Delica® 4 FRN Folding Pocket Knives
Black, Blue, Green, Orange or Purple
If you already own a Delica or Endura, you have one of the best selling knives Spyderco makes. Delica® 4 FRN Flat Ground PLN Folding Pocket Knives are a bit different from the normal C10 Endura 4 and C11 Delica® 4 Lightweights. They are now available in a range of new FRN (Fiberglass reinforced nylon) handle colors with full-flat ground blades.
Molded onto the handle's surface is Bi-Directional Texturing™ for slip-free tactile traction. Inside the handle are dual skeletonized stainless steel liners which strengthen the knife without additional weight and double as an anchor for external and internal components to attach through generating more sturdiness and rigidity.
The blades are full flat-ground VG-10 with a thinner highly refined cutting edge and a larger 13mm opening hole. Added to the blade's spine is slip resistant jimping. Phosphor bronze washers smooth out the open/close action and the clip is upgraded to a four-way tip-up, tip-down, left-or right-handed clip.
- Overall Length 7.125" (181mm)
- Blade Length 2.875" (73mm)
- Steel VG-10
- Closed Length 4.25" (108mm)
- Edge Length 2.563" (65mm)
- Weight 2.5oz (71g)
- Blade Thickness .093" (2.5mm)
- Handle FRN
- Clip Position Ambidextrous
- Tip Carry Position Tip-Up/Down
- Lock Type Back Lock
- Grind Saber
- Edge Full Flat Grind
- Sheath N/A
- Origin Japan
Spyderco Special Delica Version:
Delica® 4 FRN British Racing Green ZDP-189
The knife industry is constantly pushing the envelope searching for, and testing, higher performance blade steels. ZDP189 is rapidly asserting itself as an up-and-coming steel. It's a powdered metal made by Hitachi that has phenomenal chemistry with 3% carbon. The hardness is around 64Rc and edge retention is exceptional. This solid ZDP-189 steel blade is the hottest, hardest and highest performing steel in the knife industry today.
Delica® 4 FRN Emerson Opener PlainEdge Grey
If knives could be created in the same way we choose players for fantasy football league teams, every hardcore knife knut would recruit features and characteristics they like best from different knife companies and combine them into their favorite knife. Spyderco will undoubtedly fulfill many knife knuts knife fantasy picks with the introduction of the Delica and Endura with Emerson's opening feature. These models combine all that's functional and performance-based in a Spyderco folder with the blade-opening feature made popular and patented by Ernest Emerson of Emerson Knives.
The Emerson opening feature is a hook curving out the top of the knife's blade. When removing the knife from a front pocket it catches the pocket's edge quickly opening the knife blade ready to use. The knife can also be taken out of the pocket without engaging the opening feature by pulling it straight up and out with your fingers on top of the closed blade.
Delicas and Enduras with Emerson's opening feature have screw construction making cleaning and adjusting easier. Their gray fiberglass reinforced nylon handles are molded with Bi-Directional Texturing™ for traction and improved ergonomics. Inside the handle dual skeletonized stainless steel liners strengthen the knife without additional weight and create an anchor for external and internal components to attach through for more sturdiness and rigidity. Their VG-10 blades are flat saber-ground with a stronger tip and larger 13mm opening hole. Added to the blade's spine is slip resistant jimping. Phosphor bronze washers smooth out the open/close action and the clip is upgraded to a four-way tip-up, tip-down, left- or right-handed clip.