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Re: Which knife

Postby .32 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:24 pm

Moin. wrote:Why would you wnat to carry such a large knife with you ?
You are better off carrying a small folder with a 3" blade or a multitool that you can actually use rather than carrying a Kabar Fin or a Recon Tanto.


Asked because I've not seen/held this knife in flesh. As of now, I have a Victorinox Kirpan & a Spydie Tenacious, find both extremely easy to carry/conceal.

Was keen on Delica 4 because a member on this board very happily EDC'ies it & also suggested me but guess he did not point towards a particular model.

So, even a Gerber LMF2 cannot be carried on a daily basis? :(
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Re: Which knife

Postby Moin. » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:52 pm

.32 wrote:
Moin. wrote:Why would you wnat to carry such a large knife with you ?
You are better off carrying a small folder with a 3" blade or a multitool that you can actually use rather than carrying a Kabar Fin or a Recon Tanto.


Asked because I've not seen/held this knife in flesh. As of now, I have a Victorinox Kirpan & a Spydie Tenacious, find both extremely easy to carry/conceal.

Was keen on Delica 4 because a member on this board very happily EDC'ies it & also suggested me but guess he did not point towards a particular model.

So, even a Gerber LMF2 cannot be carried on a daily basis? :(


Hi .32, No clue on the Delica. Please do not EDC/ or carry a large fixed blade knife Gerber LMFII, Fin or any other unless you are out camping etc. I'm sure you ask any other member the reply will be the same, irrespective of if you are able to conceal carry it or not.

All the very best in procuring the Fin, DElica etc. Please do share pics when you get these.

P.S: this is just my two cent worth, you can drop PM's to members like Rajat, Choombak, Subal, Olly or Bruno. They certainly know more about knives than me or anyone I know of. I know what I know reading their posts in IFG and interacting with a few of them apart from the regular R&D on the internet. I'm sure they can guide you better and zero in on a correct blade as per your requirement.

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Re: Which knife

Postby .32 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:14 pm

Thanks Moin, Im still un-decided on which blade to get finally!
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Postby Bruno22 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:53 pm

The Delica 4 with FRN handles is simply the best EDC I have carried. Currently I have put it through hell and it just comes back and asks for more. Basically the Endura 4 is quite similar and if you have big paws then go for the Endura 4 eyes closed. I have smaller hands so the Delica is a perfect fit.
A good knife has to fit you well and have a good positive balance. Not too blade heavy and not too handle heavy.
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Re: Which knife

Postby .32 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:14 pm

Thanks a lot Bruno. Yes I was trying to narrow down on a Delica 4 model.
Btw which blade type is yours, plain or plain + serrated?

Getting a little intricate, guess Black should the choice of color!

Also where is it manufactured? I have a Tenatious, its made in China.
Tenatious fits my hand well, thye are not overtly large. Guess Delica as you say should fit well.

Importantly how's the locking mech? I did not like the one on Tenatious.
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Postby Bruno22 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:21 am

Mine is the plain edge. My Endura 4 is also plain. If you do cut a lot of rope then go for the serrations.
The Spyderco Tenacious is a great knife but also a flagship of Spyderco's 'not made in the US but made under our supervision so you can afford it' mantra. They have given a over $120 knife for around $59(hope that's about what it costs) and have done a great job. Therefor it's not really fair to complain about the Tenacious or any of it's shortcomings.
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Re: Which knife

Postby .32 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:46 am

Thanks. Is it a flat ground? Btw which looks better, flat ground or regular?

Was just a little wary of Chinese quality, anyway not a big issue.
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Re: Which knife

Postby Moin. » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:42 pm

.32 wrote:Thanks. Is it a flat ground? Btw which looks better, flat ground or regular?

Was just a little wary of Chinese quality, anyway not a big issue.


.32, please go through this link.

http://www.jayfisher.com/Blades.htm

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Re: Which knife

Postby .32 » Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:13 am

Thanks Moin ji. Finally ordered a Spydie Delica4 flat ground FRN handle Grey.
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Re: Which knife

Postby .32 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:03 pm

Was looking to buy a KA-BAR Peter Janda FIN #5556 tanto straight edge knife. Ones who have bought one, can they guide from where to buy? At many stores its OOS.
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Re: Which knife

Postby Moin. » Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:50 pm

.32 wrote:Was looking to buy a KA-BAR Peter Janda FIN #5556 tanto straight edge knife. Ones who have bought one, can they guide from where to buy? At many stores its OOS.


It's apparently availble at Amazons, not sure how you go about buying from Amazon. It's the partially serrated version

http://www.amazon.com/Peter-Janda-Fixed ... 69&sr=1-64

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Re: Which knife

Postby .32 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:15 am

Thanks Moin, had already seen that listing. Amazon does not ship this to India.
Also the price stated is on a higher side.
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Re: Which knife

Postby RamMani » Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:52 pm

Bro.
I got this Peter Janta,by the help of cart2india, from Amazon, introduced by an IFGian.
Look this Link---
http://indiansforguns.com/viewtopic.php ... 55#p134151

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Re: Which knife

Postby nighatwasim88 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:27 pm

essdee1972 wrote:Moin, where in Mumbai did you see the Vic multitool with the black coating? All I get are the shiny ones :(. My Vic is the only shiny knife I have, apart from the showpiece Kukris.
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yeah its too shine i like it too much .. hmmm :cheers:
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Re: Which knife

Postby .32 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:23 pm

RamMani wrote:I got this Peter Janta,by the help of cart2india, from Amazon, introduced by an IFGian.


Thanks bro. Checked out your thread, informative.
Ordered a knive(not from C2india), will keep it as a surprise.
Plus want to wait till it arrives, its an International order from an online store(1st time order for me). Hope they ship it well & take care of customs/duty.
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