The Joe Pardue JPT-3R and Joe Pardue JPT-3S Utiltac II Knives are folding knives featuring a Drop Point AUS-8A blade that is 3.20" long and .115" thick. With an overall length of 8 inches, the Joe Pardue JPT-3R and Joe Pardue JPT-3S Utiltac II Knives are ideal for everday use, combat/survival use or regular utility use. The handles on the Joe Pardue JPT-3R and Joe Pardue JPT-3S Utiltac II Knives are black zytel and the black blade models of the Joe Pardue JPT-3R and Joe Pardue JPT-3S Utiltac II Knives are coated with an EDP Coating.
The Joe Pardue JPT-3R and Joe Pardue JPT-3S Utiltac II Knives are available with a Satin Finish or Black EDP Coating, plain or serrated edge and with either the Black Round Handle (JPT-3R models) or the Black Square Handle (JPT-3S models). Make your selection by choosing from the drop down list to the right.
The Ontario JPT 3 Knife opens with a thumbstud and locks with a liner lock. Ontario JPT 3 knife models come with a reversible pocket clip for tip down carry as well as a lanyard.
Here is a list of the JPT-3R and JPT-3S Models available.
I was impressed by the JPT 3 Utilitac II Knife. For the price, it seems to be an exceptionally well designed and well made knife. The JPT 3 Knife is a good well rounded size (a medium sized knife) and offers solid cutting and slicing performance. A thumbstud offers one hand opening and a reversible pocket clip lets you deploy the knife ambidextrously. The liner lock is strong and has just the right amount of tension. A lanyard hole at the butt of the knife comes with a sturdy cord. The only things I didn't really care for on the JPT 3 were the EDP Coating on the knife blade (was a bit shiny and slick for my taste) and the weight. It's a bit on the heavy side at close to a half a pound, but some people like a heavier knife. Overall, I think the JPT 3 is a solid choice for an edc pocket knife.