Delica® 4 FRN Zome Orange HAP40/SUS410 Exclusive
This Exclusive Delica® 4 Lightweight was produced for Cutlery Shoppe (CutleryShoppe.com) and is only offered through their sales channels.
The three-layer laminated blade of this remarkable knife is crafted from HAP40 and SUS410 steels. HAP40 is a high-speed powder metallurgy tool steel enriched with tungsten, molybdenum, vanadium, and cobalt that offers exceptional toughness and abrasion resistance. To provide increased strength and corrosion resistance, the HAP40 core that forms its cutting edge is flanked by layers of SUS410 martensitic stainless steel.
This Exclusive knife’s other defining feature is its stunning orange and black Zome handle. Zome (pronounced "zoh-may") is a class of traditional Japanese handicrafts that focuses on dyeing textiles. Inspired by this rich heritage, the injection-molded fiberglass-reinforced-nylon (FRN) handle is molded in a light base color and then individually hand dyed by expert Japanese artisans. Using a technique reminiscent of classical hiki-zome (brush dyeing), darker colors of dye are hand brushed onto the handle to create distinctive, one-of-a-kind patterns.