expression of the Delica 4 Lightweight combines all the features of this
best-selling model with a multi-colored hand-dyed “zome” handle.
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.
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.
4 Lightweight boasts all the defining features of its breed, including a
full-flat-ground VG-10 stainless steel blade, a sturdy back lock mechanism,
skeletonized stainless steel liners, and a four-position pocket clip. Its
injection-molded FRN handle showcases a brilliant hand-dyed zome pattern
in shades of green.
looking for a reliable workhorse knife with one-of-a-kind character, this is
Length 7.15" (182mm)
Length 4.25" (108mm)
Edge Length 2.56"
Thickness 0.098" (2.5mm)
Lock Type Back