C113 Caly3

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The Caly 3 looks back on a long history in evolution, forerunner models were C52 Calypso Jr. and C54 Calypso.

Appearance in catalogs

Designer

Sal Glesser

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

"It seems that I'm not the only one that likes the Caly3. May I point out that the original design was created by British forumites (UKPK) and the lockback version was prompted by forumites and knowledgable dealers wanting a locking version of the UKPK. Another design created by the afi's. Thanx much for your sharing of what you'd like and we hope the end result works for all. I would also like to add that the maker did an excellent job. It took longer than we'd hoped (it seems everything does), but all in all, we could not have hoped for a better quality product. The Carbon Fiber ZDP version will be the same, except for materials. We'll hide and watch to see if there is sufficient demand for an FRN version in the future. sal"[1]

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

C113GP:

"The Calypso folder isn’t just one of Spyderco’s most popular folders, it inspired new Spyderco designs over the last ten years and converted many a knife buyer to the hard-use benefits of flat-ground, thick leaf-shaped blades. This is a workingman’s (or woman’s) folder and it’s founded on the design philosophy that the most comfortable and usable pocketknife is one that feels like a natural extension of your hand. The Caly3 has a VG-10 blade shaped like a leaf, thick at the tang, tapering to a robust tip. The sharpened edge is flat-ground and finely honed for precision and resistance-free cutting. There is a substantial finger choil where the handle meets the blade. At this spot the index finger settles naturally into the choil while the thumb settles directly above on the blade’s spine. The spine is textured with slip resistant jimping so the knife cannot slide forward or backward while cutting. The ergonomic handle is G-10 with a mid-positioned back lock. A low profile stainless wire clip holds the folder deeply in a pocket either tip-up. Please note, the "bronze" color that you see on the clip is intentional. The clips are actually heat treated (they are stronger and will perform better because of this). The heat treated wire clip is also more discreet in your pocket."[2]

See also: C113GS [3], C113CFPE [4].

Variations

All are made in Seki city, Japan and have a mid-positioned Back Lock with boye dent on the lock bar lever. For the C113CF model Spyderco uses high-end laminated ZDP-189 blade steel (sandwich lamination with 420J2 steel for increased rust resistance).

Variations of the C113 Caly3

SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C113GP Black G-10 PE VG-10 2006-2009 154.95 $ (2007) N/A N/A Full Flat grind Low profile Stainless wire clip Ambidextrous tip-up
C113GS Black G-10 SE VG-10 2006-2008 154.95$ (2007) N/A N/A Full Flat grind Low profile Stainless wire clip Ambidextrous tip-up
C113CFPE Black CF PE ZDP-189 / 420J2 2007-Nov 2015 249.95$ (2008) N/A N/A Full Flat grind Low profile Stainless wire clip Ambidextrous tip-up
C113CFPD Black CF, Stainless Steel bolsters PE D.P.S. 15 Damascus / VG-10 2012 369.95$ (2012) Sprintrun 1000 Full Flat grind Low profile Stainless wire clip Ambidextrous tip-up
C113GPGY Grey G-10 PE Aogami Super Blue Jan. 2013 219.95$ (2013) Sprintrun 1000 Full Flat grind Low profile Stainless wire clip Ambidextrous tip-up Variant
C113GPGR Dark green G-10 PE HAP40/SUS 410 Aug. 2017 214.95$ (2017) Sprintrun Full Flat grind Low profile Stainless wire clip Ambidextrous tip-up Variant

Most collectible variation

The carbon fiber C113 with CC- markings is believed to be the most collectible.

Questions regarding collecting the C113 Caly3

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Technical information

Typical measurements (mm and grams) of the C113 Caly3:

SKU Length overall Length closed Hole Ø Blade length Cutting edge Blade thickness Weight
C113G 178 103 12 76 67 3 86
C113CF 178 103 12 76 67 3 84

Typical measurements (inches and ounces) of the C113 Caly3:

SKU Length overall Length closed Hole Ø Blade length Cutting edge Blade thickness Weight
C113G 7 4 1/16 15/32 3 2 5/8 1/8 3
C113CF 7 4 1/16 15/32 3 2 5/8 1/8 3

References

  1. The entire thread containing Mr. Glesser's comment can be found here.
  2. The C113 Caly3 in Spyderco's online catalog
  3. The C113 Caly3 SpyderEdge in Spyderco's online catalog
  4. The C113 Caly3 Carbon Fiber in Spyderco's online catalog

Pictures

C113CFP Caly 3 Carbon Fiber, front side
C113CFP Caly 3 Carbon Fiber, back side

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