Spyderco Fish Hunter Salt Fixed 4.39" H1 Satin Serrated Blade, Yellow FRN Handles, Polymer Sheath - FB40SYL


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SPFB40SYL: FB40SYL Fisher Hunter Salt
Another addition to Spyderco's Salt Series, the Fish Hunter was specifically designed for the demanding needs of free divers and spear fisherman. Its symmetrical hollow-ground blade is crafted from H1 steel. The blade's acute point is ideal for quickly dispatching fish, while its SpyderEdge makes quick work of fishing line, rope, and anything else in its path. To ensure a secure grip, the handle is injection molded from tough fiberglass reinforced nylon (FRN) and features high-traction Bi-Directional Texturing. An injection-molded snap-fit polymer sheath with adjustable G-Clip attachment completes the package.
  • Blade Length: 4.39"
  • Overall Length: 8.94"
  • Cutting Edge: 3.96"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.118"
  • Blade Material: H1
  • Blade Style: Spear Point
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Blade Edge: Serrated
  • Handle Material: Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon (FRN)
  • Handle Color: Yellow
  • Sheath: Polymer
  • Model Number: FB40SYL
  • Model Name: Fish Hunter
  • Knife Weight: 4.1 oz.
  • Total Weight with Sheath: 6.4 oz.
  • Made in Japan
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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Tom H
Dec 23, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
A Fish Dagger
A purpose driven knife. Seems designed to dispatch fish, and I think it will work well towards that end. Would, also, work well for cutting off fish heads, and incisions through hard fish scales, etc. Nice little dive knife. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The swedge (false edge on spine of blade) is about 1 mm thick the full length of blade, giving added strength to the design, yet providing minimal resistance in stabbing thrust through fish tissue. Point is pretty thin, and will be interesting to see how well it holds up under use. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The Grip and the Gripe: Do yourself a favor, and buy a roll of stair tread tape. Attach a strip to spine and belly of handle, back just far enough, as to not interfere with retention of the sheath. You will then have an excellent grip. You can use the tape on many similar projects. Otherwise a comfortable and adequate handle, just a little slippery. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The sheath is similar to their Aqua Salt sheath, but looks like they added a retention point (all at lead edge of handle). As, John, noted below, the knife is a little stiff getting into retention, but once there it is pretty solid, and not that difficult to draw from the sheath. I like it. If you don’t like the belt clip, two of the holes match a large Tek-Lok (available at, and you can easily switch it out. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hey Spyderco! I’m Lovin’ the Salt Series. We’d sure like to see: 1). Shark Hunter, a 7” bladed version of Fish Hunter : ). 2). A simple bait knife in H1, plain edge, about 5” long, fairly thin, but about as stiff as a stiff boning knife. Could be manufactured under the Byrd brand to keep it affordable. 3). Sailor’s/rigger’s folding (sheepsfoot blade) knife w/fold-out, multiple locking position marlin spike.
5 out of 5
Pittsboro NC
Dec 16, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Great knife
Simply a great knife all around. My 1st with H1 stainless so well see how it holds up. I originally reviewed this as having an insecure sheath but I admit I was wrong I just wasn't putting the hilt in far enough now I see it is very secure it has a very good snap upon insertion. My apologies to all.
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