I just wanted to share some suggestions for the further improvement of spyderco knives.
I know that the Delica is a very good knife in terms of functionality, ergonomics, handling, and quality. However there is one thing that refrain me from buying one. It is the aesthetics. I understand that aesthetics should be the last concern when selecting a knife. But it is a huge plus for non-knife people as they select knives the other way around. And it is also a plus of for knife people.
Anyway, the only aesthetic design flaw that really bugs me in getting a delica is on the blade pivot area, the gap of the blade and the handle. I understand that this is a limitation of a lockback design.
But using the dragonfly as reference, it does not have this flaw and looks sleek even at the closed position. the dragonfly's blade and handle are like one piece, sleek and smooth in the open and closed position.
In my opinion, furture spyderco lockback design should be sleeck and smooth in design like the dragonfly to further improve the delica in the aesthetic department. Same goes for other knives with this gap.
I don't know if it is just me. But this is refraining me from liking the delica compared to other spydie models. Just posting this as improvement suggestion for spyderco.
(i tried posting the photos to come out in this message. But i can't get it to work. It appears as links, can somebody teach me how?)