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I’ve been carrying my Spyderco Delica daily for about 8 or 9 years. Occasionally when I’m out in the woods I’ll stick it in a tree. Twice now I have gone home and left it out there. The first time was a couple of years ago and it was an hours drive on logging roads to retrieve it and I knew exactly where it was. The second time it was not where I thought it was and I had no idea at all where it was. I dug into my Spyderco stash and carried the Stretch until I replaced the Delica. I’ve been wanting the flat ground brown Delica for a long time but when came time to click on the buy it now button, I had to have another Foliage Green Combo Blade.

Last week while hiking in one of my favorite remote spots, something out of the ordinary caught my eye. It was my old Delica stuck in a tree right where I left it. It was there for over 2 months in a deep canyon along side a creek. It’s been thru lots of rain and snow and only had 3 minor rust spots. The red arrows point to the rust spots. The largest on the blade. It will clean up nicely. Second photo is with the new one. It’s like having an old lover back.





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Why do you stick it in the trees? I understand how it feels to find the old one that was missing though.
 
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Great story. Left handed? or just left pocket carry? I ask because I am right handed, but carry a smaller knife, like my Delica, in my left pocket, with a larger (usually) in my right pocket.
 
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Sometimes it’s just easier to stick it in a tree instead of setting it down. This one time I spaced it out and walked away. It’s habit I’m trying to break. Sticking it in trees that is. Something I’ve done for years. This place is kind of special for me as it’s obvious no other human had been up there for the last two months.

Right hand but I carry it in my left pocket. Keys are the only thing in right pocket, knife is only thing in left pocket. Still enough room to get my hand in my pocket without hardly noticing the knife is there.


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Good story.
Gotta love Spydercos.
My edc is a serrated Endura.
 
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Heck I misplace them in the house! That's a great story, glad you found it. I gave the exact same model Delica to my son. He won't let me touch it for fear he won't get it back.


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Originally posted by msfzoe:
Good story.
Gotta love Spydercos.
My edc is a serrated Endura.


I have two Endura’s. Bought the first one and won the second in a contest. Great knife. It's the full size Delica, but for me, it’s a little too big for EDC in the pocket of a pair of jeans.


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Heck I misplace them in the house! That's a great story, glad you found it. I gave the exact same model Delica to my son. He won't let me touch it for fear he won't get it back.


I never expected to see this knife again. Wasn’t even looking at the tree it was stuck in. Caught it out of my peripheral vision. It’s a great little knife in my opinion. So much so that I couldn’t click the buy now button for the flat ground brown version that I’ve wanted ever since it came out. First Delica cost $52. This one cost $68. MSRP $114. That’s what Spyderco sells them for on their web site.


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I have a very well worn one in my pocket and have for maybe 12 to 15 years.... I remove the clips and tote them in my pocket. Delica is the best knife I have ever owned. And for the record I have 2 news ones if this one wears out in another 15 years.... Good story thanks for sharing....
 
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Buy a yellow one. Easier to see in the trees. Wink


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