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Caly3 Lightweight??

Postby samdasnake » Thu May 14, 2020 1:18 am

I'd love to see a Caly3 LW. I actually prefer FRN to G10 and I freaking love my UKPK 110. It's the knife I choose almost every day. A caly3 LW would basically be the same knife with a lock. Would anyone else go for this?

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Re: Caly3 Lightweight??

Postby Pancake » Thu May 14, 2020 1:32 am

Caly 3.5 is „in the work“ , we don´t know when it is going to be released, maybe later this year.
We don´t have any news about 3 inch version.

Caly is very interesting desing, but the 3 inch is a bit short for me, but I really like the looks of this knife.
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Re: Caly3 Lightweight??

Postby speedseeker » Thu May 14, 2020 4:53 am

I’d def be in. I’m a huge 3.5 fan and trying lw version would be right up my ally - especially with some good tool steel.

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Re: Caly3 Lightweight??

Postby Doc Dan » Thu May 14, 2020 5:59 am

I’m looking forward to the 3.5 LW
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Re: Caly3 Lightweight??

Postby jdw » Thu May 14, 2020 6:29 am

Has anybody heard if the 3.5" version will also be SB?
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Re: Caly3 Lightweight??

Postby Pancake » Thu May 14, 2020 6:47 am

Only info we have on 3.5 is that is should have FRN (texture similar to Chaparral), non-pinned construction, made in Taichung.
Steel could be XHP (since Taichung and stuff), but not for 100 %.
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Re: Caly3 Lightweight??

Postby jdw » Thu May 14, 2020 6:56 am

Thank you and Taichung XHP would lock me in.
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Re: Caly3 Lightweight??

Postby cycleguy » Thu May 14, 2020 7:02 am

samdasnake wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 1:18 am
I'd love to see a Caly3 LW. I actually prefer FRN to G10 ...
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Re: Caly3 Lightweight??

Postby thewoodpecker » Thu May 14, 2020 9:06 am

Would prefer S30V to XHP for corrosion resistance but the Caly 3.5 is in my Top 5 all time knives, and I am really looking forward to the LW version. Hoping this might get the K390 treatment but if it is Taichung vs Seki it might be a stretch.
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Re: Caly3 Lightweight??

Postby samdasnake » Thu May 14, 2020 9:32 am

That's really exciting about the Caly 3.5 LW. A 3.5 inch blade is just a little big for my tastes as an EDC. I mean I'll DEFINITELY pick one up, but it sure would be nice to see it in a 3 inch version. I envision it in 20cv with a forest green FRN handle :)

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Re: Caly3 Lightweight??

Postby joeldworkin307 » Thu May 14, 2020 9:35 am

My favorite Spyderco knife is my Caly3 in Hap40. I would love a lightweight with a 3 in blade, but am also looking forward to a 3.5 in. As long as it keeps the wire clip and comes in a more serviceable steel (anyone else in for RWL34 or SPY27!?) I will be happy.

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Re: Caly3 Lightweight??

Postby Sharp Guy » Thu May 14, 2020 9:45 am

samdasnake wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 9:32 am
That's really exciting about the Caly 3.5 LW. A 3.5 inch blade is just a little big for my tastes as an EDC. I mean I'll DEFINITELY pick one up, but it sure would be nice to see it in a 3 inch version. I envision it in 20cv with a forest green FRN handle :)
You may already be aware but the Caly 3.5 carries a lot smaller than it should. Folded it's not much longer than the 3". I prefer 3" blades too so I understand where you're coming from.
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Re: Caly3 Lightweight??

Postby kennethsime » Thu May 14, 2020 9:54 am

samdasnake wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 9:32 am
That's really exciting about the Caly 3.5 LW. A 3.5 inch blade is just a little big for my tastes as an EDC. I mean I'll DEFINITELY pick one up, but it sure would be nice to see it in a 3 inch version. I envision it in 20cv with a forest green FRN handle :)
Man I would kill for that combo.

I really like the 3" blade in the Caly platform. I'd be more excited about the 3" LW than the 3.5" LW, but both are great. I would love a colorful FRN, anything but black. Forest green would be great.
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Re: Caly3 Lightweight??

Postby sal » Thu May 14, 2020 10:00 am

We have a proto made SLA, We've not yet pushed the "go" button.

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Re: Caly3 Lightweight??

Postby toocool006 » Thu May 14, 2020 6:30 pm

I am so in for the all the way. Love my G10 Caly 3s, but the lw platform is such a beautiful thing. Here's hoping it comes to pass :D
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Re: Caly3 Lightweight??

Postby samdasnake » Fri May 15, 2020 1:35 am

That’s nice to hear! Please press the go button!

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Re: Caly3 Lightweight??

Postby Wartstein » Fri May 15, 2020 1:58 am

For me:

Caly 3 LW: Nice!
Caly 3.5 LW: Even nicer! ;)
I appreciate a long cutting edge in my main EDC knives, and the 3.5 gives you a PM2 edge in a Delica sized package. I don´t mind carrying a larger closed knife in most occasions, but sometimes a compact folder comes in handy,
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Re: Caly3 Lightweight??

Postby kennethsime » Fri May 15, 2020 10:05 am

sal wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 10:00 am
We have a proto made SLA, We've not yet pushed the "go" button.

sal
Hey Sal,

Exciting to hear about a prototype! Do you mind explaining what SLA is?

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Re: Caly3 Lightweight??

Postby Sharp Guy » Fri May 15, 2020 12:13 pm

kennethsime wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 10:05 am
Do you mind explaining what SLA is?
Stereolithography 3D printing. Uses resin instead of filament. I've thought about getting one but my FDM printers get great quality for my needs without having to mess around with expensive resins
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Re: Caly3 Lightweight??

Postby kennethsime » Fri May 15, 2020 2:35 pm

Sharp Guy wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 12:13 pm
kennethsime wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 10:05 am
Do you mind explaining what SLA is?
Stereolithography 3D printing. Uses resin instead of filament. I've thought about getting one but my FDM printers get great quality for my needs without having to mess around with expensive resins
Thanks Sharp Guy!

That's very cool, and makes a lot of sense for this use case. I know this wouldn't be fair to Sal or Spyderco, but I'd love to be able to see the difference between a prototype and a final product for curiosity's sake.

In any case, I'm enjoying the lightweights more and more recently; my Para 3 is breaking in nicely. I'm excited for a fresh take on a classic Japanese-made Spyderco like the Caly.
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