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I'm trying to decide on a new knife (Spyderco preferred) for daily office carry. I've about narrowed it down to either the titanium Salsa or the carbon-fiber Delica. For those of you with experience with both (or either), any thoughts or recommendations? Thanks.
 

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Haven't carried the Delica but I have carried the Ti Salsa. I found it a little to bulky for my tastes and the cobra hood would catch on things in my pocket and patially open the blade so it went back in the safe.
 
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Salsa and Delica are quite different, like day and night!
For daily office carry I'd go for the Delica, the pointy blade will be better for letter and package opening and usual office stuff... :)
 
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Thanks for the input guys. Senate, you are correct. They are quite different, but either would suit my purposes (my mail arrives pre-opened). I would like a blade near or below 3", they both strike me as solid, and I find both titanium and carbon-fiber appealing. Also, given my needs, either blade steel would suffice.
 
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They are both solid indeed but the tougher of the two would be the Salsa I think. The Delica is more "Delica-te" ( ;) ) so for heavy duty office stuff go for the Salsa.
 
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My vote would go to the CF Delica. I have a PE model that I carry in a CF pattern Concealex neck sheath made by Mike Sastre. The slim profile makes it almost unnoticable when pocket carried. However you carry it, the CF Delica is a beautiful version of a Spyderco classic.

David
 
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I've had both. Love the ti Salsa, happen to be carrying it today, my snub-nosed Sebenza. Personally, I didn't like the carbon fiber Delica. I think the finish on it makes it look cheap. But a lot of people really like it. Hopefully you can check out both in person before deciding. In terms of office carry, the Salsa carries a lot bigger and heavier, with a sizeable chunk of industrial gray titanium sticking up out of your pocket. If you're worried about freaking out your co-workers, you may be screwed either way. The Salsa blade has a deep cord (fat blade) and large finger grooves milled into the handle, so it may appear fairly tactical to some. On the other hand, the Delica blade shape is considered agressive by some because it is so very pointy. Good thing is, in terms of overall quality, you can't make a bad choice. Why not get both, gently try them out, and re-sell the one you like least. Or keep them both. :cool:
 
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I've had two different Ti Salsa's and I found that the compression lock is very fussy and it develops blade play very easily. Even though the ergos are better in the Salsa, I'd have to reccommed the delica.
 
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Ritt, I like the way you think. However, that leads to another question: how to convince the wife? :)
 
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