Para 3 . . . 25 in 24 Days

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Para 3 . . . 25 in 24 Days

Postby inversion » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:05 pm

A month ago, I didn't own any Para 3s. I had a friend who really liked his, but I just never got around to buying one for myself.

I went to my first Blade Show this year, and was talking to one of the guys at the Spyderco booth about what would be a good entry point for collecting. He said Para 3 could be a good choice because it hasn't been around that long, and there a quite a few planned in the pipeline. (Later that weekend, I was watching a BladeHQ video and recognized the guest as the person I spoke to at the booth. Turns out it was Eric Glesser. I had no idea. :) )

A little later that day, I was by the REC booth and I figured I might as well start the collection, so I asked for one of every Para 3 model they had in stock. The sales guy smiled, and then said, "Wait, are you serious?" I was, and that was my first 7 Para 3s.

Anyway, on July 1, I finished collecting one of every Para 3 SKU (plus a few spares). I'm really looking forward to adding future variants to the collection!

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Re: Para 3 . . . 25 in 24 Days

Postby zhyla » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:08 pm

So... which is the best?

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Re: Para 3 . . . 25 in 24 Days

Postby tbdoc4kids » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:11 pm

Wow!!!!!!!

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Re: Para 3 . . . 25 in 24 Days

Postby inversion » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:12 pm

zhyla wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:08 pm
So... which is the best?
For EDC, the Blue G-10 M390 or Smooth G-10 CruWear. For aesthetics, REC or St. Nick's.

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Re: Para 3 . . . 25 in 24 Days

Postby Chris_P_Bacon » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:16 pm

Call the police! There's a madman around...
Currently have 147 :spyder: 's in 40 different steels.
Bench Stones Atoma Diamond Plate 140,400,600,1200. Naniwa Chosera 400,800,1000,3000,5000.
Shapton Glass 1000,6000. Suehiro Rika 5000. Shapton Pro 320,1000,2000,5000,8000.
Naniwa Bonded Diamond 400,600,800,1000,3000,6000. Venev Gen2 OCB Combo Diamond 800/1200.
Spyderco 8x3 UF 306UF. Doublestuff 303FCBN2
Want List Steels 9V, 15V, K490, M398, S125V, S390, SRS-15, Vanax SC, Vancron SC

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Re: Para 3 . . . 25 in 24 Days

Postby The Meat man » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:45 pm

Chris_P_Bacon wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:16 pm
Call the police! There's a madman around...

Bold talk coming from a guy with your tagline... :p :D :D

Seriously though, OP, that is an impressive collection.
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Re: Para 3 . . . 25 in 24 Days

Postby soc_monki » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:51 pm

Wow... I love my para 3s (standard G10 S30v and lightweight) but man... Just wow!

I'm not one for collecting, per se. But that is an impressive collection!
Spyderco : Resilience, Tenacious, Persistence, Manix 2 G10, Para 3 G10, Para 3 LW, Paramilitary 2,
BBS Paramilitary 2, Amalgam
Kershaw : Tone, Cryo, Cryo 2, Thermite, Atmos, Natrix 7007cf, Natrix 7008cf, Bareknuckle 7777, Bareknuckle 20cv, Concierge
Zero Tolerance : 0566CF, 0770CF, 0770GRYBW, 0562CF, 0470, 0456CF, 0095BW, 0801TI
Ontario : Rat 1
CRKT : Caligo
Civivi : Plethiros, Baklash
Cold Steel : AD10
Benchmade : 810-1401 Contego, 15080-2 Crooked River, 15080-Custom Crooked River, 560BK-1 Super Freek, 15085 Mini Crooked River, 940-2, 550-1 Griptilian, 950bk Rift
Buck : 110, Bucklite 422, 110 LT, 110 Slim Select, 112 Slim Pro
Artisan : Tradition

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Re: Para 3 . . . 25 in 24 Days

Postby Sharp Guy » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:56 pm

and I thought the 6 Para 3s I have was excessive! :)

Nice job!
Of all the things I've lost I miss my mind the most!

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Re: Para 3 . . . 25 in 24 Days

Postby Mushroom » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:56 pm

Well done! Thats a dream collection!
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Re: Para 3 . . . 25 in 24 Days

Postby bearrowland » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:22 pm

I agree 💯 percent!!!
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Re: Para 3 . . . 25 in 24 Days

Postby ZrowsN1s » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:31 pm

You don't play around do you? :D

Great pick for a knife to collect. I'd recommend the Shaman too (there's only 3 so far!) Well Technically 6.
Carrying 3 knives is perfectly normal :D
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Re: Para 3 . . . 25 in 24 Days

Postby God'sMyJudge » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:35 pm

I think I saw your post on reddit awhile back. Glad you finished out the collection. Awesome stuff.

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Re: Para 3 . . . 25 in 24 Days

Postby Pancake » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:44 pm

First thing is addmit that you have a :spyder: problem

Just kidding, one hell of a collection.
In the pocket: Chaparral FRN, Native Chief, Police 4 K390, Pacific Salt SE
On belt: Bow River, Waterway

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Re: Para 3 . . . 25 in 24 Days

Postby Baron Mind » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:56 pm

Wow

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Re: Para 3 . . . 25 in 24 Days

Postby knivesandbooks » Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:14 pm

Wow what a timeline.
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Re: Para 3 . . . 25 in 24 Days

Postby ChrisinHove » Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:47 pm

Criiiipes! Why the heck not... you only live once!

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Re: Para 3 . . . 25 in 24 Days

Postby Cowboyfromhell » Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:35 am

Man I thought I was nuts buying 15 spydercos in 8 weeks....wow buddy!

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Re: Para 3 . . . 25 in 24 Days

Postby archangel » Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:16 pm

lol, you collect the opposite way to my strategy. :) and I don't even own a Para 3 yet. :eek:

Where did you buy the red M390 off? Can't have been a cheap snatch...
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Re: Para 3 . . . 25 in 24 Days

Postby JonLeBlanc » Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:59 pm

Now that's a binge lol
My collection so far: 52100 Military (2); 52100 PM2 (2); 52100 Para3; Stretch2 V-Toku; KnifeWorks M4 PM2; BentoBox M390 PM2; BentoBox S90V Military; Police4 K390; S110V PM2; SS Delica AUS-6; Wayne Goddard Sprint VG-10
Wish list: Hundred Pacer; Sliverax; Mantra; 52100 PM2 SE; Kapara

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Re: Para 3 . . . 25 in 24 Days

Postby Extra330SC » Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:11 pm

inversion wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:05 pm
A month ago, I didn't own any Para 3s. I had a friend who really liked his, but I just never got around to buying one for myself.

I went to my first Blade Show this year, and was talking to one of the guys at the Spyderco booth about what would be a good entry point for collecting. He said Para 3 could be a good choice because it hasn't been around that long, and there a quite a few planned in the pipeline. (Later that weekend, I was watching a BladeHQ video and recognized the guest as the person I spoke to at the booth. Turns out it was Eric Glesser. I had no idea. :) )

A little later that day, I was by the REC booth and I figured I might as well start the collection, so I asked for one of every Para 3 model they had in stock. The sales guy smiled, and then said, "Wait, are you serious?" I was, and that was my first 7 Para 3s.

Anyway, on July 1, I finished collecting one of every Para 3 SKU (plus a few spares). I'm really looking forward to adding future variants to the collection!

Image
Congratulations on your impressive Para 3 collection. I've got every sprint /exclusive except the Gray G10 Cruwear. Awesome knife to get the entire line !

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