In 1990 Spyderco shook things up by introducing two knives, the Delica and Endura. The first of their kind on the market, both folders opened up the knife market to lightweight performance, one-hand open pocketknives that just about everyone could afford. They settled as Spyderco’s top two bestsellers, and their improvement hasn’t slowed since.
During the Endura and Delica’s CQI journey Spyderco tweaked ergonomics, refined blade steels, and fine-tuned their performance countless times. They are an evolutionary work in progress, and the next level is here with the new Endura4 and Delica4. Both models now have screw construction, making cleaning and adjusting easier. Refinement has been so consistent that Spyderco tagged the updating/upgrading process as CQI- Constant Quality Improvement.
The fiberglass reinforced nylon handles come molded with Bi-Directional Texturing for preferred traction and improved ergonomics. Inside the handle, dual skeletonized stainless-steel liners make the knife stronger without adding weight and anchor all external and internal components to attach by adding sturdiness and rigidity.
Their VG-10 blades are flat saber-ground with a more robust tip and 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.