Spyderco Tasman Salt, Yellow FRN Handle, Serrated
The Tasman SALT series has a curved, Hawkbill style blade. The Hawkbill blade lends itself well to the marine/fishing industry where cutting line, webbing, netting and rope is done at arm's length quickly and efficiently. The curve holds what you're cutting against the sharpened edge keeping it from slipping off the tip.
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 sacrifice 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.
- Closed Size: 4" 102mm
- Overall Length: 6-13/16" 173mm
- Blade Length: 2-15/16" 75mm
- Edge Length: 2-1/2" 64mm
- Blade Material: H-1
- Weight: 2oz 57g
- Hollow-ground blades
- Black or Marine Yellow FRN
- Volcano Grip handles
- David Boye Dent
- Lanyard hole for thong /cord attachment in water
- Ambidextrous tip-up carry
- Blade Detail: Serrated Edge
- Blade Length (inches): 2.94
- Blade Material: H1
- Carry System: Pocket Clip
- Handle Material: Yellow FRN
- Lock Style: Lock Back
- Overall Length (inches): 6.81
Quick! List the most respected and innovative knife companies you can think of. If you know anything about knives, Spyderco is somewhere near the top. Spyderco Inc. makes some of the most unique and downright bizarre knife designs you'll see on the market, but from the number of passionate fans discussing, debating, and learning everything they can about Spyderco knives, it's clear that the company has done something right.
From the Glesser Family and the Spyderco Crew:
Since starting Spyderco we've been told our knives are different, peculiar, even out there. All true. Thinking beyond established knife industry barriers allowed us to introduce new and radical innovations to the knife culture including: One-hand opening, serrations on a folder and a clip to attach a knife to a pocket.
We didn't go into business to rake in a mountain of dough we're here for more selfish reasons- indulging our passion for creating knives. Spyderco is definitely out of the norm in the knife industry in our dedication to researching and developing fresh, improved and better performing materials all with function and reliability being key.
Someone once said to Sal Glesser, Spyderco's owner, "You must design in the dark because your knives look so strange." True again. Our recognizable appearance is a result of designing ergonomic functional tools rather than applying lipstick and nylons to a pocketknife. We may look curious, homely, whatever, but we'll never be called unusable or undependable.
Making knives that consistently deliver reliable high-performance requires an ongoing commitment to testing. In our million-dollar testing facility we examine edge retention with a CATRA machine, look for rust development with Q-FOG, check the force needed to open and close a knife. We also repeatedly test for stress, wear, optimal heat-treating and actively search for higher quality, performance enhancing steels and materials.
As a customer you probably don't think about this, or much care, but it allows us to put forth a promise. When you purchase a Spyderco you are buying a high-quality reliable cutting tool designed and manufactured for peak performance and ergonomic comfort. Those Who Know Carry Spyderco.