Spyderco Delica 4 Knife Emerson Opener FRN Folder (2.88" Satin) C11PGYW

  • Satin-finished drop point blade made from VG10 steel.
  • Ambidextrous thumb hole opener and an Emerson Wave opener.
  • Black FRN handle scales.
  • Secure lockback mechanism.
  • Four-way reversible pocket clip.


This Spyderco Delica 4 knife has a flat saber-ground VG-10 stainless steel blade with the Emerson Wave opening feature. The handle is blue/gray FRN.

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.

Item #BHQ-8095
MSRP: $142.00
Our Price: $99.40
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  • Overall Length: 7.125"
  • Blade Length: 2.90"
  • 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: Gray
  • 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: C11PGYW
  • Country of Origin: Japan
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

Customer Reviews

I’m buying a second , they’re that good
Jesus V. on Mar 12, 2022

After I bought the signet from Wisemen this knife went from ok to amazing. It's so light you don’t feel it in your pocket and it’s a joy to open once you have the wave down. Great EDC workhorse.

Best non-OTF EDC option available!
Jordan D. on Mar 26, 2020

Sharp, light, and quite small. Paired with a Wise Men signet ring and a titanium deep carry clip, this is hands down the best EDC knife you can get that's not an auto/OTF knife. Love Spyderco and BladeHQ!

The only knife I truly EDC
JP R. on Mar 14, 2019

This thing is always in my left pocket. At first I liked the tacti-cool aspect of the wave opener, but as my taste in knives evolved, I started to enjoy the wave feature the most as a bottle opener. I use this knife for everything I won't use my more collectable knives for. This is also my go-to for when someone asks to borrow a knife. VG-10 is easy to repair and the lockback is simple to operate. I got it for the defensive gimmick of the knife, but carry it every day for its utility.

Awesome knife
Stephen M. on Oct 16, 2018

I have put this knife through the ringer and its never failed me. I carried it as a back up during a 10 month tour in Afghanistan. Just a little work on the Tri-Angle Sharpmaker when I got home, good as new. Great product.

Great Delica version
Darvin C. on Oct 14, 2018

Love slipping this knife into my pocket when hard work is on my schedule. I prefer the saber grind for hard work and the Wave just makes a great design a little better. You can’t go wrong with this Delica version!

My favorite EDC knife
Ákos B. on Oct 13, 2018

I've been carrying this knife for a year. It is my favorite EDC knife. I own three Emerson knives, but none of them fits the purpose of EDC as much as this Delica. Highly recommend it.

Impressive EDC
Vincent M. on Oct 13, 2018

I bought this knife as an edc knife over carrying my yojimbo 2. I like the styling of the delica and the wave opener is awesome and is definitely a conversation piece when someone sees this knife. I've seen many knife reviews where people dont like the color of the scales but I love this blue/grey color and wish spyderco made every knife in this color!

must have
Anthony n. on Oct 13, 2018

this knife is definitely on my wishlist.

Great knife
John C. on Oct 12, 2018

I’ve had the knife for a year, I added the wisemen company signet ring. Totally worth it.

My Edc knife
matthew h. on Oct 12, 2018

I love this knife I carry it every day. I added a deep carry clip I think it works better with the emmerson opener. Stays sharp and can take a beating

Great self defense
Joseph M. on Jan 6, 2018

Great knife and easy to maintain the VG10 blade. Very light weight and smooth to open and close. One of my favorites especially for the price.

Great EDC
Justin W. on Jan 5, 2018

I have a bunch of knives but this is the one I carry the most. It is light weight and tough. I really loke this blade steel it stays sharp for a really long time. You camt go wrong with a Spyderco.

Steve M. on Jan 5, 2018

If your going to try a Delica why not get a bottle opener? I did and I fell in love.

Not a smaller Endura
John S. on Jan 5, 2018

I've heard it called a smaller Endura. Is not. This knife is more than capable of standing on its own merit. It's sharp, and strong. I absolutely love the Emerson Wave feature. It is even better when coupled with the Wiseman Company's signet ring.

Solid Small Knife for EDC
Evan D. on Jan 5, 2018

Spyderco did not disappoint on this one. I love the feel of the handle. It is on the smaller side of the knives I own, but I love it. I am impressed with Spyderco's construction. The handle scales have great gripping ability. I love the Emerson wave feature. It makes opening the knife so much easier and faster. VG-10 steel is nice and solid. It holds an edge really well. This is a nice size for an EDC in an office environment.

Awesome knife
Daniel S. on Jan 5, 2018

The knife opens right out of your pocket easier than an actual Emerson knife. It’s super light weight. I bought a signet ring for mine from wise man company and now I really like it even more.

Smooth as silk
Nick W. on Nov 5, 2017

I bought this with the Wise Men signet. This combo by far makes the finest self defense blade. No better deployment than with the Emerson patent.

A very fun knife
James H. on Oct 13, 2018

I put a wisemen signet ring on this thing and it is incredibly fun. Not the best for everyday carry because the signet ring sticks out, but just the knife alone would be great. Lightweight and ergonomic. I would definitely recommend buying it, but maybe not as your first knife. Also can I get that spyderco warriorhawk?!

Great version of the delica
Ricardo A. on Oct 12, 2018

Besides all the good and bad points of a regular delica we have these. On the good: The wave works better than all the ones on emerson's catalog. The Blade geometry offers a strong tip and body. On the bad: The blade definitely isnt as good of a cutter as on a regular delica.

Best of both worlds
Travis M. on Jan 6, 2018

All the quality of the Delica with the added bonus of an Emerson wave. There's a little bit of up and down play in the lock, however.

Great EDC knife
Anders S. on Jan 5, 2018

This is a great knife, it's got the wave feature so it can fill a self defense role. But it's also tough enough to handle a beater knife role as well. The vg-10 is a decent steel and can take a nice edge. On a side note the wave will open bottles which adds another useful feature for an EDC knife.

Its not horrible but its not great either
Nick M. on Nov 25, 2017

Maintaining the edge has been no issue. Light weight and sleek design make for a great EDC. My only gripe is the lockback being relatively weak. I would not buy again, however I will continue to carry. *the wave is great for opening beers

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