Spyderco Delica C11 Knife
Sypderco’s Amazing quality shines through again in these Japanese Made (seki-city) folders. From their Distribution center in Colorado, Spyderco sells some of the highest quality production folders available.
The handle on the Delica is VERY comfortable, and the Trademark round hole makes it very easy to open with one hand. Cutting for prolonged periods presents no hotspots on my hand.
The VG-10 steel is one of the hottest steels on the market as far as stainless steels go. It is a relatively fine-grained steel and cuts very well, especailly with Spyderco’s great sharpening job out of the box.
You will not be disappointed with the performance of this knife, but you make see other knives that have similar quality made with nice handle materials for the same price. Spyderco uses top quality blade steel, but does skimp out on the handles for these knives, but they are ultra strong and will hold up to a LOT of abuse. They are designed for function, not form. Though many spyderco collectors like the designs a lot, including myself.
Overall it is one of the modern “classic” designs that will be around for many many years, as this model has been around for over 12 years if my memory serves… with minor improvements to pocket clip, handle and blade steel over the years.