When it comes to the C-54 Calypso ( the granddaddy of all the Calypso series) you're preacher to a very devout choir when talking about that great Hall of Fame caliber model. To me it's easily one of Spyderco's top 3 "IN HOUSE" designs of all timewrdwrght wrote: ↑Sat May 11, 2019 10:01 am
Occasionally, I have gotten curious about what changes have been made to a model, such that I want an “original”. But the hollow-ground on the Stretch’s precursor is one reason I don’t want a Hunter (C03).
Two I now treasure are the Calypso (C54) and the foliage green Manix sprint (C95).
No there is no intention of "steel snobbery" or trying to downplay any other great era in Spyderco's fascinating history. I'm just simply pointing out the fact that many of the models produced through what I affectionately refer to as "The GOLDEN ERA of SPYDERS ( 1998-2004) which really can't be argued when seeing how high in demand many of the the units from that era can be on a given day.
Oh sure we all have a time slot in Spyder History that each of us tend to like better than others. I've got a good friend who really likes the models from 2009 to 2012 he told me. But there is a solid case to be made for many of SPYDERCO's GOLDEN Oldies and you can go back to their inception if you like