Wharncliffe blade: Delica or Salt 2?

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Wharncliffe blade: Delica or Salt 2?

Postby Edward_Scissorhands » Fri May 01, 2020 7:11 am

Which would you choose? I already have the DF2 Wharn, but looking for a bit larger while still staying lightweight. As far as other brands go, that Cold Steel Tuff Lite looks interesting for the price, but the steel is only AUS-8.

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Re: Wharncliffe blade: Delica or Salt 2?

Postby The Meat man » Fri May 01, 2020 7:47 am

If you don't want serrations, I'd go with the Delica.

Edit: forgot that the Delica also comes serrated, so unless you need extreme corrosion resistance, I'd recommend the Delica in either case.
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Re: Wharncliffe blade: Delica or Salt 2?

Postby VooDooChild » Fri May 01, 2020 7:50 am

The tuff lite is great for the money.

I agree with the meat man. Serrations should be the deciding factor.
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Re: Wharncliffe blade: Delica or Salt 2?

Postby tonijedi » Fri May 01, 2020 8:26 am

Besides the obvious difference in corrosion resistance, in my opinion the deciding factor is blade grind.
Do you want FFG or HG?

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Re: Wharncliffe blade: Delica or Salt 2?

Postby Edward_Scissorhands » Fri May 01, 2020 8:27 am

VooDooChild wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 7:50 am
The tuff lite is great for the money.

I agree with the meat man. Serrations should be the deciding factor.
Thanks, I was thinking plain edge. I'm gonna give the Tuff Lite a try. Seems like a really solid knife for 30 bucks. I do like my Spydies, but I feel like a lot of them are a bit more $$ than they should be. Of course, Benchmade is even worse in that regard.

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Re: Wharncliffe blade: Delica or Salt 2?

Postby Wartstein » Fri May 01, 2020 8:34 am

Edward_Scissorhands wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 8:27 am
VooDooChild wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 7:50 am
The tuff lite is great for the money.

I agree with the meat man. Serrations should be the deciding factor.
Thanks, I was thinking plain edge. I'm gonna give the Tuff Lite a try. Seems like a really solid knife for 30 bucks. I do like my Spydies, but I feel like a lot of them are a bit more $$ than they should be. Of course, Benchmade is even worse in that regard.

If you really want PE: HAP40 Delica.
If you still consider SE: VG10 Delica. Serrations in that thin ffg blade must be amazing, and imho VG10 is a great steel for SE.

I'd not go sabre / hollow in a wharnie blade.
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: Wharncliffe blade: Delica or Salt 2?

Postby James Y » Fri May 01, 2020 8:47 am

I only have the Wharncliffe Salt 2 (serrated). It doesn’t seem to get much if any mention on the forum, but it’s a great knife (at least in SE). If you were looking at PE, I’d recommend the Wharncliffe Delica 4, even though I don’t own one. IMO, the Delica’s FFG combined with PE VG-10 would be better than the PE and hollow saber grind of the H1.

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Re: Wharncliffe blade: Delica or Salt 2?

Postby speedseeker » Sat May 02, 2020 5:16 pm

Unless you need extreme corrosion resistance then Delica.

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Re: Wharncliffe blade: Delica or Salt 2?

Postby ladybug93 » Sat May 02, 2020 8:43 pm

the yo2 is an excellent wharncliffe... just saying. :)

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Re: Wharncliffe blade: Delica or Salt 2?

Postby Jazz » Sun May 03, 2020 7:01 am

The Tuff Lite is harder to open, and the lanyard hole is at the wrong end, and the Delica is superior in every way. I have both, so not just saying.
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Re: Wharncliffe blade: Delica or Salt 2?

Postby Evil D » Sun May 03, 2020 7:09 am

The Delica will be a far better slicer. I wonder if I can put the Delica blade in a Salt handle?
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Re: Wharncliffe blade: Delica or Salt 2?

Postby Igi964 » Sun May 03, 2020 7:56 am

Yes, You can. Blades are changeble, but with the backlock. Jazz did it and me too. Its my dream EDC. Delica Wharncliffe in Salt 2 thicker and lighter handle.
I would post some pics, if it wasn't such PITA :mad:

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Re: Wharncliffe blade: Delica or Salt 2?

Postby Jazz » Sun May 03, 2020 8:12 am

Mine now has a HAP40 blade in it, but this older pic is the VG10 in the Salt handle.

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Re: Wharncliffe blade: Delica or Salt 2?

Postby Wartstein » Sun May 03, 2020 9:30 am

Igi964 wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 7:56 am
Yes, You can. Blades are changeble, but with the backlock. Jazz did it and me too. Its my dream EDC. Delica Wharncliffe in Salt 2 thicker and lighter handle.
I would post some pics, if it wasn't such PITA :mad:

Try this: viewtopic.php?t=83968 ;)
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Re: Wharncliffe blade: Delica or Salt 2?

Postby Wartstein » Sun May 03, 2020 9:30 am

Jazz wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 8:12 am
Mine now has a HAP40 blade in it, but this older pic is the VG10 in the Salt handle.

Nice!
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: Wharncliffe blade: Delica or Salt 2?

Postby Edward_Scissorhands » Sun May 03, 2020 6:52 pm

ladybug93 wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 8:43 pm
the yo2 is an excellent wharncliffe... just saying. :)
I have the Yo2. Sweet knife, but it's pretty beefy. I worry I might scare the sheeple if I ever used it in public.


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