The C223PBBK Spyderco Para 3 Lightweight Knife – the lastest iteration of the fiendishly popular Para 3, features a 2.92 inch modified clip point blade made of CTS BD1N stainless steel, .145 inch thick, with a non reflective black DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) finish, a full flat grind, a notched choil and thumb ramp for secure grip, and the Spyderco hole for ambidextrous one hand opening. The black FRN (fiberglass reinforced nylon) handle, 4.29 inches closed, has Bi-Directional Texturing for secure purchase, sturdy Compression Lock, a lanyard hole, and a side to side reversible wire clip mounted at the butt end. The Spyderco Para 3 Lightweight Knife has an overall open length of 7.21 inches and it weighs 2.5 ounces. Made in the USA.
From the Spyderco website: The award-winning Para 3 Lightweight is rapidly redefining the state of the art in ultralight cutting tools. For tactical end users who prefer subdued blade finishes, this revolutionary design is now also available with a stealthy black Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating.
Its PlainEdge™ blade is full-flat ground from CTS® BD1N stainless steel and supported by a streamlined version of Spyderco’s patented Compression Lock™ mechanism. To complement the blade’s finish, the screws and reversible deep-pocket carry clip on its injection-molded, fiberglass-reinforced-nylon (FRN) handle also sport a non-reflective black coating.