) which most closely match your preference. XHP is no magic perfect steel, because there isn't one. They all are just different balances of the same properties.
     

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