Will we ever see the C54 Calypso again?

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Will we ever see the C54 Calypso again?

Postby HotSoup » Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:11 pm

It seems that being young, and not knowing Spyderco before a couple years ago has doomed me to never lay my eyes or hands on a C54 Calypso and I'm so sad!

I JUST discovered this knife now and I'm in tears (not really :p ) over it!

That beautiful smooth, shiny jet black Micarta...

FFG long sexy leaf blade.

I envy all of you who own them :(

Its been 12 years...I wish for a Sprint Run, but I can see nothing on the knife I'd want changed, at all!

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Postby SpydieZ » Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:29 pm

Here here!!

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Postby Zendemic » Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:36 pm

Oh man those are gorgeous! I'm a big fan of the micarta. I'd be all for a sprint run but I don't think my handle couldn't take it...

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Postby The General » Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:47 am

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Postby Dr. Snubnose » Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:53 am

Sal once told me he made that knife for himself....Will we ever see it again...only if I post pics of mine LOL....Doc :D
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Postby 224477 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:36 am

Yes pls.!

Silver or white carbon fiber!
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Postby HotSoup » Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:52 am

Dr. Snubnose wrote:Sal once told me he made that knife for himself....
Haha. Such excellent taste!

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Postby bh49 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:10 am

C54 is the beautiful knife. I love micarta and shape of the blade. I believe, Sal commented once that there will be no more micarta handles without liners on the knives with clip.
I used to have matching set #115 PE and SE. Both blades were worped. On PE blade was touching scale. Never was crazy about swedge and tip down carry, so for me Caly3.5 was great replacement. Will be very happy to see Caly3.5 in micarta or wood, bolsters would make me even happier.
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Postby The Deacon » Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:37 am

Anything is possible. Not sure whether this will happen or not, but this is not the first time someone has asked for it. Given Sal's level of response to our other requests, I'd say there's at least an outside chance we may someday see a C54 Sprint Run.
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Postby DMgangl » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:45 pm

The Calypso is the grail of my small collection. I love this knife for its simplicity and beauty. To me the lines are perfect. Since something has to change to make a sprint, I like Burgundy Micarta. White would be my second choice. I wouldn't mind the added weight of a liner to screw the clip into. Even dual liners for right/ left handed tip down carry.

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Postby dwong » Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:21 pm

PE please
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Postby Jester » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:02 am

Add bolsters. I love bolsters.
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Postby The Deacon » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:46 am

For a Sprint Run, the most feasible option would be no changes other than handle color and/or steel. Next would be added jimping, with or without those changes. Anything else means new tooling which is generally impractical for a Sprint.
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Postby 224477 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:28 pm

Ambidextrous clip would be nice :)
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Postby Blades » Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:17 pm

The Deacon wrote:For a Sprint Run, the most feasible option would be no changes other than handle color and/or steel. Next would be added jimping, with or without those changes. Anything else means new tooling which is generally impractical for a Sprint.

So the handle has to stay micarta? Lets make it G10 like the JD Smith run, and keep it VG-10, or S30v so it can be made in the US.
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Postby Donut » Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:30 pm

I would love to see it. What an amazing looking knife.
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Postby The Deacon » Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:34 am

Blades wrote:So the handle has to stay micarta? Lets make it G10 like the JD Smith run, and keep it VG-10, or S30v so it can be made in the US.
No, it doesn't "have to", but a run in a different color micarta produced by the original maker in Japan would be the simplest for Spyderco to produce. Using G-10 instead, with no other changes might not add to the complexity of the project but would change the complexion of the knife. One of the attractions of the C54 is its light weight. Liners, or even just a single liner, would add considerably to that. G-10 like that on the Sprint Persian would look fine, but textured G-10 would turn it from something elegant into just another tactical folder.
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Postby DMgangl » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:08 pm

I have an idea. I got it while looking at Al Mar knives, and I think Deacon might even like this. Sal said he would not make another Micarta handle that did not have a liner. This is because the threads for the clip strip too easily. So don't put a clip on the knife. Leave the paper Micarta handles smooth. Instead have a leather sheath for the knife. Something similar to what Al Mar uses for the Eagle. The leather sheath could have a clip on it. I know a leather sheath would add cost. But at least this way people would have access to another run of a beautiful knife, and very little has to change in the overall design. Just trying to think of ways for everyone to be happy.

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Postby HotSoup » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:10 pm

DMgangl wrote:I have an idea. I got it while looking at Al Mar knives, and I think Deacon might even like this. Sal said he would not make another Micarta handle that did not have a liner. This is because the threads for the clip strip too easily. So don't put a clip on the knife. Leave the paper Micarta handles smooth. Instead have a leather sheath for the knife. Something similar to what Al Mar uses for the Eagle. The leather sheath could have a clip on it. I know a leather sheath would add cost. But at least this way people would have access to another run of a beautiful knife, and very little has to change in the overall design. Just trying to think of ways for everyone to be happy.

DM

ETA: Burgundy please
I would LOVE to have a really thin black sheath for the knife, with a steel belt clip, instead of a belt loop.

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Postby D1omedes » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:12 pm

I'd be down for a sprint run. I am loving the Calypso design and am now the proud owner of a Caly 3 and Caly 3.5. A C54 would be a great addition.


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