Really been trying hard to love the Para3. The biggest issue I have is the handle- I just can't get a comfortable grip behind the choil because of the bump before the butt of the handle. My pinky lands right on the bump or behind it (same as the 0450), making the knife feel cramped and uncomfortable. For reference, the Sage5 does not have this bump. The forward grip is OK, but not as natural for me as the Native. Regardless, its a great knife and probably works better for people with smaller hands. I have an S30v from the initial drop (no step on the lock face), and now the Cruwear. Someday I'll probably start loving it, but right now I stick to the tried and true PM2.