Wasn't trying to offend at all. Just making a joke, doesn't always translate in Internet talk. Sorry about that.
In no way was I trying to attack you.
I too apologize for jumping the gun, or the choil, in this instance. Probably comes from my stint of moderating a gun forum where bush wars would spring up quickly in similar circumstances.
I had read some of the threads about choils, and choils and Delicas. But, as one who likes choils on certain knives, I wanted to interject some objective data concerning an objection in one of those threads over the loss of cutting edge with the addition of a choil on the Delica. I took the pictures help get my idea across.
Most responders to the choil suggestions are opposed to the idea. There may be more who like it but have not responded. I think Spyderco enjoys and profits from substantive discussions on ideas, likes, dislikes, features, etc. so I see value in these threads.
To respond to a few suggestions in this one:
"If you change the design of a model... it no longer becomes that model. Therefore, if you put a choil on a Delica, it is no longer called a Delica."
If I am correct the Dragonfly was modified with a choil, among other changes from the original, to be released as the Dragonfly 2. Still a Dragonfly.
"exactly what do you think the difference in performance would be with a choiled Delica over a Caly 3 or Caly 3.5?"
Performance? Probably not much, but neither of those are Delicas, which I prefer for various reasons over those two. The addition of a choil to a Delica would not require extensive modification I think. Could be wrong. I'm no knife designer, although I fantasize at times that I am...
Granted that most responders don't like choils in general, and specifically not on a Delica, we don't have to beat that horse (sorry, had to do it). If anyone wishes to offer objective pros and cons, I'd like to hear them.