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    Delica С11TR GIN-1?

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    Is there Delica Trainer D4 red (С11TR) with steel GIN-1/G2 ?
    Or from 2010 to present - steel AUS-6?

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    Far as I know the trainers are, and have always been, AUS-6.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Deacon View Post
    Far as I know the trainers are, and have always been, AUS-6.
    The P'kal trainer is 440C. Probably since it isn't made in Japan so they went with an American steel.

    According to the catalog the Gunting Trainer was Gin-1 as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Invective View Post
    The P'kal trainer is 440C. Probably since it isn't made in Japan so they went with an American steel.

    According to the catalog the Gunting Trainer was Gin-1 as well
    That wouldn't surprise me in the least. It's even possible that the trainer for a Japanese model other than the Delica may not be AUS-6. However, the OP was talking specifically about Delica Trainers, and my answer was in that context.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Deacon View Post
    Far as I know the trainers are, and have always been, AUS-6.
    Let's see here:http://spydiewiki.com/index.php?title=C11_Delica - Variations of the Delica 4 - C11TR Red FRN N / A GIN-1/G-2 2010 -
    This is a mistake?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpyderNut View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holland View Post
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    Thank you, Holland!
    And my question is information?
    As proof, I will just need any photo blade Trainer C11TR GIN-1.
    Last edited by SAM_; 04-14-2014 at 02:45 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAM_ View Post
    Let's see here:http://spydiewiki.com/index.php?title=C11_Delica - Variations of the Delica 4 - C11TR Red FRN N / A GIN-1/G-2 2010 -
    This is a mistake?
    Hard to say. On further investigation, the catalogs for a couple years around 2010 do list the Delica and Endura trainers as using GIN-1. Am sure that's what Spydiewiki used as their source. Current catalog, and older ones, all show AUS-6. It's possible that Spyderco switched, then switched back, but it's also possible that an error crept into the catalog for a couple years, then got fixed. Errors like that have happened before, but changing the steel on a knife due to availability, then changing it back, has happened too. At this point only someone with a GIN-1 marked Delica 4 or Endura 4 Trainer, or someone from Spyderco, can answer your question.

    EDITED TO ADD: FWIW, this is a list on the steels shown for the Delica 4 Trainer in Spyderco catalogs since the Delica 4 was introduced:

    2006 - AUS-6
    2007 - AUS-6
    2008 Regular Trainer - N/A Waved Trainer - GIN-1
    2009 Regular & Waved Trainers - AUS-6
    2010 - GIN-1
    2011 - GIN-1
    2012 - AUS-6
    2013 - AUS-6
    2014 - AUS-6
    Last edited by The Deacon; 04-15-2014 at 09:12 AM.
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    So, how can we ask someone from Spyderco to resolve this problem?
    Its very interesting for collectors - i didnt see any live photoes with GIN-1 Trainer D4 and not sure that it was realy produced.
    Will be great to clarify ;-)

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