40mm wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:31 pm
Well after the shortest failed attempt to live strictly with a Delica, I'm back with old faithful...a Dragonfly in H1 with a serrated edge. I carry the D'fly IWB for a few different reasons like being discreet at work, or while running so it isn't bouncing around attached my shorts pocket. The size of this knife is fine in waistband for me and I have often thought I lost it only to check my pants from the day before and there it is clipped under the belt. This was also a reason why the Delica didn't work for me. Handle was waaaayyy too long for IWB carry. Echoing others, I would ONLY carry a lockback knife this way due to their nature of wanting to stay closed.
If the usable cutting edge of the DFly is long enough for you: Then it´s certainly by far the very best choice for a small IWB -carry!
(Except in theory TOO short knives tend to work themselves loose and get lost when carried IWB a bit easier than longer ones - but never happened to me).
If you are like me and want more edge in a not much larger closed package (just a bit longer, but probably even slimmer) for IWB:
Go Chap FRN. Sure it´s a lot "heavier" and clearly less corrosion resistant than the H1 DFly, but for me it works perfectly well as a small IWB (running-) folder. Unfortunately NO SE version (Serrations in that thin (thinner than a DFly) ffg blade would be amazing)
Closed length / edge (not blade!) length DFly: 3.32 / 1.875
Closed length / edge (not blade!) length Chap: 3.60 / 2.35
Closed lengh/ edge (not blade!) length Delica: 4.25 / 2.563
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40