Spyderco C89SBK Atlantic Salt Folding Knife 3-11/16" H1 Serrated Rescue Blade, Black FRN Handles
SP89SBK: C89SBK Atlantic Salt Black FRN
It's been speculated the sheepfoot shaped blade originated with mariners who found the rounded tip especially beneficial when the knife was accidentally dropped (think working on a ship in pitching seas) as it couldn't stab the foot when hitting the deck. It's also been hypothesized that commanding officers on these ships preferred rambunctious hardworking sailors carry knives without pointed tips, especially while in port blowing off steam after months at sea.
Spyderco's Rescue knives are long favored by seafarers and the design has since been embraced by rescue workers, EMT's and ranchers-anyone cutting around flesh in an emergency. Now available in a rustproof version, the Atlantic Salt is a modified Rescue made with state of the art non-rusting H1 steel. H1 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. Textured with a Volcano Grip pattern, the molded fiberglass reinforced nylon (FRN) handle is black, equipped with a reversible titanium pocket clip for right or left- handed use. We recommend threading a thong or lanyard cord through the lanyard hole for back-up retention around water, where once dropped, a knife is often irretrievable or lost.
- Blade Length: 3-11/16" (94 mm)
- Cutting Edge: 3-3/16" (81 mm)
- Blade Thickness: 1/8" (3 mm)
- Overall Length: 8-1/4" (210 mm)
- Closed Length: 4-5/8" (117 mm)
- Hole Diameter: 9/16" (14 mm)
- Blade Steel: H-1
- Weight: 2.75 oz. (77 g)
- Handle Material: Black FRN
- Made in Seki-City, Japan
UPC Code: 716104006878
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