Spyderco Endela, 3.4" Wharncliffe Blade, Black FRN Handle - C243FPWCBK
The Spyderco Endela "splits the difference" between the iconic Delica 4 and Endura 4 Lightweights, proudly including all the features of those time-tested designs in the perfect "in-between" size. The latest version of this popular design supercharges its performance with the addition of a Wharncliffe blade profile. In classic style, its perfectly straight edge and gracefully curved spine merge to create an amazingly versatile blade shape that offers both extreme cutting power and scalpel-like precision.
Full-flat ground from VG-10 stainless steel, the Endela Wharncliffe's blade is available in both PlainEdge and SpyderEdge formats and includes a fully accessible Trademark Round Hole for swift, ambidextrous, one-handed opening. It is housed in an injection-molded fiberglass-reinforced-nylon handle featuring skeletonized stainless steel liners, a sturdy back lock mechanism, a non-slip Bi-Directional Texture pattern, and a four-position pocket clip that offers a choice of tip-up or tip-down carry on both sides of the body.
Quick! List the most respected and innovative knife companies you can think of. If you know anything about knives, Spyderco is somewhere near the top. Spyderco Inc. makes some of the most unique and downright bizarre knife designs you'll see on the market, but from the number of passionate fans discussing, debating, and learning everything they can about Spyderco knives, it's clear that the company has done something right.
From the Glesser Family and the Spyderco Crew:
Since starting Spyderco we've been told our knives are different, peculiar, even out there. All true. Thinking beyond established knife industry barriers allowed us to introduce new and radical innovations to the knife culture including: One-hand opening, serrations on a folder and a clip to attach a knife to a pocket.
We didn't go into business to rake in a mountain of dough we're here for more selfish reasons- indulging our passion for creating knives. Spyderco is definitely out of the norm in the knife industry in our dedication to researching and developing fresh, improved and better performing materials all with function and reliability being key.
Someone once said to Sal Glesser, Spyderco's owner, "You must design in the dark because your knives look so strange." True again. Our recognizable appearance is a result of designing ergonomic functional tools rather than applying lipstick and nylons to a pocketknife. We may look curious, homely, whatever, but we'll never be called unusable or undependable.
Making knives that consistently deliver reliable high-performance requires an ongoing commitment to testing. In our million-dollar testing facility we examine edge retention with a CATRA machine, look for rust development with Q-FOG, check the force needed to open and close a knife. We also repeatedly test for stress, wear, optimal heat-treating and actively search for higher quality, performance enhancing steels and materials.
As a customer you probably don't think about this, or much care, but it allows us to put forth a promise. When you purchase a Spyderco you are buying a high-quality reliable cutting tool designed and manufactured for peak performance and ergonomic comfort. Those Who Know Carry Spyderco.