You need to hurry up and buy this Spyderco Delica 4 special edition with glow in the dark FRN handles.
This knife, C11FPGITD, is described as a sprint run, which means Spyderco only produced a limited supply. KnivesShipFree has some in stock, but it likely won’t last long.
In a nutshell, this is what you need to know about the Delica 4:
Blade: Made from VG-10 stainless steel, a good mid-grade alloy.
Blade Length: 2.875″, which would lead me to classify this knife as “compact EDC.” I tend to prefer ~3″ folding knives, since it makes the knife big enough to be useful, but small enough to comfortably carry. The Delica 4 blade is 2-7/8″ long.
Blade Lock: This is a lockback knife. It’s easy to open via large “Spydie hole,” and easy to close.
FRN Handle: Fiberglass-reinforced nylon has a plasticky feel to it, but it’s light it weight and the texturing gives it good grippability.
Value: No, you don’t need to spend close to $100 on a pocket knife. If this would be your first EDC knife, look elsewhere. With this knife, you’re spending extra on its collectability and uniqueness. If you want a better value, buy a different Delica 4 in a different color. Or, there are other versions with different handle material or blade steel options.
So why do I say “hurry up and buy it?” 1) Because I want one, and if Knives Ship Free sells out fast, I don’t have to feel bad about not springing for one, and 2) If you do want one, it’ll surely sell out quickly.
Any questions? I don’t own this one, but I do have a different Delica 4.
Several readers have emailed in recently, asking if we’ll be publishing more knife reviews soon. I have a bunch of knife reviews that are just waiting for my workload to ease up a little (photo editing is incredibly time-consuming). Tell me what kinds of knives you want to see reviewed, and it’ll help me prioritize the order (yes, there are that many).