The Spyderco Delica 4 part-serrated FRN is likely…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $60


The Spyderco Delica 4 part-serrated FRN is likely the best EDC knife available.


  • Strong, multi-capable blade
  • Grippy, lightweight yet strong handle
  • Thumb hole opens smoothly and effortlessly
  • Multi positionable clip allows customized carry


  • Black pocket clip can get scratched/chipped

Bought this after owning a gen 1 Endura full serrated FRN for about 20 years.

The 2.9" blade is just the right size for everyday tasks. Not too small or dainty, and not so big that it might exceed legal limits in some places or raise eyebrows when in use in everyday situations.

The razor sharp VG10 blade has a notched thumb ramp that ends at the apex of the thumb hole giving the thumb a good purchase on the blade when cutting heavy stuff like carpeting or corrugated cardboard. The serrations are fairly aggressive with one wide serration alternating with two narrow ones.

The thumb hole enables you to open and close it smoothly and effortlessly with one hand. And unlike thumb studs or disks, it won't hinder the blade from making a full depth plunge right to the handle. The plain edge part of the blade cuts paper, tarp/plastic sheeting, and fabric smoothly without snagging while the serrated part slices through rope/twine/cord and webbing with ease.

The black fiberglass reinforced nylon (FRN) handle has skeletonized SS liners to provide additional strength and rigidity without adding much weight. The handle has a new 'Volcano' grip texture, which is more grippy than the old checkered squares of the gen 1 Delica & Endura handles.

The re-positionable clip (end to end AND left to right) makes it easy to customize carry for tip-up, tip-down, lefty or righty. While the black stainless steel clip is more discrete than a natural stainless one, it is prone to scratches and chipping.


The lockback has a 'Boye dent' which is a slight indention on the lock release button that helps prevent accidental unlocking from a overly tight grip. I prefer lockbacks to liner locks- I find they're easier on the thumb.

The 2.5 oz weight is barely noticeable and doesn't sag down an inside suit pocket much either.

It's the perfect everyday carry knife. 


Thanks for sharing your Spyderco review, HMWallbanger. Care to share any pictures of your knife?

3 years ago


3 years ago

I use the plain edge version of this knife and it…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $60

I use the plain edge version of this knife and it is great. I have three Sydercos and I use this one exclusively for work. I am in construction so it gets used and abused. It is one tough knife! I have had it in my pocket at work for about 4 years so it will stand the test of time.

The VG-10 is a great durable blade steel, not to hard to make sharpening a chore, or not to soft to loose its edge quickly. I keep on top of it with sharpening about every month or two. If you stay on top of it then it only takes about 10 minutes on the ceramic stone and its like brand new.

This is definitely a solid long lasting workhorse of a knife!


I own a Spyderco Delica 4 Emerson Opener and am happy…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: gift from a friend

I own a Spyderco Delica 4 Emerson Opener and am happy with this knife.

This knife I found very good, is easy handling, fits nicely in your hand, is strong and holds up to abuse.

For those who do not know, the wave system, patented by Emerson, is the hook or ledge to put on the back of the time so that when the knife out of his pocket, snaps and open as you are pulling them.

This system is probably the fastest there at the time of opening a knife from his pocket, even more than an assisted or automatic.

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