Exclusive Delica - Carbon Fiber with HAP40/SUS410

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Re: Exclusive Delica - Carbon Fiber with HAP40/SUS410

Postby dowlf » Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:27 pm

Got mine today, I'll get more pics later:

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Re: Exclusive Delica - Carbon Fiber with HAP40/SUS410

Postby abbazaba » Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:28 pm

Nice! Looking forward to more pics of this one.

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Re: Exclusive Delica - Carbon Fiber with HAP40/SUS410

Postby Mick » Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:31 pm

I would gladly pay $162 for a CF/HAP 40 Endura but the Delica is a bit on the small side for me.

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Re: Exclusive Delica - Carbon Fiber with HAP40/SUS410

Postby KnickKnackCity » Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:57 pm

Great setup for sure. You can see why those who have the sprint CF Delica 3's hold them in such high regards. I like mine even more after giving it the "abbazaba treatment." Something about a coated blade with carbon fiber I just cant get over. I hope Fradon keeps on it with new models and different types of carbon fiber.

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Re: Exclusive Delica - Carbon Fiber with HAP40/SUS410

Postby dowlf » Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:37 pm

This is my first Delica, I figured if I was going to get one, I might as well go big. I'm not disappointed at all.

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Re: Exclusive Delica - Carbon Fiber with HAP40/SUS410

Postby TkoK83Spy » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:46 pm

Very nice looking. If you use it, you'll love it. Slices like a demon! The KC Pakkawood is my first and only Delica. Same steel as this, it's fantastic.
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Re: Exclusive Delica - Carbon Fiber with HAP40/SUS410

Postby Jmotley » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:26 pm

What’s the texture of the carbon fiber? Is it smooth or slightly grippy? Hard to tell from some of the picks.

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Re: Exclusive Delica - Carbon Fiber with HAP40/SUS410

Postby abbazaba » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:32 pm

KnickKnackCity wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:57 pm
Great setup for sure. You can see why those who have the sprint CF Delica 3's hold them in such high regards. I like mine even more after giving it the "abbazaba treatment." Something about a coated blade with carbon fiber I just cant get over. I hope Fradon keeps on it with new models and different types of carbon fiber.

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Ha! Sure does look nice :)

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Re: Exclusive Delica - Carbon Fiber with HAP40/SUS410

Postby dowlf » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:01 pm

Jmotley wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:26 pm
What’s the texture of the carbon fiber? Is it smooth or slightly grippy? Hard to tell from some of the picks.
It is smooth.

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Re: Exclusive Delica - Carbon Fiber with HAP40/SUS410

Postby Woodpuppy » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:10 pm

tvenuto wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:42 pm
...a G10/CF Delica is NOT just those scales slapped onto the guts of a FRN version.
What would be wrong with that? Personally I would prefer the nested/hidden liners.
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Re: Exclusive Delica - Carbon Fiber with HAP40/SUS410

Postby tvenuto » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:36 pm

Woodpuppy wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:10 pm
tvenuto wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:42 pm
...a G10/CF Delica is NOT just those scales slapped onto the guts of a FRN version.
What would be wrong with that? Personally I would prefer the nested/hidden liners.
Nothing. I’m just pointing out that it’s a completely different construction than the FRN version. Just like the Manix is different that the LW etc. It just wasn’t called the Delica LW so I don’t think people fully grasp the difference is more than just the cost difference of whatever material over FRN. A non FRN Delica is not really a sprint of the FRN Delica.

And FWIW, I think the version you envision might actually be more expensive, as it would require machined pockets on the backside of the scales.

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Re: Exclusive Delica - Carbon Fiber with HAP40/SUS410

Postby Woodpuppy » Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:36 pm

tvenuto wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:36 pm
Woodpuppy wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:10 pm
tvenuto wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:42 pm
...a G10/CF Delica is NOT just those scales slapped onto the guts of a FRN version.
What would be wrong with that? Personally I would prefer the nested/hidden liners.
Nothing. I’m just pointing out that it’s a completely different construction than the FRN version. Just like the Manix is different that the LW etc. It just wasn’t called the Delica LW so I don’t think people fully grasp the difference is more than just the cost difference of whatever material over FRN. A non FRN Delica is not really a sprint of the FRN Delica.

