Released in 1990, the original Spyderco Endura and its smaller counterpart, the Delica, literally redefined the concept of today’s folding knife. As the very first lightweight, clip-carry, one-hand-opening folders, they set a new standard. The fourth-generation Endura continues to set the standard as one of the best-selling folding knives ever made. In the process, it has also spawned an entire family of variations to meet virtually every user’s needs and preferences.
The direct descendants of the original model, Endura 4 Lightweights feature skeletonized stainless steel liners and injection-molded fiberglass-reinforced-nylon (FRN) handles. They come in a full spectrum of colors and a variety of different grinds, edge configurations, and blade steels.
Specialized versions include one with an Emerson Opening Feature that automatically opens the blade as the knife is drawn, a blunted red-handled trainer, and all-new hand-dyed Zome versions with multicolored handles.