Everything is subjective I guess.Doc Dan wrote: ↑Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:03 pmThe Delica is a better overall design than the Native. I think the Native was originally designed for Walmart or something.
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. Slimmer yes but for a guy with large hands that's not always a good thing.
2. Definitely true, I'll give ya this one. The Native 5 blade needs to be ground thinner.
3. They both lack the amount of belly I would want for skinning.
4. Again, the Delica just doesn't work for my hand size. The points on the grip need to go. Make the handle like the Harpy and it would be vastly better.
5. No choil, just a huge ricasso that catches everything and keeps your grip tok far from the edge.
6. Yeah I guess so.
7. I wasn't aware the Native 5 wasn't FRN? They are a bit blocky though.
8. See above.
9. I guess for smaller hands and if I ignore the points not matching my fingers. Honestly neither one works for harder use IMO.
10. Cheaper doesn't make a better knife, otherwise we'd be talking about how the Tenacious is 12 ways better than a Delica.
11. That's definitely true, the Delica has enjoyed lots of variety.
12. See above.
Delica is a fine knife but nothing is perfect for everyone.