DOUBLE D wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:36 pm
Durham68 wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:19 pm
sal wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:12 pm
Welcome to the forum...
The concept of blade/handle ratio is more of an "eye appeal" thing than function thing.
Thanks Sal. It’s pretty cool to get to chat with the guy making my favorite knives. Got my first Endura 25 years ago when I was 15. Just put the endura and Delica together for the first time in a long time and see you are correct that there is plenty of room for one in the middle. Looking forward to it.
The ratio thing is more of a personal issue with efficiency than a matter of function. That said, I am a desk jockey so having a blade long enough to get through a sandwich or leftover cake without being larger in the pocket than absolutely necessary is a bonus for me. The picture below says it all for me. And it says I have to vacuum my drawer!
How do you like that kapara, specifically in contrast to the Endura??.
I may reply since I own resp. owned both Endura (many over the years) and Kapara:
I sold my quite new Kapara, and it was VERY hard to do so since it is a great knife! (You may wonder WHY I got rid of it then? Just because I really wanted another Stretch 1 and feared, the Stretch 1 could disappear from the market soon or be only found for ridicoulos prices in the future, while the Kapara will be hopefully for a long time in production and available. To be able to afford a Stretch I had to sell the Kapara, the one of my knifes that would earn me the most money, that´s just how things are..
But someday I´ll own a Kapara again for sure!
What I really like in the Kapara, compared to the Endura:
- It sacrifices even LESS edge to a Ricasso, but still has a functional choil
- The closed length to edge ratio is phenomenal
- when cutting against a cutting board and kind of "pinch grip" the handle, you can make use of literally the whole edge, since there is no guard that gets in the way
- the ergos are great, without any finger grooves or the like; the carbon feels very good in hand
- in a "regular", not choked up grip your hand is still quite close to the edge
What I like more in the Endura, compared to the Kapara
- I personally prefer the backlock; for me it has no disadvantage compared to the comp. lock, works better with gloves, and especially the Kapara comp. lock is not very good accesible
- I use my knifes a lot in the outdoors, with cold and wet hands, thats where textured FRN is much better than smooth carbon
- I prefer a regular, non deep carry clip over a deep carry wire clip. I think a knife as long as the Kapara does not need a deep carry clip, only makes it stick deeper in the pocket, which I do not like
- As great the design and the looks of the Kapara are: Somehow it is a bit too "gentleman-knife-looking" for my taste. I like "blue-collar-working-knife" - looks a bit more. So I´d hope for a Kapara sprint in rough Micarta scales and a regular clip, that would be great.
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40