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Delica/Endura in M4?

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Murdamook, Aug 19, 2019.

  1. Murdamook

    Murdamook Basic Member Basic Member

    756
    Nov 3, 2010
    I see from searching the net that this has never happened. Is there a known reason or is it simply that it hasn't happened? I am not super familiar with ZDP, but is it because ZDP and M4 carry many of the same characteristics? I really love my Delica 4 in VG-10 and I have a renewed love of my GB1. I was just thinking about how impressive a Delica or Endura would be in M4.
     
  2. lieferung

    lieferung Basic Member Basic Member

    May 24, 2016
    M4 is an American Steel, ZDP is a Japanese steel, and the Delica is produced in Japan.
     
  3. ron finkbeiner jr

    ron finkbeiner jr

    Jan 6, 2012
    M4 would be gnarly or M390, 204 ,cru wear, any of those would be cool.
     
  4. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    Id buy an M4 Delica in a flash.
     
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  5. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    Yeah, depending on handle color I'd probably buy an M4 Delica.
     
  6. blades&wrenches

    blades&wrenches Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 11, 2014
    Generally speaking, Seki produced knives like to use Japanese steel. There have been a few exceptions but they’ve been sprints or exclusives. Not saying it can’t or won’t happen, but for M4 like performance in a Delica, HAP40 may be the closest.
    M390 and Cruwear have both recently been done
     
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  7. Murdamook

    Murdamook Basic Member Basic Member

    756
    Nov 3, 2010
    M390 is German, yes? The precedent exists. Spyderco has a love affair with M4. I love how sharp it gets and how well it holds an edge.
     
  8. John_0917

    John_0917 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 15, 2014
    HAP40 is pretty close, better rust resistance and only comes clad though.
     
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  9. dug24

    dug24

    145
    Jan 21, 2014
    I'd be down for one....if I could actually buy one. Maybe make more the 200-300?
     
  10. jpm2

    jpm2

    Nov 19, 2014
    M4/k390/rex/maxamet delica would get my money.
     
  11. Alsharif

    Alsharif Gold Member Gold Member

    169
    Jan 8, 2018
    Maxamet/K390 delica!
     
  12. steelcitysixteen

    steelcitysixteen Gold Member Gold Member

    315
    Dec 12, 2017
    V4E or 4V has my vote. Perhaps a dark red FRN St Nick's exclusive?

    Or if BHQ can do one in Jade FRN with TiCN coated M4, now that would be cool.

    There have been S30V Delicas and now M390 and Cruwear, and the K390 Police, so they are becoming more open to imported steels it seems.
     
  13. Freedom Pullo

    Freedom Pullo Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 31, 2015
    HAP40 is Hitachi’s version of CPM M4 so it has pretty much been done already as a laminate
     
  14. steelcitysixteen

    steelcitysixteen Gold Member Gold Member

    315
    Dec 12, 2017
    A lot of people (myself included) don't like the laminated blades for a variety of reasons. So M4 would be a must buy for me where I have literally zero interest in Hap40, V-Toku, Super Blue, and other laminated steel blades.
     
  15. steelcitysixteen

    steelcitysixteen Gold Member Gold Member

    315
    Dec 12, 2017
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  16. steelcitysixteen

    steelcitysixteen Gold Member Gold Member

    315
    Dec 12, 2017
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  17. Freedom Pullo

    Freedom Pullo Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 31, 2015
    Technically I think HAP40 composition matches REX45 but they are pretty close.

    I’m with you with the Laminates, the 420 stainless they use is too soft. You could get a Caly in SuperBlue.. I would recommend you give it a try if you can.
     
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  18. Danke42

    Danke42

    Feb 10, 2015
    Lots of M4 stuff from Blade HQ. I'd focus what I can get vs. pining for what will never be.
     
  19. jpm2

    jpm2

    Nov 19, 2014
    Most people thought cruwear, s30v, etc would never be. You can’t count out anything from Spyderco.
     
  20. steelcitysixteen

    steelcitysixteen Gold Member Gold Member

    315
    Dec 12, 2017

    Yep, also BHQ is probably one of, if not Spyderco's largest buyers. So if BHQ really wants to run Seki models in M4 (Jade FRN/FRCP with TiCN M4 would be a huge hit in a Delica, Dragonfly, Endura, etc), I would think Spyderco would do everything in their power to make it happen.
     

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