Although I must say that the Delica was one of my first Spydercos and it holds a special place in my heart, So I am partial to siding with it for discussion's sake. And for someone with average asian hands, the ergos of the Delica fits my hand much better than the Native does. I find the blocky edges of the Native slightly uncomfortable. And let's face it, like the observations of the others here, there's really no comparison between the FRN of the Delica and the Native.
aicolainen wrote: ↑Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:47 am
Fit & finish: Delica for me. I know this might be contrary to the popular opinion, but except for the blade being perfectly centered on the Native, and slightly less so on the Salt, I like everything about the Salt more. It's smoother, the FRN has a much better feel than the hollow feeling LEGO-ish FRN on the Native, and even the color is off (warmer) compared to what I've become used to with the Seki Salts.
aicolainen perfectly describes how I feel about the "FRN" on the Native. Kinda toylike and hollow. The Delica somehow feels "denser" despite being more thinner than the Native scales. I don't actually notice these scale differences when using the knives though.
In defense of the Native, I really, really like the blade shape and the strong tip. But then to be fair, I'm more partial to the Leaf/Spear-type blade shapes versus the Military-style/humped blades. Maybe it's just placebo but the design makes me feel more confident in using the tip of the blade for more delicate work.
So in conclusion, I can comfortably choose one or the other depending on what I need the knife for. Good points raised by Doc Dan though, I feel no intent for trolling in his post.