Para 3 sharp edges on handle?

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Para 3 sharp edges on handle?

Postby Edward_Scissorhands » Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:24 pm

Is it normal for the edges of the FRN liner (the inner edges) to be sort of sharp? Nice overall, but that aspect of it is bit cheap feeling, IMO.

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Re: Para 3 sharp edges on handle?

Postby driftingfir » Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:57 pm

I find the edges are a little sharp on my para lightweight. Its noticeable but not terrible.

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Re: Para 3 sharp edges on handle?

Postby Sharp Guy » Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:27 pm

Edges are a little crisp on both of mine but nothing that bothers me
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Re: Para 3 sharp edges on handle?

Postby jpm2 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:02 pm

I don't think twice about knocking those edges down.

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Re: Para 3 sharp edges on handle?

Postby araneae » Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:50 pm

jpm2 wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:02 pm
I don't think twice about knocking those edges down.
I almost always do this. A medium fine fingernail file works great and only takes a minute.
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Re: Para 3 sharp edges on handle?

Postby bigboned » Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:39 am

I took sandpaper to my scales and contoured the edges- completely changes the knife for the better
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Re: Para 3 sharp edges on handle?

Postby Tapik » Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:58 am

does sanding affect the looks of the plastic itself?

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Re: Para 3 sharp edges on handle?

Postby bigboned » Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:32 am

Tapik wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:58 am
does sanding affect the looks of the plastic itself?
i dont think so - here is a bad pic of my edc smooth g10 cruwear ( with added wireclip) this has contoured edges similar to the p3 LW and is a dream to carry
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Me - Para3 in Cruwear, Junction, Bow River
Son - Dragonfly2 in VToku2
Wife - Urban in K390

Want to try - UKPK, Delica DLC CE, Bradley Bowie, Bushcraft
Gone - Delica ZDP189, PM2 Cruwear, Para3 LW BD1N, Para3 S30V

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Re: Para 3 sharp edges on handle?

Postby Robishere » Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:12 am

I have found that any given USA made para with g10 or frn scales are very sharp all the way around on the insides. It shows most not when you gently feel for it, but with a firm grip.
You do not need to take them apart to sand them. The color will be the same no matter how much you sand.
The taichung knives like the Gayle Bradley, the titanium chaparral, the Advocate, etc are VASTLY better finished and fitted and an even blade grind.
Any of the ISA blades like the M390 and M4 And Maxamet I have bought I have thrown the g10 and Frn in the trash (they looked and felt like they came from the dollar store) and fitted them with titanium scales.
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Re: Para 3 sharp edges on handle?

Postby carrot » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:37 am

I smoothed all edges off with the nail file of my Swiss Army Knife. They also smoothed out over time from banging around in my pockets. It's your knife, adjust it to your liking!


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