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    Just curious if anyone has any vertical blade play on their Caly 3.5? Even just the slightest bit?

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    Yes, I have a small amount of vertical blade play on my Caly 3.5 as well as all of my back locks.

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    ^ What Shakyamuni said. Nothing to be concerned about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bh49 View Post
    Just get it and you will not regret.
    I'm selling off my budget Kershaws, and I will put that money towards a Caly 3.5.
    Anthony Q. Cheeseboro

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    Slight vertical blade play in my 3.5 as well.

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    I have an older Delica 3 that's seen most of the hard work I've ever done that should never be done with a knife (snapped tip and gouges etc as evidence). The lock never failed and the the up-down play has not grown perceptibly worse.
    The Caly 3.5 might be my favorite lockback folder ever....

    I only have one in Super Blue, and been thinking of getting one of the new ZDP-189 .

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    Thanks guys. I just don't think back locks are for me. I like my Manix 2's and PM2s. I have a Caly 3.5 CF/ZDP for sale or trade here if anyone is interested.
    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...aly+3.5+carbon

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    Finally, picked up a super blue caly a few days ago. Although,
    I did find the handle a bit too narrow at first, after repeated
    use, it has been growing on me steadily. I still prefer my native 5
    in hand- it just fits my hand so well.

    Going back to caly, I believe it's one of the few knives I've
    had that was tissue paper shredding sharp out the box. It's been
    a joy to slice with. I'll have to pick up a vg-10 version for outdoor
    use in wetter climates.

    Action was stiff out the box, but after some lube- smooth. Now
    just gotta build muscle memory in the fingers to move out of the blade's
    way when it closes- already had a few spyder bites. Been too
    use to the choil stopping on my finger before closing, like in the native
    and military.

    Now if I can just have the patience to let the patina occur, naturally.

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    I played with the CF 3.5. Love it! Sold it off, needed $$$ but will be buying one back.
    I have a Caly 3 CF. I find the choil more comfortable than the 3.5, but the size of the 3.5 is amazing in hand.

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    after adding more fruit to my diet...


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    I recently received the Caly 3,5 CF ZDP-189 and it replaced my FFG Delica as favored EDC,

    Anthony,

    You refer to the Caly 3.5 as a possible "larger ECD".
    When it's in your pocket, it feels like a "smaller ECD". When it's in your hand it is a "larger ECD".
    Considering the 3.5" blade, the folded knife is deceptively small.

    The CF model can be used in any company, it definitely looks like a "gentleman's knife". But it cuts like a 3.5" work knife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dark impaler View Post
    after adding more fruit to my diet...

    Nice patina!

    Quote Originally Posted by jnichols2 View Post
    I recently received the Caly 3,5 CF ZDP-189 and it replaced my FFG Delica as favored EDC,

    Anthony,

    You refer to the Caly 3.5 as a possible "larger ECD".
    When it's in your pocket, it feels like a "smaller ECD". When it's in your hand it is a "larger ECD".
    Considering the 3.5" blade, the folded knife is deceptively small.

    The CF model can be used in any company, it definitely looks like a "gentleman's knife". But it cuts like a 3.5" work knife.
    Definitately agree with the in and out feels of the Caly 3.5. It's a great little-big blade!

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