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Spyderco C106SBK Tasman Salt Folding Knife 2-15/16" H1 Serrated Hawkbill Blade, Black FRN Handles

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Part Number: SP106SBK
Manufacturer: Spyderco Knives
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Description
SP106SBK: C106SBK Tasman Salt Black FRN
Spyderco
 
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 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 serrated hollow-ground blade offers remarkable cutting performance in and around fresh and saltwater. The black fiberglass reinforced nylon (FRN) handle is texturedwith a Volcano Grip pattern. 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.

About the H-1 Stainless Steel in Salt Knives

A myth in the knife world is that there exists steel with high-performance cutting abilities that cannot rust. Many non-rusting blade steels make it to the market but they all sacrifi ce edge retention and cutting power. Myth becomes reality with the introduction of H-1 steel. H-1 is a precipitation-hardened alloy with .1% nitrogen that performs like carbon in the steel matrix but won’t react to chlorine, making rust. It holds a sharpened edge comparable to premium carbon-based knife steels. Independent testing by Crucible Steel Inc. shows H-1 work-hardens at the cutting edge when processed and sharpened, raising Rc hardness and durability. Simply put, H-1 is ideal for advanced cutting performance in and around fresh and saltwater. Internal knife components are also impervious to rust and pitting.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 2-15/16" (75 mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 2-1/2" (64 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 3/32" (2.5 mm)
  • Overall Length: 6-13/16" (173 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4" (102 mm)
  • Hole Diameter: 15/32" (12 mm)
  • Blade Steel: H-1
  • Weight: 2 oz. (57 g)
  • Handle Material: Black FRN
  • Made in Seki-City, Japan

UPC Code: 716104008025

Lockback
Lockback
The original locking mechanism. It can be found mid spine or at the bottom of the handle, and it provides tight lockup that will wear well.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Made in Japan
Made in Japan
The exotic steel Capital of the World, Japan produces and innovates some of the best products, from pocket to kitchen knives and everything in between.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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John
Texas
Jul 28, 2013
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Great EDC
I purcahsed this knife for utility/defensive carry (god forbid) at work. I carry it inside the waistband of my scrubs so perspiration is an issue. Blade is great and the knife seems to be pretty durable even without liners. It is very light and easy to conceal. Also it is small enough not to be offensive (unlike the matriarch, which may be the better choice for defensive purposes)
5 out of 5
Drew F
Beale Afb, Ca
Feb 25, 2013
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Handle Material, Blade Material, Weight, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Great Lightweight Knife
This is my first Spyderco knife, and I have to say, I'm impressed! Its light weight makes it feel like an extension of my hand. The serrations on the blade make it easy to cut through anything. I'm definitely sold on Spydercos and will probably buy another Tasman Salt in the future!
5 out of 5
Pier
Trinidad
Sep 20, 2012
Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Ease of Opening, Lock Type
Cons: Handle Material, None
not just a sea knife
I work on a farm and go through a lot of plant material. Just like cutting through rope this knife eats through any fibrous plant matter. Folding knives aren't ideal for dusty environments but knowing that I can wash out the whole knife with out having to worry about rusting is a great plus. Initially it felt a little cheap mainly because of the handle material but with all the abuse I've put it through it's held up well.
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