This Spyderco Delica 4 knife has a green 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.
Great for edc great price and a awesome little slicer.
This knife is slow to deploy, slow to close, and kinda boring, but it’s the only knife you need. It does everything you need a knife to do and it does it well.
A great EDC. Not my first Delica 4. FRN handle is amazingly light, strong, and grippy. Blade is super sharp out of the box.
Great EDC knife. I love the lightweight and thumbhole. It is just awesome. I will buy more and the engraving is top notch. Update: I know this knife is quite sharp. I opened a drill bit blister pack the same as always(when using my old Gerber knife), however this knife sliced through the plastic and the cardboard back. I cut two small slices in two fingers and a larger slice in the my pinkie finger. Certainly not the knife's fault. I am impressed with the sharpness. The old adage is still applicable, cut away from your body NOT toward it. LOL.
I'd heard a lot of positive reviews about Spyderco's on youtube, forums, etc. but was always a little turned off by the look of their knives. I finally gave in and bought the Delica 4 just to see what all the hype was about (as it was at a price point that I wouldn't feel too bad about if I didn't love it). In short I was impressed immensely by the ergo's and utility of this knife. It's made to function like an every day cutter and that it does. Ergonomic, lightweight, good (not amazing) edge retention, and fits well in the pocket due to it's thin profile. Five stars for the price point and intended use.
To start, the ergonomics of this knife are fantastic. It fits very well into most sized medium-large to small hands. After 20 months, my Delica 4 is still rock solid. I’m unable to spydie-flick this knife, sadly. It’s much stiffer than I anticipated, but does break in a little. It runs better loose with a little blade play. The lockback can be closed with one hand. The pocket clip is 4 way reversible. As a result, this knife is ambidextrous. Prefect for a hand-me-down.
I own a variety of EDC knives from multiple price points and this knife is easily one of my favorites for the money. This is my third time purchasing it because every time something happens to it over the years (usually lost in the woods) I know I have to have it again! Super sharp out of the box and holds an edge very well for every day tasks.
So many people have said so many good things about this knife, and they are correct. This knife has kicked every other knife out of my pocket, I can't stop carrying it. The size is perfect, the blade and handle length are just right for my hands. It's easy to control, slices extremely well, it's light weight, it takes an extremely keen edge and holds it, and it's very well made and durable. For its price it can't be beat. Anyone who does not have a Delica owes it to themselves to get one.
I have large hands but I like small knives. It took me a while to realize that a 3.25 inch has the best handle size for my XL hands. I own a Rat 2 (3 inch blade) which is 3.5 fingers big and an Elementum (3 inch blade) which is exactly 4 fingers big (both before chocking up). I was expecting the Delica to be small for my hands but it isn't. The Delica is the same size as the Rat 2 and the Delica is taller than the Elementum. The Elementum and the Delica fit my hand perfectly. The Delica has a back lock and cannot be "spydie" flicked open. Also is it possible to one hand close a back lock?
Great knife. Awesome colors. Every knife enthusiast should own one. Great knife for gifting, too. This was bought as a Christmas gift for a relative. This is their first quality folder and they love it. They are a LEO and carry it every day.
This knife is great. it feels great in hand, very ergonomic. Don't forget the great price. :)
The handle on this knife is well sized and feels great to hold. The construction is all very tight, and nothing wiggles or wobbles. The blade is mighty sharp out of the box. Love this green color!
Such a great lightweight EDC, barely even notice it in your pocket. Terrific feel on the FRN grip from multiple angles. Some of the best jimping around, not overly aggressive, but very effective, I never worry about my thumb slipping. This is a great sized knife especially if you work in an office and those around you are not used to knives. It's size is not intimidating, and the green color is friendly on the eyes, not "menacing" and "scary", LOL. The VG-10 is a working man's knife steel. Holds an edge pretty well and is reasonably tough. Good mid-level working steel that you're not afraid to use on the daily tasks. Never a regret on this purchase. Buy this knife!
This knife in my opinion is probably the best sub $100 knife for edc out there. Ergonomics are great, blade holds an edge and sharpens easily.
Very light, and the ergos are great for my hand, I wear a medium sized glove. Thin blade stock and a full flat grind means this cuts very well. Cons: Pocket clip developed play after a while. Some threadlocker should fix that. I had to chamfer the edges of the opening hole, it was a bit sharp, especially where the hole contacts the plunge grind. The action isn't super smooth, but it's a back lock so that's not a big deal. All in all it lives up to the hype, despite a few shortcomings.
As mentioned in other reviews, it's a very lightweight, well-built, ergonomic knife. My only complaint is usable blade length is significantly less than the advertised length. For my edc use, I've found I really need a 3" blade and the delica is just too short for my needs. I stopped carrying the spyderco native for the same reason. It's an outstanding knife otherwise.