Definitelly try to ask Charlynn from Spyderco Waranty Service. She is extra extra extra nice person. We talked about this washer few days ago and she asked me for adress, no problem sending overseas. That is what I love about this brand too.DougC-3 wrote:Very nice review! I think I'm moving the Delica up near the top of my want list... I'd like the super blue sprint or the BR green ZDP-189. About the washers: I'd read in an Amazon review that they had occasionally been left out or even assembled with two on one side and none on the other. I didn't think much about it since people sometimes run down competing products or try to promote their own favorites. I wonder if you could persuade Spyderco to send you a couple without having to send in your knife.
To me it's a very valuable privilege to be able to choose from Spyderco's huge variety of interesting, highly functional, creative, and innovative designs, made in many countries, often with the top materials available in each country. It must be a huge undertaking to oversee all these operations and manage every little detail, often probably, remotely from the US. IMO dealing with an occasional idiosyncrasy is a small price to pay for all this variety.
Oh yeah, one minor thing about the blade length. I agree that it's probably best to have as long a blade as possible for the length of the handle if you're only going to have one knife with you. But I think for functional or working knives the handle and blade size should be determined more by the job to be done or maybe the hand size. For example, you mention using the Delica as a paring knife. I've found that most paring knives have blades that are too long and can sometimes result in nicking the hand holding the fruit, etc.... of course I would never nick myself... (...you talkin' to me?.. you talkin' to me??... you talkin' to me???... oops, sorry, I was just remembering another thread )
Blade lenght handle ratio is something important from my point of view. As you mentioned paring knives having shorter blade and longer handle, we are talking here about knife specialized for this task Delica is EDC knife and working knife. I experienced better results not with longer handle but with wider handle - as mentioned in review on my Michael Walker FRN model from Spyderco. Even little knives with very good handles could be very comfortable, sometimes better than their larger brothers. Anyway Delica is very good knife and I love it. BUT nothing is perfect in this world and every knife from every manufacturer needs some improvements, Sal Glesser is aware of that and tries to improve every possible little thing. As my company motto sounds "every little thing counts" in this case I appreciate similar approach from Spyderco that´s why I´m their customer since 2007 and still going...