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Spyderco C88SBK Salt I Folding Knife 3" H1 Serrated Blade, Black FRN Handles

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Part Number: SP88SBK
Manufacturer: Spyderco Knives
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Description
SP88SBK: Salt I
Spyderco

A myth in the knife world is that, out there somewhere exists steel with high-performance cutting abilities that cannot rust. A Japanese steel foundry recently turned this myth into reality with the introduction of a steel they call H1. H1 is a PH steel meaning it is a precipitation-processed alloy, that's rolled hard without heat-treating and has .1% nitrogen which acts like carbon in the steel matrix, but does not react to chlorine making rust. Surprisingly, it holds a sharpened cutting edge comparable to the premium knife steels being used in the industry by most knife manufacturers.

One of Spyderco's top sellers is our Delica Model. Users gravitate to it due to its sensible size, versatile shape and tested durability. It makes complete sense to plug H1 into this model, so we did, with a couple modifications. Salt I has a more rounded tip that's a bit thicker at the point. Since H1 was developed specifically for use in and around water, rounding the tip better met the requirements of cutting chores associated with boating and fishing. The Spyderco Round Hole is increased in diameter to 14mm facilitating easier access for gloved or wet hands. All inside/outside steel components (lock bar, pins and clip) have been treated making them impervious to rust and pitting. Volcano Grip texturing covers both sides of the FRN handle for friction-resistance to slipping. David Boye's locking lever dent is a standard feature that inhibits the lock from accidental release if the handle is gripped with great force. A matching black titanium pocket clip positions for left/right tip-up portability. A hole running through the hollow clip screw makes a lanyard pipe for stringing thong or cord through when using around water.
Specifications
  • Length Overall: 7" (178 mm)
  • Length Closed: 4" (102 mm)
  • Hole Diameter: 9/16" (14 mm)
  • Blade Length: 3" (76 mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 2 11/16" (68 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 3/32" (2.5 mm)
  • Blade Steel: H-1
  • Weight: 2 oz. (57 g)
  • Handle Material: Black FRN
  • Made in Seki-City, Japan

UPC Code: 716104007325

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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5 out of 5
Glenmo
Trumbull C.T.
Jul 14, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Type, Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Sheath, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip
Cons: None
Best water/Dive knife ever
Use this knife for diving & snorkeling..NEVER RUST..always there in case i get caught up in an old fish line or old discarded fishing net or rope..I keep it in the pocket of my swim trunks with a lanyard attached so i wont loose it ..i sometimes carry the serrated SALT Ladybug also ! both great knives ..very sharp! I also own a newer delica for every day carry but like the handle -grip of the salt better as it is similar to the old delica grip..considering carrying my salt for E.D.C.
5 out of 5
Dee
Honolulu
Dec 07, 2012
Pros: Blade Material
Cons: None
does not rust
This knife has been in and out of the ocean in my board shorts 2-5x/week for the last 4 years. It gets rinsed off about three times a year. Blade does not rust. I have used dedicated diving knives (440) that dissolved within a years time. This one shows some rust on the inside lock bar, but still locks tight and swings open. The H1 steel seems a bit soft = bent the point when prying. The way the H1 holds up to salt water mimics cobalt.
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