The original Swick™ was developed for fast deployment, lightweight carry, and an exceptionally secure ergonomic grip. The result of Spyderco’s relentless Constant Quality Improvement (C.Q.I.) process, the Swick 4 is a highly refined expression of the original concept that offers even greater versatility and strength. Like its predecessors, the Swick 4 was designed by Sal Glesser and features a large index-finger hole—a feature pioneered by custom knifemaker Fred Perrin. Placing your index finger through the hole locks the knife securely into your grip and greatly reduces the possibility of it being dropped or dislodged during use. It also allows you to keep the knife in your hand while freeing your fingers to perform other tasks. The Swick 4’s enhanced finger-hole design is larger and is complemented by jimping (textured grooves) on the thumb ramp to further enhance grip control during use.
The Swick 4 is precision machined from a solid piece of high-performance CPM® S30V® powdered metallurgy stainless steel. It features a full-flat-ground leaf-shaped blade for superior edge geometry and a skeletonized tang to minimize weight without sacrificing strength. The ergonomic handle is slim and perfectly functional in its bare state, but also features pin holes for easy attachment of handle scales or paracord wrap.
Every Swick 4 comes complete with a custom-molded Boltaron™ sheath and a G-Clip™ attachment. The versatile G-Clip is angle adjustable and can be mounted to either side of the sheath, providing a full range of belt or inside-the-waistband carry options.