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

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

Postby archangel » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:51 am

wrdwrght wrote:
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:

I imagine many people would feel the same if they'd handle a smaller Para 3.
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Re: I wonder if you guys would be interested in a Lil' Para3

Postby archangel » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:54 am

prndltech wrote:
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

No objection! I like big spydies, too! :) Some will say that a larger Millie makes more sense than a smaller Para 3. I say that both should get their chance.
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Re: I wonder if you guys would be interested in a Lil' Para3

Postby GarageBoy » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:15 am

How would the naming work? Mini para 3 or mini PM2?

Besides, how will Spyderco solve the lanyard/clip situation?

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

Postby Enactive » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:35 am

BornIn1500 wrote:
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.
This makes sense to me. I like it. :cool:

Let's get Taichung to tune stronger detent too. :spyder:

The Caribbean is cool, but that size would be great too.

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

Postby JonLeBlanc » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:52 am

prndltech wrote:
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
I like the way you think lol.

And yeah I'd have to concur with the thoughts above that say, nah, Para3 is small enough as it is. I currently own one, and I like it a lot (it really is jewel-like) but it's on the smaller end of my preferences, so an even smaller one would not benefit me.
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
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Re: I wonder if you guys would be interested in a Lil' Para3

Postby Ric » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:07 pm

For me the lil native is the lil Para.

A real lil Para would also be nice, as a Dfly compression lock or a lightweight lil native...

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

Postby DSH007 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:27 pm

Would be an interesting poll..

I'd vote no. In my head, the Para 3 is already the "Lil PM2." Plus, I just can't see the Para 3 getting shrunk down much more than it is without the ergos suffering. The grip is pretty cramped for me already, without using the choil.. fortunately, I like using the choil.
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..well, that escalated quickly..

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

Postby Sharp Guy » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:51 pm

I'm good with just the Lil' Native and happy with my Dragonflies. Not really sure I'd want a smaller Para 3.
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Re: I wonder if you guys would be interested in a Lil' Para3

Postby archangel » Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:09 pm

Question to those who own and appreciate the Lil' Native: back then, did you buy it because you were waiting for a smaller Native, or did you just give it a try?
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Re: I wonder if you guys would be interested in a Lil' Para3

Postby Rutger » Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:28 pm

No.
I prefer thin blade stock on a knife that is smaller than the Para 3 and that is not really possible with a compression (or frame) lock because it needs some blade thickness for a ramp. For smaller knives a lock back is the best solution in my opinion. Maybe a CBBL from the Manix 2 would be nice on a small/thin knife?

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

Postby Ric » Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:38 pm

@archangel

I bought it because it's a small compression lock


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