Evil D wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:25 pm
For me it's literally just a little longer. Don't change the ergonomics, just add about a half inch to the cutting edge and a half inch to the butt end of the handle to accommodate the extra blade length. You'd end up with more room for pinky placement while the rest of the grip would remain the same and so it would feel the same. Change literally nothing else. Just make it longer where it counts and don't make any other changes to the ergonomics. Maybe I'll draw something up when I get time.
That´s exactly what I would like a DF XL to be like.
Honestly, I never even thought about such a model till it came up in the thread I started "Ideas for "sprintruns", not concerning steel..." (//forum.spyderco.com/viewto ... =2&t=82904
) , but now I find the idea quite intriguing:
Not so long ago I had to decide between a DF and a Chap LW for a small IWB carry knife. I liked the (even) lighter weight of the DF, but finally decided for the Chap due to the in relation significantly longer edge (for my personal needs that more than 1 cm longer edge makes the Chap a lot more usefull).
Now if a DF XL would be half an inch longer than the existing DF, it would feature almost exactly the same edge as the Chap, while still beeing much lighter due to the linerless FRN. plus more robust due to the thicker stock (and still be signicicantly shorter than the Delica when closed, plus lighter).
I´d be really interested in such a DF XL, though now that I actually HAVE and experienced the Chap I maybe still would decide for that one if I had to choose, cause it feels just perfect when you get it in hands and the thin stock suits such a small knife well in most scenarios.
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