C144 Caly 3.5

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The Caly 3.5 is a slightly longer version of the Caly3. The Caly 3.5 lineup is part of the Prestige series.

Appearance in catalogs

The C144 Caly 3.5 appears in the following catalogs:

Designer

Sal Glesser

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

Discussion on the Super Blue sprintrun

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

C144G:

"Spyderco has several knife designs that remain steadfast year after year. What keeps people buying them over decades is their basic function but also that they're upgraded or refreshed with new technology and materials when they become available. A prolific design in Spyderco's line is the Calypso.

Its arrival over a decade ago as a mid-sized folder has spawned numerous variations and converted legions of knife buyers to the benefits of flat-ground, thick leaf-shaped blades. This is a workingman's or woman's folder founded on the premise that a comfortable, usable pocketknife is one that feels like a natural extension of your hand.

A larger, newer Bionic version of the original Calypso Jr. is the Caly3.5. The latest Calypso progeny has a three and a half inch VG-10 leaf-shaped blade that is thick at the tang, then tapering to a tip. The cutting edge is flat-ground and thin for precision and receptive cutting. Ergonomics and control were taken into the designs' consideration and where handle and blade meet is a substantial finger choil. This is the spot where the index finger settles ergonomically leading the thumb to naturally position itself directly above on the blade's spine. Also the spine is textured with slip resistant jimping making the knife feels like part of the hand with no sliding forward or backward while cutting. The black G-10 handle has a mid-positioned back lock and a low profile wire clip, holding the folder deeply in a pocket facing tip-up."

The C144 Caly3.5 in Spyderco's online catalog

See also:

The C144 Caly3.5 Carbon Fiber in Spyderco's online catalog

The C144 Caly3.5 Super Blue in Spyderco's online catalog

Variations

All are made in Seki city, Japan and have:

Variations of the C144 Caly3.5

SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C144G black G-10 PE VG-10 2010-2014 204.95 $ (2013) N/A Full Flat grind Low profile Stainless wire clip Ambidextrous tip-up Main
C144CFE black CF SE ZDP-189/420J2 laminate 2011- 274.95$ (2013) N/A Full Flat grind Low profile Stainless wire clip Ambidextrous tip-up Variant
C144GGY grey G-10 PE Aogami Super Blue 2011 224.95$ (2012) sprintrun 1000? Full Flat grind Low profile Stainless wire clip Ambidextrous tip-up Variant

Most collectible variation

The Super Blue C144 sprint run.

Questions regarding collecting the C144 Caly3.5

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Technical information

Typical measurements (mm and grams) of the C144 Caly3.5:

SKU Length overall Length closed Blade length Cutting edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C144G 194mm 110mm 89mm 79mm 12.5mm 3mm 89g
C144CF 194mm 110mm 89mm 79mm 12.5mm 3mm 88g

Typical measurements (inches and ounces) of the C144 Caly3.5:

SKU Length overall Length closed Blade length Cutting edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C144G 7.625" 4.313" 3.5" 3.125" 0.49" 0.125" 3.1 oz.
C144CF 7.625" 4.313" 3.5" 3.125" 0.49" 0.125" 3.1 oz.

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