Spyderco Delica 4 FFG
The Spyderco Delica 4 FFG is essentially a smaller version of the excellent Spyderco Endura 4 FFG, of which I am an unabashed fan! The Delica’s blade shape differs a little bit from the Endura’s, but if you are familiar with the Endura the Delica will seem like an old friend.
The Full Flat Ground version is a special edition of the Spyderco Delica 4. Spyderco has taken the regular Delica 4 and added a full flat grind on the blade and offers it in a variety of colors.
- 7.125-inch open length
- 4.25-inch closed length
- 2.875-inch VG-10 steel blade
- 2.56-inch cutting edge
- 0.5-inch blade hole
- 0.09-inch blade thickness
- 2.5-ounce weight
- FRN handle material
In my review of the Spyderco Endura 4 FFG I raved about what a good job Spyderco had done in achieving such a lightweight carry knife. Well, all of what I said still holds true but it goes double for the Spyderco Delica 4 FFG! The Spyderco Delica 4 FFG is an incredibly svelte 2.5 ounces. To achive this Spyderco has gone with their excellent Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon (FRN) as a handle material and the knife has skeletonized liners.
The Spyderco Delica 4 FFG is also blessed with an excellent bi-directional texturing job on the handle. In conjunction with some well placed jimping the Spyderco Delica 4 FFG is glued to your hand whether you have gloves on or not.
The Spyderco Delica 4 FFG has an amazingly thin VG-10 blade. VG-10 isn’t a gee-whiz wonder steel anymore but it is a favorite of mine. It sharpens to an almost unbelievably razor sharpness and has decent edge retention. It isn’t nigh indestructible like the M4 on my Benchmade Contegobut it is more than adequate for a lightweight EDC knife. It does sharpen a lot easier than something like S30v.
Like a lot of Spyderco’s the Delica 4 FFG has a bit of a funky blade shape but it works well for me as an EDC knife. The oversized Spyderhole makes opening the Spyderco Delica 4 FFG a breeze under all conditions. The blade doesn’t have enough mass to SNAP open with a flick but with some practice it can be flicked open pretty fast.
The Spyderco Delica 4 FFG should not be used for prying under ANY circumstances! The thin blade is just dying to break under some misuse. Just use it as the superior slicer that it is and be happy!
The Spyderco Delica 4 FFG gets through life with just a lock back to keep the blade open. For a light use knife like the Spyderco Delica 4 FFG I think it is more than adequate. The Delica 4 FFG is just plain doesn’t need a super heavy duty lock as it really isn’t meant for heavy use. I you are looking to storm the castle armed only with a pocket knife and a loin cloth the Spyderco Delica 4 FFG isn’t for you.
Carrying The Spyderco Delica 4 FFG
The Spyderco Delica 4 FFG practically disappears into my pocket. Those 2.5 ounces are easy to forget about until you need it. The blade is ultra sharp and handles light cutting tasks with ease. In my daily work the Spyderco Delica 4 FFG excels at cutting rope, twine, and opening boxes. In a pinch I’ve used to strip some cable but feel that there are a bunch of heavier tools for that job but the Delica 4 FFG did make it through the ordeal.
The Spyderco Delica 4 FFG is another 5 out of 5 Stars EDC knife. It is a joy to carry in your pocket so it will be there when you need it and it’s highly capable VG-10 blade will handle most daily cutting chores. As long as you understand that it isn’t a prybar the Spyderco Delica 4 FFG will give years of faithful service.