Eric Glesser breaks down the Para 3 LW!

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Eric Glesser breaks down the Para 3 LW!

Postby Catamount123 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:22 am

Very nice video:

https://youtu.be/Bq0c5JqCtU4

I'm not sure how to embed it, if someone else does, that would be great.
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Re: Eric Glesser breaks down the Para 3 LW!

Postby BornIn1500 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:47 am

Uh oh... Nick Shabazz's future disassembly video already has competition.

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Re: Eric Glesser breaks down the Para 3 LW!

Postby NickShabazz » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:52 am

Hah, very nice! I'm glad to see these kinds of videos being made by the makers themselves. I'll probably still make my own, for tradition's sake, but it's great to see!
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Re: Eric Glesser breaks down the Para 3 LW!

Postby sonarsessions » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:03 pm

That's an awesome video and I really appreciate how much info has already come out before the knife's release. One thing that has to be brought up though, as I know this is something a few people have mentioned (and i apologize in advance if it was answered already), but with the edge running all the way back, why are so many spyderco models not built with a sharpening notch at the rear of the blade (for sharpening purposes)?
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Re: Eric Glesser breaks down the Para 3 LW!

Postby BornIn1500 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:12 pm

sonarsessions wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:03 pm
One thing that has to be brought up though, as I know this is something a few people have mentioned (and i apologize in advance if it was answered already), but with the edge running all the way back, why are so many spyderco models not built with a sharpening notch at the rear of the blade (for sharpening purposes)?
Watch the video starting at 8:54. Eric talks specifically about this.

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Re: Eric Glesser breaks down the Para 3 LW!

Postby curlyhairedboy » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:54 pm

Watching with great interest!

EDIT: Just finished, I'm really excited for the Para 3 LW and looking forward to more content from Eric!
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Re: Eric Glesser breaks down the Para 3 LW!

Postby Wartstein » Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:14 pm

sonarsessions wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:03 pm
That's an awesome video and I really appreciate how much info has already come out before the knife's release. One thing that has to be brought up though, as I know this is something a few people have mentioned (and i apologize in advance if it was answered already), but with the edge running all the way back, why are so many spyderco models not built with a sharpening notch at the rear of the blade (for sharpening purposes)?
I totally respect your wish for sharpening choils, but I guess many (including myself) don't like those. And you could always add a choil if you like, but not really remove one without severely reducing the blade height...
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Re: Eric Glesser breaks down the Para 3 LW!

Postby Cambertree » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:13 pm

sonarsessions wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:03 pm
That's an awesome video and I really appreciate how much info has already come out before the knife's release. One thing that has to be brought up though, as I know this is something a few people have mentioned (and i apologize in advance if it was answered already), but with the edge running all the way back, why are so many spyderco models not built with a sharpening notch at the rear of the blade (for sharpening purposes)?
In addition to what Eric said, the subject has been discussed and debated here a few times before IIRC. As Wartstein said, some people like a sharpening notch, and other people don't. I believe Spyderco went the way they did as it's easy enough to add one with diamond needle files, but you can't put material back if you don't want the notch.

I use both benchstones and the Sharpmaker, and I've never really found the lack of a notch an impediment to thinning out the edge all the way back to the plunge line. If I need to, I just use the corner of a coarse stone in that area to thin it out. When cutting through bunched up plastic pallet wrap, cordage and plant material, I've found a sharpening notch can cause hangups.

On knives that have them, I have followed the good advice of people on this forum and sharpened them to be like a single serration scallop to avoid those hangups.

There are a few Spydies that have them - I think the Centofante does. Alistair Phillips has a good how-to on Youtube showing how to add one to the Kapara too.

Great 'Paramilitary 3' video by the way. :D ;) :cool:

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Re: Eric Glesser breaks down the Para 3 LW!

Postby Marulaghost » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:44 pm

I really liked Eric's video. It was super informative about both the choices made in the designing of this knife, and answering a few questions that i could say he could have gotten away with not answering (such as in regards to the lack of a sharpening choil, the two additional holes on the blade, and the interchangeability of knife blades and scales)
I like that he was honest about the interchangeability thing. The transparency is something few companies display and it shows you all care.
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Re: Eric Glesser breaks down the Para 3 LW!

Postby Larry_Mott » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:56 am

If you can't beat the unnecessary disassembling crowd, join them I guess.. Cue plastic bags with more or less complete part collections dropping in at HQ soon. And up the production of spare screws.
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Re: Eric Glesser breaks down the Para 3 LW!

Postby Robbob » Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:04 am

Eric called the model a Para Military 3 a few times in the video. Is it not just Para 3?

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Re: Eric Glesser breaks down the Para 3 LW!

Postby Marulaghost » Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:19 am

Robbob wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:04 am
Eric called the model a Para Military 3 a few times in the video. Is it not just Para 3?
I think it is just para 3.
There's to identify it as not being a product changing (i.e playstation becomes playstation 2) but rather it's own product from the start (PSP)

But the fact is that all these knives pretty much share a design language and naming nomenclature to an extent where it's really easy to just blurt out the paramilitary name.
Unless spyderco has changed the name of the para 3 to PM3 I'd think it would be easy for Eric to have this happen (the paramilitary has been selling for far longer than the para 3)

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Re: Eric Glesser breaks down the Para 3 LW!

Postby Michael Janich » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:11 am

The official name of the knife is the Para 3.

By Spyderco's naming convention, a "Para Military 2" is a second generation of the "Para Military" model. Since the Para 3 is smaller and physically different than the Para Military 2, it needed a different name. The "3" in "Para 3" reflects its edge length--3 inches.

The challenge will come if and when we do a second generation of the Para 3. Will it be the "Para 3-2?" The "Para 3 Squared?" Only time will tell...

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Re: Eric Glesser breaks down the Para 3 LW!

Postby Larry_Mott » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:37 am

Mike: What's wrong with the old British/Jaguar naming standard 'MkII' :) I mean, Sal himself is fond of car terms/parallels (Spyder in Spyderco)
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Re: Eric Glesser breaks down the Para 3 LW!

Postby dj moonbat » Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:08 pm

I've wondered for a while whether Spyderco would implement the compression lock without a true liner. Neat to see it happen.

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Re: Eric Glesser breaks down the Para 3 LW!

Postby Robbob » Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:18 am

Michael Janich wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:11 am
The challenge will come if and when we do a second generation of the Para 3. Will it be the "Para 3-2?" The "Para 3 Squared?" Only time will tell...
Para 3b
Para 3.2
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Re: Eric Glesser breaks down the Para 3 LW!

Postby Larry_Mott » Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:14 am

Para 3 MkII
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Re: Eric Glesser breaks down the Para 3 LW!

Postby Marulaghost » Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:52 am

Para 4 would make sense with the precedent already established.
That way the abbreviation could make it confusing with the current P4

If the PM2 ever got heavily revised (no idea how) than i could see things getting worrisome perhaps.
PM3 and para3 isn't ideal

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Re: Eric Glesser breaks down the Para 3 LW!

Postby Marulaghost » Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:53 am

Para 4 would make sense with the precedent already established.
That way the abbreviation could make it confusing with the current P4

If the PM2 ever got heavily revised (no idea how) than i could see things getting worrisome perhaps.
PM3 and para3 isn't ideal


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