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New to Spyderco/forum, and help request

Postby Chrono » Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:26 pm

Hello, all. I’m relatively new to Spyderco, and completely new to the forum. I own a Para 2 that I absolutely love, and my son really liked it, too. So, my dad bought him a Para 3 off of Amazon, but he doesn’t remember who the actual seller was. I’m a little concerned it may not be a legitimate Spyderco, as I’ve read there are a lot of fakes out there. I’ve included photos of the box label, and the Para 3 next to my Para 2 (which I know it real because I bought it from a legit dealer). Any help in figuring out if my son’s knife is legitimate is greatly appreciated!
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Re: New to Spyderco/forum, and help request

Postby Ric » Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:57 pm

Welcome!

How is the action and sharpness of the Para 3?

I am no expert bit it looks good to me.

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Re: New to Spyderco/forum, and help request

Postby JuPaul » Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:21 pm

I'm also not an expert, but I own several para 3's and based on those pics it looks legit to me. Welcome and enjoy those spydies!
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Re: New to Spyderco/forum, and help request

Postby Chrono » Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:45 pm

Ric wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:57 pm
Welcome!

How is the action and sharpness of the Para 3?

I am no expert bit it looks good to me.
That's kind of what had me concerned about it. The blade is sharp, but the action on it isn't nearly as smooth as my Para 2, even when it was brand new. Then I started reading about how many fakes there are of Sypderco knives. I can't see anything that would indicate it isn't genuine, but I figured I should check with folks that can identify anything that might seem off.

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Re: New to Spyderco/forum, and help request

Postby TkoK83Spy » Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:33 pm

Action of the knife is no way to determine if it's fake or not. I've had 7 different Para 3's and some were too tight or needed a bit of cleaning. Once tuned up, they all functioned the same. I agree with the others, looks legit. Just might need a little tweaking to get it where he likes.
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Re: New to Spyderco/forum, and help request

Postby Evil D » Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:45 pm

Best way to be certain is to mail it to Golden and have them check it out.
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Re: New to Spyderco/forum, and help request

Postby Drahkis » Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:47 pm

It looks pretty real to me, compared to all of mine i see no red flags

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Re: New to Spyderco/forum, and help request

Postby Airlsee » Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:33 pm

I own 4 Para3 exclusives and sprint runs, and just based off of the pictures it looks totally legit to me...
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Re: New to Spyderco/forum, and help request

Postby sal » Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:37 pm

Hi Chrono,

Welcome to our forum.

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Re: New to Spyderco/forum, and help request

Postby Sharp Guy » Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:26 pm

I've haven't heard of any Para 3 counterfeits
Of all the things I've lost I miss my mind the most!

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Re: New to Spyderco/forum, and help request

Postby Ric » Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:04 am

I have multiple para 3s and the action is always unique.
Some where perfect from th beginning others needed time/use to get smoother.

Fake ones will have a bad blade steel - dull easy, bad to sharpen.

I also never heard of para 3 fakes.

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Re: New to Spyderco/forum, and help request

Postby Chrono » Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:39 am

Thanks so much for the responses, everyone. I really appreciate the help!


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