Spyderco Delica 4 Knife Flat Ground Black FRN (2.88" Satin) C11FPBK

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MSRP: $126.00
Our Price: $88.20
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  • Overall Length: 7.125"
  • Blade Length: 2.875"
  • Cutting Edge: 2.56"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.09"
  • Blade Material: VG10
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Finish: Satin
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 4.25"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.40"
  • Handle Material: Polymer
  • Color: Black
  • Frame/Liner: Steel
  • Weight: 2.50 oz.
  • User: Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Tip-Down
  • Knife Type: Manual
  • Opener: Thumb Hole
  • Lock Type: Lockback
  • Brand: Spyderco
  • Model: Delica
  • Model Number: C11FPBK
  • Country of Origin: Japan
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

  • Satin-finished drop point blade made from VG10 steel.
  • Ambidextrous thumb hole opener.
  • Black FRN handle scales.
  • Secure lockback mechanism.
  • Reversible pocket clip.


This Spyderco Delica 4 knife has a black 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.

Customer Reviews

Great EDC!
Brandon B. on Oct 13, 2018

I’ve carried this knife everyday all over the place for about 4 years now. I love this knife by far my favorite! The VG-10 takes whatever I throw at it and I have had no problems with corrosion, the edge retention is great too! It’s easy to sharpen! I literally have no complaints about it!

Wonderful blade
Chuck J. on Sep 6, 2015

This knife is all I could have hoped for and the quality is impeccable. I've handled USA made Spyderco knives and I believe this Japanese knife is better quality. One word of caution, this knife is extremely sharp.

Best EDC knife?
Ian D. on Jan 7, 2018

This is probably the best EDC knife out there. It basically disappears in the pocket which makes it extremely easy to carry. There is zero blade play and the VG-10 steel takes an incredible edge while still being easy to sharpen. This is a fantastic choice for EDC!

Great EDC
Jacob L. on Mar 14, 2019

Such a great slicey little knife, really a must have in all knife nut collections. And once you get the spydie flick down, it becomes a fidget fun factor like non other.

Perfect All-Around Knife
Mark B. on Jan 13, 2020

What can I say about The Spyderco Delica that hasn't already been said? I could mention the great size, easy in the pocket - yet still a big cut. Lightweight. Razor-sharp right out of the box. Easy to sharpen. If you have never owned a Spyderco Delica, you owe it to yourself to pick one up. Or two. Maybe 3..... The engraving from BladeHq made it that much better.

Superior to all others
Joseph C. on Jan 19, 2018

This is my favorite knife and EDC hands down! No hot spots holding this knife and gripping this piece is outstanding! Super sharp VG10 steel out of the box! Once you own it you will never leave home without it

Excellent EDC
Marcus O. on Jan 5, 2018

Nice ergonomics, design and feel. Domo arigato!

Perfect EDC
Josh G. on Oct 12, 2018

Nice price on a great EDC. Smooth one-handed opening. Even with the back lock you are able to close it one-handed as well as long as your index finger is high on the grip, the ricasso will fall gently onto the finger and then you can close it the rest of the way with your grip around the sides. Replaced the clip on mine as it is not a deep carry and the lip was catching on things as I walked by, but otherwise no complaints. The ergos are great and the jimped thumb notch is terrific for a sturdy cut.

Awesome knife
Jaciel G. on Oct 13, 2018

Got one in black and a blue one for my wife. Super sharp, great steel. Opens great and easy to use for both righties and lefties once you adjust the clip.

20 years strong
Ghent T. on Feb 5, 2018

Dad has had this for at least 20 years, blade isn’t even loose, the clip broke off but it’s 20 years old what would u expect, his has aus-8 steel and is made in seki city, Japan. Liner lock is a little hard but it got oiled for the first time in a while just the other day

Patrick G. on Oct 12, 2018

i have carried one for yrs. and can say it is one of the best .Perfect size and weight and a company that backs it up.

Perfect EDC
Chris W. on Oct 1, 2019

This thing is great! Everyone should own a Delica! It is super lightweight, slim, good blade steel that is not too hard to sharpen while still retaining a good edge, and just a great all around knife for the price. I carry to work every day and even with thick gloves I can get it open.

