Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
A Perfect Tool
I have just completed purchasing the third identical example of this knife. The first was lost in Afghanistan, the second was recently given away to an impromptu party host for the Loy Kratong ceremony in Rayong, Thailand, and now I'm on number three.My affection for this knife is counter-intuitive. I'm not normally crazy about the combo blade - it's hard to get properly sharpened, but the serrated part is great for cord and rope, and the tip is good for everything else. I have half a dozen other EDC candidates, mostly Spyderco, but this thing is for me (I'm only 5'8") the perfect weight, length, and thickness. I had originally opted for the all black because it was supposed to be a last-chance card to play in AFG, and I did not want anything shiny. While there is at least one other combo Delica 4 in production, I keep coming back to this low-profile little fellow.It opens perfectly every time (all three of them), stays open, and closes easily. I prefer the solid clip to the wire one. The scale material is absolutely non-slip, which is really a boon.I hope I'm finished buying these knives - there are so many others - but it is certain that if #3 disappears, there will be another. Thanks to Knife Center, #3 was waiting for me here in Texas by the time I got back from Thailand! Highly recommend this knife. Some feel that the VG10 is an "ordinary" steel, but I have never felt a need for anything more exotic on this knife.