After-Market Micarta Scales for Para 3?

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After-Market Micarta Scales for Para 3?

Postby kennethsime » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:31 am

I picked up a plain-jane Para 3 for $100 in one of the BBS bundles when purchasing a gift for a friend and I'd like to spice it up. I've been scouring the internet and it looks like no one has after-market Micarta scales in stock. Seems most people who show up for when I google "green canvas micarta para 3" make them, but don't keep them in stock.

Does anyone have a recommendation for a US-based source?
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Re: After-Market Micarta Scales for Para 3?

Postby Wartstein » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:38 am

kennethsime wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:31 am
.....

Does anyone have a recommendation for a US-based source?

Just an European store... Shipping to the US 15 Euros (around 17 USD), but I have no idea about taxes and tariffs. I have their Micarta scales on an Endura, done very well!!

https://cuscadi.de/spyderco-para3-vintage/
https://cuscadi.de/?s=para+3
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Re: After-Market Micarta Scales for Para 3?

Postby Accutron » Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:42 am

RC Bladeworks currently has a range of Para 3 Micarta scales available on eBay and Knives Plus. None of them are green.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=pa ... a%20scales

https://www.knivesplus.com/rc-bladeworks-scales.html

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Re: After-Market Micarta Scales for Para 3?

Postby Maximumsmoochy » Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:54 am

Accutron wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:42 am
RC Bladeworks currently has a range of Para 3 Micarta scales available on eBay and Knives Plus. None of them are green.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=pa ... a%20scales

https://www.knivesplus.com/rc-bladeworks-scales.html
I recently put a set of RCBW scales in my Para 3 and they are outstanding. If you don’t see what you want readily available from the indicated sources, reach out - RC was very friendly and helpful to deal with.
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Re: After-Market Micarta Scales for Para 3?

Postby blendergasket » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:16 am

I have some for my pm2 from suingab at g10.lt. They have incredible ergos. I know he makes them for the para 3 as well. They're made to order so it'll take some time, but they're worth it.

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Re: After-Market Micarta Scales for Para 3?

Postby TkoK83Spy » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:23 am

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Re: After-Market Micarta Scales for Para 3?

Postby aaronkb » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:37 am

I was also going to mention RC Bladeworks. I ordered a custom set of terotuf scales from them bc they didn’t have any in stock. They did an outstanding job AND the scales shipped just a week after I ordered them.

Made the purchase over Instagram DM, they’re rc_bladeworks.

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Re: After-Market Micarta Scales for Para 3?

Postby JuPaul » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:45 am

Maximumsmoochy wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:54 am
Accutron wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:42 am
RC Bladeworks currently has a range of Para 3 Micarta scales available on eBay and Knives Plus. None of them are green.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=pa ... a%20scales

https://www.knivesplus.com/rc-bladeworks-scales.html
I recently put a set of RCBW scales in my Para 3 and they are outstanding. If you don’t see what you want readily available from the indicated sources, reach out - RC was very friendly and helpful to deal with.
+1. I just got a set of blue denim micarta manix scales from RCBW. They've got a nice variety of micarta scales, and post new ones regularly on ebay.

Edit to add: the Allen Putman (Blade Scales) textured micarta scales are awesome, although it's hard to find them in stock. You can find them on DLT or BladeHQ's websites and get set up to be notified when they have them. They're worth the wait, imo.
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Re: After-Market Micarta Scales for Para 3?

Postby abbazaba » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:56 am

I've bought a lot of scales from RC Bladeworks. PM him on Instagram and he will likely make you a set in whatever color you want.

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Re: After-Market Micarta Scales for Para 3?

Postby Wartstein » Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:28 am

Accutron wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:42 am
RC Bladeworks currently has a range of Para 3 Micarta scales available on eBay and Knives Plus. None of them are green.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=pa ... a%20scales

https://www.knivesplus.com/rc-bladeworks-scales.html

Those denim Micarta scales look great. Would like those on one of my Stretch 1´s... (EDIT: Not the Para 3 scales on the Stretch 1 of course... :p :D )
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: After-Market Micarta Scales for Para 3?

Postby kennethsime » Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:49 am

Thanks everyone! Allen got back to me actually and I think I've got this sorted. I was just being impatient. :-)
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C12BK2W Matriarch 2 VG-10 Emerson Open | C81G2 Para Military 2 S30V

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Re: After-Market Micarta Scales for Para 3?

Postby Sharp Guy » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:29 pm

Fireside also has some nice scales. I've been thinking about adding some Teroruf or Micarta scales to one of my Para 3's and a Native 5. Just can't seem to decide on a color haha

https://firesideco.com/product-category ... /spyderco/

They're on IG too...

https://www.instagram.com/firesidecompany/

EDIT: Oh heck! I finally decided to order a pair of Desert Tan Terotuf scales for my Rex 45 Para 3. Hope I like 'em! :)
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Re: After-Market Micarta Scales for Para 3?

Postby Haunted House » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:33 pm

Ive looked at a bunch, I really like the RC bladeworks scales. I plan to order a pair of “Skinny” micarta scales for my Cruwear Para 3.

As others have said, just reach out to them on Instagram.
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Re: After-Market Micarta Scales for Para 3?

Postby sok » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:40 pm

Good thread. I have been thinking about getting a set or two of micarta scales for the Para 3. This may be my 2020 knife thing. I also saw some aluminum Para 3 scales on ebay. That would be interesting.

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Re: After-Market Micarta Scales for Para 3?

Postby kennethsime » Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:12 pm

Just ordered some Green Canvas Micarta scales from bladescales.com, will post pictures when I get them installed.

Not sure if this is widely known already, but the site seems to be run by Allen Putman who makes the "Putman scales" sold on most major knife dealer sites.
Lost to the Ages: C90GRE Stretch 1 ZDP-189 British Racing Green | C28GRE2 Dragonfly 2 ZDP-189 British Racing Green
C12BK2W Matriarch 2 VG-10 Emerson Open | C81G2 Para Military 2 S30V

Currently Rotating: C81GPRGR2 Para Military 2 K390 Ranger Green | C223GPRGR Para 3 K390 Ranger Green
C90FPIV2 Stretch 2 Straight Spine, VG-10 Rit Dye'd Dark Apple Green | C223GP Para 3 S30V Green Canvas Micarta
C41BORE5 Native 5 Lightweight REX 45 Burnt Orange | C223BORE Para 3 Lightweight REX 45 Burnt Orange
C101GY2 Manix 2 Lightweight Maxamet Gray | C28GFG Dragonfly K390 Swap Foliage Green
MT27 Mule Team 27 Micro-Melt PD#1 Ranger Green | C36GPGR Military 204p Dark Green

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Re: After-Market Micarta Scales for Para 3?

Postby JMM » Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:39 am

+1 on the rc-bladeworks tip -- I do not have any of their Para3 scales, although the ones I've seen of theirs look fantastic, but the Shaman scales I just got from them are the best micarta scales I've ever seen or owned....


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