Delica 4 lockup after 3 years

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Delica 4 lockup after 3 years

Postby Fred Sanford » Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:41 am

Just wanted to share this. It's one of my dad's Delica 4's that I took to sharpen for him. He currently switches between a FFG D4, a Saber ground D4 (pictured) and a Benchmade 943.

I took the Delica apart to clean it, oil it, and then put it back together to sharpen it. I just felt like sharing the lockup after 3 years. Great lock and a great knife.

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Postby sal » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:41 pm

Thanx David.

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Postby Fred Sanford » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:47 pm

I appreciate it Sal! It always means something coming from you.
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Postby this_is_nascar » Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:18 pm

Oh great. You have a 3-year old Delica that's been used and has a solid lockup and I can't buy a **** new Caly 3.5 that locks-up solidly. Go figure.
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Postby 3rdGenRigger » Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:24 pm

Not one of my Spyderco lockbacks has significant play, and most are absolutely rock solid. Holland can vouch for that, as he's seen all of them. I seem to be really lucky at getting solid lockbacks.
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Postby Ned » Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:33 pm

My Caly 3 locks up so tight it feels like a fixed blade. My Delica trainer has seen serious use every day for weeks now and have had no issues whatsoever.
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Postby Fred Sanford » Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:17 pm

There's a tiny amount of vertical play but it had that since it was new. It hasn't changed much at all. If anything it's gotten better due to how the lock is cut.
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Postby Pete1977 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:34 pm

my Byrd Rescue has zero vertical or horizontal play after 2 plus years of abuse. The only issue I had with the lock was the Boye dent is too shallow and using the knife with fishing gloves on disengaged the lock at first. It hasn't happened once I figured out the cause. For Spyderco's bargain brand the difference in fit and finish is barely noticeable. I've never had a problem with a Spyderco lockback.

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Postby T-1000 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:58 pm

My beloved endura 4 ffg has a tiny bit of up play. I can only feel it when I am cutting with end of the blade, or if I grab it tight and pull up on the blade. The whole lock moves when it happens, and I don't really consider it "vertical play" because it doesn't wiggle up and down like its loose. Kind of annoying but I don't think it affects the performance of the lock. I have heard of this type of thing happening with enduras, and back locks in general.

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Postby Clip » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:44 pm

Nice picture. Looks like the lock is breaking in nicely!
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