The Endura 4 is one of Spyderco’s best selling knives. The Endura set the industry standard by being the first lightweight folding knife to feature a pocket-carry clip and have a one-hand operable, high-carbon, performance blade. In addition, the Endura also includes a back lock locking mechanism with the David Boye Dent.
This unique expression of the Endura 4 Lightweight combines all the features of this best-selling model with a multi-colored hand-dyed “zome” handle and a damascus blade made from D.P.S.15 and VG-10.
Zome (pronounced “zoh-may”) is a class of Japanese handicrafts that focuses on dyeing textiles. This ancient art form includes many different methods of creating patterns on cloth using dyes derived from plants, flowers, fruit, and other natural sources and is closely related to many aspects of Japanese history and culture.
Inspired by this rich artistic heritage, Spyderco’s Zome knives are unique variations of our lightweight models, which feature injection-molded fiberglass-reinforced-nylon (FRN) handles. The handles are molded in a light base color and then individually hand dyed by expert Japanese artisans. Using a technique reminiscent of traditional hiki-zome (brush dyeing), various colors of dye are hand brushed onto the handle to create distinctive, one-of-a-kind patterns. Like Japan’s classical dyeing methods, the special dyes used completely permeate the FRN to permanently color it.
This Endura 4 features an injection-molded FRN handle that showcases a brilliant hand-dyed zome pattern in shades of grey and black. As well as a saber ground blade damascus blade.
The most dramatic feature of this Endura 4 is its breathtaking Damascus-clad blade. Known as D.P.S. 15, the blade material is produced by Takefu Special Steel Company, Ltd. in Japan. It consists of a VG-10 stainless steel core sandwiched between two outer layers of Damascus steel. Each of the Damascus layers is composed of 15 layers of forge-welded steel, beautifully patterned and etched to reveal the detail of the structure. The finished blade, which is saber ground for superior strength, features a total of 31 layers of steel and offers an exceptional blend of strength, cutting performance, and beauty.
If you’re looking for a reliable workhorse knife with one-of-a-kind character, this is it.
- Handle Material: Grey/Black Zome FRN (Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon)
- Blade Material: D.P.S.15/VG-10 Damascus
- Blade Grind: Saber Grind
- Edge Grind: Plain Edge
- Blade Length: 3.8″
- Edge Length:3.44″ (87mm)
- Overall Length: 8.78″
- Closed Length: 4.98″
- Weight: 3.7 oz.
- Locking Mechanism: Back Lock
- Opening Mechanism: Spydie Hole
- Pocket Clip: 4-Way Positionable Hourglass Clip
- Designed by Sal Glesser
- Made in Seki-City, Japan