Rwb1500 is Having a Very, Very Good Day! G10 Delica and Ladybug Sale

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Rwb1500 is Having a Very, Very Good Day! G10 Delica and Ladybug Sale

Postby Rwb1500 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:37 pm

I saw that Cutlery Shoppe had Foliage Green Ladybugs on sale for twenty bucks even, so I ordered one and forgot all about it... Until today!

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I also managed to finally track down one of my grail knives. I've always wanted a G10 Delica, because I love the Delica, and I love the heft of the construction of steel and G10. I really couldn't justify what they are going for, especially this time year, but I found a great deal on a used one. It needs some work, but it's destined to be a user anyway. It seems mechanically sound, locks up tight, the internals are in excellent shape. The G10 needs a good scrubbing, and the blade needs cleaned. It also really needs to be sharpened, but I'll take care of that. I'll put up some before and after pics after I clean it up.

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Postby Rutgrr » Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:42 pm

I would love a G-10 Delica... I wish I could find one.

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Postby Rwb1500 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:23 pm

Rutgrr wrote:I would love a G-10 Delica... I wish I could find one.

Sal, Blue G-10 :D
Oh lawdy... Don't even talk like that. Getting me all hot and bothered.

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Postby Rwb1500 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:38 pm

Got the Delica cleaned up a little, still needs serious blade work. It seems like someone tried to sharpen it and did a very bad job, scratching the blade, and trashing the edge. I'm starting to work on that.

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I might go with a polished clip, or something different.

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Postby chuck_roxas45 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:48 pm

Just mirror polish the whole blade.

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Postby Donut » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:43 pm

The scratches look like they tried to cut something very abrasive.
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Postby razorsharp » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:50 pm

either that was a crap pull-thu sharpener, or they thought cutting bricks was achievable :D

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Postby Simple Man » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:56 pm

Ha, nice snag, I was bidding against ya on that one, sorry about that. :eek:
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Postby Rwb1500 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:18 pm

Simple Man wrote:Ha, nice snag, I was bidding against ya on that one, sorry about that. :eek:
Ha, it happens I suppose, probably more around here then we know. Sorry to grab it from you.

If it's any consolation the edge is totally ruined, I don't even know if I have the means to get it back on track... But it's a good excuse to buy more sharpening gear. I may just swap the blade out, I've got other user Delicas.

So far so good though, I'd highly recommend you keep looking, it's everything I thought it would be.

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Postby Simple Man » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:26 pm

Not a problem, obviously you had more desire than I for it. :D
I have carried a G-10 E4 almost 4 years now and have several in reserve.

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Postby Bill1170 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:49 pm

Rwb1500 wrote:Ha, it happens I suppose, probably more around here then we know. Sorry to grab it from you.

If it's any consolation the edge is totally ruined, I don't even know if I have the means to get it back on track... But it's a good excuse to buy more sharpening gear. I may just swap the blade out, I've got other user Delicas.

So far so good though, I'd highly recommend you keep looking, it's everything I thought it would be.
It does not look all that terrible. A reprofiling on a coarse Crystolon stone or XXC diamond plate would make quick work of reestablishing an edge. You could also send it in to the factory for a spa treatment.

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Postby Rwb1500 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:58 am

Bill1170 wrote:It does not look all that terrible. A reprofiling on a coarse Crystolon stone or XXC diamond plate would make quick work of reestablishing an edge. You could also send it in to the factory for a spa treatment.
I'm considering sending it in for a spa date, but I'm not sure if I wanna be without it! :p


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