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    Generations of Delica and Endura

    I know the current Generation is the fourth. I can tell the third generation by the pocket clip. Would someone mind explaining the difference between the first and second generations?

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    For example: First generation had the molded FRN clip and second generation was the stainless steel. There are a lot more different details, but I guess you can live with these characteristics
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    hmmm....my 1st gen? Delica SE with integrated FRN clip....my 1st clipit......I was under the assumption that it was AUS-8 steel...but i'm not sure.....the blade is unmarked.....
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    I had an old Delica that I am fairly sure was a generation 1. It had a molded integral clip that was thinner than other molded clips that I have seen. I believe the steel was G2 if my memory serves me correctly. Did the 2nd generation Delica have the thicker molded clip?
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    The 1st generation, with the molded clip actually went through 6 modifications to the mold, but they were minor changes to the clip mostly.

    The 2nd generation was the all stainless model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaislandboy
    hmmm....my 1st gen? Delica SE with integrated FRN clip....my 1st clipit......I was under the assumption that it was AUS-8 steel...but i'm not sure.....the blade is unmarked.....
    Wow that is old. I was under the assumption that the unmarked were all Gin-1/G2 steel....lots of assumption in this thread.

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    Thank you for clearing that up. I had assumed my Delica with the molded clip was the first generation. But I had never really seen any reference to the second generation.

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    As I recall, the unmarked blades are all GIN-1/G2 (two names for the same steel). Later they began marking the blades G2. Still later they went to AUS8 (which is what my first Delica is). I know my old Delica has the wider molded clip, one of my girlfriend's has the narrow clip and is unmarked, one is marked G2 and I think it has the wider clip (but I could be wrong) and the other is a D3.
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    +1 to yab's description. AUS8 was marked as such on the blade. Only Del or End I am aware of that are unmarked were Gin-1 (G-2).

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