Spyderco 2017 Production Sample – Para 3 Camo

March 13, 2017

Not a huge surprise I guess, but I thought it was still nice to see the Para 3 with a G-10 digital camo handle. This was the first ‘production sample’ Para 3 I got to handle, and I appreciate the great ergos. Since I’m personally not a fan of ‘basic black’ G-10, I think I’ll hold out for this version of the Para 3 instead.

Overall Length:  18,5 cm / 7.27  inches
Blade Length: 7,6 cm / 3 inches
Blade Thickness: 3,8 mm / 0.15 inches
Weight: 85 grams / 3 ounces


Spyderco 2017 Production Sample – Jess Horn Gray G-10 Sprint

March 10, 2017

The Jess Horn Sprint with a full flat ground blade and gray G-10 handle wasn’t exactly a surprise, since it was listed in the Spyderco Catalog. Still, it was nice to see this knife in person and to spend a few minutes with it. I’m only familiar with the FRN ZDP-189 version of the Jess Horn design. Compared to that older sprint run, this gray G10 version seemed a bit ‘blocky’. The fit and finish were very nice on this sample though. And the full flat grind is always a nice touch in a small folder like this.

Overall Length:  15,2 cm / 6.00  inches
Blade Length: 6,6 cm / 2.60 inches
Blade Thickness: 2,3 mm / 0.09 inches
Weight: 60 grams / 2.10 ounces