In 1990 Spyderco shook things up by introducing two knives, the Delica and Endura. First of their kind on the market, both folders opened up the knife market to lightweight performance, one-hand open pocketknives that just about everyone could afford. They settled as Spyderco’s top two bestsellers and their improvement hasn’t slowed since. Refinement has been so ongoing and continual Spyderco tagged the updating/upgrading process with the term CQI- Constant Quality Improvement. During the Endura and Delica’s CQI journey Spyderco tweaked ergonomics, refined blade steels and fine-tuned their performance countless times. They are an evolutionary work in progress and the next level is here with the new Endura 4 and Delica 4. Both models now have screw construction making cleaning and adjusting easier. The fiberglass reinforced nylon handles come molded with Bi-Directional Texturing for preferred traction and improved ergonomics. Inside the handle dual skeletonized stainless steel liners make the knife stronger without adding weight and make an anchor for all external and internal components to attach through adding 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.
ENDURA 4 – The Endura 4 sets the standard as one of the best-selling folding knives ever made. All members of the Endura 4 family include a four-position clip, a high-strength back lock mechanism, and Trademark Round Hole.
SABER GRIND – This knife features a blade ground with flat bevels that extend from the centerline of the blade to the cutting edge. This grind maintains full thickness through a larger portion of the blade for increased strength.
BACK LOCK – Mid-positioned back lock with David Boye Dent locks blade securely open and prevents accidental closure
FRN HANDLE – Injection-molded fiberglass-reinforced nylon handle with Bi-Directional texturing for a positive grip
SPECIFICATIONS – Closed Length (Inches): 4. 98, Overall Length (Inches): 8. 78, Blade Length (Inches): 3. 8, Blade Steel: VG-10, Grind: Saber
Latest evolution of one of the most popular knives ever made
Flat-ground VG-10 high-carbon stainless steel blade with a partially serrated (Combination Edge) cutting edge
Mid-positioned back lock with David Boye Dent locks blade securely open and prevents accidental closure
Skeletonized stainless steel liners support injection-molded fiberglass-reinforced nylon handle scales with Bi-Directional texturing for a positive grip
Four-position pocket clip supports tip-up/tip-down, left or right-side carry