I know there are jobs for bigger and smaller knives, but when it comes to a "general purpose universal blade", would you say the Spyderco Delica, both the Emerson Wave and regular, apply, or not? If yes and no, please give reasons.
I lean towards the idea of yes: Here is why:
1 The cutting edge and geometry and VG10 steel of the Delica can be used for everything from paring fingernails and opening cans if necessary, to fighting off wild animals (to an extent), self defense, and opening mail. Maybe you would also pair it with an Endura.
2 Larger chores such as splitting wood, making shelters, and clearing brush, are best dealt with through specialized tools, like machetes, axes, and saws. I mean, in a pinch, you could probably baton a Delica through some things, and use it for kindling, but c`mon.
3 Skinning and butchering animals and fish could be done with a Delica and Endura.
Honestly, and I am not kidding at all, I believe Sal Glesser should receive the Nobel Prize in Engineering and Manufacturing.