If knives could be created in the same way we choose players for fantasy football league teams, every hardcore knife knut would recruit features and characteristics they like best from different knife companies and combine them into their favorite knife. Spyderco will undoubtedly fulfill many knife knuts knife fantasy picks with the introduction of the Delica and Endura with Emerson’s opening feature. These models combine all that’s functional and performance-based in a Spyderco folder with the blade-opening feature made popular and patented by Ernest Emerson of Emerson Knives. The Emerson opening feature is a hook curving out the top of the knife’s blade. When removing the knife from a front pocket it catches the pocket’s edge quickly opening the knife blade ready to use. The knife can also be taken out of the pocket without engaging the opening feature by pulling it straight up and out with your fingers on top of the closed blade. Delicas and Enduras with Emerson’s opening feature have screw construction making cleaning and adjusting easier. Their gray fiberglass reinforced nylon handles are molded with Bi-Directional Texturing for traction and improved ergonomics. Inside the handle dual skeletonized stainless steel liners strengthen the knife without additional weight and create an anchor for external and internal components to attach through for more sturdiness and rigidity. Their VG-10 blades are flat saber-ground with a stronger 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.
Combining the functional, performance-based design of classic Spyderco knives with the patented Emerson blade-opening feature, the Endura 4 plain-edge folding knife is ideal for a host of applications. The Emerson opener is the Endura’s most distinctive feature, with a hook that curves out of the top of the knife blade. Each time you remove the Endura 4 from a front pocket, the hook will catch the pocket’s edge, quickly opening the knife blade so it’s ready to use. The Emerson opener makes this a terrific knife for fishing, hunting, and other sports where one-handed use is crucial. You can also take the knife out of your pocket without engaging the Emerson hook by pulling it straight up and out, with your fingers placed on top of the closed blade.
Functionally, the Endura 4’s VG-10 steel blade is flat saber-ground with a strong tip and a large 13mm opening hole. Users will also love the gray fiberglass reinforced nylon handle, which is molded with Bi-Directional Texturing for traction and improved ergonomics. And inside the handle are dual skeletonized stainless-steel liners, which strengthen the knife without adding additional weight. This also creates an anchor for attaching external and internal components. Other features include screw construction for easy cleaning and adjustment; slip-resistant jimping on the blade’s spine; and phosphor bronze washers that smooth out the open/close action.
- Blade material: VG-10 steel
- Handle material: Fiberglass reinforced nylon
- Blade length: 3-13/16 inches
- Hole diameter: 1/2 inch
- Blade thickness: 1/8 inches
- Closed length: 5 inches
- Overall length: 8-13/16 inches
- Weight: 3.6 ounces
Folding knife with patented Emerson blade-opening feature
Hook on knife blade catches pocket’s edge for easy 1-hand opening
Saber-ground VG-10 steel blade with strong tip and 13mm opening hole
Fiberglass reinforced nylon handle molded with Bi-Directional Texturing
Blade measures 3-13/16 inches; overall length of 8-13/16 inches
4-way clip. Screw-together construction.
Skeletonized steel internal liners. Phosphor bronze washers.
FRN Bi-Directional Textured® handle.
David Boye Dent. Enlarged opening hole.
Spine jimping. Flat saber-ground blade.