Endura4 - ORANGE ZOME / HAP40/SUS 410
This limited-edition Sprint Run combines the well-known features and benefits of the best-selling Endura 4 Lightweight with a full-flat-ground laminated blade crafted from HAP40 and SUS410 steels. The core of the three-layer blade is made from HAP40, a state-of-the-art high-speed tool steel produced by the powder metallurgy process. Boasting generous amounts of tungsten, molybdenum, vanadium, and cobalt, HAP40 possesses exceptional toughness and high abrasion resistance—key qualities of a superior blade steel. This high-performance core is flanked by layers of SUS410, a martensitic stainless steel that gives the blade increased strength and improved corrosion resistance.
This unique expression of the Endura 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.
This Endura 4 Lightweight boasts all the defining features of its breed, including a full-flat-ground VG-10 stainless steel blade, a sturdy back lock mechanism, skeletonized stainless steel liners, and a four-position pocket clip. Its injection-molded FRN handle showcases a brilliant hand-dyed Zome pattern in shades of orange and black.
If you’re looking for a reliable workhorse knife with one-of-a-kind character, this is it.
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