New Zome Delica and Endura

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Sharp Guy, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. Sharp Guy

    Sharp Guy Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2016
    Coming soon to a dealer near you!

    This was shared over on the Spyderco Forum. I thought I'd post it here for those who haven't seen it yet.

    I'm hoping there are some cool color combinations offered.

    From the new knives section on Spyderco's website:

    "This unique expression of the Delica 4 Lightweight combines all the features of this best-selling model with a multi-colored hand-dyed “zome” handle.

    Zome (pronounced "zoh-may") is a class of Japanese handicrafts that focuses on dyeing textiles. This ancient art form includes many different methods of creating patterns on cloth using dyes derived from plants, flowers, fruit, and other natural sources and is closely related to many aspects of Japanese history and culture.

    Inspired by this rich artistic heritage, Spyderco's Zome knives are unique variations of our lightweight models, which feature injection-molded fiberglass-reinforced-nylon (FRN) handles. The handles are molded in a light base color and then individually hand dyed by expert Japanese artisans. Using a technique reminiscent of traditional hiki-zome (brush dyeing), various colors of dye are hand brushed onto the handle to create distinctive, one-of-a-kind patterns. Like Japan's classical dyeing methods, the special dyes used completely permeate the FRN to permanently color it."


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    http://www.spyderco.com/catalog/details.php?product=993

    http://www.spyderco.com/catalog/details.php?product=994
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2016
  2. Shaggy

    Shaggy

    Jan 30, 2012
    Interesting. I hadn't seen this. I also wonder if there will be different color options, and if these models will be in continuous production.
     
  3. Lycosa

    Lycosa

    Aug 24, 2007
    WHY did you have to post this??!!
    SO cool.
    rolf
     
  4. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    I like that color scheme!
     
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  5. 115Italian

    115Italian

    Nov 13, 2015
    I think i remeber some talk about this a little while back. Very cool. I wonder to what extend of color combos they will go to. Red white and blue? Black and blue? Red and yellow? Purple and green? Orange and blue? Brown And green? Grey and black? Rainbow swirl? Chocolate swirl? Man this could get me spending way too much money.
     
  6. VolGrad

    VolGrad Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 25, 2010
    I expect this to be HUGELY popular.
     
  7. Skeptic13

    Skeptic13

    183
    Jun 9, 2016
    Can't afford them all at once so this will have to go on the list and wait it's turn. I really like the patterned handle. This would make a great sprint run knife with upgraded steel.
     
  8. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    I agree, I wish they made the Endura in more than just the steels they currently offer them in!
     
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  9. aleforme

    aleforme Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 21, 2013
    Some camo style Delicas and Enduras will be hard to resist. Especially in grey/black.
     
  10. uxo2

    uxo2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2013
    Add a DLC blade... And watch them sell.
     
  11. rak2

    rak2

    10
    Mar 17, 2016
    Oh Mannnnn.... Just when I thought I had seen enough of knives to be happy with my current purchases and could get away from the forum and back to 'normal' life and quit looking at product porn.

    rak2
     
  12. Jack3dBrett

    Jack3dBrett

    192
    Jan 1, 2016
    Daddy like.
     
  13. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    I like it. May have to get another delica or Endura.
     
  14. Mister X

    Mister X

    183
    Apr 25, 2015
    Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
     
  15. unbrokenchain33

    unbrokenchain33

    463
    Jul 26, 2012
    These look cool and all.. but without an upgraded steel, I don't see the need to pick this up ;)
     
  16. mwhich50

    mwhich50 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 18, 2011
    Looks good. Just don't drop it on the ground. You will never find it. :confused: I think light and dark blue/black, or orange and black would be better looking. :thumbup:
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2016
  17. Kyle78

    Kyle78

    308
    Sep 27, 2011
    Eh, to me just looks like camo. I would be interested in maybe some other color combinations/patterns.
     
  18. 115Italian

    115Italian

    Nov 13, 2015
    Im guessing we will see more color patterns. To make FRN with more than one color is not an easy task. The proper technique needs to be used and it looks like Spyderco figured it out. I dont think theyll stop at normal camouflage
     
  19. 115Italian

    115Italian

    Nov 13, 2015
    O and anyone have any info on a release date
     
  20. GB940Rookie

    GB940Rookie Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2016
    Wow, great colors
     

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