And FWIW, I think the version you envision might actually be more expensive, as it would require machined pockets on the backside of the scales.

Point taken, and you’re probably right about the expense. Though this exclusive isn’t far off a CF para 3.
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Re: Exclusive Delica - Carbon Fiber with HAP40/SUS410

Postby tvenuto » Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:51 pm

Woodpuppy wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:36 pm
Point taken, and you’re probably right about the expense. Though this exclusive isn’t far off a CF para 3.
True. First, Golden seems to be able to produce things at a great value. Seki has been lagging in this regard, but there are more mouths to feed, so to speak. Also, a back lock is more parts than a compression lock.

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Re: Exclusive Delica - Carbon Fiber with HAP40/SUS410

Postby Reject » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:25 pm

It has been 15 years since a Delica has been dressed up in Carbon fibre scales.
I think they have done it well with this update. If you are a Delica fan this will make a great Sunday, going to church knife.

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A few things have changed since the last Delica CF.

Being a Gen 4 the blade has changed.

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The 2003 Delicas only had a single steel liner on the clip side. Which means that you couldn’t change the clip to the other side. The new model is a just a little bit heavier and a little wider than the older model. But you would only notice the difference on close inspection of the 2 models.

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Compared to the Delica SS and the FRN?
Just a touch wider than the SS, but very much lighter.
Just a touch heavier than the FRN, but very much thinner.

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I think it fits into the line up nicely, :D I like it.

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Re: Exclusive Delica - Carbon Fiber with HAP40/SUS410

Postby Woodpuppy » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:39 pm

Great comparison pics!
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Re: Exclusive Delica - Carbon Fiber with HAP40/SUS410

Postby GarageBoy » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:34 pm

Any pics of the scales? Curious if it's like the caly style scales

Fradon lock dropped the price and it's the same as the St Nick's and the knifecenter delicas now

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Re: Exclusive Delica - Carbon Fiber with HAP40/SUS410

Postby Mushroom » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:03 pm

Bump for all the recent acquisitions of this knife.
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Re: Exclusive Delica - Carbon Fiber with HAP40/SUS410

Postby JuPaul » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:22 pm

Mushroom wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:03 pm
Bump for all the recent acquisitions of this knife.
Good call. Apologies for hijacking the Deals thread! I'll post pics of mine (with its scratches) in a bit.
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Re: Exclusive Delica - Carbon Fiber with HAP40/SUS410

Postby BG-ThatsMe » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:52 pm

Mine is scratched at almost all the screw locations around the scales. It looks like it was rushed thru production, or the tech didn’t give the CF the necessary attention to prevent cosmetic damage. Mine looked new/untouched otherwise.

I’m happy to keep it as-is because at the price I paid, I can live with the minor cosmetic issues. It is very sleek/slender. Totally different knife than frn versions.

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Re: Exclusive Delica - Carbon Fiber with HAP40/SUS410

Postby JuPaul » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:07 pm

So here's mine. A few very minor rough edges on the scales, that uneven backspacer edge (which my pakkawood delica has, too), and the lamination line is a bit wonky on one side (they're uneven btw the two sides on my pakkawood delica). None of these things bothers me especially, and actually I really like the knife. It's slimmer than the pakkawood by a fair bit, and feels really nice in the hand. Totally worth $106 imo, except...the one I got has quite a few smalls scratches on the scales. I'm wondering if this was a return that might have caught a few studs going in and out of jeans pockets or something. If it came this way from the factory, no bueno!

So, I don't have any other smooth carbon fiber to compare it to. Anyone that does, have you noticed it scratches up easily? I'd like to exchange this one for a "clean" one, but if it's just going to scuff up a bit in my pocket, then maybe it's not worth the effort to return it. The scratches are really only visible from a certain angle, making them hard to capture on camera.

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