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Re: OK, it's time to get serious

Postby Jazz » Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:36 pm

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What an interesting thread, had no idea this was the impetus for the Delica wharncliffe.

It was quite exciting, and it’s still my favourite knife. I really do use it every day at work. HAP 40 is in my pocket now at home. :cool:
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Re: OK, it's time to get serious

Postby GarageBoy » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:39 pm

I do have to ask, why is the tip/hump so massive(compared to centofante iv etc)? I know it gives you another place to hold, but it doesn't get in the way?

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Re: OK, it's time to get serious

Postby Jazz » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:19 pm

Doesn’t get in my way at all. I find “normal”, humpless knives with no hole feel weird, since I found Spyderco. Also, this knife pierces very well.
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Re: OK, it's time to get serious

Postby mattman » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:25 pm

GarageBoy wrote:
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I do have to ask, why is the tip/hump so massive(compared to centofante iv etc)? I know it gives you another place to hold, but it doesn't get in the way?
The blade height created by the "hump" allows a much shallower primary grind angle, while still keeping enough stock thickness at the spine for strength.

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Re: OK, it's time to get serious

Postby Jazz » Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:43 am

Also, it's no taller than a regular Delica.
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Re: OK, it's time to get serious

Postby ladybug93 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:55 pm

if the wharncliffe delica came out of this thread, that’s awesome, but how is the answer to this question not a standard utility knife? opening packages, cutting straps, breaking down boxes... sounds like a job for a cheap box cutter to me. i do all that stuff with my edc too, but if i was doing it a lot, or as my job, i’d rather use a utility knife that i don’t have to care about cleaning tape and cardboard goop from or have to constantly be resharpening.

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Re: OK, it's time to get serious

Postby VooDooChild » Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:15 pm

ladybug93 wrote: if the wharncliffe delica came out of this thread, that’s awesome, but how is the answer to this question not a standard utility knife? opening packages, cutting straps, breaking down boxes... sounds like a job for a cheap box cutter to me. i do all that stuff with my edc too, but if i was doing it a lot, or as my job, i’d rather use a utility knife that i don’t have to care about cleaning tape and cardboard goop from or have to constantly be resharpening.
Im a pretty big fan of box cutters and utility knives for alot of stuff. When I worked in a grocery store I used a box cutter on delivery days.

I feel like this was just brought up in anther thread. Either way I do have to agree that there are some zip ties and some plastic packaging that will break the end of a razorblade. Sometimes you have to work a blade in under a strap or whatever sideways then twist it and pull the edge against it. This is pretty easy with most any pocket knife but can be a pain with a box cutter.
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Re: OK, it's time to get serious

Postby Jazz » Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:04 pm

I’ll take this knife over a box cutter any day. Never cared for them. It doesn’t dull that fast, even VG10. It’s a lot stronger than a flimsy razor. It cleans itself as you cut more cardboard. Not that hard to clean with some oil or no stick spray, if you need to. I’ve been working the same one wharnie Delica since they came out. Not much in blade wear from touch ups. Just keeps going and going. My work knife isn’t a safe queen for Instagram.
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Re: OK, it's time to get serious

Postby ladybug93 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:36 pm

the delica wharncliffe is undoubtably a more capable knife and i’m glad they exist, although i may never own one. i was just stating that these sounded like tasks for a good utility knife. i have a milwaukee version. it stores extra blades in the handle, has a button lock that locks the blade in three positions, and also has a pocket clip. it’s a beast of a utility knife. anyway, i’m definitely not trying to suggest babying our knives. they should be used instead of just stored away for instagram.

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Re: OK, it's time to get serious

Postby Sonorum » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:48 pm

For breaking down boxes, a little bit of blade length is really nice to have so that the edge can slide through the cardboard. A knife also gives you a pointier tip for getting in to boxes and under straps. I much prefer a knife over a boxcutter like Jazz. Boxcutters are good for cutting things on cutting boards like leather and similar things...
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Re: OK, it's time to get serious

Postby Jazz » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:52 pm

And, cutting up heavy cardboard, not just at the flaps, where it’s easier, takes more than a thin *** razor. Anyway, I love it, even after all this time. Irreplaceable.
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Re: OK, it's time to get serious

Postby speedseeker » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:10 pm

I agree with Jazz, I've found a knife is much better for tasks as mentioned above. I know personally I've found the Wharnie Delica to be a fantastic EDC for my tasks...def superior to the regular Delica...which I also like quite a bit. Regarding the hump, I find it to be super convenient to use with a pinch grip and to get up high on the blade. With these additionally stable grips I'm able to apply exceptional control to the blade. With such control I'm able to get the job done that much faster and easier. And I haven't even started on how useful that pointy tip has been.


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