Delica or Endura for EDC

Delica or Endura for EDC

This is a discussion on Delica or Endura for EDC within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I am thinking Delica because it seems like the right size for me. Does anyone thing the Endura's extra size is worth it? Also besides ...

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    Delica or Endura for EDC

    I am thinking Delica because it seems like the right size for me. Does anyone thing the Endura's extra size is worth it?

    Also besides knifecenter, does anyone know any other Premium Spyderco Dealers online?


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    I have each, either one will do. Completely depends on your use for the knife. General cutting duties, the Delica, also more precise. Maybe some larger duties, such as kitchen detail, I use my Endura all the time. And I bought both of mine off ebay, cheapest I've found.
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    FWIW,

    I've carried a first generation Delica every day for something like 15 years now. Never once have I felt that I needed another inch of blade.
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    Delica it is. Now I have to decide what color to get. The new limited/sprint run has a full flat ground
    VG10 blade. They come in gray, blue, purple, green, and brown.

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    I love my Endura! It fits nicely in my pocket and works great!!
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    A FFG Delica would certainly be a winner. I'm going for the purple because, well...I like purple. Also, nobody will freak if I pull out a cute and fruity purple knife vs a mo-blacka commando death blade.

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    Order from Botach tactical

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwyermw View Post
    Order from Botach tactical
    Call and make absolutely certain they have it in stock!!!

    I have both the Delica and Endura. Both are quality knives and the only consideration I'd have with making a choice is whether the Delica might be to small given the size of your hand.
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    Both are good and I own and have carried both. Of the two, the Endura is the one I carry most often.
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    I'm a Spydieaholic. I have both and love both. My edc is an Endura w/ Emerson Opener ("wave") model. Flat ground VG10, 13mm opening hole (same as delica).
    I do like the Delica though.

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    The Delica 4 straight edge is next on my list to buy.

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    Waved Delica 4 is my favorite folding knife. Ever. And I've owned Striders, Sebenzas, and customs.

    newgraham.com and gpknives.com have outstanding customer service and the best prices on the internet.

    Base Delica 4 is about $55, waved is about $70.

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    I've had an Endura for the past 15 years and tend to carry it more when wearing blue jeans. Because I have to wear dress slacks during working ours I carry the smaller Native. It has plenty of blade but a little less weight and bulk in my pocket. There are a lot of great knives out there but I've never found one I like as much as a Spyderco with it's super easy one-handed opening. I also love the great variety of blades they offer.

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    Why not one of each? I used to carry an Endura4 G10 on my left, and a Delica4 G10 on my right, then I upgraded to a Police3 on my left, and moved the Endura over to my right. The Delica is now my non-scary daily user.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unloved View Post
    Why not one of each?
    Yes. They are identical except for size. I carry the Delica here in CO, where there is a 3.5 inch blade-length limit for concealed knives. Next Monday I will carry the Endura in west TX, where the limit is 5.5 inches.

    Regarding online Spyderco dealers, I have had good luck with http://www.osograndeknives.com/

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