New regular production Para 3s - S45VN with Stonewashed blade?

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New regular production Para 3s - S45VN with Stonewashed blade?

Postby nerdlock » Mon May 17, 2021 10:20 pm

I wonder if anyone has noticed this, but browsing KnifeJoker's site, I came upon this:

https://www.theknifejoker.com/product/s ... -cpm-s30v/

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It seems that the new Para 3 regular production variants will not only feature S45VN, but a stonewashed finish too. Will the PM2 version also feature this finish?
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Re: New regular production Para 3s - S45VN with Stonewashed blade?

Postby Abyss_Fish » Mon May 17, 2021 10:41 pm

Now THIS is interesting. Can’t wait to see what new cqi changes sweep the lineup.
Patiently waiting for… MagnaCut?
Or you know. Smallfly and Watu sprints. Whatever comes first.

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Re: New regular production Para 3s - S45VN with Stonewashed blade?

Postby JMM » Mon May 17, 2021 10:42 pm

Very cool to see, I just saw that the new CS Exclusive Shaman also has the 'Stonewashed' finish just like the OG S30V Shaman, I really like it -- I hope these are a sign of it being utilized more in the future, I think it's a pretty well liked finish...

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Re: New regular production Para 3s - S45VN with Stonewashed blade?

Postby Henry_P » Mon May 17, 2021 11:07 pm

I purchased an s30v para 3 back in October and it had this finish as well so its not exclusive to the s45vn. I’m not sure exactly when they made this change. It is more of a mirrored stonewash compared to the maxamet stonewash.
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Re: New regular production Para 3s - S45VN with Stonewashed blade?

Postby Matus » Tue May 18, 2021 12:04 am

Definitely a step in the right direction. If Spyderco can put a pretty decent stonewash on Maxamet, then they should be able to so with basically any steel
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Re: New regular production Para 3s - S45VN with Stonewashed blade?

Postby Eratus » Tue May 18, 2021 12:07 am

Hell yeah, the satin finish is the only grive I have with my Z-wear Shaman and Rex 45 Lil Native.

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Re: New regular production Para 3s - S45VN with Stonewashed blade?

Postby Accutron » Tue May 18, 2021 5:08 am

The base Para 3 has always had a stonewashed finish.

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Re: New regular production Para 3s - S45VN with Stonewashed blade?

Postby bearfacedkiller » Tue May 18, 2021 6:17 am

I do not like stonewashed blades. I hope this isn’t a trend that sweeps through the entire lineup.

I have refinished many satin blades without much hassle. It is definitely easier than refinishing a stonewashed blade.
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Re: New regular production Para 3s - S45VN with Stonewashed blade?

Postby archangel » Tue May 18, 2021 7:09 am

bearfacedkiller wrote:
Tue May 18, 2021 6:17 am
I do not like stonewashed blades. I hope this isn’t a trend that sweeps through the entire lineup.

I have refinished many satin blades without much hassle. It is definitely easier than refinishing a stonewashed blade.

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Re: New regular production Para 3s - S45VN with Stonewashed blade?

Postby Notsurewhy » Tue May 18, 2021 7:31 am

archangel wrote:
Tue May 18, 2021 7:09 am
bearfacedkiller wrote:
Tue May 18, 2021 6:17 am
I do not like stonewashed blades. I hope this isn’t a trend that sweeps through the entire lineup.

I have refinished many satin blades without much hassle. It is definitely easier than refinishing a stonewashed blade.

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Stonewash always reminds me of the galvanized steel trash cans of my youth.

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Re: New regular production Para 3s - S45VN with Stonewashed blade?

Postby TkoK83Spy » Tue May 18, 2021 7:48 am

Notsurewhy wrote:
Tue May 18, 2021 7:31 am
archangel wrote:
Tue May 18, 2021 7:09 am
bearfacedkiller wrote:
Tue May 18, 2021 6:17 am
I do not like stonewashed blades. I hope this isn’t a trend that sweeps through the entire lineup.

I have refinished many satin blades without much hassle. It is definitely easier than refinishing a stonewashed blade.

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Stonewash always reminds me of the galvanized steel trash cans of my youth.
Hahah, never thought of them that way...now I can't get it out of my head! I have to say I like stonewashed on some of my blades just to break things up a bit. I do like that it easily hides scratches as well.
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Re: New regular production Para 3s - S45VN with Stonewashed blade?

Postby Matus » Tue May 18, 2021 8:19 am

It is going to be much easier to put a satin finish on a stonewashed blade than the other way around.
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Re: New regular production Para 3s - S45VN with Stonewashed blade?

Postby James Y » Tue May 18, 2021 10:05 am

I don’t know what to think of stonewashed finishes. I like them on my CRKs, but I prefer satin finishes on my uncoated Spydercos. If they must be used, I want the stonewashed finish to be very smooth, so as to be less prone to corrosion than a rougher stonewashed finish.

But as long as they’re not bead-blasted. I hate bead-blasted finishes. Besides their looks, they pick up rust spots way too easily, IMO.

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Re: New regular production Para 3s - S45VN with Stonewashed blade?

Postby Fred Sanford » Tue May 18, 2021 11:05 am

I must be in the minority with disliking the stonewashed finish. I don't want my blades to be shiny. I like how the S30V Para's currently are.
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Re: New regular production Para 3s - S45VN with Stonewashed blade?

Postby Matus » Tue May 18, 2021 12:50 pm

I would not be preferring stonewash if the the satin on Spyderco blades would actually look satin and not like medium grit belt finish briefly polished over. It is not bad, but not really to be called satin IMO ...
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Re: New regular production Para 3s - S45VN with Stonewashed blade?

Postby Fred Sanford » Tue May 18, 2021 9:14 pm

Matus wrote:
Tue May 18, 2021 12:50 pm
I would not be preferring stonewash if the the satin on Spyderco blades would actually look satin and not like medium grit belt finish briefly polished over. It is not bad, but not really to be called satin IMO ...


See, I prefer the belt finish. I just very much dislike any blade that is very reflective or shiny.
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Re: New regular production Para 3s - S45VN with Stonewashed blade?

Postby Sharp Guy » Tue May 18, 2021 9:29 pm

I've had/have a few Spyderco knives like this. Native 5 LW S35VN and Manix 2 LW BD1 are two that come to mind. I know I have others. I like the finish
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Re: New regular production Para 3s - S45VN with Stonewashed blade?

Postby Sharp Guy » Tue May 18, 2021 9:32 pm

Accutron wrote:
Tue May 18, 2021 5:08 am
The base Para 3 has always had a stonewashed finish.
Not mine. First run Para 3 (S30V) and first run Para 3 LW (BD1N) do not have this finish
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Re: New regular production Para 3s - S45VN with Stonewashed blade?

Postby ladybug93 » Tue May 18, 2021 9:53 pm

i love stonewashed blades. i strongly prefer them to satin blades.
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Re: New regular production Para 3s - S45VN with Stonewashed blade?

Postby Accutron » Tue May 18, 2021 9:58 pm

Sharp Guy wrote:
Tue May 18, 2021 9:32 pm
Not mine. First run Para 3 (S30V) and first run Para 3 LW (BD1N) do not have this finish
Mine is June 2018 date code, and has a stonewashed finish. It's very close to the finish on my 2018 Maxamet Native, maybe a bit finer. I don't know about the very first run, but the stonewashed base model Para 3 G10 is not a new thing.

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