Doc Dan wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:03 pm
1] The Delica is slimmer.
2] The Delica has a thinner blade and is a much better slicer.
3] The Delica has a skinning/hunting style blade and excels at that. The Native, not so much.
4] The Delica has a full length grip. The Native has a half grip that requires the use of a choil.
5] The Delica has no choil to snag on things that are being cut.
6] The Delica has a proper finger guard.
7] The Delica's FRN feels better in hand than the Native's FRCP.
8] The Delica is more contoured vs the blockiness of the Native.
9] The Delica fits the hand better when using a saber/hammer grip for hard cuts.
10] The Delica is generally cheaper.
11] The Delica has a better variety of steel choices and more to come.
12] The Delica comes in more colors.
1) The Native's blade is more or less as thin at the edge. It doesn't seem that way because of the leaf blade's strong spine.
2) Not really
3) "hunting style blade" is pretty broad
4) A forward choil objectively gives you better control over the blade
5) The native has a possible hammer grip when necessary. Otherwise the forward choil is the primary grip.
6) A redundant point overlapping with 4) and 5)
7) The Japan FRN is squishier. I feel like the Japan Spydies are routinely of inferior finish compared to the US.
8) The Delica is too thin in the grip. When I grip it, my thumb is not directly pressed down on the back but is cockeyed slightly due to the thiness.
9) You must have very small hands. I never felt the Delica was a strong hammer grip knife because of how thin the grip is. My hand swallows it.
10) A trivial difference in the MAP era.
11) The Native has S30V, REX 45, Maxamet, S110V, S90V, 4V.
12) A pretty meaningless point.
Overall your post felt unnecessarily tendentious.