This is a discussion on Endura/Delica with or without wave feature within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I am interested in getting either a Spyderco Endura, Delica, or both. I am wondering whether or not I should get it with the Emerson ...
I am interested in getting either a Spyderco Endura, Delica, or both. I am wondering whether or not I should get it with the Emerson opener (wave) feature. If any of you have used it what are the pros and cons if any. The knife will be used primarily for EDC purposes but would also be employed in an emergency/defense situation if needed.Thanks for your input.
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I haven't used one with the wave, but I have a delica and used the "zip tie mod" for a bit, it was hard to pull it out with out opening the blade, (taking out of pocket at night, or metal detector) But on the other hand it may be a good thing to not have to take the extra split second to open the blade in an emergency sd situation.
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I was also curious as to the best place to purchase. I noticed Amazon has then both in the $60 range
Another vote for the Wave functionality. I have it on my Emerson CQC-10 and Emerson Combat Karambit. It's the fastest opening knife on the market. It will be open as soon as it clears your pocket.
I vote non-wave. The most important aspect of the knife presentation is the attaining a good grip on the handle, not how fast the blade pops out. The wave feature doesn't enhance your grip, so it's largely superfluous.
I may be missing something, but why would having a blade deployed coming out of your pocket affect the grip you have on your knife? Wouldn't you use the same motion to draw a non-waved knife when clipped?
I'd vote for with wave. I've got both a delica and endura with it, with some practice you can have a good grip while drawing it. If you don't want to deploy the blade while drawing, just shift it up the pocket a little so the wave doesn't catch. I purchased both of mine through New Graham knives, they are pretty food to work with.
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I EDC a SpyderCo Delica4 Waver-opener weak-side everday. I LOVE it. Had it for a while now.
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Wave! In my opinion the waved folder is the fastest pocketknife available. I practice with mine using the wave and without. When I hold my knife I have the blade edge in, and it goes right into that grip when I pull it and deploy it from my pocket.
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I have both but as others have side with or without is less important then practice, practice, practice.
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I have both w/o the wave. I find the Spydie hole more than sufficient for rapid deployment.
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