Nearly after a decade of Spyderco’s birth, the company spiced things up by giving the two best selling knives of all times, the Delica and Endura. They became the parents for the current lightweight performing knives of today, and also at an affordable price.
Today after a lot of tweaking, refining, updating and upgrading Spyderco have given us the best of the series, the new Endura 4.
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With its journey starting from Sal Glesser and his wife Gail, in their old bread delivery truck. This Colorado-based knife manufacturing giant, Spyderco has grown so big, that it has kick-started and pioneered most of the common knife features like a round hole in the blade, pocket clip and so on. They started to outsource and moved its large part of knife production to foreign contractors. And this sleek, Endura 4 is a crown product of Spyderco which comes from the company’s Japan manufacturing unit. The company doesn’t just have big numbers in revenue, but they have reached more people and places that scales greater than the revenue. Spyderco is the choice of most people from common householders, hunters, and adventurers.
Kershaw 1605CKTST Knife Specs
|Blade Length||3.75inch (96mm)|
|Knife Overall Length||8.75inch (222mm)|
|Knife Length When Closed||5inchs (127mm)|
|Total Weight||103g (3.6once)|
|Materials Used in The Blade||FRN and VG-10 blade steel.|
Endura 4 features a VG-10 blade, these blades are stronger at the tip and has a larger spydie hole of 13mm. This blade comes in handy for most of the chefs who travel around frequently. Spyderco’s use of this material on its widespread models have given VG-10 a bigger market. Almost all manufacturing for VG-10 is made in Japan. The blade also comes with slip resistant jimping in the spine. The phosphor bronze made washers give a smooth feel and experience while opening and closing the knife. Even the clip is upgraded to give better experience.
The handle is made up of company’s trademark and most commonly used the material in its knives – FRN aka Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon. The handle features bi-directional texture for perfect traction and ergonomics. There are two skeletonized stainless steel liners inside the handle that provides the knife a strong grip without the inclusion of any unwanted weight. These skeleton liners provide to be an anchor for all the components inside and outside the handle, making it extra tough and rigid. The clip at one side of the handle gives an option to tie on to pocket or to hang on to something. The flat curved handle looks stylish.
The Locking Mechanism
The Endura’s handle and design feature a lot of screws that make it completely customizable. The opening and closing of the blade proved to be very smooth and effortless that can be used perfectly by left-handers too. The hinge tends to become loose after countless usage. But the whole design is customizable so the screws can be tightened and made new as before. This ability allows users to set their own tightness according to their need. The lock makes sure the blade doesn’t close itself while in use. The old Spyderco Civilian lacked this feature.
Pros & Cons
The blade that comes with this knife is also known as Japan’s super steel. It has excellent rust resistance, making it a suitable option for using in all kinds of the environment (dry or wet) without a sign of a blemish. The blade can also be sharpened very easily. Most of the VG10 knives cost most than $100, but this model from Spyderco is economically the best option. This knife can be used by all kinds of people with a different profession. This is one of the best busy models from Spyderco giving the best value for money.
Since this pocket knife has already received enough recognition, we can easily vouch for the fact that it has one of the most widespread positive response and Spyderco considers it as a trademark owing to its high demand. It has been in the market for a long time and has generated impressive revenue throughout its course of time. Thus, with such products, the company is definitely aiming to set a benchmark in the market that will intimidate all of the other companies that manufacture knives.