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Thread: Spyderco Delica 4 as main or secondary EDC???

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    Spyderco Delica 4 as main or secondary EDC???


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    Just ordered the Spyderco Delica 4 saber grind version with black FRN handles off of eBay and I was just wondering if you guys thought this would be a good main or secondary EDC blade??? Tell me what you think.
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    I carry mine as a secondary/people friendly blade; its a great little knife!

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    Definitely a good main EDC blade unless you're going to be doing a lot of food prep / cutting stuff that requires a longer blade. For my uses outside the kitchen, the delica is more than enough.

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    Don't know for sure, but I suspect it's Spyderco's most popular model. I may buy other Spydies to scratch the itch, but most eventually go into a box to be sold in the future. Love me some D4.

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    I could see it serving as a secondary blade maybe if you were carrying a large or medium sized fixed blade of some sort, but IMO the Delica is a grand main EDC blade and I carried one several years as my only folder.

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    I'd say main pocket knife if you are in the city. If you are camping or are in a similar environment and you want a secondary knife to your main fixed blade, I'd rather recommend a Para-military.

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    You can carry it for 30 days and see if it comes up short. If not, perhaps its a good primary folder. Many of us like to be prepared for the worst (I do), but in reality a Delica or similar blade will get you through the day just fine. Consider the WWII generation, who seemed to survive just fine with a 3" traditional folder in their pockets.

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    Mine is in my pocket right now if that answers your question. I have the exact model you bought. It's a great beater knife because it's cheap and has a thick tip. Delica for general use, m390 Military for extended slicing, Fallkniven F1 for robust fixed blade tasks. And soon a Tuff for whatever else I can figure out!

    I also love my para 2, sage 1, Caly 3, etc etc. But the Delica is in my pocket more since I got it.

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    Of course it depends on your needs, but most of the time my delica is just fine as my only edc blade. I find that I carry my Delica more than my PM2 or other nicer knives.

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    I've carried a Delica as my main EDC since 1998. The D4 version since 2010. It's always been plenty of knife. However, when bumming around the woods I carry a fixed blade in addition to the Delica.

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    Delica works great as a main blade. If I'm not in the mood for my Delica, it usually rides in my bag, well because it just can, lol.

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    I've tried larger blades but keep coming back to it and it should work just fine as a main EDC blade

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    It's fine, I've carried mine for several days and it does everything I use my Endura for (mainly opening boxes), with ease,
    while carrying in the pocket easier than my Endura.

    I still prefer my Endura, because I am so ingrained to using it, but I really like the Delica.

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