The Spyderco Para 3 Light-weight C223SBK is the light-weight version of the incredibly popular Spyderco Para 3. As the name might already suggest it weighs next to nothing: only 70 grams. As a result it is one of the lighter EDC pocket knives on the market. Especially when you look at its size.
Fortunately this doesn't mean that it is less solid than the G10-version. The FRN handle is often used on Spyderco knives and we know that it can handle quite a lot. This FRN handle, however, is different. The grip pattern, for instance, is slightly more shallow. As a result the handle is only 11 cm thick and barely noticeable in your pocket.
You open the Spyderco Para 3 Light-Weight with the thumb hole, as you have grown accustomed to with Spyderco. One of the most easy ways of opening a knife if you ask us. When opened Spyderco's own Compression Lock locks the blade. This is a rock-solid lock you control on the spine of the handle.
The blade itself is made from CTS-BD1N steel. Quite the mouth full. In short it means that it is a stainless type of steel that is easy to sharpen. It is quite strong and retains its sharpness well. Simply a great type of steel for EDC-use because it is very balanced. This version of the Para 3 light-weight has a serrated blade. Ideal when cutting through stury materials such as rope and cardboard.
The Spyderco Para 3 light-weight is one of the most accessible and fine EDC-knives in the light-weight range. A pocket knife that will fit in any collection and with every user.