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g-10 endura & Delica

Postby iyn » Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:47 am

did the g-10 endura & Delica get dropped because they were not good sellers?

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Postby FCM415 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:37 am

Have the tooling to make more. ZDP please :)

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Postby The Deacon » Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:38 am

iyn wrote:did the g-10 endura & Delica get dropped because they were not good sellers?
Yes. Folks just couldn't wrap their heads around paying nearly twice as much for them as for the FRN versions.
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Postby Donut » Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:09 am

The street price was around $100 for them. I believe there was stiff competition even in the same product line. Why would I pay $100 for a Delica when I can get a Caly 3?

It's possible that the timing was bad.
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Postby FCM415 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:21 am

They sell fast on the secondary now and command around $120 still. Also, people keep asking to bring it back. I think a sprint for the Delica/Endura G10 will sell...

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Postby Donut » Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:56 am

I know that when I offer a G-10 Delica up for a trade with 10 different offers, I would say 9 times out of 10, people go for the G-10 Delica.

It's a pretty highly desired model, even if people aren't willing to shell out the money for them when they're in production.
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Postby TomAiello » Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:12 am

I put G-10 scales on my ZDP delica, and I can see why they're in such demand.

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Postby Blerv » Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:33 am

FCM415 wrote:They sell fast on the secondary now and command around $120 still. Also, people keep asking to bring it back. I think a sprint for the Delica/Endura G10 will sell...
Perhaps a run of 1200 or so. Depending of course if people like Nutnfancy push them on Youtube.

The problem (as I see) is the retail cost would likely be more than it was a few years ago. If they had problems at $115'ish likely more people are willing to talk big than lay down credit cards. :(
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Postby APS » Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:59 am

That's a good point. I figured after seeing the preorder price of the new Worker that if they released a new G10 delica it would be similarly priced. So I sucked it up and got one from national in November. Been carrying it since and wish I had bought one when they were first released.
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Postby ABX2011 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:06 pm

The G-10 Delica is in stock at National Knives. I got one. It's very nice. They've been available there for awhile.

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Postby The Deacon » Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:51 pm

Blerv wrote:Perhaps a run of 1200 or so. Depending of course if people like Nutnfancy push them on Youtube.

The problem (as I see) is the retail cost would likely be more than it was a few years ago. If they had problems at $115'ish likely more people are willing to talk big than lay down credit cards. :(
I suspect you're right. In 2009, the MSRP of the FRN Delica was $90 and the G-10 version's MSRP was $180. The Endura MSRPs were $95 and $200, respectively. Given that MSRP for the FRN Delica and Endura are now $105 and $110, it's a pretty safe bet that a G-10 ones would have MSRPs of at least $210 and $220 and, given that the Worker G-10 Sprint's MSRP is $280, those numbers might be very optimistic.
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Postby gijoe945 » Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:19 am

$110, at Offutt AFB Exchange. Must be old stock.

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Postby Blerv » Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:25 pm

gijoe945 wrote:$110, at Offutt AFB Exchange. Must be old stock.
Most likely. I think anyone who wants one should try to grab either NIB or lightly used. That or buy a Dragonfly G10 and squint hard at it ;) .
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Postby Leatherneck » Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:51 pm

I've had 2 G10 Delicas and 2 G10 D'flys. Keep trading them off for whatever reason. I might see about getting another Delica.
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Postby Officer Gigglez » Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:52 pm

I'd buy one with G10 and an Emerson wave in a heartbeat. I really don't like FRN, just like I don't like Polymer framed handguns. I like the heft of metal.
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