My anxiously awaited Gray Calypso Jr. is finally here. My first impression right out of the box was...
WHAT A COOL LITTLE KNIFE! I'm really glad I got one of these.
It is perhaps the perfect size for the office or where sheepeople are milling about. The handle is a much darker gray than expected. I guess I'm used to the handle of my Gray Goddard which is much
lighter. The darker FRN handle with it's "fish scales" gives the overall impression that the handle is quite strong.
The workmanship appears to be first rate. The blade when closed, is only slightly off to the left. In comparison, my Gray Goddard is so off center to the right, that it seems to just barely clear the handle. I only mention this because of other posts concerning the blade being centered. On my Goddard it makes no real world difference.
Now to the sharpness factor... Out of the box it will easily shave a layer off a sheet of paper. This is my own personal sharpness test. I've noticed that a blade that can shave arm hair, sometimes is not be able shave a sheet of paper.
Final important factor, fit... With my thumb & forefinger placed on the Spine Cusp & the Choil, it is surprisingly comfortable in my hand. I thought a "small" knife might be a problem, not so.
While I've yet to perform any real world cutting chores, the Calypso Jr. has lived up to the high expectations that I've had after reading all the post here & on BF.
Thanks for all the info on the Calypso Jr. I'm a happy camper!