I thought i lost my beloved Delica

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I thought i lost my beloved Delica

Postby polyhexamethyl » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:27 am

First, i love all of my spydies, but with the delica i've a special connection since i bought it in Costa Rica, when spending a longer time abroad travelling and meeting a lot of awesome people!

Back to topic:
I was away from home working for my company.
I'm planning and executing Events for all kinds of companies all over europe.
the last few days i spent in Styria (Austria) at the formula1 racetrack executing a big event for one of the major steel companies in Austria.
I was busy with the setup of the event accompanied by my Delica FRN Comboedge, and my Vic Swisstool on my belt.
When everything was finished and set up according the needs of the customer i went to a Mall and got something to eat and later directly to the hotel to check in.
In my room i had to cut the package of something i purchased at the mall and my hand went down to my right pocket to get out my freshly sharpened Delica. - There was NO Knife clipped in that **** pocket!
I started to freak out a little - went back all the ways i've done since i last used the knife for sure, in my head.
No clue where i could have lost it!
So i went back to the eventside - no VG10 Delica anywhere! F***!!
No signs of my Knife at the mall either!
Of course i checked the car and my room properly before. ---

Resigning, after checking all my pockets over and over again I accepted that i've lost this little handy tool with a personal story. Already thinking about purchasing one in ZDP189 to make the gap in my life a little smaller!


After Rethinking all the possibilities of a place where the knife could be i got my notebook out of my backpack, to find a reputable dealer equipping me with a brand new ZDP-189 Delica---

You know what?

My Delica, that little critter, was clipped in one of the coyote tan colored straps, pretty good camouflaged, of my TT bagpack!!!

What a happy moment!

I just wanted to share this little story! maybe there where similar moment in your knife nut lifes as well!

PS: i think i'll get the ZDP 189 Version anyways now!

PPS:

please don't mind my english, i hope y'all understand most of my writings! - I'm a little rusty in the foreign language compartment already!

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Re: I thought i lost my beloved Delica

Postby Xplorer » Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:15 pm

Congrats! I know the feeling.

I bought a Delica and an Endura in 1991...the originals with molded clipit clips and no steel designation on the blades. I thought the Endura was lost for years and I had slowly accepted that. Then, I lost my Delica about 9 months ago, and I was absolutely sick about it. It left a sick feeling in my stomach every time I thought about it. Then...one day about 3 months ago....hallelujah! I was updating my family earthquake emergency kit that I had in a suitcase in the garage and found that many years ago I had (wisely albeit forgetfully) put my full serrated Endura in the emergency kit. The very next day I happened to look in a bathroom cabinet drawer that I never open (ahem...only my daughter uses that drawer..) and there it was!! My Delica!! The joy I felt knowing my knives were safely in my possession again was tremendous! No more sick feeling.

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I am happy for you and I also think that ZDP189 Delica is a good idea.

Best regards!

Chad
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Father of 2, nature explorer, custom knife maker and So. Cal native.
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Re: I thought i lost my beloved Delica

Postby polyhexamethyl » Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:49 pm

thank you for the story!

i never lost a spyderco - and i'm really happy that i didn't have, the last few days!
sometimes i think it's not meant to loose a spydie :D

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Re: I thought i lost my beloved Delica

Postby mrtodd777 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:17 pm

I have had one of those moments for sure. The same week I purchased my second ever spydie (sage 1) I was grocery shopping at target and when I got home the knife was no longer clipped to my pants!! I immediately went back inside, looked up and down the isles, talked to customer service who checked the lost and found, filled out a report, and went home. I figured it was gone forever.. A week later, my wife texts me at work to inform me that she found my knife. It was perfectly clipped to the outside cellophane wrapping of a 20lb bag of dog food I had purchased at target that day. It must have grabbed it right off of my pocket and clipped itself to the dog food. That was a glorious day!!

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Re: I thought i lost my beloved Delica

Postby araneae » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:10 am

Thought I had lost my Superblue D'fly this week, turned out it was clipped in a pants pocket in the laundry and I missed it the first time I went through the hamper. Definitely sucks to think you have lost a Spydie!
So many knives, so few pockets... :)
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Re: I thought i lost my beloved Delica

Postby araneae » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:10 am

Thought I had lost my Superblue D'fly this week, turned out it was clipped in a pants pocket in the laundry and I missed it the first time I went through the hamper. Definitely sucks to think you have lost a Spydie!
So many knives, so few pockets... :)
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Just got: Wharncliffe & Waved D'flies

The "Spirit" of the design does not come through unless used. -Sal

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Re: I thought i lost my beloved Delica

Postby freebird610 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:55 am

It sucks losing a knife. I lost a dragonfly salt about a month ago. Looked everywhere for that darn thing with no luck. Haven't brought myself to replace it yet. Keep hoping it will turn up but the longer time goes by the less likely that is.

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Re: I thought i lost my beloved Delica

Postby Doc Dan » Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:24 am

If I thought I had lost my Delica I do not know what I would do. The Delica is my favorite pocket knife, ever (even over some high dollar ones that I have).
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Re: I thought i lost my beloved Delica

Postby chuck_roxas45 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:03 pm

Fortunately, delicas are easy to replace.

I almost lost a superblue Caly 3.5 when I left if on top of the roof of my vehicle. I had another one still in the box but that one was gifted to me by my friends here in the forum during a bad time in my life and that knife along with one or two others( also gifts and also hard to replace) are among my most valued possesions.

Anyway, glad you still have your beloved knife. :)

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Re: I thought i lost my beloved Delica

Postby spydutch » Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:29 am

That's why I don't clip anymore.

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Re: I thought i lost my beloved Delica

Postby polyhexamethyl » Sun Oct 23, 2016 2:24 pm

yeah, i got rid of the clip on my endura from it's clip since it was leaving my pockets on a regular basis.
anyhow i prefer my knives clipped in since they're readily available and don't use up too much pocket space!


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