Spyderco Endura 4 impressions

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Spyderco Endura 4 impressions

Post by Colonel26 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:13 am

I've been packing this Endura 4 since Christmas. First I blame John for starting me on this road to addiction!

The Delica 4 is amazing, but the Endura takes it up another notch. The VG-10 steel has really impressed this carbon is king kind of guy. Yesterday I was cutting down some old garden trellis tied up with grass string. Now grass string is like redneck duct tape, the more the better, and I had this tied up good. There was no slicing at all, just push into the pile of grass string, and it sliced right through time and time again. Today I cut a branch from a tree and limbed it, it's still shaving sharp.

The blade shape is very nice. There's enough belly to make it slide well, but not too much. It has a nice drop point with good meat behind the point making it good and strong. The grind is very good and even too.

The Endura is one of the most comfortable knives I've ever held. I take back everything I ever said about tacticool knives, especially spydercos. These are some of the best knives I've ever owned. If you can handle the great big ol hoss of a knife, get the Endura 4. If not the Delica 4. They aren't the cheapest, but you get more than your money's worth in this case.
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Re: Spyderco Endura 4 impressions

Post by CAMAROMAN » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:45 am

Spyderco's are some of my favorite blades !! ( I have quite a few ::nod:: ) I have a waved Delica that I EDC regularly. It is very comfortable in hand and pocket...
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Post by tjmurphy » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:09 pm

I carried this one for years, the only one I have. One of the first Spyderco patterns, a CO4 Executive.
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Post by jmh58 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:08 pm

::sneaky:: ::sneaky:: Way to go Wade!! Thats nice!! Glad you are enjoying those Spydies!! ::sneaky:: John :D
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Re: Spyderco Endura 4 impressions

Post by Simple Man » Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:41 pm

Agreed, the Endura 4 is quite a knife. I've carried this G-10 one for 6 years now since they were available new. A while back I thought I could find something I liked better. After cycling through probably 6-8 higher end knives, including a Sebenza, I surrendered to the fact I had found "The One". ::handshake::
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Re: Spyderco Endura 4 impressions

Post by kjwknvs » Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:01 am

This is my Endura with Emerson Opening. I love it.

I changed the pic. I got this fancy smancy camera for Christmas that I am still trying to decipher. I realized how dark the pics were so hopefully these look a little better.
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Re: Spyderco Endura 4 impressions

Post by kjwknvs » Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:55 am

This is another one of my personal Spyderco collection. I think it is an Endura as well. I got it from an auction in a "lot", but I'm pretty sure that's what it is.
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Post by kjwknvs » Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:24 pm

I also have this pretty little Delica.
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Re: Spyderco Endura 4 impressions

Post by garddogg56 » Thu May 01, 2014 4:06 pm

Kasey is that Delica one of the older ones?
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Post by jerryd6818 » Thu May 01, 2014 4:32 pm

Kasey -- My only Spyderco is an older used Delica.
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Re: Spyderco Endura 4 impressions

Post by Ramrod » Thu May 01, 2014 8:57 pm

Colonel26 wrote:I've been packing this Endura 4 since Christmas. First I blame John for starting me on this road to addiction!

The Delica 4 is amazing, but the Endura takes it up another notch. The VG-10 steel has really impressed this carbon is king kind of guy. Yesterday I was cutting down some old garden trellis tied up with grass string. Now grass string is like redneck duct tape, the more the better, and I had this tied up good. There was no slicing at all, just push into the pile of grass string, and it sliced right through time and time again. Today I cut a branch from a tree and limbed it, it's still shaving sharp.

The blade shape is very nice. There's enough belly to make it slide well, but not too much. It has a nice drop point with good meat behind the point making it good and strong. The grind is very good and even too.

The Endura is one of the most comfortable knives I've ever held. I take back everything I ever said about tacticool knives, especially spydercos. These are some of the best knives I've ever owned. If you can handle the great big ol hoss of a knife, get the Endura 4. If not the Delica 4. They aren't the cheapest, but you get more than your money's worth in this case.
I love the flat grind on these new Endura/Delicas.
Much different than the older saber ground models.
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Re: Spyderco Endura 4 impressions

Post by kjwknvs » Thu May 01, 2014 10:50 pm

garddogg56 wrote:Kasey is that Delica one of the older ones?
garddogg56,

I believe that it is a third generation(??). I think that the first generation only had Spyderco on the blade, but this one has G2 Stainless made in Seki-City Japan. I'm pretty sure that the handle is FRN and had a molded in clip that has been filed off.
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Re: Spyderco Endura 4 impressions

Post by kjwknvs » Fri May 02, 2014 9:11 pm

Jerry D.,

I believe that ours are the same model.
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Re: Spyderco Endura 4 impressions

Post by HiPower » Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:41 am

i always considered the endura as the best buy from spydie. my zdp189 cuts longer than most of their offerings in s30, s60 & s90. i think their factory has shortcuted the heattreat on these super steels. HiPower
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Re: Spyderco Endura 4 impressions

Post by Pocket Knife Maniac » Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:21 pm

Endura 4 is my favorite edc folder, I love it :D

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