Delica G-10 scales; recommendations please

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Delica G-10 scales; recommendations please

Postby mad german » Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:04 pm

Howdy folks. Longtime Spydie fan but new forum member. I've fallen in love with my Delica 4 all over again. I can't believe I've not been carrying this knife for a long time. I've had it in my hands for the last several days and for the life of me can't see what "lead me astray!"

I'd like to give her some freshening up and treat her to some new G-10 scales. I've seen some that I like at bladescales.com, but was wondering what other trusted vendors there are for getting some nice G-10 scales for her might be.

I'm not after anything too wild or out there looking, but wouldn't mind a bit of color. A nice pattern would be cool too, instead of just flat slabs of G-10.

Thanks for any and all suggestions. Glad I'm here. Hope to help others along the way.

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Re: Delica G-10 scales; recommendations please

Postby farnorthdan » Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:23 pm

Welcome to the forum, not a huge delica guy and have never bought after market scales, the only place that comes to mind is Wilkins out of Berlin.
Happy to be part of this great forum and group of down to earth spyderco addicts, Thanks Sal and gang.
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Re: Delica G-10 scales; recommendations please

Postby El Gato » Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:34 pm

First of all, welcome to the Forum. Glad to have you here. :)
I am not that familia with the Delica, nor have I any experience with after market scales, but I am sure you will get lots of help here.

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Re: Delica G-10 scales; recommendations please

Postby swigert » Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:56 pm

Welcome! I'll post my pics of my delica with anso style putman scales.

Wilkins
Cuscadi
Putman

Those are the three best I think. Nice thing about putmans work is you don't have to deal with international shipping.

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Re: Delica G-10 scales; recommendations please

Postby Johnnie1801 » Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:52 pm

Hi Madgerman and welcome to the forum. By your nickname I'm guessing you might be in Germany so you should take a look at Kevin Wilkins' site and Cuscadi.
Currently enjoying Spyderco's in - S30V, VG10, Super Blue, Cruwear x4, CTS XHP, S110V x2, M4 x3, S35VN, CTS 204P x2, S90V, HAP 40, K390, RWL34, MAXAMET, ZDP 189, REX 45


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Re: Delica G-10 scales; recommendations please

Postby TomAiello » Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:17 pm

I have Cuscadi G-10 on a ZDP Delica and I've been very happy with them.

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Re: Delica G-10 scales; recommendations please

Postby mad german » Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:29 pm

Thanks for the replies everyone. I'll have a look at some of the recommendations tonight. I'm thinking orange G-10 would look very cool. I'll have to search the pic forum and see what shows up.
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Re: Delica G-10 scales; recommendations please

Postby sal » Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:55 pm

Hi MadGerman,

Welcome to our forum.

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Re: Delica G-10 scales; recommendations please

Postby twinboysdad » Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:08 pm

There is a guy named Boomer52 at USN and BF that makes really nice ones. He makes D4 and E4 scales that are shaped like Strider gunner grips.

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Re: Delica G-10 scales; recommendations please

Postby mad german » Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:54 pm

Thanks guys for everything. Change of plans; I'm going to get myself a knife I've been lusting after for a while. I'm taking the $ I was going to spend on the Delica scales and get myself a G-10 Dragonfly.

I know a lot of guys like big "man sized" knives, but to be honest with you, when I've carried knives that had blades that were bigger than 3.5", it was just too much knife in my pocket. I really prefer blades in the 2-3" range. They fit better in my pocket, are more easily carried in all of my pants (from Dockers to jeans) and they just feel better.

So a G-10 Dragonfly for me it is!
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Re: Delica G-10 scales; recommendations please

Postby palonej » Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:20 pm

I like the way you think!!
Enjoy the new blade!!
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Postby JAfromMN » Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:31 pm

Mad German so crazy he comes looking for a delica and leaves with a dragonfly.

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Re: Delica G-10 scales; recommendations please

Postby Nasgul » Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:29 am

Not a bad end choice the Dragonfly ! ;)
He can take the Delica and other later :D

You can also add new scales to your G10 D-Fly ! :D
:spyder: adds color to your knife addiction :D

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Re: Delica G-10 scales; recommendations please

Postby SpeedHoles » Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:43 pm

mad german wrote: I've fallen in love with my Delica 4 all over again. I can't believe I've not been carrying this knife for a long time. I've had it in my hands for the last several days and for the life of me can't see what "lead me astray!"

Well now we know what "lead you astray", haha! Other knife purchases!! :D

Congrats on your G10 Dragonfly, a great LBK, but I have a feeling you'll eventually be back around once again to your Delica. ;)

I have two styles of grips from Boomer52; regular Delica shape and also the larger "Strydica" shape. He is an easy guy to work with and his pricing was surprisingly fair. I threw out a pattern idea and he executed it perfectly, to the angle!
Also have a couple of sets of the Wilkins Grips in G10, but they are quite expensive.
Going back to Caly.

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Re: Delica G-10 scales; recommendations please

Postby mad german » Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:17 pm

Update. I ended up taking some of the $ I had set aside for knives and ended up getting a FRN Dragonfly so I could put the rest of the $ towards my very first PM2.
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Re: Delica G-10 scales; recommendations please

Postby farnorthdan » Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:27 pm

mad german wrote:Update. I ended up taking some of the $ I had set aside for knives and ended up getting a FRN Dragonfly so I could put the rest of the $ towards my very first PM2.
Oh man you're in for a treat, my first PM2 opened my eyes to folder perfection. Only down side is now I'm obsessed with the PM2 and can't get enough of sprints and exclusives.
Happy to be part of this great forum and group of down to earth spyderco addicts, Thanks Sal and gang.
My Grails: Lum Tanto folder sprint, Sprint Persian(red), Captain, Manix 2 (M4), SB MT, PM2 M390, CF dodo, Manix2 (CF S90V),Manix2 XL S90V, Zowada CF Balance Rassenti Nivarna, Lil' Nilakka, Tuff, Police 4, Chinook 4, Caly HAP40 52100 Military, S110V Military, Any/All PM2 & Military sprints/exclusives I can get my grubby hands on :) :spyder: :) :spyder: :)

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Re: Delica G-10 scales; recommendations please

Postby Ashton » Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:02 pm

That G-10 Dragonfly is one of my favorite knives! I really like the dragonfly in general, and that G-10 version is in some ways 'too heavy' but that is why I like it. The lightweight version is awesome and probably my most used (The H1 serrated and ZDP models), but I carry the G-10 once in a while in a totally justified 'because I can' manner. you will really like that knife.

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Re: Delica G-10 scales; recommendations please

Postby ChrisinHove » Fri Nov 06, 2015 12:57 am

mad german wrote:Update. I ended up taking some of the $ I had set aside for knives and ended up getting a FRN Dragonfly so I could put the rest of the $ towards my very first PM2.
Hi,

Absolutely the right way to go!

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Re: Delica G-10 scales; recommendations please

Postby Doc Dan » Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:49 pm

I have the G10 DF and FRN versions. The G10 is my hands down favorite. It is in my pocket now.
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