I'm having similar problems with the decision for my left -- back up -- side front pocket carry.
When I first got the Goddard Ltwt, I assumed that was it, and I'd carry it forever. Then, I got a Native and Calypso Jr. ALmost immediately, the Native went into the pocket and the Goddard back into its box. I can't help my feeling that the Native is one of the most versatile and useful knife designs I've seen. I know it wouldn't be as good a self-defense weapon, but this is the backup, and the shorter blade of the Native is more useful than the nearly 4" blade of the Goddard.
I keep playing with the Calypso, but haven't yet gotten it into my pocket. Appearance-wise, am sure it is the best of the 3. Very non-threatening look, IMO. And, of course, so many rave about its cutting ability, and like teh VG-10 steel so much.
Frankly, the Calypso Jr has a sort of delicate feeling about it. I'd really like to know how sturdy it is perceived to be bythosee who carry it regularly. And, if possible, compared to the Native for EDC. Both the knives have excellent designs, with a choil/ricasso that will come back and not cut you, should the lock fail. The Native's handle seems longer, and it feels much more sturdy. Sure would like to know if I could carry the Calypso with a feeling of confidence, not worried it might break in some way or another. (Forgot to say that I have a great knack for breaking things.)
Though the Native's blades is shorter than the Goddard's, it still feels to me that it has defense potential, should the need arise. I feel I could thrust strongly, without worry of breaking the blade. I fear, thus far, that a strong stab with the Calypso Jr could easily result in breaking the blade, and then I'd be out of knives.
Some help, please!! Thanks,