Spyderco Tasman Salt Spyderedge Black
The Spyderco Tasman Salt is a great knife, as usual with anything that has the Spyderco name on it. What makes this one so eye catching though is that it is rust resistant. I have seen these knives after being submerged in water for more than 3 years come out squeaky clean. I even saw one that had been left in the ocean for number of months (no I can’t remember how many) that had some mild discolouration but was otherwise un damaged. This is great not only of you work in an around water but also if (like me) you tend to be a bit on the sweaty side. I carry my knives all day every day under leathers and on runs and my blades do tend to rust up a bit.
The Tasman Salt folder features a Hawkbill blade. This distinctive curved cutting tool has a claw-like tip that originated in the marine/commercial fishing industry. Cutting in and around water involves cutting line, netting and rope and it’s done quickly, often at arm’s length while pulling downward or toward you. The blade’s arcing tip holds what you’re cutting against the sharpened edge keeping it from slipping off the tip. Spyderco’s new rustproof Hawkbill blade is made with state of the art non-rusting H-1 steel. H-1 is a precipitation-hardened steel containing nitrogen instead of carbon, which cannot rust. The hollow-ground blade comes PlainEdged or SpyderEdged with both configurations offering remarkable cutting performance in and around fresh and saltwater. Textured with a Volcano Grip pattern, the molded fiberglass reinforced nylon (FRN) handle is offered in black or visible marine yellow. It’s equipped with a reversible left/right hand titanium pocket clip (also non-rusting) that positions the folder tip-up in the pocket. We recommend threading a thong or cord through the lanyard hole for back-up retention around water, where once dropped, a knife is often lost or irretrievable.
Tasman Salt, Spyderedge , FRN Handle, Semi Hollow Grind, Back Lock, length overall 6.812″” (173 mm) blade length 2.938″” (75 mm) blade steel H-1, length closed 4″” (102 mm) cutting edge 2.5″” (64 mm) weight 2 oz. (57 g), blade thickness .093″” (2.5 mm) handle material FRN Description: Spyderco is a premium range of Knives and Sharpening systems that embody the companys commitment to making knives that consistently deliver reliable high-performance. Thinking beyond established knife industry barriers allowed Spyderco to introduce new and radical innovations to the knife culture. ‘First we made things sharp Then we made sharp things!C106Sbk
If your interested in H1 blades and knives that do not rust why not check out the Salt Saver