The Superior Delica

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Re: The Superior Delica

Postby James Y » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:24 pm

I’ve been enjoying this thread a lot, all beautiful pics everyone is sharing. It inspired me to pull out my standard FFG D4 yesterday! And I’ve gotta stop reading these threads; elena86’s pic of the SE FFG Wharncliffe has got me kinda wishing I had one!

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Re: The Superior Delica

Postby bearrowland » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:42 pm

Me too!
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Re: The Superior Delica

Postby Hobnob » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:56 pm

Go ahead and pull the trigger on that Wharnie. The Delica is one of the best values in the Spyderco line.

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Re: The Superior Delica

Postby prndltech » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:59 pm

Go ahead and pull the trigger on any delica
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Re: The Superior Delica

Postby Doc Dan » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:24 pm

My new Delica has arrived at the post office. I hope to get it tomorrow.
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Re: The Superior Delica

Postby Doc Dan » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:12 am

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I got it today. This picture is taken in a lighted room. Fully charged this knife is bright.
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Re: The Superior Delica

Postby prndltech » Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:53 pm

Cool! I’m waiting to leave work so I can get home to my new to me SE delica. Tracking # says it’s waitin for me!
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Re: The Superior Delica

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Re: The Superior Delica

Postby JuPaul » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:52 pm

prndltech wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:33 pm
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If these ever come in an frn color other than black, I'll own one. The pac salt has shown me the light on Spyderco's fully serrated edges - just killer!
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Re: The Superior Delica

Postby prndltech » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:55 pm

JuPaul wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:52 pm
If these ever come in an frn color other than black, I'll own one. The pac salt has shown me the light on Spyderco's fully serrated edges - just killer!
Could always swap the blade and/or scales. I got this one for cheap over on the exchange. Got a couple small marks on it but it looks brand new... been thinking of swapping over some purple scales and call it the purple people eater
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Re: The Superior Delica

Postby JuPaul » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:03 pm

prndltech wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:55 pm
JuPaul wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:52 pm
If these ever come in an frn color other than black, I'll own one. The pac salt has shown me the light on Spyderco's fully serrated edges - just killer!
Could always swap the blade and/or scales. I got this one for cheap over on the exchange. Got a couple small marks on it but it looks brand new... been thinking of swapping over some purple scales and call it the purple people eater
Love it! I'm planning a 3-way swap on other delicas: purple scales onto a damascus blade, blue scales from the damascus onto the cruwear blade, then the gray scales back onto the vg10 blade. Someday I'll get to it!
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Re: The Superior Delica

Postby elena86 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:18 am

bbturbodad wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:56 am
You're all wrong :p

The most superior Delica is the lil Matriarch. ;)

IMHO this is the best length and shape for an EDC reverse S blade. It has just enough hook at the tip to puncture or pierce with the belly shallow enough and far enough back not to interfere with the tip like on the Cricket.

I bought it on a whim more to see how sharpening a reverse S worked out. I ended up liking the knife so much I just ordered a second one. (First time I've ever bought a backup knife! )

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I just ordered one myself...I should have done it long time ago since Lance Clinton aka Surfingringo praised it as being an excellent user. How does it work for you ? What do you use it for, in real life ?
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Re: The Superior Delica

Postby AwayFromMySpydieHole » Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:14 pm

My cruwear Delicas showed up.


My Delica collection as of now:
Green ZDP189
Grey Cruwear
Blue M390


Soon to arrive:
Knifejoy blue/Damascus
Glow in the dark/VG10
Blue grey Vtoku2
Black S90V
Orange HAP40


I just started collecting Delicas a few weeks ago. I’m hooked. Love this little knife. I have no clue how I passed it up for so long.

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Re: The Superior Delica

Postby jpm2 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:38 pm

My superior delica is slightly modified.

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Re: The Superior Delica

Postby Doc Dan » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:59 pm

AwayFromMySpydieHole wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:14 pm
My cruwear Delicas showed up.


