I had to chime in on this one. Until recently I had never seen one like on this knife until, I played with a Native at wally world. I didn't realize that the choil was meant to be part of the handle. I just thought that it was just part of the blade design. After researching some more I then realized it was meant to be part of the grip. Awesome, except 1 thing I want to be able to comfortably grip it both ways, something I suspect is highly possible with the Cally 3.sal wrote:Hi Buzzbait,
We think it's the finger choil. the general market doesn't like to get that close to the edge with their finger. Finger choils are considered an advantage to many that are "into" knives, but that is a smaller group.
As for the mass market appeal of the blade choil, I went back and handled a delica, and almost slid my finger up on to the blade I wish every knife had that choil as a safety feature(at least folders, with no other guard built in).
Btw great knives, the more knives I've looked at, the more I am drawn to the spyderco's. Like many others, I also like function, and ergonomics over appearance, but the appearance grows on you.