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Spyderco C106SYL Tasman Salt Folding Knife 2-15/16" H1 Serrated Hawkbill Blade, Yellow FRN Handles

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Part Number: SP106SYL
Manufacturer: Spyderco Knives
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Description
SP106SYL: C106SYL Tasman Salt Yellow 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 visible marine yellow 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: Yellow FRN
  • Made in Seki-City, Japan

UPC Code: 716104008032

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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Tim
Victoria, BC
Dec 05, 2012
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Absolutely Lethal Against Lines
I'm in the Navy and I recommend this knife to everyone I meet. It has strong construction, the blade refuses to rust even after repeated saltwater immersion, and it came wicked sharp in the box. It's light, the hole in the blade allows easy opening even with gloves, and of course, it locks. It's easy to grip, comfortable in the hand, and very light in the pocket. It chews through lines like nothing I've ever seen. The larger members of the Salt line are slightly better for close-in work due to the blunt tip, but the Tasman's curve allows you to rip through thick lines at arm's length with ease. Any situation where a taut line needs to be cut, this is my go-to knife. Highly recommended for anyone in a marine workplace.
5 out of 5
Pete C
Ontario Canada
Sep 16, 2011
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Love it!
Everyday carry. Great weight and size. Overall construction is very nice as always with Spyderco. The Bill Point Blade is much better then I ever expected. It's just so damn handy in so many situations. Great knife!
5 out of 5
Chris D
Germany
Jun 01, 2011
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Weight, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Rope killer
I use this knife for cutting ropes, opening tasks and last line of defense. All tasks are easy to fulfill with the hawkbill design. It cuts like a devil. The quality is excellent. AND ..real non-corroding H1 steel fits perfect in all working enviroment
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