Extending the Para Family

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Would you buy one of these?

ParaFly
3
38%
Para Mini
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63%
 
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Extending the Para Family

Postby ChopSlice » Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:50 pm

So, as I was playing with my copy machine's enlarge/reduce function, the thought occurred to me....see the pics.

I'm thinking "ParaFly" is a pretty cool name, but not sure the size is workable.

However, I'm positive "Para Mini" could work well for a lot of folks. I'd definitely buy at least one. Heck I'd likely get one for each of my daughters.
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Re: Extending the Para Family

Postby Danvp » Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:21 pm

When a knife gets smaller i like it to be more slicey. Think of the chaparral. I imagine a shrunken para 3 should feel about the same as a little native except with a better thumb ramp. Not really the thing i would be interested in. However, if the blade would be substantially thinner and the handle also (keeping the compression lock) i think i might wanna buy one.
Anyway, nice thought.

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Re: Extending the Para Family

Postby Pelagic » Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:05 pm

Para XL!
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Re: Extending the Para Family

Postby michaelm466 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:19 pm

Pelagic wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:05 pm
Para XL!
Yes

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Re: Extending the Para Family

Postby awa54 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:19 pm

Not so much... if I want a very small comp lock knife there's the Lil' Native.

I feel like the Milie/Para concept is a *work* knife, if a Lil' Para tilts that balance farther toward the gentleman's knife genre, I think it'll be too far off pattern to really satisfy many of us Para Junkies.
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Re: Extending the Para Family

Postby TomAiello » Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:40 pm

Would your para mini just be a dragonfly with a comp lock?

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Re: Extending the Para Family

Postby bigboned » Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:04 pm

lil para scales from boomer52 and your delica becomes a mini para
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Re: Extending the Para Family

Postby Ric » Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:25 am

For me, the Lil Native is the Para Mini.
Dragonfly's advantag is the lightness and small width.
With a compression lock that will change.

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Re: Extending the Para Family

Postby ZrowsN1s » Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:56 am

Not really feeling it. But never say never.
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Re: Extending the Para Family

Postby vivi » Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:34 am

Pelagic wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:05 pm
Para XL!
FFS, yes.

I'll never understand all the cries for mini versions of mini versions of nice knives.

In this case it would be a mini-mini-mini knife.

Why shrink an existing design three times rather than simply designing a tiny knife from the ground up?
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Re: Extending the Para Family

Postby silvershade255 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:10 am

Kind of weird and likely wouldn't be popular enough to pursue, but I'd be curious in hybrids, so a pm2 handle with para 3 blade or millie with pm2 etc.
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Re: Extending the Para Family

Postby JD Spydo » Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:29 am

Pelagic wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:05 pm
Para XL!
My first big desire is for a larger scale Dodo model but I'm liking this idea of a larger scale Para2 especially. I would want something with a blade at least that big.

The Para 2 is another model I've wondered if a Titanium handle would be a good model to try?

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Re: Extending the Para Family

Postby Pelagic » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:41 am

JD Spydo wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:29 am
Pelagic wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:05 pm
Para XL!
My first big desire is for a larger scale Dodo model but I'm liking this idea of a larger scale Para2 especially. I would want something with a blade at least that big.

The Para 2 is another model I've wondered if a Titanium handle would be a good model to try?
I really like titanium, it's surprising how lightweight it is. It gives a feeling of quality and strength to the user. But sometimes I like how g10 keeps the knife more firmly in the pocket.
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Re: Extending the Para Family

Postby Crux » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:57 pm

The two bladed Para 3x2 would be my choice.
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