REX45 Para 3 Lightweight

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Re: REX45 Para 3 Lightweight

Postby foofie » Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:33 pm

Not sure how many people are sheltering-at-home? This may mean more people online ready to grab one as soon as it drops?
These seem to be going a bit faster than normal, for sure.

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Re: REX45 Para 3 Lightweight

Postby Molle Ninja » Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:40 pm

Yes, it seems the Natives stick around longer when they’re dropped at the same time.

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Re: REX45 Para 3 Lightweight

Postby Airlsee » Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:21 pm

Picked mine up locally yesterday!! My first Para 3 LW, no blade play and drop free action with good centering...

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Re: REX45 Para 3 Lightweight

Postby kennethsime » Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:09 pm

Has Blade HQ dropped yet? I have alerts set up on several of the big sites but haven't received anything yet.

Edit: Well, Blade HQ let me pay for it, I was able to add to cart from my wishlist and spend some money. We'll see.
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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
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Re: REX45 Para 3 Lightweight

Postby kennethsime » Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:36 am

kennethsime wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:09 pm
Has Blade HQ dropped yet? I have alerts set up on several of the big sites but haven't received anything yet.

Edit: Well, Blade HQ let me pay for it, I was able to add to cart from my wishlist and spend some money. We'll see.
Shows as shipped as of this morning! Should be here by Monday.

For those who're still interested, BHQ shows the knife as "coming soon" but I was able to place my order by adding the knife directly from my wishlist to my cart.
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 VG-10 Foliage Green

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Re: REX45 Para 3 Lightweight

Postby eRoc » Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:43 am

kennethsime wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:36 am
kennethsime wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:09 pm
Has Blade HQ dropped yet? I have alerts set up on several of the big sites but haven't received anything yet.

Edit: Well, Blade HQ let me pay for it, I was able to add to cart from my wishlist and spend some money. We'll see.
Shows as shipped as of this morning! Should be here by Monday.

For those who're still interested, BHQ shows the knife as "coming soon" but I was able to place my order by adding the knife directly from my wishlist to my cart.
I tested this last night and it did let me add it to cart. I was waiting to see if they cancelled your order but checked again this morning and they removed the option to add to cart. Kicking myself for second guessing. Oh well.

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Re: REX45 Para 3 Lightweight

Postby kennethsime » Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:49 am

eRoc wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:43 am
kennethsime wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:36 am
kennethsime wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:09 pm
Has Blade HQ dropped yet? I have alerts set up on several of the big sites but haven't received anything yet.

Edit: Well, Blade HQ let me pay for it, I was able to add to cart from my wishlist and spend some money. We'll see.
Shows as shipped as of this morning! Should be here by Monday.

For those who're still interested, BHQ shows the knife as "coming soon" but I was able to place my order by adding the knife directly from my wishlist to my cart.
I tested this last night and it did let me add it to cart. I was waiting to see if they cancelled your order but checked again this morning and they removed the option to add to cart. Kicking myself for second guessing. Oh well.
Pretty interesting to me how they're not for sale yet but they clearly have them in stock. I wonder what kind of strategizing goes into scheduling these releases. Like, are they waiting for the Natives to sell out first or something? Or maybe they shipped me a production sample to teach me a lesson not to go poking around. :p
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 VG-10 Foliage Green

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Re: REX45 Para 3 Lightweight

Postby JRinFL » Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:51 am

I'm sure they hope you'll end up buying more than just the one you originally hoped for. It would be smart for them to capitalize on FOMO.
Used to be JR in CT with a much earlier join date. :rolleyes: :spyder: Native in 440v was my gateway Spyderco! :spyder:

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Re: REX45 Para 3 Lightweight

Postby kennethsime » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:01 pm

JRinFL wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:51 am
I'm sure they hope you'll end up buying more than just the one you originally hoped for. It would be smart for them to capitalize on FOMO.
Well they kind of got me on that one. Although I purchased from another vendor, I jumped on the Native 5 LW earlier this week because I wasn't sure I'd get one of the Para 3 LWs and I figured I could always sell it off if I did snag a Para 3. I think they're both gonna be keepers.
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 VG-10 Foliage Green

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Re: REX45 Para 3 Lightweight

Postby JRinFL » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:14 pm

kennethsime wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:01 pm
JRinFL wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:51 am
I'm sure they hope you'll end up buying more than just the one you originally hoped for. It would be smart for them to capitalize on FOMO.
Well they kind of got me on that one. Although I purchased from another vendor, I jumped on the Native 5 LW earlier this week because I wasn't sure I'd get one of the Para 3 LWs and I figured I could always sell it off if I did snag a Para 3. I think they're both gonna be keepers.
Right, at least you have TWO Spydercos at the end of it all, so it could be worse. :)
Used to be JR in CT with a much earlier join date. :rolleyes: :spyder: Native in 440v was my gateway Spyderco! :spyder:

