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Paramilitary 3

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by ridnovir, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. ridnovir

    ridnovir Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2012
    I know it is hard to improve perfection but Sal has pulled one out of his sleeve before. Is there any rumors for the next generation paramilitary 3 in the works for 2013?
  2. tricker


    Sep 14, 2007
    there may be rumors, but it won't be changed substantially for at least 3 years...but I hope it stays like it is
  3. Huntsman Knife Co.

    Huntsman Knife Co. KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 10, 2010
    Id like to see a bigger blade/ less or no choil but other than that I think its about perfect. I'm not sure exactly what would be improved upon.
  4. kreole


    Jul 23, 2009
    We're years away from a new Para. It was six between the first and second, and there were a lot of repeated requests about the first (the tang, a four way clip, etc.), whereas I don't think I've seen any consistent requests for PM2 changes.

    Spyderco's a company that makes changes when they're warranted, not to reinvigorate sales (as if the PM2 is lacking in sales :p) or simply to come out with a newer model.
  5. JNewell

    JNewell Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    Not to mention the fact that there are probably dozens of existing knives on the list for a version update before the Para2! :rolleyes:

  6. Fredde90210


    May 14, 2010
    What is the hurry
  7. powernoodle

    powernoodle Power Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2004
    I've been carry Mr. Sal's Para 3 prototype for about 6 months, and its incredible.
  8. gine


    Sep 2, 2007
    The military is due for an update. It needs a new lock and less of a scale cut-out.
  9. ridnovir

    ridnovir Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2012
    Interesting. Pray tell more
  10. powernoodle

    powernoodle Power Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2004
    Except for the Mr. Sal part, and the Para 3 prototype part, and the 6 months part, its all completely true.
  11. wolf5391


    Sep 23, 2010
    i have to disagree, the choil is what i love about the grip of the PM2.
  12. wolf5391


    Sep 23, 2010
  13. Oofa


    Jul 2, 2012
    I think it's hilarious that there are so many (not only on this forum) calling for a Para 3 while saying they have no idea how anyone could improve on the Para 2. :adoration:

    I think it's an over rated knife that is just ok. Kind of a shoulder shrug of a knife. I would change blade steel and shape, handle shape, pocket clip, maybe a mini or XL version.......... it would end up being a completely new style and not a Para anything.
  14. wolf5391


    Sep 23, 2010
    one quick question have you ever felt or handled a para 2? the ergos are perfect, blade steel comes in varieties with the sprints, and the pocket clip works great like all the other spyderco knives with that clip.

    not trying to come off rude but the knife is the best spyderco knife in production Imo and stands the test of time. I edc one and have never had any issues.
  15. Free2game

    Free2game Banned BANNED

    Jan 31, 2011
    I never got the big deal about the choil. I see the point of them on the backlocks, but on a compression or liner lock like the para or military it just seems to make the cutting edge shorter and you're not closing it on your finger like you would with a backlock.
  16. US-STEEL


    Aug 6, 2012
    You've got that right my friend. Just picked up my first Spydie and I love this knife. All the accolades of the Para 2 are valid in my mind. My EDC is a CRK Zaan, but this Para will indeed get some pocket time. The attributes of the Para 2 are undeniable ~ I love this tool.

    Last edited: Jul 1, 2013
  17. Justa


    Jul 25, 2011
    I think the handle could be improved to make it work better for people with larger hands by reducing the size of the rear handle bump thingy (not sure if there is a proper name for it). Maybe my hands are exactly the wrong size, but if Im not using the choil, my little finger rests right on the upwards sloping part of the rear hump and it tends to push down towards my other fingers when I grip hard. If my hand was a bit bigger or a bit smaller, it wouldnt be a problem. Doesnt really matter to me though. If Im carrying a smaller knife, the sage 1 or caly 3.5 is better than the para2. If Im carrying a bigger one, the gb trumps the para. The para2 is a nice combination of good size, light weight, and a cool lock so its probably right up there in the "if I could only carry one knife" category, but it suffers the same drawback of any jack of all trade tool - there are usually better options available for specific tasks/situations.
  18. singularity35


    Mar 1, 2010
    There's a para for people with larger hands, it's called the millie. ;)

  19. ridnovir

    ridnovir Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2012
    I would love to see para 2 with improved blade length to handle length ratio. ie shorter handle. Also machining tolerances could be improved ie thinner overall knife + more comfortable to carry.
  20. g17steve


    Sep 7, 2011
    Id rather see a Military 2 before a Para 3.

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