Spyderco C144CFPE Caly 3.5 Folding Knife ZDP-189 / 420J2 Plain Blade, Carbon Fiber Handles


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SP144CFPE: C144CFPE Caly 3.5
A good folding knife should function and feel like a natural extension of the hand. A great one does that while looking like a million bucks. The Caly 3.5's carbon fiber handle positions the hand and fingers ergonomically for a comfortable and controlled grip. The blade has an internal core of exotic high-carbon ZDP-189 that is layered between two more pliable layers of 420J2 steel, creating a high performance, stunningly visual flat-ground, leaf-shaped blade. The core's ZDP-189 cutting edge has 3% Carbon for extended edge retention.
  • Lockback with David Boye Dent
  • Spine and Choil Jimping
  • Laminate ZDP-189 with 420J2 Blade Steel
  • Carbon Fiber Handles
  • Length Overall: 7.63" (194 mm)
  • Length Closed: 4.34" (110 mm)
  • Blade Length: 3.51" (89 mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 3.11" (79 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.118" (3 mm)
  • Blade Steel: Laminated ZDP-189 / 420J2
  • Handle Material: Carbon Fiber 
  • Weight: 3.1 oz. (89 g)
  • Made in Seki-City, Japan

UPC Code: 716104009305

The lockback system has been used for many decades. It can usually be found on the knife spine and it provides a strong lockup that will wear well.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Made in Japan
Made in Japan
The exotic steel Capital of the World, Japan produces and innovates some of the best products, from pocket to kitchen knives and everything in between.
Carbon Fiber Handles
Carbon Fiber Handles
Very strong and lightweight material. Provides an upscale and modern feel.
ZDP-189 Steel
ZDP-189 Steel
Has an extremely high carbon and chromium content allowing for exceptional sharpness and durability. With this hardness comes decreased corrosive properties.
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Kailua, Hi
Nov 03, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Handle Material, Blade Material, Weight, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Call 3.5 with ZDP-189
This is a very well made EDC folder that you will not be disappointed with. It has all the features that one would want for a pocket knife. The carbon fiber scales are really nice over the stainless steel liners. Economics of this knife is superb across the board, balance, smoothed surfaces, handle comfort, and hand placement. The weight and size to blade ratio are unsurpassed. My most favorite attribute of this knife is the blade design and shape. A perfect utility leaf style blade made with a wonderful San Mai steel laminate of ZDP-189/420J2. ZDP-189 is the premier blade steel available on the global market, so at the price point of this knife, it's a bargain. I believe that this knife will be discontinued as it shows it's not in stock at Spyderco. I highly recommend picking up one of these jewels while the ZDP-189 option is still available.
5 out of 5
Fireman 306
Kaufman Texas
Aug 31, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Sunday Carry
This is my " go to" knife every Sunday when I go to church. I carry it then because it's a knife I enjoy keeping in the best shape possible just due to how nice and pretty it is. It's a great slicing knife. Very thin behind the edge makes slicing through anything feel like silk. I have been a big fan of ZDP-189 steel a long time. And couldn't be happier with it. It's a thin knife overall. Makes it a great knife to carry as a gentleman's folder. But it is well put together and can accomplish the tasks of EDC without any problem whatsoever. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone interested. It is stiff at first. And it may have a " grittiness to it when you first get it." I found that it was steel dust from sanding from the assembly. And a drop or two of Nano oil fixed that INSTANTLY
5 out of 5
Damon B
Dallas Tx
May 29, 2017
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Feel, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Ease of Opening, None
Classy & tough
The Spyderco Caly 3.5 had been at the top of "must have knives" for quite a while. And I got one about 2 months ago. And I have definitely fallen in love with it. I have it ranked just below My Paramilitary 2 as my all time favorite at this time. The only SMALL issue I had was when it was just out of the Box it was gritty. When opening and closing you could tell and feel that there were possible metal shavings from the factory that were settled onto the pivot area. That was making the open and close of the knife not as smooth as I am use to seeing all spyderco knives. But with 2 drops of Nano oil it's EXACTLY how I was wanting it to be. It's cleared of all debris that was causing the problem. And that was all I can say about the knife that was not 100% right. Other than that it is definitely top-notch quality and very very nice knife. It's my perfect weekend Carrie for church and going out to dinner knife. It could handle anything I need it for I'm sure, but some knives are just too pretty to want to put through the ringer
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