Hey Guys, I just got a Spyderco P’kal (C103G) that I’ve been researching for some time. It’s a sophisticated & elegant pocket folder. It’s a neat little machine that is tight and smooth. I was kind of surprised how similar the P’kal is in size to the Delica; but a bit heavier than the Delica.
The comparison pictures show my new Pikal set up for left front pocket carry, and my orange Delica set up for right front pocket carry. I’m just a hobbyist/collector who likes nice knives and I carry all the time wherever legal.
I noticed the front-opening wave feature takes a little getting used to. I suffer from “Dunlap’s disease” (spare tire with my belly extending past my belt) so I cut my tucked-in t-shirt the first time deploying the blade, but I didn’t cut flesh. I also learned to roll the knife into the correct position in the hand while deploying. In my limited experience the P’kal works great for peeling fruit, opening mail, and of course showing off to friends.
The two knives are also similar in thickness.
I also like the modified wharncliffe hawkbill shape of the Pikal blade but did not photograph it