Larry_Mott wrote:I can't believe the Delica hasn't been mentioned yet?!
You don't think the Delica should have changed? I started off with a 2 which I have since lost, but I think the 4 is a clear improvement. Now the Delica platform in general is definitely timeless and while they may still find an angle here or there to tweak, it really can't be truly improved upon!
Now more in the true spirit of this thread is my take on the Native 1. Why Spyderco? Why'd you kill it?? That handle, with its smooth and rounded edges, its not overly aggressive texturing, its gentle contouring at the index finger...that handle was exactly the embodiment of the theory behind the Native. It felt like it was meant for my hand. It was clearly a production decision to change that handle, and it'll forever be a point of contention for me. The blade grind, fine, I get it, FFG cuts better and I'd let that one go even though I never wanted for it on this knife. But you killed that handle. That elegant, euphoric handle. You know, sometimes I feel like I don't even know you!
Oh, and yeah, it remains the only knife to ever cut me with its jimping. That stuff was a little rough...but still! HMPH!