Pocket Knives

EDC For CCW (Coming In 2014): Kahr-Branded Spyderco Delica 4

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Spyderco has teamed up with Kahr Arms to release this Kahr-branded Delica 4. Unlike most gun-branded knives, this one will not disappoint. It’s currently available for pre-order, but it won’t ship until May.

The Spyderco Delica is one of the truly classic EDC knife patterns, and four generations of it have been clipped to Americans’ back pockets over the last twenty-plus years. This is a few years longer than Kahr’s pistols have been slinging lead downrange, but no matter; both manufacturers have built excellent reputations for quality and reliability.

The Kahr Delica 4 is slightly different than the standard catalog model, and the differences go beyond the obvious “KAHR” logo on the blade. The Kahr Delica 4 has no jimping on the back of the blade hump, and its 2.5″ FFG blade is just a skosh shorter than the catalog-standard 2.88″ blade.

It’s only available through Kahr Arms (not from Spyderco) and this exclusivity comes at a small price premium. Catalog-standard Delica 4s have street prices in the mid $50s, while the Kahr-only version will set you back almost a whole C-note.

Discussion

11 responses to ‘EDC For CCW (Coming In 2014): Kahr-Branded Spyderco Delica 4

  1. Is anyone a big enough fan of Kahr to pay the upcharge? Kahr guns have always seemed to me like the plain ol’ Ford work truck of the gun world. Solid, reliable, but thoroughly unexciting.

  2. When I was young and foolish, I bought the exciting cars, knives, whatever. Nowadays I go for the plain ol’ Ford work trucks and other things that just work.
    I even have a Kahr K9 but like you, would not pay extra for a Kahr branded knife. I have plenty of Spyderco blades already.

    • Yeah, there’s nothing wrong at all with the Ford work truck, but nobody gets excited about it. And I think you have to be excited about something to buy stuff with its name on it. Especially if you have to pay a premium to do so.

      • Ford trucks have Ford prices; therefore a working man blades should have working man prices, not a 100% surcharge for a laser etching, especially where the blade is has less material and less work put into it.

  3. I have to say this is a real disappointment to me. I am a fan of Kahr pistols, and carry a K9 most of the time. Its a dependable piece that has enough power for the job, is comfortable to carry and totally reliable. On the other hand, I would no more carry this diminutive Spyderco Delica for defensive backup than I would my 2″ slip joint Old Timer. I’m sure its perfectly ok for general purpose, non-defensive edc, but why would a gun maker endorse a knife that is not appropriate as a defensive edc backup?? Priced at close to a C-note, this is just silly.

    • I actually wouldn’t carry it even for EDC uses. The grind looks like it would get held up in cardboard. If it was FFG it would be better, but then they probably couldn’t brand it. For that size I’d much rather have a dragonfly for half the price and the same steel

    • I like my K9 too but it’s like carrying a brick around. I bought it long before the lighter weight guns were around. I have been thinking about trading it for a polymer frame Kahr.

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