I wonder if you guys would be interested in a Lil' Para3

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I wonder if you guys would be interested in a Lil' Para3

Postby archangel » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:09 am

There's the Para 3, and there's the Native 5. Both have the exact same blade lenghts. And then there's the Lil' Native. :eek: What's missing?

I love the blade shape of the Native. Don't own a Lil' Native yet but some other leave shaped spydies, and I'm sure a Lil' N will follow.

And I now own one of all sizes of the Milli series. Their straight-spined blades look a little more aggressive, which I dig. :rolleyes: The Military is King, and the PM2 is his Queen. The Para 3 is as great as the PM2, but my Para 3 with these destinctive CF scales and combo edge is... positively special! :) An instant love affair.

I hope there's more to come in the Millie lineup. I think there's room for a smaller version. Call it Tiny Millie (TM), or Lil' Mil, or whatever you like. As long as we get one. :)

Would YOU buy one?
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Re: I wonder if you guys would be interested in a Lil' Para3

Postby glutofknives » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:28 am

My idea of a tiny military would be a liner lock para 2. I feel like I am the only person that would buy one though lol.

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Re: I wonder if you guys would be interested in a Lil' Para3

Postby gull wing » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:39 am

NO!
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Re: I wonder if you guys would be interested in a Lil' Para3

Postby Evil D » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:42 am

I think that's already the Dragonfly.
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Re: I wonder if you guys would be interested in a Lil' Para3

Postby prndltech » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:46 am

Evil D wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:42 am
I think that's already the Dragonfly.
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Re: I wonder if you guys would be interested in a Lil' Para3

Postby archangel » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:48 am

Evil D wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:42 am
I think that's already the Dragonfly.
DF has leaf shaped blade & backlock. That's rather a shrunk N5.
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Re: I wonder if you guys would be interested in a Lil' Para3

Postby Vivi » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:51 am

lol no. the para 2 is a downsized millie, and the para 3 is a downsized para 2. I don't need a miniminiminimillie, nooe.

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Re: I wonder if you guys would be interested in a Lil' Para3

Postby jdw » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:52 am

I wouldn't buy one. For me, the Para 3 is already pushing the smallish limit on a great knife design. At what point do you just turn the Military into a key chain knife?
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Re: I wonder if you guys would be interested in a Lil' Para3

Postby araneae » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:01 am

I'd have to see one to decide if it could out compete a D'fly. The P3 LW has been winning against the Delica for my pocket time and I never would have thought that was possible. Looking at the P3 cockpit, I think it could be chopped to fit a small blade and still make a 3 finger grip work. Blade stock would have to be slimmed down though to make sense.

I will say, the lil native comp lock is just a tad too fidgety for me, feels almost too small to use the comp lock comfortably for me.
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Re: I wonder if you guys would be interested in a Lil' Para3

Postby Mushroom » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:02 am

In my opinion, it could be a cool addition to the lineup but at some point things start to get redundant.

I’d rather see their time and resources devoted to other projects opposed to another chopped model in the “Military lineup.”
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Re: I wonder if you guys would be interested in a Lil' Para3

Postby Ez556 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:04 am

archangel wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:48 am
Evil D wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:42 am
I think that's already the Dragonfly.
DF has leaf shaped blade & backlock. That's rather a shrunk N5.
The Lil' Native is a shrunk N5.
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Does that complexity decrease the simplicity? Not at all.

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Re: I wonder if you guys would be interested in a Lil' Para3

Postby Enactive » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:12 am

No thanks.

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Re: I wonder if you guys would be interested in a Lil' Para3

Postby sok » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:18 am

Not really. I have a variety of Calys and a DF to scratch that itch. A miniature Military with a liner lock would be interesting though.

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Re: I wonder if you guys would be interested in a Lil' Para3

Postby araneae » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:21 am

Ez556 wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:04 am
archangel wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:48 am
Evil D wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:42 am
I think that's already the Dragonfly.
DF has leaf shaped blade & backlock. That's rather a shrunk N5.
The Lil' Native is a shrunk N5.

Have to agree, the D'fly is a definitely not a shrunk Native. Not even close.
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Re: I wonder if you guys would be interested in a Lil' Para3

Postby archangel » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:27 am

Of course a knife smaller than the Para 3 could never have the same capabilities as the Millie, or even the PM2. I'd just love to see a straight-spined blade and comp lock spydie (the main or core genes of the PM2 & Para 3) the size of a Lil' Native.

Another idea: since now there's a Stretch in the pipeline with a straight-spined blade (mixing the genes of two iconic designs), could there be a Lil' Native with a PM2/Para3 blade?
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Re: I wonder if you guys would be interested in a Lil' Para3

Postby wrdwrght » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:30 am

I’ve seen no need for the Para3 (do love my Millies and PM2s), so, no, not an even smaller version. But, then, I saw no need for a Lil’ Native and now it’s one of my favorite Spydies. Probably a lesson here. :rolleyes:
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Re: I wonder if you guys would be interested in a Lil' Para3

Postby prndltech » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:32 am

I like the other way better. Is be up for an XL Mili. 4.5-5 inch blade in a 5.5-5.75 inch handle
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Re: I wonder if you guys would be interested in a Lil' Para3

Postby SF Native » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:41 am

Think I would rather see an lil native sized manbug.

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Re: I wonder if you guys would be interested in a Lil' Para3

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:42 am

No thank you.
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Re: I wonder if you guys would be interested in a Lil' Para3

Postby BornIn1500 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:48 am

I agree that the Lil Native comp lock is so similar that it seems redundant for a Lil Para 3.

I'm all in for a Lil Caribbean though. We're definitely missing a mid size choil-less comp lock knife. Cutting 1/2 inch off the blade to make it a little over 3" would be perfect.
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