I just think the choil design is really great and it would improve what is already an amazing knife. So I think it would be an improvement. Yes, the Delica is already fine, but why not make an obvious improvement?
Looks nice, but I love the existing handle design and materials. I just want that choil!abbazaba wrote: ↑Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:47 amThis has been hotly debated for longer than I've been around. If you really want this, Boomer52 on BladeForums can hook you up.
I still love the stock Delica, but this mod fits my hand much better without the finger grooves, and the choil feels natural to me.
Just curious. Why are you opposed to a choil? What are the downsides of having one in your opinion? I ask because for me, it's just an additional feature, and would not take anything away.
It would actually make more sense to me if the grip were redesigned so that it extends further forward, so that it swallows up more of the ricasso and moves your grip closer to the edge. Then there wouldn't be any need for a choil and the grip would improve.BornIn1500 wrote: ↑Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:07 amI think in order to make enough room for a proper choil on the Delica, it would push the regular grip slightly further back. I think that would be a bad thing. I vote for keeping it the way it is. I'd rather move the ricasso forward than move it backwards to make room for a choil. But then again, I'm not much of a fan of choils to begin with. I love the way the Polestar has the regular grip right against the blade. It's the only reason I bought the Polestar over the Raven 2.
The Delica already has a small unsharpened portion behind the blade. It wouldn't change it much to just add a real jimped choil there. And having it the choil doesn't mean you have to always use it. Heck, even on the tiny Dragonfly, I don't always use the choil.GarageBoy wrote: ↑Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:14 amSo you want something more like a cara cara 2?
I personally think that choils can't simply be tacked in, it needs to be fully integrated, and basically you would have to use it. (Try a caly 3 without using the choil, it's awkward) Your hand ends up too far back from where the heel of the blade ends
Maybe it's long enough for your finger, but it certainly isn't long enough for my finger. Like others here. I also find the long ricasso on the delica and endura to be wasted space.
rogatsby wrote: ↑Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:17 pm
The Delica already has a small unsharpened portion behind the blade. It wouldn't change it much to just add a real jimped choil there. And having it the choil doesn't mean you have to always use it. Heck, even on the tiny Dragonfly, I don't always use the choil.