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AlMar Or Spydy?

Postby Formerly Nervous » Thu Feb 28, 2002 1:00 am

I am concidering a "dress" carry knife that isnt too dressy and not too fragile..

I really have my eye on a pair of knives.. and I would like some opnions.. I guess this may be a biased source for any opnions concerning Spydies, but, It has been my expierence that most ppl here are pretty straight forward and honest..

I am concidering a full size Calypso or an AlMar Hawk/Falcon. I have had no expierence with either of these knives and would like some opnions..

It wont need to be a true "tacticle" .. just somthing to have on hand "incase" and possibly peel a fruit or cut some string, you know.. day to day chores, not a work knife.

Any opnions would be apriciated.

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Postby Kahz » Thu Feb 28, 2002 8:50 pm

Nervous, why are you? <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

Ok, regarding your post, I have no experience with the Calypso full size but, I can recommend as EDC's "dressy" knives the following:

1. Calypso Jr.
2. Jess Horn (I noticed A.G. Russell has some nice ones)

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Postby 32055 » Thu Feb 28, 2002 9:14 pm

I don't have the Falcon, but the Large Calypso certainly would fit your needs. A classy dress knife on steroids. One of my favorites.

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Postby 4 s ter » Thu Feb 28, 2002 9:21 pm

nervous

I'll second Kahz's suggestion of the Jess Horn. I just took delivery of a black Micarta Jess Horn (from A.G. Russell) and it certainly fills my needs for a "dress" knife which is still a real cutter. It may be a little smaller than you have been considering but it may be worth a look.

http://www.agrussell.com/spyderco/index.html

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Postby sam the man.. » Thu Feb 28, 2002 10:07 pm

Stainless Steel Mini Jess Horn from AG-RUSSELLS.. <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> Excellent <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> for a dress knife dude! <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0><img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby nomaded » Thu Feb 28, 2002 10:24 pm

Since Clay is probably busy with his boat, I'll chime in for him...

< Clay > Lum Chinese Folder! < /Clay >


Edited by - nomaded on 2/28/2002 10:23:48 PM

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Postby br44 » Thu Feb 28, 2002 10:26 pm

How about the new Viele? That's always been a classy knife and now with the bugs worked out, the liner lock won't wear out in a week.

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Postby liko » Thu Feb 28, 2002 11:17 pm

For a classy, yet serious knife, I'd go with either the Calypso (great knife; I have one, but it may not be the best choice for self-defense), Viele, or Zowada. If you want a smaller classy cutter, look around for a Micarta Calypso Jr.

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Postby J Smith » Fri Mar 01, 2002 12:08 am

You can still find some CF crickets around.If that is to small how about a G10 or SS Rookie.

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Postby rico » Fri Mar 01, 2002 7:27 am

Now don't get mad - but how about a William Henry Black and Tan. For mu Spydie dress carry CF Walker. rr

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Postby SpyderNut » Fri Mar 01, 2002 8:31 am

**Looking around wildly**

What?!<img src="tongue.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> J Smith you know where they are still selling CF Crickets?!<img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> Sweet Moses! Ok bro, spill the beans! Hee hee! I have been looking high and low for one of those babies.<img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

Thanks!

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Postby Tightwad » Fri Mar 01, 2002 11:54 am

Mate, I'm a huge Calypso fan and own an example of every
Calypso made. Normally I'd recommend the Large Calypso
for what you ask about ,but in this case it may be to much knife.
So would the Al mar Eagle.

For what it's worth look at a smaller knife for your "Dress" needs.
Something with a 3" or smaller blade. You will find that size
is much better suited to daily "chores" that a 4" or longer blade.

When I carry my Large Calypso it is for one reason only.....
To use as a weapon if need be.

For everything else I carry a small pocket knife. So I have
a dress weapon AND a dress pocket knife. With what a
Large Calypso weighs no additonal bulk is noted when I
carry both. If you have a chance to buy a Large Calypso
by all means do so. You'll never be sorry as it is an excellent
cutting tool. There is an additonal point about a Calypso.
When the blade pops open the sound of the lock setting
is quite distinctive and VERY impressive. Often the sound
alone wil settle a disturbance.

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Postby stu » Fri Mar 01, 2002 12:26 pm

The large Calypso is a wonderful knife.

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Postby J Smith » Fri Mar 01, 2002 1:27 pm

Sorry I ment to say Dragonfly.

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Postby SpyderNut » Fri Mar 01, 2002 2:42 pm

**Pouting**

J Smith,

Shucks!<img src="tongue.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> I was hoping you knew of a site that still carried those gems. Ah well. Maybe one of these days a Google search will be nice to me.<img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

<img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>Nut

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Postby Formerly Nervous » Fri Mar 01, 2002 6:20 pm

Thanks for all your input.. The reason I was concidering these two knives was because I had a chance to handle a large Calypso at a gun show here a few months ago and fell in love. I was in the market for an EDC, one that i could snug away even at work (I work in a hospitol, so it would have to be comfortable clipped to scrubs) I found that the Calypso was a little more knife than what i wanted at that time.. and im still kicking my self for not getting it anyway!!
My interest in the AlMar stems from my love afair with the large thin bladed "melon knives" of yester year. I still have one my grandmother gave me to 'play' with when I was just a sprout. Later on in life as I realised my interest in knives I thought a stronger version of that knife would be wicked as a carry knife, and the AlMar Eagle/Falcon's are the closest thing ive seen.
I have a couple of dozen of knives with blades under 3", some fixed some folders .. and I have found that i just appriciate a little more blade. THere is just somthing about the Jess Horn that dosent appeal to me. But then again i have never had any hands on expierence with it.
I will say that I have long been concidering the Chinese folder... I actually love the engronomics and size of that little blade, but I would perfer a micarta or even G10 with liners for the handle. Of course this is just personal prefrence.

Thanks for all the input, I think i will wait for the next show to come through and play with them some more (assuming there is still an available Large Calypso!)


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