Exclusive: Spyderco Delica G-10/ZDP-189 "Blackout"
Exclusive: Spyderco Delica G-10/ZDP-189 "Blackout"
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Since 1990, the Spyderco Delica has been a staple of the EDC community—and for good reason. For one, it was among the first affordable pocket knives that could be opened with one hand ... Read More
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Limited Edition of 1,000

Since 1990, the Spyderco Delica has been a staple of the EDC community—and for good reason. For one, it was among the first affordable pocket knives that could be opened with one hand. For another, it’s not only lightweight and compact but can be carried by both righties and lefties (tip up or tip down). This Massdrop-exclusive version sports black G-10 scales—which Spyderco hasn’t offered on a Delica for over three years—instead of standard FRN scales. The blade is also a serious upgrade. Made from ZDP-189 stainless steel, it’s etched with Spyderco’s proprietary new “Scratch” pattern: a never-before-seen combination of black and gray evocative of a spider’s sticky, twisting web.

Note: This drop is for a Limited Edition 1,000 units that will be made-to-order for the group - please allow six months for production, and note the Estimated Delivery Date in May, 2017. Due to the sensitive nature of shipping knives internationally, we are able to ship only some of the knives on Massdrop to select countries. It is the responsibility of the buyer to know and comply with all importation regulations and local laws. Click here for additional information.

A Closer Look at G-10

One of the most popular materials used in EDC folders, G-10 is known for providing a secure grip in harsh conditions. A fiberglass-based laminate, it’s made by compressing and baking layers of fiberglass that are soaked in resin. The result is a rugged, lightweight, heat- and water-resistant material with high tensile strength. This Delica’s handle features Japanese G-10 scales—which have not been available on a Delica for more than three years. The tight checkered pattern offers a solid grip for detail work and tough slicing tasks.

A Closer Look at ZDP-189 Steel

Hailed as a super steel, ZDP-189 is a powdered metal manufactured by Hitachi in Japan. As opposed to the standard process of manufacturing steel, powdered metallurgy starts with raw elements in powdered form, thus creating a more uniform and refined microstructure. ZDP-189 features a Rockwell hardness rating of around 64, far harder than most steels on the market, which means it will retain an edge much longer. It’s capable of being hardened to 65-67 HRC without chipping, too—a testament to its impressive chemical makeup. Composed of 3 percent carbon and 20 percent chromium, it’s also one of the most corrosion-resistant steels ever produced.

Specs

Limited Edition of 1000 pieces

  • Spyderco
  • Made in Japan
  • Blade: ZDP-189 stainless steel
  • Finish: New proprietary “Scratch” pattern
  • Handle: Japanese G-10
  • Liners: Stainless steel, skeletonized
  • Lock: Back lock
  • Clip: Four-way, black
  • Open: Signature ambidextrous thumb hole
  • Phosphor bronze pivot washers
  • Jimping on ramp of blade spine
  • Blade thickness: 0.09 in (2.5 mm)
  • Blade length: 2.9 in (7.3 cm)
  • Handle length: 4.2 in (10.8 cm)
  • Overall length: 7.1 in (18.1 cm)
  • Weight: 2.5 oz (71 g)
Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Drop.

Estimated ship date is May 19, 2017 PT.

After this product run ends, payment will be collected and orders will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all orders final. Check the discussion for updates on your order.