C231 Parata

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The C231 Parata is another design by Paul Alexander and it is the first time that Spyderco's patented Stop Lock is used.

Appearance in catalogs

The C231 Parata appeared in the following catalogs:


Paul Alexander

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Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

C231 Parata

"Meaning "prepared" or "ready" in Latin, the Parata is a dramatically styled folding knife that delivers incredible performance in a refreshingly unorthodox package. Its stunning blade is crafted from VG-10 stainless steel and features a pronounced belly, a high flat grind, and a broad profile that together give it exceptional edge geometry and cutting performance. Its unique shape also creates a highly functional integral guard that protects the user’s hand while complementing the knife’s refined ergonomics. To ensure swift, positive, one-handed opening with either hand, the blade includes a fully accessible Trademark Round Hole™.

The Parata’s blade is linked to a sleek, linerless G-10 handle with Spyderco’s patented Stop Lock™ -- a high-strength, extremely user friendly lock mechanism that releases by lifting a toggle on the spine of the handle. Introduced for the first time in this knife, the Stop Lock is amazingly compact and offers smooth, ambidextrous operation. Its mechanism is housed between textured G-10 scales that are gracefully curved for a secure grip and joined by stainless steel standoffs to create a lightweight, easy-to-clean, open-backed construction style.

To balance discreet carry and instant access, the Parata’s handle includes a reversible deep-pocket wire clip that supports left or right-side tip-up carry and a lined lanyard hole for the easy attachment of fobs and lanyards. These features complement the knife’s symmetrical design to make all aspects of its carry and operation completely ambidextrous.

The Parata is a remarkably refined folding knife that reflects the impressive talents of its designer, Paul Alexander, and proudly introduces Spyderco’s latest innovation in lock technology." [1]


The C231 Parata is made in Seki City, Japan, and features a broad blade with a lot of belly.

SKU Handle Lock Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C231G Black textured G-10 Stop Lock PE Satin VG-10 2018 - $275 (2019) Regular production High Flat Saber grind Silver deep pocket Wire LH/RH, TU Main

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Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C231 Parata:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C231G 203mm 117mm 87mm 79mm 14mm 3mm 85g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C231 Parata:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C231G 8.01" 4.60" 3.41" 3.10" 0.47" 0.55" 3oz


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