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Why no black Delica FFG?

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Mtell1, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Mtell1

    Mtell1

    188
    Sep 12, 2009
    Im not really into the colored Delica FFG, but would order a black handled one.

    Does anyone know why Spyderco decided not to make a black FFG Delica...?
     
  2. DedRok

    DedRok

    491
    Sep 2, 2011
    Make your own. :)

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Minibear464

    Minibear464

    687
    Jul 14, 2011
    Beat me to it. Basically, boil the knife in black RIT dye.
     
  4. Mtell1

    Mtell1

    188
    Sep 12, 2009
    Yeah, Im not going to buy two, take them apart, swap back and forth, then end up with one knife I dont want at all, a colored saber grind...

    Does anyone have insight why there was no black Delica FFG made...why chose green, blue, purple, etc...but not black?
     
  5. gomipile

    gomipile

    Apr 17, 2010
    I actually like the choil of the Byrd Cara Cara 2 more than the Endura. (Yes, I have an Endura.) I wish they'd make a Delica-type with the choil of the Byrd, but with VG-10, ZDP-189, or S30V steel.

    Oh, and keep the handle design of the Byrd too, the texture on it is amazingly effective. I do tend to prefer the round opening hole to the bird's eye, so, yeah, the knife I want will never be made, most likely, lol. The closest thing is the new Native 5, which I just might buy if they make one closer to the price range of the Native FRN.
     
  6. Cold Kill

    Cold Kill Banned

    927
    Jun 19, 2011
    Black is the vanilla of knives. The boring one that everybody uses. I would rather they come in colors (black is technically a hue, not a color). The colored handles are also more people-friendly. My green Delica screams green, not knife.
     
  7. gomipile

    gomipile

    Apr 17, 2010
    I'll admit that the British racing green used on some Spydercos is very nice.
     
  8. The Deacon

    The Deacon

    Apr 27, 2003
    Possibly to make things easier (less confusing) for dealers, but only someone from Spyderco could say for sure and, like many business decisions, the reasons may not be something they'd want to share.
     
  9. powernoodle

    powernoodle Power Member Gold Member Platinum Member

    Jul 21, 2004
    I'm sorry, but this means we must ask you to turn in your Spyderco Platinum Club membership card.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Mtell1

    Mtell1

    188
    Sep 12, 2009
    Hhahahah, no dont take away my Delica Club Card!

    Seriously I carry my Delica all the time, its my EDC knife and Ive had it a couple of years. As Ive gotten more into knifes I now prefer a FFG blade for the things I do with it...mostly opening up plastic bags, and light duty use, so Id like to try something other than the saber grind but still have a black Delica, not a green/pink/blue/orange/pastel/rainbow.

    Not having it offered in black would seem like it would take away a large portion of potential customers - except the die-hard guys who buy 2 knives and do a chop shop kit or do a home dye-job which cant be as nice as actual factory black. I might be forced to the grey...
     
  11. powernoodle

    powernoodle Power Member Gold Member Platinum Member

    Jul 21, 2004
    Mr. Sal is waiting for all of us suckers who buy extra FFG Delicas to make our own black FFG Delicas, then after the sucker market is saturated I bet he'll release the black flavor directly. Mr. Sal is very sneaky, you know.
     
  12. Cold Kill

    Cold Kill Banned

    927
    Jun 19, 2011
    Wait, are you insulting Sal? KILL THE BLASPHEMER!!!!!
     
  13. flash900

    flash900 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 17, 2010
    Two alternatives to consider:

    -- The Delica w saber-ground blade and black handle. The tip is said to be stronger than the FFG. This was one of my first Spydies and I like it a lot -- who wouldn't want a little extra strength?

    -- The Salt I is based upon the Delica and it comes in black and yellow. I love 'em both.
    You may find, as I did, that the Salt, at 2 oz, with a slightly wider Spydie hole and a black ti clip and rustproof H1 steel makes an ideal pocket-carry. Plus, you never have to worry about bad weather. You may also like the aesthetics of the slightly wider blade. Highly recommended and, like the Delica, a bargain at the price.
     
  14. edb

    edb

    740
    Aug 30, 2002
    I too wish the FFG Delicas came in black. So, I was forced to the gray. The gray
    isn't too bad! Then I got a brown one, too (in case they cease production). Brown
    isn't too bad, either! :D

    The neon colors don't do it for me :barf:
     
  15. Mtell1

    Mtell1

    188
    Sep 12, 2009
    WOO HOOO, found out today the FFG Endura and Delica are available in black handles!!!!!

    Thank you, Im going to order one now.

    I wasnt keen on the colors so I never order but really was hoping the black would be available one day - now it is! :)
     
  16. nccole

    nccole Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 2, 2011
    I was waiting for someone else who has seen these. The Endura will also be available in black FFG.
     
  17. TekNyc

    TekNyc

    142
    Mar 29, 2011
    Where do you find these news?
    And that black delica looks sweet!
     
  18. Mtell1

    Mtell1

    188
    Sep 12, 2009
    I found it by chance when checking the website warriors and wonders in Canada. (Not advertising, just saying.)

    Then I checked the Spyderco website to confirm, and sure enough black is available as a drop down color selection - but its not listed in the new product section.

    https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/details.php?product=456

    Black has its own color ball now too.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Dr Heelhook

    Dr Heelhook Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 24, 2007
    I adore my green one, but wanting a black one is totally understandable.
     
  20. wuyeah

    wuyeah

    Sep 29, 2005
    This thread is no longer true today?

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