Sorry for being late, but had to finish the drawing <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>
As you can see, the blade is full flat grind, with a bit of belly. The hole is larger (13 up to 14 mm), without making the blade broader. Forget about the traction grooves on the thumbramp. I made this to my Delica and it was a mistake. Since I carry it mostly IWB, the grooves scratch my skin <img src="sad.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> The Cobra Hood is a fine feature, but I don't think it would work here. Because of the forementioned reasons against traction grooves and also because it would rise the price, while Delica is targeted to a certain market segment. I don't feel the need for a thicker blade, in fact, with the full flat grind, the 2.5 mm thick makes it ideal for slicing. OTOH, I'd like to see it in S30V but I know it's not possible. Maybe a "Delica Extreme Edition", with G-10 handles <img src="wink.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>
Speaking of handles, I modified them a bit, so they are closer to the pre '98 model, which seems to appeal more. Not identical, this would be a step backwards. Some washers would be a nice addition, but not indispensable. Since I admire the way the clip is mounted on the Calypso jr. I tried the same solution here. It would be tip down carry, but not necessarily a bad thing. A wire clip would be also fine. I remember someone posted at BF a Native III with the wireclip modified for deep low ride carry, basically he twisted the terminal portion of the regular wire clip at 180°. I guess this could be made here as well, somehow similar to the Meerkat's.
I am pretty satisfied with the current Volcano pattern, and I don't feel the need for a bidirectional texturing or whatever. Maybe some small traction grooves on the spine at the back of the handles (the way the Jester has), but nothing too obvious. What I'd do, though, is replacing the regular circle with the bug and "Clipit Delica" with a flat one, like the Native's. Maybe even a slightly concave one, it would help indexing.
Also, the lock has a modified Boye dent. I made this to my Delica, and I challenge anyone to try to unlock it just by squeezing the handles.
Just one last minute notice: I think the Delica is a great knife the way it is (in fact, a Delica IS my very EDC). But for the sake of changes, I exposed here some ideas of mine <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> Many thanks to Mr. Glesser for this topic.
Edited by - dialex on 7/22/2004 12:19:28 AM