Orange CTS XHP Para 3

Joined
Jul 4, 2016
Messages
987
These look great. Wondering what the pricing will look like, I’m hoping I can snag one of each.
 

DJC72

Gold Member
Joined
Aug 1, 2014
Messages
1,593
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.
 
Joined
Feb 13, 2017
Messages
2,555
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.
 

DJC72

Gold Member
Joined
Aug 1, 2014
Messages
1,593
These should be up for sale this Friday at 10am MT. I’m in for a pair of the satin versions.
 
Joined
Dec 28, 2012
Messages
514
I don't have a Para 3 yet, so I'm going to see if I can nab one of these.
 

toxophilus

Gold Member
Joined
May 14, 2015
Messages
515
NP, just sitting here listening to a conf call... oops, I better pay attention now
 
Joined
Dec 28, 2012
Messages
514
Too bad about it not being with the stonewashed finish. That would've been nice.
 
Joined
Dec 15, 2013
Messages
300
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?
 

FDE

Joined
Jul 20, 2012
Messages
304
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.
 
Native XF ad, Below bottom BC
Top