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Oooo boy am I excited!

Postby Daveho » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:14 pm

On my local forum a BNIB M4 uncoated para3 came up for sale so I snapped it up :)

Can’t wait to get this thing in my hand

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Re: Oooo boy am I excited!

Postby apollo » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:25 pm

I know how you feel. Just a few hours ago i did the same purchase but with an red m390 sprint para2 . :D

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Re: Oooo boy am I excited!

Postby fixall » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:30 pm

Congrats, it's a great knife!

I have a set of black canvas micarta scales being made for mine as we speak. :D

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Re: Oooo boy am I excited!

Postby Daveho » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:05 pm

I’m disproportionately excited about this knive.
Honestly It may get me down to just one knife as now my blade lives in my pack.

Mmm should I sell my native...
If I did I would have 0 black handled spyderco.

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Re: Oooo boy am I excited!

Postby Daveho » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:06 pm

fixall wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:30 pm
Congrats, it's a great knife!

I have a set of black canvas micarta scales being made for mine as we speak. :D
I have another on the way from Massdrop, perhaps I should scale swap it... mmmm

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Re: Oooo boy am I excited!

Postby fixall » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:03 pm

Daveho wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:06 pm
fixall wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:30 pm
Congrats, it's a great knife!

I have a set of black canvas micarta scales being made for mine as we speak. :D
I have another on the way from Massdrop, perhaps I should scale swap it... mmmm
If you haven't done a scale swap on the Para 3 before... Be a bit careful with the lanyard tube when you're removing the scales so you don't damage the G10 rendering it useless. :)

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Re: Oooo boy am I excited!

Postby Brown_Recluse » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:34 pm

fixall wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:03 pm
Daveho wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:06 pm
fixall wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:30 pm
Congrats, it's a great knife!

I have a set of black canvas micarta scales being made for mine as we speak. :D
I have another on the way from Massdrop, perhaps I should scale swap it... mmmm
If you haven't done a scale swap on the Para 3 before... Be a bit careful with the lanyard tube when you're removing the scales so you don't damage the G10 rendering it useless. :)
I disassembled my s110v Para 3 to clean it for the first time the other day. I was completely expecting to just fan the scales and liners out to get the blade out and whatnot. To my surprise the lanyard tube popped right out. It wasn't loose and it fit perfectly when I reassembled it. I bought the knife directly from River's Edge Cutlery and it had no signs of a prior disassembly (no chips on the scales, no scratches, thread locker on the screws). I'm not sure why it came apart so easily but I'm not complaining.
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Re: Oooo boy am I excited!

Postby Daveho » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:19 pm

Yeah, I don’t find pulling these things apart challenging like some however I’ve been a tinkerer for ever

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Re: Oooo boy am I excited!

Postby JD Spydo » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:39 pm

There are few things that thrill me as much as getting new Supersteel Spyder to add to my arsenal. I remember when I got my very first Carbon Fiber Spyder all the way back in 04. It was also a super thrill when I snagged two Titanium handled Peter Herbst Spyderco models within two days apart.

And what a super thrill it was when my dear Spyder-Brethren presented me with one of those Nuclear Orange Spyderhawks right when I was laid up from my recent surgery. You have to be a devout Spyder-head to understand what motivates most of us here at the Forum. And I don't expect many to understand it

I'm with you Brother>> it truly is a much different form of excitement than most people even realize :cool: :spyder:

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Re: Oooo boy am I excited!

Postby Jazz » Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:59 am

Yep. We’re all a bunch of weirdos to the “regular” world. :rolleyes: :D
- best wishes, Jazz.

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Re: Oooo boy am I excited!

Postby Daveho » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:10 am

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Know what, the raw g10 works :)
I’m gonna sell my S35vn native and my other para3 when it arrives as this and my Chappy will do me.






For now

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Re: Oooo boy am I excited!

Postby Woodpuppy » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:20 am

I love my M4 p3!! Definitely my current favorite. Sharpens easily enough on a sharpmaker, finished in a strop. I did replace the oem scales with a set of black g10 takeoffs. I like it much better now.
:spyder: My other blade is a Kelly Perfect :spyder:

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Re: Oooo boy am I excited!

Postby Cscottsss » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:21 am

You have a local knife forum?

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Re: Oooo boy am I excited!

Postby Fixmeister » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:07 am

I snagged a DLT Para 3 M4 with the natural G10. Awesome knife, but... I went to disassemble it to clean and lube, polish the pivot washers, etc., but the lanyard tube was not cooperative. I happen to like the natural scales and wasn’t planning on replacing them so they didn’t really need to come off. After lubing and twisting and prying for a bit, I decided it wasn’t worth the potential of damaging them and did what I needed to do by spinning one of the scales out of the way. And even that wasn’t easy. The scales are surprisingly tight on the tube. As others have mentioned, use caution.

You’re going to love that thing. It’s an awesome knive.

Tom

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Re: Oooo boy am I excited!

Postby Cambertree » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:41 am

Cscottsss wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:21 am
You have a local knife forum?
https://www.australianbladeforums.com/vb4/forum93/

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Re: Oooo boy am I excited!

Postby Daveho » Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:09 pm

I tell ya fellas (and ladies too) this knife is the cats pajamas-
I’ve tried a spyderco or two in my time and for me the para 3 is the best of the bunch (that I have played with)
I think it’s one flaw is that the pocket clip dosnt land in the most comfortable spot but on this knife the wire clip would be substantially worse

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Re: Oooo boy am I excited!

Postby ZrowsN1s » Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:16 pm

I like the MXG clips. They've got 2 versions of their shortclip now. One that covers the lanyard hole and one that doesnt. I like the one that covers the hole myself.
Carrying 3 knives is perfectly normal :D
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Re: Oooo boy am I excited!

Postby T_MAC686 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:12 pm

Congratulations on scoring a knife you wanted Daveho, feels good doesn't it? I should know since I just received one I was after for a long time! ;)

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Re: Oooo boy am I excited!

Postby Woodpuppy » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:17 pm

Just wait til you sharpen it! Wow M4 rocks!
:spyder: My other blade is a Kelly Perfect :spyder:


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