Zachreed1 wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:52 am
I know I am not the only one guilty of this. I always want my newest knife to be my favorite knife, and it is for a brief period. In some cases I’ll switch interests before the knife even arrives to my door. The latest case was the case of the Para 3 lw. I thought it would be the one knife to rule them all, but after a month of use I found myself desiring my delica. The Para 3 lw is superior in most measurable areas but it just doesn’t give me the warm fuzzy feeling like my delica does.
Perhaps the perfect edc(for me) has been here all along. That being said an Edura 4 will be arriving shortly. The search continues.
Could you elaborate that? I myself prefer the Delica by far, but totally understand if others like the Para 3 over it, but
" Para 3 LW superior in most measurable
areas" is something I don´t understand (and I am NOT arguing that the Delica is "better", but just asking why the Para 3 LW should be better "measurably")
- The Delica is slimmer and less tall in pocket (less footprint) but still offers the same amount of cutting edge
- The Delica is lighter DESPITE having a more solid, linered construction (and the "linerless Delica", the Salt, is MUCH lighter than the Para 3 LW
- The Delica has a strong, but still slicey and thin blade, while the Para 3 s blade is more than 40 % thicker, which imho is a disadvantage in such a small folder (and decreases performance
- The Delica has as said a smaller footprint, but still offers a good four finger grip in the handle (not so the Para 3)
- Locktype of course is a matter of personal preference, both comp.lock and backlock are good, but certainly the former not "measurable" better (for example: With a backlock there would not be the in this threadreported detent problems and it the jnife would be totally ambidextrious)
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40