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Proof delica is a boss

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Dallas T, Jun 3, 2019.

  1. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    Kahr Arms Delica for reference:
    https://www.bladeforums.com/threads...le-modification.1390160/page-18#post-18932991
     
  2. halden.doerge

    halden.doerge I'll Sharpen Your Knife Gold Member

    Aug 17, 2014
    Damn, that IS a big rabbit!
     
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  3. T.L.E. Sharp

    T.L.E. Sharp That's right, it's genuine Velveeta... Platinum Member

    Jun 30, 2016
    A 50/50 choil like he referred to uses the ricasso portion of the blade and the top part of the handle to create a landing for the index finger. The measurements are already there on the Delica for one, the design just needs some tweaking to make it work. There's no loss in blade length or cutting edge. See my photos above.
     
  4. GronK

    GronK Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 1, 2001
    To choil or not to choil? The choil is available on the Native in a similar sized knife so buy that if you like the choil (as I do!). You get the added benefit of less width in the pocket.
     
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  5. James Y

    James Y

    Feb 18, 1999
    I like the Delica the way it is, without the choil.

    Jim
     
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  6. GIRLYmann

    GIRLYmann

    Nov 7, 2005
    Sorry to see that jolly mr bunny has lost his head completely and won't be making his fun rounds next easter.
    So what"s the story behind the tip on that orange endura ?
     
  7. Dallas T

    Dallas T

    Apr 6, 2013
    Lol you noticed it! Just got bored one night and this delica is my super beater so I gave a shot at a tip mod. It’s thicker and stronger tip.
     
  8. GIRLYmann

    GIRLYmann

    Nov 7, 2005
    Awesome!
    I m sure that preempts any tip breakage ;-)
    This reminds me of the vintage sog knives jet edge.

    https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/2-older-sog-seki-knives-j48-jet-edge-2-in-scales-in-cf.1160834/

    The ground off blade point was termed
    as a "shark tooth" tip; which according to their literature...
    "...the SOG JetEdge Knife showcases ... a "shark tooth tip" which generates exceptional point strength....".
    Don't figure it was a model that was
    ever particularly popular which folks
    back then;
    perhaps on the account of its snapped off tip :)
    Strangely enough, Warren Osborne's collaboration with benchmade knives
    became all the rage...

    I guess i was kinda surprised to see a delica
    mod going osborne ;-)
     
  9. Dallas T

    Dallas T

    Apr 6, 2013
    It’s a pretty common mod to see on a delica, there’s even a knife shop that sells them em with the mod
     
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  10. GronK

    GronK Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 1, 2001
    Hey, Fender pre-beats on Stratocasters and charges lots of dollars for the service. Why not a knife with pre-broken tip?
     
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  11. GIRLYmann

    GIRLYmann

    Nov 7, 2005
    Broken tips must have been a common sight
    at repairs and warranty
    far enough for one company
    to figure a calculated design solution
    :)
     
  12. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    Spyderco and Mike Janich offers a modded Delica tip to make it legal carry in most place.
    Also see post #21.
    https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/details/C11KAKH/941
    I suspect some bob the tip of the Delica because it makes the blade look rakish.
     
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  13. GIRLYmann

    GIRLYmann

    Nov 7, 2005
    Well ii never...Snub nose huh?!
    Makes you wonder if those blades
    are refurbished from factory seconds
    and/or warranty returns...
    Or ground off at the tip brand new ;-)
    Some mods just have to be seen
    to believe...
     
  14. Dallas T

    Dallas T

    Apr 6, 2013
    It’s not about broken tips gentlemen just something different
     
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  15. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    If I may draw your attention to post #32.
     
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  16. GIRLYmann

    GIRLYmann

    Nov 7, 2005
    Aaah see it!
    its about refurbishing an existing blade
    into something of a micheal janich's fighting modified Wharncliffe-shape blade.
    Guess that's one way to give second life
    to a whole lotta unloved folders.with already
    ruined original tip forms :)
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2019
  17. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    A refurb implies a used blade. I believe Spyderco makes the Kahr from factory new blades.
    I don't know where you get the refurb part from.
    The ones I mod myself are new (or new-ish) blades. All with undamaged tips. Were I to buy a factory fresh Delica tomorrow a bobbed tip would be first on the agenda prior to using the knife.
    I just like the bobbed point better.
     
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  18. bearfacedkiller

    bearfacedkiller

    Jan 23, 2014
    It doesn’t take much knife to process either rabbits or squirrels but the Delica is great for it. I have processed dozens and dozens of squirrels with my safety orange VG10 Delica4.

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. kylemiller

    kylemiller

    175
    May 18, 2016
    But as shown in the pictures above they can add it without taking anything away (that I can see) from the current design. What are you missing from the current design in the scales pictured? I'm curious.
     
  20. rogatsby

    rogatsby

    309
    Jun 19, 2018
    I absolutely love the Delica and think it is a hall of famer. Unquestionably an all-time great EDC knife. But I agree with those who want a 50-50 choil. That is probably my only nitpick about the Delica. A choil like on the Dragonfly would be amazing. The thing is, the space is already there. It would only require a slight rework.
     

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