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Proof delica is a boss

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

  1. irons


    Oct 19, 2018
    Thanks, will have a look. I do like that Zome Green version though (VG10). Wont be ordering untill Monday, so I've a couple of days to browse around. Knew they made different versions but didn't realise there was so many.
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  2. TheFactor

    TheFactor Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    Your very welcome and it’s a bento box exclusive and a little more then others but I think worth the extra amount for the blade steel if you can swing it .Also the quality on this run seems to be very good from what I’ve read .
  3. TheFactor

    TheFactor Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    Also another to consider is the new Paramilitary 3 LW . I have one and like it better then the Delica even though the Delica is a great knife and really like them as I’ve owned a few .This one feels better in hand to me . Also comes with a nice deep pocket wire grip . Something to consider and just throwing it out there ;) Flicks open with ease and closes all easily done one handed also has a nice middle of the road blade steel BD1N .
  4. irons


    Oct 19, 2018
    I also had my eye on the Para 3 LW. But with so many recommendations on here I swayed towards the Delica. Could maybe swing both I suppose, but will be living on pizza for a month. :(
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  5. TheFactor

    TheFactor Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    My go to is Oriental Top Ramen with some Jasmine rice when I’m over my knife budget :D
    Seriously though you can’t go wrong with either one . With that being said I highly recommend going with a para 3 LW first and if you don’t like it you can sell it for very close to what you payed .
    Then get ya a Delica to keep everyone here on this thread happy :p
    All kidding a side you need to get what you want and hope this thread and my input helps you make a decision you’ll be happy with :thumbsup:
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  6. DocT


    Mar 25, 2012
    Reasons to get the Delica first:
    1] it is a better slicer (geometry)
    2] It has more handle room
    3] It has an ambidextrous lock
    4] The lock is stronger
    5] It is a well proven design
    6] you have more steel options (VG-10, ZDP-189, M390, HAP-40, Super Blue, Super Gold, V-Toku, etc.)

    In favor of the Para 3:

    1] the knife is easier to clean thoroughly, by a small margin.
    2] It is a newer design.
    3] If you like to play with your knives rather than use them, it has a slightly more fidget factor.
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  7. TheFactor

    TheFactor Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    On a side note not only is the Para 3 fun to play with it also deploys much easier and faster one handed which can be very helpful in many situations.I’ve also had many Delica’s some you had you to loosen the pivot to get nice action to the point of blade play.
    None were free falling like the para 3 LW. Also had a Delica were when used hard the blade would become off centered and would never stayed centered consistently even with it torqued down to the point of horrible action. I believe the above statement of the lock on the Delica being stronger then the compression lock is highly debatable.
    1) just my 2 cents
    2) from my personal experience with both
    3) The compression lock is also a well proven design
    4) The compression lock can also be released with your left hand or right .
    Being a lefty it comes in handy .
    5) Everyones hands will feel different on each knife . For me it’s the Para 3 and feels more locked in then the Delica especially during hard use .
  8. TheFactor

    TheFactor Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    I’m not trying to bash the Delica because even with what I mentioned I’d still like to get another in hopes the next one will be a better example then the previous ones . I just think between the two the OP would be happier the para 3 LW . I’m sure we can all post our opinions of negatives and positives on both and have one favor one over the other . I’ve just never experienced a bad Para 3 nor is this para 3 LW and that says a lot in my book since I’ve had many Para 3’s since there release .
  9. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    I'd like to get a PM3 at some point and try it out. It's just with Delicas and PM2s, Its not like I really need a PM3 size-wise. Not that this ever kept a knife geek from purchasing another knife:D Fidget factor and free falling blades are not super important to me and not enough to persuade me to buy a knife. As for centering and smoothness, I've never had a Delica being 'bad' in that department. No real problems with any Spyderco that wasn't self induced, come to think of it. A bit of lock stick with a couple of titanium handled knives but that all and it's not an uncommon occurence for titanium folders to have a bit of initial lock stick. I guess I've been lucky as of course no company is perfect.
    I don't see your posts as Delica bashing. Youve presented arguments for your POV and that's how it should be. Unlike another forum members 'drive by' comments of which your posts are the exact opposite, as you explain your POV instead of just saying that the Delica sucks.
    I should have realized with whom I dealt before answering the other forum member at length. What a waste of time that was.
    At least now we know for further reference:rolleyes:
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2019
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  10. irons


    Oct 19, 2018
    Couldn't make up my mind. So ordered both Para 3 LW and the Delica in Zome Green. I am now a pauper for a month.
    Got my order in today as the Para 3 LW seems to go out of stock quite a lot. Looking forward to getting them, they should be here midweek.

    Thanks for everyones help.
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  11. TheFactor

    TheFactor Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    Congrats and please update with your thoughts after you spend sometime with them .
    Great choices
  12. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    Best possible outcome:D:D
    Yes, do post your impressions on the knives.
  13. irons


    Oct 19, 2018
    Well they came on Wednesday and spent a few days with them. Love them both.
    The Delica has a more solid lock, better in hand (for me at least), and is the better slicer.
    But the PM3 has a bit better steel, better pocket clip, and by far the better fidget factor. I sway back and forth as to what one I like best and just can't decide. I'm just glad I have both really.

    I have Benchmades and Kizers, but these put me firmly in the Spyderco camp and I've actually been thinking about the next one.
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  14. DocT


    Mar 25, 2012
    If I had read this earlier I would have suggested that you buy the Delica over the P3. I have big hands and the Delica fits, but the Paras, any of them, do not feel good. There is a reason the Delica has lasted so many years.

    The Delica will be a better slicer than the P3 as the stock and edge are thinner. I used to be a BM, Kershaw, etc. fan, but got tired of knives not fitting my hand. I bought a Spyderco Caly3 and was so happy, I bought a Delica. After that, nothing but Spyderco. Not only that, but BM knives do not cut worth anything, but most Spydercos will cut very, very well.
  15. runninmike


    Oct 19, 2005
    The Delica is a fine knife of which I have 2....an early stainless handle with aus 6 or 8, and a black plastic one with vg10... I don’t use these little guys anymore as their larger spyderco cousin(spear blade wave) works better for my use nowadays as well as a few other similar larger Benchmade. The Delica is certainly capable and I like it, but in the pile daily, I just reach for a little bit bigger and an accompanied small stockman or peanut to run with for the day. Perhaps I should rotate the Delica in on some days....cheers
  16. mabrowns


    Apr 18, 2012
    I was always told not to eat rabbit in the summer because of parasites
  17. Dallas T

    Dallas T

    Apr 6, 2013
    Oh don’t tell me that! Lol. Believe me i cooked the bejesus out of it till it was like jerky

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