The Spyderco Delica 4 is one of their most enduring designs, and for good reason. With comfortable ergos, a capable blade, and multiple options for easy carry, the Delica has inspired many imitators over the years. Now with hand-dyed Zome-style (pronounced “zoh-may”) Camo handle scales, this special edition here at KnifeCenter backs up performance with one-of-a-kind style and is sure to become a collectible.
Inspired by traditional Japanese hiki-zome (brush dyeing) techniques, the FRN handles are molded in a light base color and then individually hand dyed by expert Japanese artisans. No two of these knives are alike. Various colors of dye are hand brushed onto the handle to create distinctive patterns. These dyes completely permeate and permanently color the FRN.
These special handles are backed up by the classic Delica platform. Slim and easily pocketable, bi-directional texturing on the FRN scales ensures a solid grip even in the worst of conditions. The Delica also allows for nearly any carry preference: a four-position stainless pocket clip allows for carry on the left or right side, in tip-up or tip-down configurations.
The blade itself is made from VG-10, ensuring a long-lasting edge, and sports a full flat grind for excellent slicing capability. Straddling the line between a drop point and a modified-Wharncliffe shape, this blade lends itself well to all manner of everyday needs. Jimping along the integrated thumb ramp helps with fine control and allows you to really take advantage of the fine tip. A strong lock back keeps the blade open and is equipped with a Boye-dent to avoid accidental closure.
If you’re looking for a reliable workhorse knife with one-of-a-kind character, this Zome Camo Delica is it.
Length Overall: 7 1/8″ (181 mm)
Length Closed: 4 1/4″ (108 mm)
Hole Diameter: 1/2″ (13 mm)
Blade Length: 2 7/8″ (73 mm)
Cutting Edge: 2 9/16″ (65 mm)
Blade Thickness: 3/32″ (2.5 mm)
Blade Steel: VG10
Weight: 2.5 oz. (71 g)
Handle Material: FRN
Made in Seki-City, Japan