Something about my Caly 3 that mine doesn't have?

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Mtty22, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. Mtty22

    Mtty22

    54
    Mar 1, 2013
    I just got a new Spyderco Caly 3 in the mail and mine doesn't have that copperish color clip. Mine is just plain chrome colored and I was hoping mine would have that copper colored one that I've seen on so many others online. Does anyone know why mine didn't come with one? or where I could buy one would be helpful. thanks
     
  2. nccole

    nccole

    Jun 2, 2011
    Mine also came with the plain silver clip, and I remember being bummed I didn't get the copperish looking one too. Now, I just carry it without a clip like a traditional.
     
  3. Jastab

    Jastab

    Jan 31, 2013
    Silver clip on my end as well.
     
  4. Cisco Kid

    Cisco Kid

    980
    Oct 20, 2009
    I also prefer the darker wire clips. I've tried to buy them at the SFO a few times, but they were always out. I haven't asked recently, though. The idea is that, at some point, I will replace the shiny wire clips in my knives with darker ones. I think they cost $7 each.
     
  5. clockman

    clockman

    Jan 14, 2009
    I read on this forum recently that Al Mar makes all the Caly's for Spyderco. They may be out of the copper colored clips now.

    If you look at the letter y on the word Spyderco, just on Caly's, it's curved not straight like the y on other Spydies.
     
  6. D1omedes

    D1omedes

    May 3, 2009
    I haven't heard of Al Mar making knives for Spyderco. Last I heard, all of the Caly designs are made by Moki.

    I believe that the copper colored clips are heat treated (to retain shape), whereas the chrome clips are not. I think this is just a cost-saving measure from Spyderco. I have not heard many reports of the chrome clips being too weak to retain the knife in pocket. But I do prefer the copper color since it attracts less attention.
     
  7. Mtty22

    Mtty22

    54
    Mar 1, 2013
    What is this store that you know of that sales the clips? Do they have a website
     
  8. Mtty22

    Mtty22

    54
    Mar 1, 2013
    What is SFO? I would like to know if you know where I can buy the copper colored clip online?
     
  9. Mtty22

    Mtty22

    54
    Mar 1, 2013
    I also noticed I found 2 different kinds of the caly 3 listed online the first one is labeled

    C113CFP and the other C113CFPE maybe only a certain one has the darker clip.
     
  10. Ken44

    Ken44

    Jun 29, 2005
    I much prefer the tempered wire clips. I ordered a few after I got a Sage 1 a couple of years ago with the silver.
    They look much better, and aren't as noticeable when clipped in pocket.
    For some reason I'm thinking they quit making them ???
     
  11. Mtty22

    Mtty22

    54
    Mar 1, 2013
    i know, it sucks i wanted the copper one
     
  12. Mtty22

    Mtty22

    54
    Mar 1, 2013
    I am wondering what the SFO is? I never heard of it but do you know of anywhere online that might be selling the copper colored clip?
     
  13. Ken44

    Ken44

    Jun 29, 2005
    Spyderco Factory Outlet. Don't think they make the tempered clip anymore but contact them and see.

    http://www.spyderco.com/
     
  14. TennToadsticker

    TennToadsticker

    82
    Jan 5, 2011
    I applied Super Blue liquid gun blue to my Caly 3.5 wire clip and it formed a nice dark gray patina. It eventually wears off but you can always reapply.
     
  15. clockman

    clockman

    Jan 14, 2009
    You may be right about Moki making the Caly for Spyderco. I'm sure the BF member who made the post about the letter y being curved on the Caly was taking about Al Mar tho.
     
  16. Franz_N

    Franz_N

    Apr 3, 2010
    Stick the clip under your stove fire for like a minute or so. It will get darker that way.
     
  17. gine

    gine

    Sep 2, 2007
    I have heated pocket clips before with a torch to change the colour and it didn't seem to effect the retention.
     
  18. FlaMtnBkr

    FlaMtnBkr

    Oct 20, 2004
    Yep, just put it in a flame. Let it get red hot, only takes a couple seconds for wire that thin. No need to put it in the flame for a minute as that long may actually damage it some. When done it should be darker and even have some blue, purple, and a bronze color. Can look pretty cool but will wear and scratch over time.
     
  19. Alnamvet68

    Alnamvet68

    Mar 26, 2013
    Did all of you with the silver clips buy the knives from Alibaba?
     
  20. FlaMtnBkr

    FlaMtnBkr

    Oct 20, 2004
    Nope.

    Doesn't that place only sell fake junk from china?
     

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