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Spyderco Delica show the love thread

Discussion in 'Knives' started by dabluestuff, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. c99camper

    c99camper Loaded Pockets

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    I've had this Delica 4 for more than a decade and for most of the first ten years it was in my pocket everyday. I've been carrying other one handed openers quite a bit the last year or two, but none work as well for my needs as this one.
     
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  3. Mr. Gadget

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    Wow that has quite a bit of wear. I've only had mine since about May and its starting to wear.
     
  4. Southpaw

    Southpaw EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    The best utility knife out there hands down! Lightweight, ergonomic, strong, great steel, great price, SHARP, and cuts like the dickens!!
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  5. Southpaw

    Southpaw EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    What's to lose? It doesn't break the bank. Of you don't like it, sell it. But trust me, it'll get snatched up quick.
     
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  6. c99camper

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    Actually this is third clip I've had on the knife. Broke the other two. This one has been snagged on various obstacles and bent back into shape multiple times. I add a small piece of grip tape to make it faster to pull from my pocket.
    I know a lot of folks polish their clips or Duracoat them, but I like the look of a well worn clip.
    Here's another pic of my favorite Delica with my wife and daughter's when they were new. The blade on the black one has recently been polished up a bit to get rid of most of the scratches I put on it over the years sharpening on a pocket stone so it looks cleaner now.
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  7. Mr. Gadget

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    Looks good I have a green one I've carried it every day since I got it the clip isn't to worn but getting there I like the look as well.
     
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  9. Unagi42
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    Unagi42 EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I am a gardener and I frequently take my regular sabre grind out & about. Much like you all I was surprised how sturdy and ergonomic this knife was for such a light weight. It gets used for all kinda mess. It's got me thinking about a full flat grind next...
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    I love my delica. I just wish it had a 50/50 choil.
     
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  13. dabluestuff

    dabluestuff Uber Prepared

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    I love the Delica so much that I wanna collect them all
     
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    ManVsLawn EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    dabluestuff - thanks


    I had bought a combi edged, black Delica 4 a while back and EDC'd it for a while until I came to dislike the combination edge.....

    So. My gal, on the other hand, likes purple and combination edges. I bought her a purple FFG Delica 4, and switched the blades.

    This is the end result.


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    And some intertwining of our Delica 4 love....



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    The new blade (off of the new purple) bit me going on to the older black handles. It is truly sharp out the box and now mine, forevers!
     
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    Southpaw EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I bought a Delica recently and it finally arrived in the mail this morning. I have never grown to like a knife as quickly as this one. I can't stop fondling it and admiring its amazing design and ergonomics. I have even found it to be a really good woodcarving blade. I'll post a pic of it tomorrow after I get home from school. I haven't even owned it for 24 hours and it is my absolute favorite.
    Now I'm off to look at the Kahr Arms and the Emerson versions of it.....
     
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    I guess I had some time this evening. Here's my new Delica alongside the Viking Chess piece I am carving with the Delica.
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    It's official, I love my Delica more than all my EDC knives. At least for now.
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    I really like the Kahr Arms model. How do you like it? This is my D4.
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  20. Merc

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    Oh man, this thread really is for me. I'm outing me here as a Delica Lover... and my love began last year in august when I got my waved Delica and a matching Trainer. And I've tried several other knives since then but always came back to the Delica.
    And what for? It is slim and light but with the skeletonized liners also sturdy enough. The saber grind is sharp but also has a good strength for harder tasks (other than my PM2, that always seemed so fragile, so I sold it), the VG10 holds a decent edge and you can get it sharp again easily. You don't feel the knife until you need it, and for me it is a big plus, that you can get a matching trainer.

    So, here it is, that started all for me.
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