Fourth generaton Delica And Endura

Cliff Stamp

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I added a bunch of new work to the reviews, and have started referencing the Mora 2000 as a chopping blade for the small knives and folders rather than the GB hatchet. The Endura review :

http://www.physics.mun.ca/~sstamp/knives/endura_pe.html

The Delica, which I hyperlinked, which I am still not sure of, but makes it easier to pop around :

http://www.physics.mun.ca/~sstamp/knives/delica_pe.html

and the SpyderEdge Delica :

http://www.physics.mun.ca/~sstamp/knives/delica_se.html

which is mainly a comparison of how the SpyderEdge works vs a fine/medium finish on a fairly broad scope of materials, including some links to other work done on other folders and Joe's FAQ's.

The reviews tend to repeat somewhat and the cross referencing is a little messy now, I think I am going to put up some separate pages on various aspects and then link to them directly and then add case specific info for each knife.

These will be going out for a pass around shortly. They have been slightly altered with a modification of the primary grind, basically I lowered it to thin the edge and then played with bleeding it back into the flats on a flat stone.

I only did half of each blade so the origional profile is intact for comparison. The Endura looks decent, the Delica looks like it was cut by a retarded monkey mainly because I didn't have a fresh belt and had to stop after roughly shaping the grind because it is very difficult to not burn tips.

In any case, while the grind looks bad, it will show the difference between the edge thickness in regards to cutting ability and ease of resharpening. I did the choil area on the Endura and the tip on the Delica. They were hand honed by one of my nephews and they came out decent, about half of optimal sharpness which is a lot better than I could do at his age.

Passaround thread :

http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=381005

-Cliff
 
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I haven't been able to handle one of these 4th gens, but I think the style is visually much more pleasing than the old ones...they don't look nearly as cheap in my opinion.
 
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Where can you get the Fourth Generation knives? I have looked all over the place and havn't found a single Internet knife store that sells them!
 

Cliff Stamp

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Plastic really throws a lot of people as cheap, but these are really solid. I didn't like the look of it for a long time until I worked with one either.

-Cliff
 
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I very much enjoyed your reviews of the new generation of Spyderco lightweight classics! Thank you!

Best wishes,
3Guardsmen
 

Juiceseller

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Great jobs, Cliff............very informative.

Just check in to see how's thang going over this neck of the wood, eh.

Cheers,



Juice
 
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Great review, Cliff ! :thumbup:

I'm out for a new Endura, now.

Thanks !

Regards,

Andre Tiba - Brazil
 

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Nothing like bringing a dormant thread back to life after 2.5 years. For a minute there, I thought that Cliff Stamp had come back from the dead.
 
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I love my D4W. Especially after a full flat grind it now is one of my fave pocketscalpels.
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Sal Glesser

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I must admit that I clicked on the thread when I saw his name. I guess that means I miss him too?

oops, oops.

sal
 
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The same with me. Do i miss him? Well, yes i do.

The best thing i remember?

Chopping a Strider WB into concrete.:D
 
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