Monday, January 24, 2011

Knife Review Video of the Week - Spyderco Endura 4 Wave and Spyderco Endura 4 Knife

This week's we have two Knife Review Videos of the Week, they are: Spyderco Endura 4 Wave and Spyderco Endura 4 Knife Review

Spyderco-Endura 4 Wave

The Spyderco Endura 4 Wave has a repositionable clip. It can be moved tip up or tip down, left or right - whatever your pleasure. The entire knife can be disassembled with an Allen wrench for ease of cleaning, oiling, repairing, or just if you feel the need to lose tiny Allen screws in your carpet.
The Spyderco Endura 4 Wave's blade measures just under 4" hilt to tip. Spydero makes a little twin of this knife called the Spyderco Delica 4 Wave with a blade just under 3". The Spyderco Endura 4 Wave features VG-10 steel. VG-10 is a one of a kind formulation of steel with a high carbon content, containing Chromium, Vanadium, Molybdenum and Cobalt. The steel was specially designed for high-quality professional chef cutlery. VG-10 is often called "super steel," because it is designed to maintain durability and sharpness without becoming susceptible to shattering, a major fault usually associated with extremely hard steel. This makes the VG-10 steel the best of both worlds, and is ideal when extreme sharpness is desired, since most other steel will not take or keep an edge like VG-10. When VG-10 steel is used in a knife, it is usually encased in layers of steel providing greater corrosion-resistance, leaving only the "super steel" exposed at the edge for fine cutting. The tip of the knife is re-enforced to avoid chipping.

The back of the blade features Spyderco's thumb hole. This enables you to flick the blade open with one hand and very efficiently at that. I personally prefer it to the post type thumb opener on previous knives I’ve owned. It makes for a positive grip for your thumb and the design eliminates any awkwardness when the blade rotates open.

My favorite feature of this knife is the "wave" in front of the thumb hole. This is a feature designed by Emerson knives licensed to Spyderco for this knife. This was the selling feature for me. The wave, or hook, causes the knife to open as it comes out of your pocket. All you have to do is pull the knife out of your pocket while applying light pressure either toward the back of your pocket or twist the hook toward the outside of the pocket. As you are pulling it out, the blade will open OUTSIDE of your pocket. It is completely safe and intuitive. It makes it look like you are pulling an open knife from your pocket. It is very, very fast. It allows you to have an open blade in your hand with the same speed as if you pulled a hunting knife from a sheath. From a work standpoint it is fantastic. From a personal defense standpoint it is genius!! See the wave feature in action below:

The Spyderco Endura 4 Wave measures 5” closed and weighs 3.6 ounces. It is available with a variety of blade styles, including a plain edge, SypderEdge (serrated), and combo edge.

Spyderco Endura 4
Combo Edge

Spyderco Endura 4 Black Blade
Spyderco Endura 4th Generation 3-3/4" Black Combo Edge, Black Handle

Of all of the Spyderco Folding Knife combinations, the
Spyderco Endura Combo edge folding knife is a favorite for everyday all the time carrying. The standard Spyderco pocket clip is strong and holds well in pocket or on your belt. The clip can be moved from one side to the other and placed at either end, and of course you can even leave it off, if you prefer. The FRN Textured Handle comes in the color "Foliage Green" and feels good whether you are holding the knife with the blade up or down. The 3.6 ounces allows you to know that the knife is their in it's position when it is in your pocket but light enough so you sometimes check it anyway. Closed, the Endura is 5" long. Open, it measures 8-3/4" meaning the blade is 3-3/4" by 1/8" thick. The Blade is made from VG-10 steel and comes razor sharp from the factory. The blade is ground saber flat with a enlarged 1/2" opening hole diameter for a more comfortable opening. This makes the Spyderco Endura folding knife ambidextrous. The spine of the blade has Jimping added for better handling. The combination blade serrations help when cutting rope or leather or other heavy products. For the price, you get very good workmanship and steel and overall, a great knife.

To buy or get more information on the Spyderco Endura 4 Wave knife, click the link below.

Spyderco Endura 4th Generation with 3.8" Plain Edge Blade w/ Wave Hook

To buy or get more information on the Spyderco Endura Black Combo Edge knife, click the link below.

Spyderco Endura 4th Generation 3-3/4" Black Combo Edge, Black Handle

To buy or get more information on any other Spyderco Endura knife, click the link below.

Spyderco Endura Knives

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