having trouble

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by joshua30, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. joshua30


    Apr 2, 2014
    Getting ready to order my first spyderco and im torn between a few dont know whether i wanna get the endura 4 the delica 4 or the tenacious why is it so hard
  2. rororo64


    Sep 5, 2010
    Go for the Endura or the Delica. Flip a coin to see which one you will get first, and you might as well buy the second one right away to save on shipping costs :)
  3. ChrisB507


    Mar 29, 2005
    Can't go wrong with the Delica. The Endura if you want something a little bigger. They're both classics.
  4. singularity35


    Mar 1, 2010
    Haha, funny and true. :D
  5. joshua30


    Apr 2, 2014
    Peer pressure much lol i did have the same thought
  6. KyleMS11


    Mar 20, 2014
    Delica 4 all dayy
  7. cchu518

    cchu518 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    How big is your hand if you are a big big guy like 6'4 + you need an endura for most 6 foot and under guys a delica is the way to go.
  8. Surfingringo

    Surfingringo Gold Member Gold Member

    May 25, 2013
    Both are great. I prefer the endura because I like a little bigger knives. Can't go wrong. Actually the tenacious is a great knife too.
  9. OnionPoptarts


    Aug 18, 2013
    Do a photo siZe comparison next to something you already own and use it to decide if you need more blade.
  10. pnsxyr

    pnsxyr Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 29, 2013
    While the Tenacious is a very nice knife in its class, it cannot even be compared to the Delica or Endura IMO. The D4/E4 is Spyderco's bread-and-butter and they collectively sum up why Spyderco is a company so many people love.

    If you are looking for a general EDC, my vote is the Delica unless you want a combo edge (then get the Endura). The Delica is that perfect size for legal and PC carry almost everywhere, but without a sacrifice in performance capability. Chances are you will buy the other either way, and they are affordable enough to do so.

    Spyderco currently offers the Delica and Endura in something like two different blade grinds, 5 or so different steels, and probably 10+ different handle colors. If this is your first, IMHO the standard VG-10 Delica or Endura in the saber grind is the way to go. It is the cheapest priced, in a very good steel that is easy to sharpen, and with a blade grind that is made for durability. The full flat grind models are also awesome; what you want the knife to use for may determine if the saber or full flat grind is best for you.

    The models with more exotic steels are more expensive, more difficult to sharpen, and arguably not as tough as VG-10 which is a very tough steel with Spyderco's heat treatment. These steels do improve in edge retention, but VG-10 is a steel known for reasonably good edge retention to begin with, and with the added pluses of good toughness, excellent corrosion resistance, and almost famous ease in sharpening even when the edge is pretty messed up. IIRC the Tenacious uses a 8CR or 9CR steel...that can't even begin to play with VG-10.
  11. johnny_boy02


    Apr 3, 2014
    For the price the tenacious is great. Don't forget to check out the native since it is pretty close in size to the delica.
  12. tvenuto


    Jan 27, 2013
    I'm in the "flip a coin" camp. You'll likely get the rest at some point anyway. However, I vote that you DON'T get more than one at a time! You have a finite number of times to be excited waiting for a knife to come in, don't waste one getting two at a time.

    The Delica 4 is a phenomenal design and is the one that got me hooked on Spydercos.
  13. Surfingringo

    Surfingringo Gold Member Gold Member

    May 25, 2013
    ^ Hah! This is sig line quality material! :D
  14. amen74


    Mar 10, 2008
    Don't be torn. Trying as many Spydercos as you can get your paws on is the name of the game. If it's a choice between the knives mentioned, I'd definitely go with the Endura or Delica first. I'm looking to get another Delica in the rotation myself.
  15. Andre


    May 22, 2000
    I started out as an Endura man, but nowadays i never go anywhere witouth a Delica. The smaller size is just more practical. So i vote for D4.
  16. Jonny1801


    Jan 15, 2014
    go for the Delica 4, you'll probably get the Endura later ;)

    Last edited: Apr 26, 2014
  17. tvenuto


    Jan 27, 2013
    Gringo, happy to oblige! Every once in a while a smart comment pops out of my brain.

    Amen, go for the SB delica while they're available. It's a great platform to try the steel if you haven't yet. It made me break my rule against non-stainless folders (<-triple negative!).
  18. Ken44


    Jun 29, 2005
    I say Endura, but it really depends on what size you want.
    The Endura and Delica are great buys, but the Delica is a bit small for my hand.
  19. elrond18


    Apr 2, 2014
    Endura or Delica, can't go wrong with either. Depends on what you're going to use it for.

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