Caly 3.5 Light Weight: Any News?

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Re: Caly 3.5 Light Weight: Any News?

Postby Tims » Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:46 am

Tdog wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:53 am
Has it been determined what steel will be used in the 3.5 lightweight? Would love to see the LC.
No idea but you can bet your collection it won’t be LC right out the gate

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Re: Caly 3.5 Light Weight: Any News?

Postby sok » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:48 am

I am very interested in this knife. I keep trying to replace my Caly 3.5, but I always come back to it. While trying to visualize what the lightweight would be, I see a Dragonfly 3.5 with a little bit of Pacific Salt thrown in. The DF and PS are also top drawer knives for my usage. Keep it simple and easy to clean.

I dropped a VG-10 blade into a carbon fiber handle a few years ago, and OMG it became my grail knife. I had misplaced it one day and thought it was gone forever. I never could get over it, so I purchase a used ZDP/CF version and another VG-10 bladed version and was back in business. An expensive ordeal. I ended up finding the misplaced one and all is well.

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Re: Caly 3.5 Light Weight: Any News?

Postby Jmotley » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:44 pm

Definitely looking forward to this knife. Glad to hear it will be textured similar to the Chap. Also wouldn't mind to see the same texturing as the ukpk.
Would also love to see a g10 version return.

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Re: Caly 3.5 Light Weight: Any News?

Postby steelcity16 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:37 pm

I am also excited to hear that is will have the same texture as the Chap LW and will be made in the same Taiwan factory from the sound of it. If they keep the deep carry wire clip, jimping, boye dent, and screw construction it will be a day one buy for me.
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Re: Caly 3.5 Light Weight: Any News?

Postby Chris_P_Bacon » Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:20 pm

RadioactiveSpyder wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:43 am
I held a Caly 3.5 FRN prototype at the April OKCA show
Do you recall if that one was pinned, or screw construction?
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Re: Caly 3.5 Light Weight: Any News?

Postby D1omedes » Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:11 pm

I cannot wait for the Caly 3.5 Lightweight. I'm hoping it has XHP, like the Chaparral.

And I know this is a dream, but I'd LOVE to see a Caly 3 Lightweight one day.

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Re: Caly 3.5 Light Weight: Any News?

Postby Jmotley » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:27 pm

All the comparisons to the chap have made me kind of want an xtra light version with the same blade stock as the chap LW. i wouldn't want JUST that option, but that added version would be really cool. Maybe a drop point version too? I know I'm getting carried away but just love the caly 3.5 platform.

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Re: Caly 3.5 Light Weight: Any News?

Postby Wartstein » Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:59 am

Jmotley wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:27 pm
All the comparisons to the chap have made me kind of want an xtra light version with the same blade stock as the chap LW. i wouldn't want JUST that option, but that added version would be really cool....
That would be great indeed!! And not only in the Caly 3.5, but for example in a 2mm Stretch or Endela..

I think if more people tried the Chaparral, many more would also realize how great 2mm stock blades work, and that this stock thickness really is strong enough for any normal or even somewhat harder knife task.
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Re: Caly 3.5 Light Weight: Any News?

Postby Catamount123 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:21 am

D1omedes wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:11 pm
I cannot wait for the Caly 3.5 Lightweight. I'm hoping it has XHP, like the Chaparral.

If it is going to be made in Taiwan, then the standard steel will likely not be VG-10. I would love for it to be CTS-XHP, but please Spyderco, whatever you do, don't use S30V! It just seems so wrong for this model :eek: !
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Re: Caly 3.5 Light Weight: Any News?

Postby Mastermachetier » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:02 pm

Vg-10 in the range of $70 I’d be all in

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Re: Caly 3.5 Light Weight: Any News?

Postby vivi » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:28 pm

Keeping an eye on this one. Big fan of the Calypso line. Hope to see screw construction on this one!

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Re: Caly 3.5 Light Weight: Any News?

Postby sal » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:29 pm

The plan is for screw construction.

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Re: Caly 3.5 Light Weight: Any News?

Postby Enactive » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:05 pm

Jmotley wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:27 pm
All the comparisons to the chap have made me kind of want an xtra light version with the same blade stock as the chap LW. i wouldn't want JUST that option, but that added version would be really cool. Maybe a drop point version too? I know I'm getting carried away but just love the caly 3.5 platform.
I would really appreciate a Stretch style drop point!

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Re: Caly 3.5 Light Weight: Any News?

Postby Tims » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:09 pm

sal wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:29 pm
The plan is for screw construction.

sal
Fantastic!

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Re: Caly 3.5 Light Weight: Any News?

Postby vivi » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:18 pm

sal wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:29 pm
The plan is for screw construction.

sal
excellent news.

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Re: Caly 3.5 Light Weight: Any News?

Postby Jmotley » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:36 pm

oh man, a drop point version would be really great. I think the drop point ukpk are some of the best looking knives. Unfortunately I don't have one because Im too worried about not having a lock. Need to overcome that someday soon

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Re: Caly 3.5 Light Weight: Any News?

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:05 am

Mastermachetier wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:02 pm
Vg-10 in the range of $70 I’d be all in
As others said, it appears to you and I that if made in Taiwan it will not be VG10 but it will be another great stainless steel.

I hope it is that basic price range, too. That sounds good.

And I hope it will be 3.0 mm thick at least.

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Re: Caly 3.5 Light Weight: Any News?

Postby gull wing » Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:27 am

I'm hoping the Caly 3.5 LW will not be as butt heavy as the regular one. ^ balance^
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Re: Caly 3.5 Light Weight: Any News?

Postby thewoodpecker » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:51 pm

So excited for this! BD1N would be fine for the base model but I'd love to see LC200N or K390 options as well. Any possibility of a Wharncliffe variant Sal? I'll be getting at least one no matter what as the Caly 3.5 is my favorite Spyderco model.
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Re: Caly 3.5 Light Weight: Any News?

Postby abbazaba » Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:10 pm

Still excited about this one!


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