This may be an unpopular opinion, but I don't like the Para 3 lightweight. The handle is more contoured than the G10 variant, the ones I've handled had perfect action, and the pocket clip is in a better spot. The one issue that bugs me to no end, and has caused me to stop carrying the knife, is the balance, or lack thereof. Since the handle is so light, the knife feels blade heavy and less nimble than the G10 versions. Sometimes a heavier knife can offer better control, and the Para 3 is a great demonstration of this.
Here's another potential disappointment for some; I have fallen out of love with the compression lock and the CBBL. I came to realize that I treated my "fidget-friendly" knives as toys and found myself obsessing over action, new models with those locks, new steels in those models, or new colors. I began carrying a P4 G10 (Delica Pakkawood Hap40 for traveling, when a 3" limit is imposed) and haven't looked back.
What are your "against the grain" thoughts, beliefs, or preferences?
This is unrelated, bonus rambling, but when taking a step back, the idea of this forum, or any like it, is strange and a bit funny. To be clear, I love this forum and don't want it to change. I guess the point I'm slowly working towards is this; do carpenters go to hammer forums to geek out over new hammers, nails, levels, or tape measures? Do they want the most extreme materials, with custom colors and lightweight materials, sold in limited batches, from specific retailers? Knives are tools as well, so what exactly makes them so different? I'm sure Makita or some other company could manufacture some beautiful drills, using titanium, carbon fiber, and high end steels, but I doubt there would be a market for that sort of thing. Aside from knives being something we can carry on our person each and every day, or the fact that knives are man's oldest tool, is there really anything else that drives this nonsensical hobby so many of us are afflicted by? From a psychological perspective, it seems like we're a different breed, but without input, it's only speculation.
sal wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:01 pm
...But in general, I'm all about high performance, Ergos, safety. That's why I've been accused of "deigning in the dark"...