The Para 3 Pocket Knife combines all the advantages of the Para Military 2 in a smaller format. The black coating is permanently bonded to the high-quality CPM S-30V blade. The blade is supported by a high-strength Compression Lock mechanism nested within the handles textured black G10 scales. Its easy-to-clean, open-backed handle construction reduces the knifes weight, while providing a solid platform for a four-position hourglass clip that supports left and right-side tip-up or tip-down carry. Like the blade, the clip and all assembly screws are blackened with non-reflective coatings.