Jared wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:56 pm
I love the Endura, and I love the Delica.
I am sure I have replied already in this older thread, but anyway:
For me the Endura 4 is the best folder ever made. Still pretty compact in size and carry, but long enough blade and cutting edge to be really versatile. Reasonable bladestock thickness (3mm). Best, most versatile and safest lock type there is (subjective, I know!). Sturdy clip, NON deep carry (I don´t like deep carry on larger knives at all); FRN for me is the best handle material from a practical point of view. Rather light, despite solid, "linered" build.
And now with the Pac Salt 2 (essentially a linerless Endura 4) it comes in variants for almost any taste:
The brutally strong sabre grind version (this is a real hard use folder, especially with its stroing tip) in PE, CE, SE
Some nice steels (HAP 40, K390, ZDP...)
And in the superlight Pac Salt 2 variant, which also comes in the for me best blade/edge configuration: FFG SE (like the K390 Endura does too)
Only thing missing for me: A VG10 Endura 4 with also ffg
SE blade (like the Endela already has)
The Delica also is still perhaps Spydercos best small folder (maybe behind the Chaparral FRN): A lot of grip area, very light (despite having liners even a tad lighter than some linerless
FRN "lightweight" models like the Para 3 LW), and at least 2.5mm blade stock (2.00 would be even better), and not the pretty thick 3 or even up to 3.7 of many other small Spydies (one of the very few things I do not fully understand in Spydercos designs : Why give so many small folders such "thick" blade stock? I don´t think many people ever broke the thinner Delica blade, and thin stock is a better foundation for almost any knife EDC task).
And now with the Salt 2s in ffg the Delica platform offers even a bugout-ish light folder.
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40