Pros: Blade Material, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Weight, Ease of Opening, None
Best Every Day Carry Knife
I have owned the Police model for over 20 years and used it daily to cut open boxes at work and have never had to sharpen it. Man, once you try a serrated vg 10 steel, it is hard to embrace any other blade. This stuff is the best I ever seen IMO. Everything about this knife will be the best of the best of any knife you own. It can take the abuse and the lock will be good for a lifetime, it will never rust or break and if you are ever in a deadly confrontation only a gun or sword would serve you better. Knock wood, hope none of us ever have to do that. It is one of the most substantial blades in a folder, it is stubby and yet somehow they have maintained a point for a thrusting move. Whether you are thrusting or slicing, whatever material you are working on is on deep trouble. Even some of my fixed blades do not perform like the vg10 serrated. it is just the nastiest sharpest meanest tool in the shed. If I bought the delica 4 first, I probably would have never bought another knife. the police model is still in great shape, but is just too big for EDC. I buy some knives for fun but they just sit, the spyderco's are what is in my pocket. The cricket and kiwi are also great EDC, but they don't hold a candle to the delica 4. Best knife on the market for EDC, nuff said. The two "cons" are not really cons but observations is that the 100% stainless is heavy. Duh on that, it is 100% steel, if you are worried about the weight get the g10 handle delica. As far as opening, it opens very easy but not as easy as some of the other knives. this is good and bad, because it is slightly harder to open this knife will last you decades of use and never loosen up. That is a fact, i already have done it. The only thing you would notice on the knife I owned and used heavily for 20 years is some scratches, it has the same great blade and the same great action, and sturdy as the day I bought it.