Please, I'm not looking to start conflicts with anyone about this. I'm just posting my observations, base on my experiences. It should be known that I like both of these knives.
Now, to the point. I'm somewhat surprised to say, that while using the choil, the DF-2 actually feels better when gripped in my hand. I feel that I have better control and a firmer grip with the DF-2 over the Chaparral. I consider my hands to be on high-end of medium or low-end of large.
I really can't explain it, but I think it has something to do with the handle length. If the handle on the Chaparral was either a bit shorter or a bit longer, it would fit in my hand better. For whatever reason the DF-2 just feels more at home in my hand. Do anyone that's both of knives have a similar experience?
Don't get me wrong. The Chaparral is growing on me, as I've been carrying it everyday since I got it a couple weeks ago. I just found the comparison in "feel" to be interesting.
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