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Mini Grip vs Delica 4

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Ashleyx3, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. Ashleyx3


    Mar 26, 2017
    These are two acclaimed EDC knives, obviously.

    Which do you prefer, and why?
  2. extrastout

    extrastout Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Delica. It defines what a knife is meant to be.
  3. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011

    prefer the grips thicker scales, makes for better gripping, but thats all i prefer on the mini grip over the delica.
  4. T.K.C.


    May 7, 2005
    Mini Grip for me. I like how the Mini Grip feels in my hand, the G-10 scales, and the blade steel.
  5. Ashleyx3


    Mar 26, 2017
    I think I'll just end up buying both.
  6. Therom


    Nov 13, 2013
    I have both and like both, however:
    - I don't like the way the Delica carry with the pocket clip so I carry it without pocket clip, directly in my pocket
    - I have changed the pocket clip of my mini grip for a deep carry one and I have paid for new scales

    - the Delica is a better slicer and can run without any extra costs
    - the mini grip can take more customisations and I trust the locking mechanism more

    At the moment my Declica have way more pocket time than my mini griptilian as an urban/work EDC
  7. Ashleyx3


    Mar 26, 2017
    Thank you for your input.
  8. GatorMedic

    GatorMedic Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 12, 2014
    Mini Grip.

    Feels a lot better in hand. Really like the axis lock and hate back locks. Delica is way too wide in pocket. Don't like the Delica pocket clip. Benchmade sent free deep carry clip I like on the Mini Grip. Can send in the Mini Grip for maintenance or sharpening free for the entire life of the knife. Mini Grip is backed by a warranty I trust. Having said all that I own essentially both. I have a Mini Grip for alternate EDC use and a Salt I (basically a Delica but with H1 steel) for beach and kayaking.
  9. kodachi


    Aug 13, 2013
    556 vs delica, then I like delica better. 555 vs. delica, then I"ll take 555 any time. For my urban use, I found 555 is a perfect blend of MG and Delica.

    If I can carry larger than mini/delica, I would take FFG Endura without thinking twice. IMHO, endura is the best $ for $ knife in the market.
  10. Ashleyx3


    Mar 26, 2017
    I'll grab an Endura soon.
  11. jbarsquat

    jbarsquat Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 22, 2017
    I love them both but I will carry the grip more often because of the axis lock
  12. bikerector

    bikerector Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    ^This for me as well. The more I use an axis lock the more I like it. YMMV. I usually carry a mini-grip with a dragonfly and/or small fixed blade for EDC.
  13. Therom


    Nov 13, 2013
    If you plan to get an endura soon, maybe the mini griptilian may being some diversity in your collection/rotation
  14. Velitrius

    Velitrius Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    I prefer the mini Grip. The 555-1 is an amazing EDC.

    That said, it does cost about two and a half times what the Delica 4 goes for, and the Delica is a great EDC in its own right.
  15. Hackenslash

    Hackenslash Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Mini Grip < Delica < Mini Grip w/ custom scales < Lil' Para Delica < Ritter Mini Grip w/ custom scales

    That about covers it...
  16. Therom


    Nov 13, 2013
    Some comparison pictures
  17. archieblue

    archieblue Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2001
    Delica hands down. But still for less than the cost of a grip a Spyderco Native 5 Lightweight can be had.

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  18. grownstar


    Apr 24, 2013
    Another vote for the Delica. It's just a great all-around knife.

    Especially the new wharnie version:

  19. colubrid

    colubrid Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 26, 2005
    I prefer the mini grip...specifically the 555. The 555 has the spyderco hole. Is a stronger knife and even has a G10 version.

    Matter of fact, I am now thinking about buying another one due to this thread. This place is a bad place to visit.
  20. T.K.C.


    May 7, 2005
    Here is my Mini Grip. Yeah, you WILL end up with both.

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