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!)