Classic EDC Choice
George S. on Jan 6, 2018

This knife is extremely versatile and an extraordinary edc option. It can handle a variety of tasks and really shines when used for slicing or precision cutting.

Best edc blade
CHRISTOPHER H. on Jan 27, 2018

Don't even second guess this knife just get it!

Favorite EDC Sypderco
Truett R. on Aug 13, 2020

The Delica is the knife you will find in my pocked 90% of the time. From how lightweight it is while steel feeling extremely durable and solid to how the full flat grind just slides effortlessly through whatever you are cutting. This thing is a workhorse. I have done everything from break down cardboard to gut and skin whitetail with my Delica, which is probably why I have several... one in my car, one in my pocket, one in on my workbench, one in my tool box and one on my nightstand. I have been a huge Spyderco fan for years and the Delica is in my opinion not only a great first Spyderco for someone, but equally as great if you own 50 Spydies!

Wish I didn't lose it
Ben R. on Oct 13, 2018

Sharp as hell, disappears in the pocket, ergonomics that melt into your hand. I think the price is a bit high nowadays, but there's really nothing else like the Delica. Disappointed I lost it, I didn't even notice till the end of the day because you can't feel it in your pocket anyway. Excellent knife.

A benchmark, classic knife
Jeff T. on Jun 22, 2018

This knife was a benchmark when it came out. It has changed and improved over the years. I bought my first one back in the early 1990s. Its mission is simple: provide its owner with a high quality light, slim tough, extremely sharp and pointy everyday carry knife that is easy to retain, retrieve and use. There are other knives that play this role. But there are none better. Get one, and see what I mean!

Mind blowing
Nick L. on Jan 6, 2018

The quality of this Japanese made knife is MIND BLOWING!!! The lock up is solid as a rock. The VG-10 blade holds an edge for a reasonable amount of time, depending on what you're cutting and how much you're cutting. The FRN handles are solid especially with the skeletonized liners and the pattern on the FRN scales are very grippy. Hands down best knife there is for the price range it's in!!

Awesome knife!
spyderco f. on Jan 22, 2018

It’s a delica, there is literally nothing bad about this knife. Super light, cuts well, stays sharp, fells good in hand. You should get a delica if you don’t already have one.

Great knive
Brad L. on Oct 15, 2018

I have carried this off and on now, it is a great size and fits well in the pocket. The grip is great. I am looking to get a deep carry clip and I feel this will make it a more common carry for me.

good knife but...
Robert D. on Dec 28, 2018

Delica is a good knife but I prefer the Spyderco Chaparral LW you get more for the money... feels like better FRN, XHP steel, wire clip, 50/50 choil, thin blade stock with razor edge = edc perfection! Close to the same price. Anybody interested in a Delica needs to check out the Chap.

Great budget edc
Preston S. on Mar 2, 2022

Big fan of the FRN scales and thin blade, makes for a super-light knife with great slicing power! However, not a big fan of the black clip, the paint wears pretty quickly. Also, wish the blade action was a little smoother from the factory, will take some time to break in. Lastly, it is not the friendliest knife to reassemble due to that one integral pin, definitely search for a tutorial.

Second Spyderco
Daniel S. on Dec 3, 2018

Just received the delica 4 today. I’ve been reading reviews and seeing videos and had to see for myself what the hype was. First off, love the weight and flat grind blade. The VG-10 came stupid sharp. Love the jimping on the spine, feels nice and grippy. Wouldn’t mind a deep carry clip, but personal preference. Compared to my CKRT Homefront I’ve carried and my Tenacious, I can tell I’ll forget it’s in my pocket already. Real nice edc blade in my opinion. Only four stars since I just got this today and have yet to test the blade.

Not bad Edc
Jorge R. on Oct 12, 2018

This is my first small knife with a blade under 3.5. I was sceptical of the size but I was very impressed on how versatile it was. Although the price is a little to high in my opinion for vg10 and frn handle. There's still a lot of good to say about the overall knife, it has changed my opinion about smaller blades.

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