- Mar 6, 2013
This wharnie shaped one took the Delica to the stratosphere for me! I've since put the original scales back on to save weight
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Never had a Medowlark nor PM3. Do have Delicas, Endura and several PM2s.A quick question for Delica fans. I have a few Spyderco models, but don't have a Delica yet. I do have a Byrd Meadowlark 2. Is it worth the upgrade to a Delica? I'm a light user so the steel isn't a deal breaker. Or should I spend a bit more and get a Para 3 lightweight?
Ugly is, in fact, subjective, smart guy. You still have yet to actually refute my initial point. My first statement was about how the knife, from what I’ve seen, rarely catches “flak”. That’s not a defense of anything; it’s observational. The best part about this entire exchange is that you’re accusing me of being a “butthurt manchild” (the irony of ironies is that I rarely see adults use the word “butthurt”), yet you’re the one who felt the need to include your completely tangential opinion on a knife.Yet, all I see is a rat ass ugly knife with plastic handles, meh steel and a spyderco price tax.
It's funny how everything becomes subjective when it to comes to manchild defending their favourite toy.
Go take a walk, you sound way more butthurt than you should.
Always wanted to try Delica.
But I got Chaparral FRN recently on an impulse and absolutely love it.
Is it still worthwhile to try Delica?
ZDP-189 option does look attractive.
Short answer; there is NO way you can go wrong with the Delica. It's a great little knife.
Buy one - you won't regret it. Even if you do regret buying a Delica you can just pick one up from the sales forum here and sell it again for what you paid. It'll be gone in a flash.
Sorry it took so long to answer.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.
Spyderco’s FRN is better than most handle materials out there. I prefer it to my pakkawood version. Lightweight, durable and grippy.Plastic handles, ugly, no sharpening choil, no flick action, decent steel at best, overpriced...
It's not hard to see why some doesn't like it.
Sorry it took so long to answer.
As for mods to the handle to make a choil like in the pic, why? Not sure what the point is as I personally don’t have a problem with the handle as designed.
As for choils in general; they tend to be designed with a round cut out or worse, they have jimping. This causes material to snag. The delica has a flat and smooth ramp. Any material that hits that will just slide off onto the blade and get cut. That doesn’t work with most choils. Especially ones with jimping. I guess if you always have a finger there it’s fine but I see choils and jimping to be added features to try and fix an otherwise poorly designed knife. A good knife should be comfy and secure in all grips to include choking up but if the primary cutting hold moves your hand off the hand-le, it’s a bad design IMO.
The only place I see choils as worthwhile is on large blades so that you can neutralize the weight of a blade heavy knife for finer cutting tasks to reduce wrist fatigue. I see no point to them on small knives.
You should get a blue FRN M390 FTWThanks for the replies earlier in the thread. I think I'm going to pick a Delica up. Just have to choose a handle color now. I'm leaning towards the grey because it's less seen. But the light blue and green are nice too. Probably best price will decide it.