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overlooked the edit or perhaps it wasn't seen, or perhaps someone is OOP.
In any case, I look forward to uploading it when it is ready. Thanks in
>From: "David Posalski" <dposalski@...>David Posalski
>Subject: [backpackgeartesters] FR- Spyderco Delica CombinationEdge
>Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 10:13:03 -0700
>Field Report- Spyderco Delica FRN
>Personal biographical information
>5'11", 180 cm
>265 lb , 120 kg
>dposalski at m s n.com
>Aloha, Oregon, USA
>I started backpacking as a kid in the Boy Scouts doing overnighters.
>In the last few months, I have a strong desire to see things that
>few people have seen. This has drawn me back to backpacking. I have found
>to be the most
>enjoyable thing I know. Have gotten my wife involved and we get out
>and hike at least once a month. I generally carry about 40 lbs. and
>am in the process of decreasing that weight.
>Product Information (per manufacturer)
>Model- Delica FRN Combination Edge
>Overall length- 7 in (178 mm)
>Blade length- 3 in (77 mm)
>Weight- 1.9 oz (55 g), measured 2 oz (57 g)
>Closed length 4 in (102 mm)
>Thumb hole diameter 15/32 in (12 mm)
>MSRP- 66.95 USD
>I have carried the Delica on a daily basis on the right pocket of my pants
>using the ClipIt feature. It has been used for various activities and
>and has become a trusted companion. I have found this knife to be not only
>durable, but also very useful.
>The clip has held the knife securely to my pants and I have never had an
>occasion to lose the knife from its place. It stays secure and is easy to
>access from this location. Putting it back while wearing jeans is slightly
>difficult due to the thickness of the denim at the edge of my pocket. With
>a little wiggling of the clip against the edge of my pocket, I am able to
>secure the knife to my pocket. The clip has shown some wear of the finish
>at the top and bottom of the clip. It is not completely bare, but rather
>looks worn. The effectiveness of the clip has not been affected. I was
>initially concerned with the weight of the knife, but have found that by
>using the clip, the weight is unperceivable. It is very different from
>having a knife wiggling at the bottom of my pocket. Because it is secure,
>the weight does not present itself. I immediately forget that it is there.
>The thumb hole on the knife is used for opening the knife with one hand. I
>have found this to be effective and it is relatively easy to open. I have
>pretty large hands and find it easy to use. The knife takes a little extra
>effort to get the blade moving from a closed position using the hole. Once
>it is moving, it opens smoothly for the duration of the blade path. I find
>it necessary to make sure that the knife fits vertically across the top of
>my palm to get it to open. Vertically means that the blade is facing the
>sky if my hand was palm-up and open. The lock mechanism is against my
> I think that someone with smaller hands may have more difficulty opening
>the knife, but that is speculation. I will find several people with
>differing hand sizes to evaluate this point in my next report.
>The combination blade has been very useful and has stayed very sharp. In
>fact, it is the sharpest blade in my house and gets used around the house
>for various tasks. I have used it as a box opener, for cutting meats and
>vegetables and cheese on the trail, for cutting rope, for cutting small
>branches off trees, and as a steak knife. I have used it for planting
>flowers and vegetables for cutting through the plastic containers and
>through the root ball. It has worked very well for all these tasks. It
>cut surprisingly fast and has not dulled beyond usefulness. I have not had
>a need or an opportunity to sharpen the blade, yet. I would have expected
>to need to sharpen the knife by now, but it has held the edge well. I will
>be interested in determining how hard it is to sharpen the serrated area.
>The handle is very secure in my hands. I find the pattern to be secure,
>not abrasive. After using the knife for extended periods, I did feel light
>cramping in my hands. This is probably due to the narrowness of the
> For extended cutting I would normally use a knife with a larger handle,
>but wanted to use this knife in all situations. I would not recommend this
>knife for cutting carpet or for long periods of time, as I don�t think that
>is its purpose. For occasional cutting of food or rope or fabric or wood
>out on the trail, it works very effectively.
> The knife has been used in Oregon where I live, at home and on the
>trail. I have taken it with me everywhere I go. The weather has been very
>damp and rainy and there is no visible negative effect of this weather.
>knife has had two rides through the washing machine and the dryer. This
>unintentional and does not seem to have had a negative effect on the knife
>other than possibly contributing to the finish rubbing off of the clip.
>knife has been to the beach for a couple weekends and does not show any
>negative effects from the salt air. In the coming months I will be taking
>several weekend hiking trips and a trip around Mt Hood. I will also be
>sharpening the knife and will report on those results.
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David, The edit is message #2978 Let me know if you have any questions. LeesaMessage 1 of 4 , Jun 1, 2005View SourceDavid, The edit is message #2978
Let me know if you have any questions. Leesa
On 6/1/05, David Posalski <dposalski@...> wrote:
> Just checking on the status on the edit of this report. Perhaps, I
> overlooked the edit or perhaps it wasn't seen, or perhaps someone is OOP.
> In any case, I look forward to uploading it when it is ready. Thanks in
> Davdi Posalski
... Hi David It was edited on May 16, 2005. You can search for the edit in the message database atMessage 1 of 4 , Jun 2, 2005View SourceAt 01:21 AM 2/06/2005, you wrote:
>Just checking on the status on the edit of this report. Perhaps, IHi David
>overlooked the edit or perhaps it wasn't seen, or perhaps someone is OOP.
>In any case, I look forward to uploading it when it is ready. Thanks in
It was edited on May 16, 2005. You can search for the edit in the message
database at <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/backpackgeartesters/messages>.
Please also monitor the two reports posted each week which would have also
signalled to you that your edit had been done.
If I have to follow-up it does get noted and may impact on your future
testing, so it is better all around if you take a moment to watch for
edits, due dates etc.