elena86 wrote: ↑
Mon May 28, 2018 7:39 am
You're missing the point here. I'm just saying that there is no reason to have a 2.5 mm blade stock and grind it thicker than a 3.7 mm blade stock behind the edge. You're just compromising the slicing capability of such a thin blade. Delica is a great platform and deserves to shine. That's all.
Stop throwing stones at me
. It's not a criticism I'm just trying to suggest an improvement of this iconic spydie.
I actually agree with you, I hope you didn't feel I was throwing stones. I think most of us are just pointing out that too many people don't know how to use knives without breaking them, and Spyderco are the ones who will deal with the backlash so they have to engineer in some idiot proofing. I would love it if there were either sprints or separate production variants for AFI's, blades with thinner stock and thinner grinds aimed at higher performance for those who don't dismantle cars with their pocket knives. I think if they included a user advisory note like they do with the Civilian they might be able to protect themselves from dealing with broken blade warranties. There are just too many assumptions that "light use/duty" equals "weak/fragile/definitely gonna break" which translates into something people are afraid of buying. There are so many companies who push outright beatability as the benchmark that all knives are measured by that to market anything less is not a smart business practice. So, the general run 'o the mill production knife has to be made idiot proof and those of us who appreciate thinner blades are left with regrinds as a consolation prize.
All that aside, if you search enough through this forum and likely others you'll find LOTS of people and comments suggesting that the FFG Delica is fragile and not suited for more than opening your mail, and that the saber grind version was better. When there are so many people who value beatability over slicing performance, you can't blame Spyderco for playing it safe with their grinds.