This Spyderco Delica 4 knife has an orange FRN handle and a full-flat ground VG-10 stainless steel blade that is satin finished with a plain cutting edge.
The blade on the Delica is premium VG-10 stainless steel from Seki-City Japan and features spine jimping that extends from the ramp to the top of the handle. The Spyderco original thumb hole on the blade allows ambidextrous one-hand opening for right or left handers and the phosphor bronze washers at the pivot make the blade action smooth. The Delica has a lightweight FRN (fiberglass reinforced nylon) handle with skeletonized stainless steel liners and a strong back lock mechanism. The handle features screw construction for quick, simple cleaning and adjustment. The FRN scales utilize Spyderco's patented Bi-Directional Texturing to keep your hand from slipping under pressure. The pocket clip is 4-way reversible for tip-up/down and left/right carry.
The Delica is a smaller version of the Spyderco Endura knife. Both knives have been extremely popular over the years thanks to their lightweight, high performance build and affordable price.
Bought this to replace a lost Buck 112 slim pro -- about same size and price. Why Delica is better: 1. Handle has actual grippy 3D texture, not just visual texture like the micarta Buck. I was fooled by the photos. These slick-as-glass handles on most knives (aluminum) are nuts, especially if used in wet conditions (camping or rescue). Most knife wounds are self-inflicted! 2. Buck thumb studs and Spyder hole are about as fast to open, but Spyder hole easier to feel and orient when pulling out of pocket. Plus the tall jimping ramp allows better thumb pressure control for whittling, and not slipping with digging or stabbing actions. 3. The top release is closter to center, not all the way back like Buck -- easier to close one-handed.
For me this knife is my EDC. I sometimes carry my Massad Ayoob (for fun), or my dragonfly salt if I worry about corrosion or am going somewhere that legally requires a shorter blade. I'm not really into tacticool black knives, and the bright orange allows me to avoid the label of being out for justice and also gives great visibility if I were ever to drop it. Was my first spyderco, love the spydie-hole can't think of a more reliable design to open a knife if wet, dirty, wearing gloves etc... Blade is super sharp, has eaten many cardboard boxes and still hasn't needed a sharpening yet. Highly recommend. Only real issue is picking the color that best suits you, so many choices.
This is my second Delica 4 knife. I love the design, size, and light weight. Great for EDC. I use this mostly when I work outdoors, as it is easy to see if dropped in the grass(my other Delica 4 is green). This knife's blade does not exhibit any side to side play. Highly recommend.
Don't normally do reviews but this was my first non department store knife bought here on bhq. Loved it and lost it within a month. my wife bought me then a black one because I wouldn’t stop talking about it. Then a co worker found my old one returned it to me. Now I have two and some others but the delica is my solid dependable edc bought a lot more knives now since then. None compare.
Spyderco has made the Delica for many years for good reason. This is the perfect EDC knife. Light weight and just an excellent design. For me the Delica carries better than a PM2. If you are looking for a good everyday knife look no further. This is it. And as always BladeHQ does an excellent job of delivering in a timely manner.
The Delica 4 is great for EDC and an all around great knife! The size and weight is perfect for every day use, and the handle is very ergonomic. The blade stock is extremely thin and great for slicing. The knife is very functional, however not very "fun" due to the back lock. But that's not what this knife is intended for. It excels in being an every day, functional, fool proof knife. A tad bit expensive, but worth it in my opinion!
I had to get this Delica since I got the Endura and Dragonfly in the same color. It looks awesome and it's functional since it makes this knife hard to lose. The Delica is a classic and extremely efficient design. I would highly recommend this as an edc option.
This was the knife that got me into knifes of better quality. This knife is a hall of famer. Great ergos and super light. Blade comes hair popping sharp. Not a fan of the black pocket clip that's not very deep. But you can take some steel wool and take it off. Everyone should have a delica.
I’ve had a delica 4 for about 3 years now, and it’s still going as strong as ever. The pro’s are what you’d expect from Spyderco and the blade is surprisingly easy to keep razor sharp. I just ordered a PM2 and am excited to put it to work. Buy this knife, you won’t be disappointed.
Lightweight, slim, easy to open and close. Adequate blade steel for the money. Offers ease of sharpening and a superior level of rust/corrosion resistance. Plus the edge holding is good enough for the majority of cutting tasks. Overall the Delica 4 just has everything you need in a knife.
Great knife and love the bright orange handles!
Great first knife. I recently bought this for my best friend despite the fact that he told me that he was not interested in a knife as a birthday present. I could not resist taking this out of the box first and handling it. Many knife fans seem to prefer G-10 to FRN but I have to say that this bi-directional FRN that Spyderco uses feels great in hand. The knife came oiled and sharp, ready to go. I knew that I was getting him solid VG-10 steel as well. Perhaps not high end steel, but nothing to sneeze at either. Overall length of the blade and handle are great, ideal for most everyday cutting tasks. I intentionally bought him something in bright orange for two reasons - 1) I wanted it to appear less threatening to him when he first opened the box and also to anyone around him if he pulled it out of his pocket, 2) i wanted it to be easier to see if he dropped it on the ground or was searching for it in the dark cab of his truck. It's early but I have to say mission accomplished as he's already fidgeting with it as he drives his daily commute. The PM3 may be a better EDC in my opinion, but the Endura 4 is a slightly cheaper, great alternative for a first gift.
This thing looks pretty sweet and proforms amazing as well. I can also cut wood very easy with this knife and it is so light it awesome but there's one little tiny thing that I don't like, there is blade play ever so slightly left to right barely noticeable but I fear that I might put a little too much pressure on it and something bad will happen. But besides that I would probably buy another
My only complaint is the bevel on the knife I received. On one side there is a even 20 degree bevel that didn't take long to refine. the other side is awful... at the heel its about 14 degrees and at the tip its over 20 degrees. In between the heel and tip it's all over the place.