Spyderco Delica 4


Type: Folding
Blade: 73mm
Lock: Backlock
Avg Price: $62.75
Overall
7.9
Quality
8.3
Ergonomics
8.0
Value
7.9

Based on 12 User Reviews

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Overall
10
Quality
10
Ergonomics
10
Value
10
-Price Paid: $65.00
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for 1 year

Comments:

this is a knife everyone should own. it's small, lightweight, comfortable in hand, affordable, and durable. this has been one of my favorites. i love the ergonomics as it's even better than that of the endura line, it's not so threatening to non knife people because of its size, it cuts like crazy and then cuts some more with it short but, substantial blade, and is quick and easy to deploy and retract the blade. don't let the name fool you, this is no delicate knife as it can handle the tasks of many larger folders. if you haven't tried one, i highly recommend it.


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Overall
9
Quality
9
Ergonomics
8
Value
9
-Price Paid: $60.00
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for 6 months

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I use the Delica 4 as my EDC knife. It's light, razor sharp and the vg10 steel is easy to sharpen. Holds the edge very well. The handle material is very good. A lot of grip, even when wet. The lock is very tight and there is no blade play. Overall a great knife for a good price.

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Overall
8
Quality
9
Ergonomics
8
Value
7
-Price Paid: $70.00
-Used for Self Defense
-Owned for Greater than 1 year

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good knife i think its kinda a small blade so i cant wait to buy an endura or the military but for my first spyderco knife i would recomend it for mild to high edc use .

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Overall
9
Quality
10
Ergonomics
7
Value
9
-Price Paid: $56.00
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for 6 months

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I've been carrying a Spyderco Delica with a Black Blade in my pocket almost everyday for about 4 months. It has a nice size, not too big - not too small. It's not too heavy in the pocket and it's easy to open and close with one hand. The VG-10 steel in the blade holds an edge very well. The Delica is a great knife at a great price.



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Overall
7
Quality
8
Ergonomics
8
Value
7
-Price Paid: N/A
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for Less than 1 Month

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I have 2 Delica 4's. One is the newer FFG blade. Spyderco offers the D4 is several colors which gives some insight into its popularity. This also tends to lure collectors who want to buy a discontinued color.

For most people who just want a "knife", this is good choice in plain 'ol black FRN (Fiber Reinvorced Nylon.

I am not a big Youtube fan, but HICKOK45 has a very popular channel and he carries the D4 and does a good review.

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Overall
1
Quality
0
Ergonomics
5
Value
0
-Price Paid: N/A
-Used for Light Duty/General
-Owned for Less than 1 Month

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When it came in the mail it was completely dull. The first time I opend it it was good. The second time it broke. :(


Comment by Stuart H.   07/27/2015
A new "Delica" that was dull and broke when opened twice...Right, and you owned a diesel "Jetta" that crapped-out at 10,000 miles!

Comment by Burla   11/20/2014
I just don't believe you. This is easily one of the top 5 every day carry knives, the vg10 is second to none. I have it as my number one in stainless with serrated. The fact that you put it came dull means either you are just lying or you didn't get a Spyderco. I have more spyderco's then all other knives combined, never has one came dull.

Comment by Ernie   09/07/2012
Oh I get it...tickle me Elmo, ha, very non-entertaining. I know it is a joke because this describes no Spyderco I have ever been around or heard about.

Comment by lvnvknifenut   02/08/2012
Send your knive back tob Spyderco, Its rare for a Spyderco any model to brake ,Are you sure you knive was a real Spyderco ..Sounds like a copy ,I dontn believe you...