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Re: REX45 Para 3 Lightweight

Postby kennethsime » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:25 pm

JRinFL wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:14 pm
Right, at least you have TWO Spydercos at the end of it all, so it could be worse. :)
Right? I'll take that outcome any day. :-)
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 VG-10 Foliage Green

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Re: REX45 Para 3 Lightweight

Postby 8-fingers » Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:47 pm

kennethsime wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:49 am
eRoc wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:43 am
kennethsime wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:36 am
kennethsime wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:09 pm
Has Blade HQ dropped yet? I have alerts set up on several of the big sites but haven't received anything yet.

Edit: Well, Blade HQ let me pay for it, I was able to add to cart from my wishlist and spend some money. We'll see.
Shows as shipped as of this morning! Should be here by Monday.

For those who're still interested, BHQ shows the knife as "coming soon" but I was able to place my order by adding the knife directly from my wishlist to my cart.
I tested this last night and it did let me add it to cart. I was waiting to see if they cancelled your order but checked again this morning and they removed the option to add to cart. Kicking myself for second guessing. Oh well.
Pretty interesting to me how they're not for sale yet but they clearly have them in stock. I wonder what kind of strategizing goes into scheduling these releases. Like, are they waiting for the Natives to sell out first or something? Or maybe they shipped me a production sample to teach me a lesson not to go poking around. :p
I encountered the same earlier last weekend and received my Rex45 Para 3 from BladeHQ yesterday after ordering from my Wishlist... I too ordered a Rex 45 Native 5 from another dealer (BladeOps) as I wasn't sure about its availability, and I keep checking my BladeHQ Wishlist to see if I can order the Rex 45 Manix LW, as apart form the Para3, it is the most desired for me.

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Re: REX45 Para 3 Lightweight

Postby kennethsime » Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:23 pm

8-fingers wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:47 pm
I encountered the same earlier last weekend and received my Rex45 Para 3 from BladeHQ yesterday after ordering from my Wishlist... I too ordered a Rex 45 Native 5 from another dealer (BladeOps) as I wasn't sure about its availability, and I keep checking my BladeHQ Wishlist to see if I can order the Rex 45 Manix LW, as apart form the Para3, it is the most desired for me.
Yea BladeOps was my other vendor as well. Both from Utah!

One of these days I'll try the Manix LW. If I had more to play with r/n I might go for the Rex 45, part of me like the looks of the Maxamet grey a lot because I think it would take well to some RIT dye, and they come up on r/knife_swap now and again. If you get lucky let us know how it is!
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 VG-10 Foliage Green

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Re: REX45 Para 3 Lightweight

Postby hookandlateral » Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:23 pm

BHQ wishlist to cart is working, just ordered mine.

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Re: REX45 Para 3 Lightweight

Postby Molle Ninja » Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:32 pm

In stock at Knifecenter!

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Re: REX45 Para 3 Lightweight

Postby Trp2080 » Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:30 pm

in stock at Knives plus

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Re: REX45 Para 3 Lightweight

Postby kennethsime » Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:54 pm

Christmas came early this weekend, got mine in from Blade HQ two days earlier than expected.

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It's my first lightweight Para 3, the opening action is great but doesn't drop closed yet. Maybe just needs to break in. Just as comfy as my other Para 3s, and while the FRN pattern is very nice, the bi-directional texturing doesn't match my Seki knives quite as well as the Native 5 does. Minor gripe. I'm also not in love with how deep the knife sits with the stock clip, I almost wonder if I could replace it with a clip from the Manix 2 LW. Nice clip, just rides too deep.

I got the Native 5 also, and one question the comparison brings up for me is why the Para 3 can fly out so easy with a quick thumb flick and why it's so hard to obtain this with the Native 5. The back lock detent? My Stretch opens easier with the heavier blade, but not as smooth as my Paramilitaries.

All in all I think I'll be carrying this little guy more days than not.
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 VG-10 Foliage Green

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Re: REX45 Para 3 Lightweight

Postby JMM » Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:50 pm

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Re: REX45 Para 3 Lightweight

Postby Joey » Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:15 am

In stock at Cutlery Shoppe! You can find other CPM-Rex 45 sprints/exclusives as well.

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Re: REX45 Para 3 Lightweight

Postby hookandlateral » Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:12 pm

I'm guessing everything is out of stock now, BladeHQ suspended my account and canceled my order :(


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