Posted September 29, 2011 by Howard
Spyderco Delica and Endura with Bright Orange Handles
Spyderco Knives has offered these flat ground blade Endura and Delica models for a while, but these are the first with the vivid orange handles. Why have it orange? So you don’t lose them! The most common way of losing a pocketknife is to use and and then set it down (rule #1- don’t do that! put it back in your pocket!) With this bright color, you are more likely to see it in the corner of your eye before you leave it where you used it. This color is so bright, you will always know where it is. You can see them at www.knifecenter.com
Here is Spyderco’s explanation of the flat ground series.
These models are a bit different from the normal C10 Endura4 and C11 Delica 4 Lightweights. They are in a range of handle colors with full-flat ground blades.
Their FRN (fiberglass reinforced nylon) handles come in vibrant tones including blue, green, brown, gray and purple. Molded onto the handle’s surface is Bi-Directional Texturing for slip-free tactile traction. Inside the handle are dual skeletonized stainless steel liners which strengthen the knife without additional weight and double as an anchor for external and internal components to attach through generating more sturdiness and rigidity.
The blades are full flat-ground VG-10 with a thinner highly refined cutting edge and a 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.
Flat-ground Endura and Delica Lightweights are produced in limited numbers as part of the 2010 production line up.
Blade Steel: VG-10
Weight: 3.6 oz. (103 g)
Handle Material: FRN
Made in Seki-City, Japan