Tasman Salt - FRN / SpyderEdge
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 new 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 hollow-ground blade comes PlainEdged or SpyderEdged with both configurations offering remarkable cutting performance in and around fresh and saltwater. Textured with a Volcano Grip pattern, the molded fiberglass reinforced nylon (FRN) handle is offered in black or visible marine yellow. 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.
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SPYDERCO SALT SERIES –
Rust is the nemesis of all cutting tools—particularly those designed specifically for use in and around the water. Spyderco’s remarkable Salt Series tackles this age-old problem through the groundbreaking use of nitrogen-based blade steels like H-1 and LC200N. The result is a diverse selection of knives that are incredibly resistant to corrosion and ideally suited to the needs of divers, fishermen, military personnel, and water sports enthusiasts.
H-1 is a specialized austenitic alloy that uses 0.10% nitrogen instead of carbon to achieve its steel-like qualities. In addition to making it extremely corrosion resistant, it also makes it a “work hardening” material. Unlike the heat-based hardening and tempering used for conventional steels, H-1 hardens through the mechanical processes of shaping and grinding the blade. This unique property also makes it significantly tougher than carbon-based steels.
LC200N is a nitrogen-rich martensitic steel that achieves its hardness through a conventional heat-treatment process. While it does contain a trace amount of carbon, its high nitrogen and chromium content give it superior corrosion resistance and toughness, even at the high degrees of hardness required for knife blades. By using these extraordinary alloys, other corrosion-resistant materials, and the latest advances in technology and manufacturing methods, Spyderco continues to wage a relentless war on rust. And like everything else Spyderco does, the more they learn, the better their products get.
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