My Delica collection as of now:
Green ZDP189
Grey Cruwear
Blue M390


Soon to arrive:
Knifejoy blue/Damascus
Glow in the dark/VG10
Blue grey Vtoku2
Black S90V
Orange HAP40


I just started collecting Delicas a few weeks ago. I’m hooked. Love this little knife. I have no clue how I passed it up for so long.
Addicting. I’m getting the knifeworks.com black w/blue liners S90V. I don’t need another Delica but I want this knife.
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Re: The Superior Delica

Postby AwayFromMySpydieHole » Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:16 pm

Doc Dan wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:59 pm
AwayFromMySpydieHole wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:14 pm
My cruwear Delicas showed up.


My Delica collection as of now:
Green ZDP189
Grey Cruwear
Blue M390


Soon to arrive:
Knifejoy blue/Damascus
Glow in the dark/VG10
Blue grey Vtoku2
Black S90V
Orange HAP40


I just started collecting Delicas a few weeks ago. I’m hooked. Love this little knife. I have no clue how I passed it up for so long.
Addicting. I’m getting the knifeworks.com black w/blue liners S90V. I don’t need another Delica but I want this knife.


Addicting is the right word!

I don’t need this one either. But I sure do want 2 of them! Haha

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Re: The Superior Delica

Postby JuPaul » Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:09 pm

AwayFromMySpydieHole wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:16 pm
Doc Dan wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:59 pm
AwayFromMySpydieHole wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:14 pm
My cruwear Delicas showed up.


My Delica collection as of now:
Green ZDP189
Grey Cruwear
Blue M390


Soon to arrive:
Knifejoy blue/Damascus
Glow in the dark/VG10
Blue grey Vtoku2
Black S90V
Orange HAP40


I just started collecting Delicas a few weeks ago. I’m hooked. Love this little knife. I have no clue how I passed it up for so long.
Addicting. I’m getting the knifeworks.com black w/blue liners S90V. I don’t need another Delica but I want this knife.


Addicting is the right word!

I don’t need this one either. But I sure do want 2 of them! Haha
Right now I have 6 delicas in rotation (zdp, hap40 wc, pakkawood, purple vg10, cruwear, damascus), plus a backup of the cruwear model and 2 GITD ones set aside for my sons to have in a couple years. And I just sold 2 others! It's so easy to accumulate a lot of these - a favorite model that's affordable, and is a perfect platform for different steels, handle materials, and colors. I'm sure I'll end up with a k390 sprint. If one ever comes out with micarta scales, I'll have 2.
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Re: The Superior Delica

Postby The Meat man » Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:47 pm

You guys have got me carrying my Delicas again. :p Today it's the CPM Cru-Wear exclusive. I can't say it's my favorite Spyderco design, but there is certainly nothing wrong with it and it does the job well. :)
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Re: The Superior Delica

Postby bbturbodad » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:52 pm

elena86 wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:18 am
I just ordered one myself...I should have done it long time ago since Lance Clinton aka Surfingringo praised it as being an excellent user. How does it work for you ? What do you use it for, in real life ?
I use it mostly for cardboard and opening packages, but I've been carrying it every day for 3 weeks and it covers all my EDC tasks, I don't usually use a pocket knife for food though. It does work as a fork, I've used it to pull a bunch of things out of the toaster ;) and it's hawkbill is just handy for picking up things in general.

I did happen to get an SE one today, which I know from your thread you are also looking for, even after just a quick impression it's even better than I expected. We need to petition Sal as a forum to bring the SE lil Matriarch back. Maybe a Salt?
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Re: The Superior Delica

Postby u.w. » Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:27 pm

Had the Cruwear Delica in my pocket today. Went out on the back porch with a cup of fresh ground, french press coffee. There was frost on the grass.
Deceided to carve a spoon for a lady I work with.
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The majority of the work was done with the axe, carving out the "hollow" of the spoon bowl was of course done with the bent/spoon knife, and all the detail and/or finishing I did with the Cruwear Delica 4. It was in my pocket, I didn't want to go back in to get my "carving" knife, and wanted to see how the Delica would do.
The ole' Delica was very much up to the task come to find out. Superior Delica indeed!

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