Comment by Adam   04/09/2011
I think you are full of it and if you dont know what you are talking about dont be bashing on one of the best knifes i ve owned and one of the best knife makers you just need to stop talking shit

Comment by Tom   04/01/2011
You really broke your Delica the second time you opened the knife? What part of the knife failed? Sounds like this would be a warranty issue unless you opened the knife with a hammer ;-)
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Overall
9
Quality
10
Ergonomics
9
Value
9
-Price Paid: N/A
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for 3 months

Comments:

*FRN VG-10 PE*

The Delica 4 is an all around wonderful knife. The VG-10 blade takes a good edge relatively easily and holds it for a fair amount of time. The FRN handle and skeletonized liners keep the knife's weight at a very reasonable 2.5oz. The thumb ramp and jimping really give your thumb a nice place to lock into for a nice and secure grip.

The only minor nitpicks I can think of about the Delica 4 are that I wish there was a finger choil and that the blade was full flat ground (even though it is still a nice slicer considering the short hollow grind it does have).


Comment by knifedude   11/25/2013
This has got to be one of the best edc knives ever produced. The ZDP holds an edge like I've never seen.
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Overall
9
Quality
9
Ergonomics
7
Value
8
-Price Paid: N/A
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for 3 months

Comments:

Awesome little knife! I have a full SE in ZDP-189 and i have found it perfect for edc...Its nice and light weight, its super sharp...It rides very well in the pocket and is very conformable to carry. Its a great little knife, and worth every penny!

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Overall
9
Quality
9
Ergonomics
9
Value
10
-Price Paid: N/A
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for 6 months

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This knife is Spyderco's bread and butter. Very good value - you get Spyderco quality at a low price. This knife to me is the "standard" for comparing other Spyderco models. I probably EDC this model more than any of my others. One reason is weight - very light. Also big enough, but not too big, to be practical in an everyday role.

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Overall
9
Quality
8
Ergonomics
8
Value
10
-Price Paid: N/A
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for Greater than 1 year

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my edc's are both d-4's, a pe frn in my lfp and ffg od g-10 in my right. i edc'd a se d-1 for years. the ergo's are about perfect for me, and i love the ffg. it cuts like nobodys buisiness! and i love the extra sturdiness the liners and g-10 add to the design. only an occasional touch up is needed to keep the vg-10 edge ready to go. the only changes ive made were to the clips. i didn't like the way the black coating got worn away, so i used acetone to remove the coating, leaving the factory blasted surface. i think it lookes much better against the od g-10 and the black frn.

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Overall
6
Quality
7
Ergonomics
8
Value
7
-Price Paid: N/A
-Used for Light Duty/General
-Owned for Less than 1 Month

Comments:

This is an ok every day carry knife. It has a lightweight FRN handle, vg-10 steel blade, and a lockback design.

The blade is nicely shaped, the knife holds an edge well, the knife sits in the pocket nicely, and the knife is comfortable to use. The Delica is a reasonably priced knife as well.

My only complaint with the knife is with the lockback design. The Spyderco lockback design for this knife (and other knives such as the Endura) allows for overextension of the blade past the point of lockout. The tip of the blade moves maybe 1/16 of an inch at most past the point of lockout.

This does not compromise the functionality of the knife, nor does it stop the lockback from doing its job. However, it just irks me to have this blade play. The blade play is not based on machining tolerances when making the knife, it is inherent to the lockback design. Because of this, I have rated this knife a 6 overall.



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Overall
9
Quality
10
Ergonomics
9
Value
9
-Price Paid: N/A
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for 1 year

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My Delica 4 is the stainless steel, plain edge version. Obviously this differs from the FRN model by having stainless steel handle scales, it is also a hollow sabre grind instead of the flat sabre grind used on the FRN model. I have nothing much bad to say about this knife, it is probably one of the better knives to use for EDC as it works really well for just about everything. The VG-10 steel held an good edge and was very easy to sharpen, it's a good steel for a working knife that is going to be used and abused. My only real complaints with the knife are the position of the pocket clip that leaves a fair amount of the knife sticking out of your pocket. Also, the stainless steel handles are very tough and feel good, but it also makes the knife weigh a lot more, the FRN version would probably be a better bet if weight was a concern.

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