araneae wrote: ↑Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:09 pmI have had a love affair with the Caly Jr for over a decade. I got my first from a forumite who messaged me and offered a like new vg-10 PE. I loved most things about it, but rarely carried it because it would be hard to replace. Since then, I have nabbed a couple Micarta SE versions, a stainless PE and a Super blue. I would love to see a new version materialize with some upgrades.
Things I love about the knife:
-linerless FRN is super lightweight
-nice contoured FRN handles
-enough blade (~2.8") to be very versatile
-reminds me of a Dragonfly
-vg-10 is a great steel (although BD1N would certainly work)
Things I would change:
-switch to wire clip, tip up carry
-slightly deepen the choil, think sage lightweight
-jimping, think Dragonfly
I know there is a Caly 3.5 lightweight in the pipeline, and I think that a Jr 2 would be a nice compliment for those that prefer or are restricted to under 3" blades.
While great, the Chap isn't in the Caly family tree IMO. No hump, so swedge, just a totally different feel for me.
It sounds like you're describing an XL Dragonfly with a Caly Jr. handle right there. I could get behind that!pantagana23 wrote: ↑Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:48 pmAfter a stroll through the XL Dragonfly thread, I saw this knife for the first time, and I'm wondering why is this out of production?
Would agree with araneae for clip and jimping idea.
For the blade, it would be wonderful if the spear blade was completely symmetrical (take a straight line from pivot center to blade tip, and then mirror the upper part to lower part of the blade). This would have great aesthetic effect, would deepen the choil a bit, but the handle height would have to be a bit bigger.
Anyway, I'd buy this as is if it came in production again.
Or perhaps in M390
Can you fix this issue by grinding down the nub on the choil? But then of course that kind of defeats the purpose of having a choil to begin with...
toocool006 wrote: ↑Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:57 amCan you fix this issue by grinding down the nub on the choil? But then of course that kind of defeats the purpose of having a choil to begin with...