RadioactiveSpyder wrote: ↑Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:14 amThe Watu is surprisingly not much smaller than the Chokwe. I don’t have my Watu yet so I can’t take a comparison pic myself, but here’s one off of KeithKevinKen’s IG page with his two:
I honestly thought it’d be a bit smaller than that. I’m really excited about it, and do actually carry my Chokwe on a regular basis still. I even managed to pull one down off eBay a day ago that had a busted clip screw in it - same exact thing happened to mine in the Ti lock-side scale and I simply dissolved the steel screw out with ferric chloride (which doesn’t affect Ti). Cheers, Radioactive
toocool006 wrote: ↑Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:39 am
I think the perspective of the photo is doing a little bit of the work of making them seem similarly sized - with the Watu closer to the lens and the angle the shot is taken at, it gives the Watu a bit of a size boost, though it's always hard to tell how much. I'd be interested in an overhead side-by-side for a truer comparison. I've never handled a Chokwe so can't say for sure, but the Watu is definitely delica-sized, and I'd always thought the Chokwe was more Endura or larger:
This screenshot was taken from this video - it's a good watch for size comparisons (delica and sage)
toocool006 wrote: ↑Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:52 am
It does feel larger in the hand than the delica, I think due to the blocky handle design, and the edge is definitely longer (thanks to the tiny choil instead of the ricasso), but I think that some of the genius of this design is how much blade and handle are packed into such a deceptively sized package. If that makes any sense?
Yes it's over one of the holes but i tried to knock it loose from my pocket and I think I would have to be upside down for it to fall out. I would compare it to maybe an ink pen clip retention. I am hoping someone will make aftermarket scales for this knife without holes.toocool006 wrote: ↑Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:58 am
Definitely a gem. Looking good SG! Is that a RGT clip? Mine wasn't seating well and then when I was able to get it on, the contact point was over one of the holes with super loose retention. So I'm curious how it's working for you.
So yeah i already switched back to the stock clip... I will save the rgt clip for some solid scales!