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Any love for Delica 4 sg?

Discussion in 'Knives' started by znapschatz, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. znapschatz

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    From this and other internet sources I get the the Delica ffg blade is a big hit, greatly preferred to the previous saber ground version. But I also remember how well the sg Delica was received when it was introduced and for some time after. There wasn't much criticism of the blade grind then, AFAIR. Could ffg be regarded as an improvement or as an alternative? Does anybody here prefer sg ?
     
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  2. T.H.Cone

    T.H.Cone I am senor Fluffy, hear me roar

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    The Delica is a great EDC knife, though I prefer the bigger Endura. The FFG versions are nice. Arguably, the FFG is a better slicer. If the pale in comparison to the SG, it is only in regard to how much more delicate the FFG tip is verses the SG tip. All theory and personal preferences aside, I don't personally don't think a user can actually tell the difference in a blind face-off.
     
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  3. horgerg

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    Both versions are great.
     
  4. Blerv

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    Most people use their smaller lightweight knives for more delicate tasks. For that purpose a thinner distal-taper grind is an advantage. The tip is much more delicate for things like digging splinters and cutting labels not to mention they sharpen easier.

    The saber-grind Delica is still very impressive and can be quite sharp. It's also a great knife for people who tend to be less empathetic on their tools as the chance of snapping the tip is much less likely.

    If you have never snapped a tip or put a massive chip in the edge of a knife, going to a "hard use folder" is just a loss of performance. At the least, it's reverse-engineering a solution for a problem that you (specifically) will likely not face.
     
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  5. Nice

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    I have a flat grind Delica, but after using it as an edc tool for a year, I would rather get a saber ground one. Since I do not carry a multi-tool as often I use my knife also for prying, screw-driving etc. So to answer your question, for me it is an alternative. :happy:

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  6. T.H.Cone

    T.H.Cone I am senor Fluffy, hear me roar

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    Wings, the trick is to get the brown scaled one with the Saber Grind.:p

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    I really have no preference, but if you made me choose one.... I would go with the SG. I really like them both really though.:p
     
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    I nearly always like slicers, so it’s FFG for me.
     
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    For most of the cutting I do I don't think I could tell much difference between the two so the looks of the FFG win out for me.

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  10. Nice

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    Yeah, that would do the trick, but I think there are no colored versions of the saber ground delicas... unless you "frankenstein it" like you did, I guess :cool: If I could get my hands on a ZDP delica, I would put the blade in the brown handles... :cloud9:
     
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  11. T.H.Cone

    T.H.Cone I am senor Fluffy, hear me roar

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    Rumor has it that there are no red Delica4 FFGs either.;)

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    So I guess the answer to Znapschatz's original question is to have at least two, and hopefully more, so you can always have exactly what you want.
     
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    :D (the handles are swapped from a trainer)
     
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  13. T.H.Cone

    T.H.Cone I am senor Fluffy, hear me roar

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    Of course. I'm not an alchemist or a wizard.:D
     
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    It looks great no doubts! ;)
     
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    I love my all black sg but because it has serations for on duty rescue cuts etc. My ffg is just pure heaven as a more delicate off duty work horse.
     
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    Not gonna lie I sold my delica and am in love with my techno and cryo but that micarta scaled d4 looks beautiful
     
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    I just had a look at the Delica trainer and I have to ask, why would anyone pay the same as a FFG Delica for a Delica which can't actually cut anything?

    Sure, the red scales are pretty, but so are the orange scales on the FFG.
     
  19. T.H.Cone

    T.H.Cone I am senor Fluffy, hear me roar

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    Why would people spend as much as a real Glock on a Red Glock?

    But to answer your question, two reasons. One to get the red scales. Red is my older son's favorite color. Sure, some people have successfully used the RIT dye, but I'm lazy. More importantly, I collect knives, I prefer Spydercos for my EDC (so they are a lot easily available, and I have young sons. This necessitated the need for something for them to practice on before they got real sharps.

    Was it expensive? Yes. Was it money well spent? For us, yes. It allowed the two of them to carry and deploy something which was going to be a big part of their lives in a safe manner until they were ready for the real thing.

    As a bonus, both kids are involved in a program called Treps where they run a small business- in their case, paracord products- and the trainer, now with black scales, is used to display a lanyard that people can see and touch without some knife noob getting hurt.

    At some point, my brother has four under four who will need training of their own, so in the end, I think I will get my money's worth out of the red trainer.

    Or, you could justify it by rationalizing that I have a custom Delica for what a custom MiniGrip would cost.:D
     
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