Airlsee wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:27 pm
Has anyone received one of these CF Delica's in hand? I've got about 40 different Spydie's at this point and don't currently have a Delica in the collection, but a YouTube video bashing the fit and finish on this exclusive has me second guessing this awesome deal. Just looking for a little feed back and/or pics from someone that has picked one of these up. Thanks all!
Hi Airslee -
Mine arrived in the mail (I have my knives delivered to my work) and I just took it out of the box on my lunch break to examine it. Initial reactions are favorable.. my sample seems to be a bit better quality than the one in (what I think is..) the review you're talking about on the youtube. I'm generally not a huge CF guy, so I may not be the best judge of these things, but aesthetically.. I think the scales look ok.. better in person actually than I was expecting based on pictures. There are some really small, subtle markings/deformations, but you really need to go out of your way to find them, viewing the knife at different angles under bright light. Are the scales perfect? .. no. Acceptable?.. yes, I think so.
CF nitpicking aside, the scales are mated very nicely to the liners and I would say the overall F&F and construction of the knife are really pretty good (my sample anyways..). The blade is ground evenly, and even the lamination lines are straight and near perfectly uniform. Centering is dead on, which is not something I usually care too much about, but more than I can say for some of my other Delicas. The pivot screw was quite loose right out of the box, but this is easily remedied.
My overall opinion is that, for a Delica, the knife is well done.. I do feel that it is a stretch at $170 (it is still a Delica after all), so I understand why these have been available for so long. The $126 that Fradon is selling them at now is probably a more reasonable price point. But at the $106 sale price.. for the steel, overall construction and F&F.. I'm really quite happy with this knife.
Hopefully this is helpful.. I'll try to post some pics tonight when I get home if I remember to.. Looking forward to others thoughts/opinions as well..
..well, that escalated quickly..