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Spyderco Delica4 Lightweight FRN Flat Ground PlainEdge Knife


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  • 4-way Clip. Screw-together construction.
  • Skeletonized steel internal liners. Phosphor bronze washers.
  • FRN Bi-Directional Textured® handle.
  • David Boye Dent. Enlarged opening hole.
  • Spine jimping. Full flat-ground blade.
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Product Description

Product Description

If you already own a Delica or Endura, you have one of the best selling knives Spyderco makes. The knife you have just acquired is a bit different from the normal C10 Endura4 and C11 Delica4 Lightweights. They are now available in a range of new handle colors with full-flat ground blades. Their FRN (fiberglass reinforced nylon) handles come in new vibrant tones including blue, green, brown, gray and purple. 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.

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In 1990, innovative cutlery company Spyderco introduced a knife called the Delica, a first of its kind on the market, offering a unique combination of lightweight performance, one-handed opening and closing, and an affordable price. it quickly became one of Spyderco's top-selling knives, and the company has continued to refine the model over the years.

This is the fourth iteration of this keenly sharp, refined steel blade, offering screw-together construction that's durable and easy to clean. A fiberglass reinforced nylon (FRN) handle comes in a variety of eye-catching colors, and has proprietary Bi-Directional Texturing for nonslip use with improved ergonomics, while dual skeletonized steel liners to improve strength without adding weight, and also anchor all external components. A razor sharp VG-10 blade is flat ground, while crosshatched jimping along the blade's spine further improves grip, and phosphor bronze washers help smooth out the opening action. When it's time to move, a four-way clip offers a number of carrying configurations.

Specifications

  • 7.125-inch open length
  • 4.25-inch closed length
  • 2.875-inch VG-10 steel blade
  • 2.56-inch cutting edge
  • 0.5-inch blade hole
  • 0.09-inch blade thickness
  • 2.5-ounce weight
  • FRN handle material

Warranty
Sypderco knives include a limited manufacturer's warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. Details are included with your purchase.

About Spyderco
Thinking beyond established knife industry practices has allowed Spyderco to introduce new innovations, including one-hand opening, serrations on a folder, and a clip to attach a knife to a pocket. Spyderco remains dedicated to researching and developing improved, better-performing materials with function and reliability, and its unique cutlery line is a result of designing ergonomic, functional tools. The company puts its new products through rigorous testing prior to release, examining edge retention with a CATRA machine, looking for rust development with Q-FOG, checking the force needed to open and close a knife, and analyzing numerous other technical details.


Product Details

Color: Gray
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 2.5 x 1 inches ; 2.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003CH3V5E
  • Item model number: C11FPGY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (303 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,933 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

Light weight, feels great in the hand and in your pocket.
D
The knife is so lightweight that you forget you are carrying it, yet the blade is still of a useful size for every day tasks.
LFP
Great Knife overall and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good everyday knife to go in your pocket.
L. Bayer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

120 of 128 people found the following review helpful By A. Cruz on July 3, 2011
This review is for the Gray Spyderco Delica Full Flat Grind (FFG) Plain Edge knife with VG-10 steel.

The Blade
The blade is in the shape known as a "leaf blade". The leaf blade is more or less a modified straight edge knife. The blade is similar to a straight edge with a slight curve in it. This gives the knife the ability to slice similarly to a straight edge and a drop point. The blade is tapered on the sides, beginning about a quarter inch after the jimping ends. The thumb hole, also known as a "Spyder Hole" allows the knife to be opened easily, more easily than a thumb stud. The thumb hole does not sacrifice any strength, lightens the knife slightly, and can be easily opened with gloves. The edge is well ground, right at about 30º inclusive, which is right where spyderco sharpens most (possibly all) of their beveled knives. The blade also has a nice shine to it. This is a near mirror finish, about 70% like a mirror. This helps prevent rust, and makes the knife easier to clean. The only downside to this finish is that the knife is easier to scratch as opposed to a satin or stonewashed finish.

The Steel
The steel, VG-10 is a very high quality steel. The steel is moderately difficult to sharpen, this however, is easily countered with frequent touch-ups on a strop or fine stone. The steel has a fine grain to it, finer than S30v, yet not quite as fine as 13c26n. The moderately high amount of carbon, and the moderate amount of Vanadium, Manganese, and Molybdenum are the primary reasons for this steels wear resistance. This wear resistance is noticed on a stone as well. The steel feels like it slides across the stone more then the stone scratches the edge. This is solved by using a little more downward pressure when sharpening on a stone.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Snuffleupagus on June 19, 2011
My first ever Spyderco knife, the Delica 4 FFG, has turned me into a die-hard spyderco fan. My particular delica is blue-handled, and is stunning. The contrasting black clip is a nice touch. Everyone who sees it compliments me on it. As far as performance goes, the FFG blade is an excellent slicer, and the tip is much stronger than one would expect. Don't let worries about tip strength stop you from buying this knife. The VG-10 stainless steel is excellent. It's hard, very rust-resistant, and comes out of the box razor sharp. Jimping on the thumb ramp locks your thumb in, as the very ergonomic grip does to your palm. This knife is not leaving your hand. The checkered FRN gives a grip comparable to any G-10 handle. The lockback provides good in-handle retention and makes the knife absurdly strong; nested, milled-out stainless liners in the handle help this. After three months of tough use, i began to detect a tiny bit of side-to-side play, which was easily fixed by tightening the pivot screw. The knife is a winner in every category, also being as light as a feather. Buy it.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By PJ on August 3, 2011
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Well this review will cover the differences in the regular Delica 4 and this FFG Delica... I won't go into a lot of details of the knife as there are many reviews of both that cover the particulars, nor will I cover the benefits for or against a FFG blade. I will just compare the 2 for future buyers considering each knife.
Handle wise, the scales and embedded liners are exactly the same on both including the 4 position pocket clip. Same feel in the hand, same lock back with boye dent and same great Spyderco quality feel. Pretty identical in every way except for ,obviously, The FFG Blade. Now we get to the differences...
Even though we have identical blade shapes and jimpimp the FFG blade differs in a huge way in reference to the blade spine. I was very much expecting to receive a blade similar to the Spyderco Tenacious or Persistence (both have FFG blades), which both have a nice thick blade and spine. Not so as the spine of the FFG starts off fairly thick but tapers steadily to a fine point. The tips of the Tenacious and Persistence are noticeably thicker than the FFG Delica. That's not to say that this blade is weak at the tip (nicer VG10 steel), but thinner none-the-less. I would be cautious in how I use that tip as not to snap it, but then again both versions are not really considered a hard use type of knife.
That brings me to another issue I have with the blade and that is the Spyder Hole. The edges of the hole are quite sharp and really dig into your skin or nail (depending on how you deploy with the Spyder Hole), not smoothed out like my other Delicas I have. A minor nit pick, but you can really fell the difference almost as if the Spyder Hole was not finished in a sense.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By ValueKnifeLover on July 25, 2011
Not much I can say about details of this knife that haven't already been said here... but I must say this is an absolutely perfect everyday carry knife. Great value VG-10 steel (edge retention, rust resistance... etc), proven lock (lockback) and Spyderco quality. This knife is SO light. The colors Spyderco puts on these handles are GORGEOUS. All of them will make you happy. You will definitely not regret buying this knife. I have quite a few knives and this one is by far the most carried small/medium EDC blade. I love it. I have also never had an issue with any Spyderco not opening correctly or having to open this knife with both hands like others have said (and I have handled many of these knives).
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