Spyderco’s Sprint Run Caly 3 is made with Aogami Super Blue steel. Aogami Super Blue is produced exclusively by Hitachi Metals at their plant in Japan. They use high quality iron-sand found only there to create different grades of white and blue steels. The steel itself isn’t blue or white in color; instead the designation refers to the color of paper the raw steel comes wrapped in when delivered to Hitachi.
In Japan it's common practice for steels to be named and referred to based on the color of the packaging the raw steel is delivered in. Super Blue is the highest grade of blue steel and contains up to 1.5% carbon for wear resistance and chrome to elevate hardness and improve edge holding and corrosion resistance.
The Caly 3, has converted legions of knife buyers to the hard-use benefits of flat-ground leaf-shaped blades. This Caly 3 comes with a Plain Edge that is ground flat for precise cutting. The handle’s shape settles the index finger on the underside and thumb naturally above on the jimped (slip resistant) spine so the knife feels like part of the hand with controlled grip and no forward or backward slide while cutting. Ambidextrous deep-pocket-carry tip-up wire clip. Mid-positioned backlock.
Comes with Spyderco zippered case. Excellent condition.