The Delica 4 Emerson Opener is a feature-rich, ergonomic knife. The Emerson function transforms the knife from a utility-only knife into weapon territory. The small profile won’t scare anyone when you pull it out to open a bottle or cut up a box. If purchased as a general utility knife, the Delica will still be a great preparedness add-on.
Blade length: 2.9″
Type of edge: The blade is a saber-ground spear-point design.
Blade and handle materials: Blade steel is VG 10. Handle material is FRN (fiber reinforced nylon).
Weight: 2.55 ounces
MSRP: $119.95, but can be purchased on Amazon for around $60!
Unique features: The Emerson opening feature. This knife combines all the features in a Spyderco folder with the blade-opening feature made popular and patented by Ernest Emerson of Emerson Knives.
Application: Everyday carry
Pros: Lightweight, with fast blade deployment (faster than most automatics due to the Emerson feature). You can buy spare parts kits directly from Syderco that will let you replace commonly worn-out parts. You can also buy training versions of this knife. This is a very affordable knife made from high-quality materials.
Cons: The black coating on the pocket clip wears easily. The Emerson opening feature is a bit larger than found on most Emerson Knives.
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