Spyderco Atlantic Salt
I've owned the non-Salt version of this knife for…
Price Paid: $90
I've owned the non-Salt version of this knife for some time. It is an excellent basic design. I've since upgraded (so to speak) to this 'salt' version.
I wanted the knife for water sports (both sea kayaking and scuba). And the key features for me were: ability to cut through rope, netting, etc. - and do it an ocean/river/lake environment. I wanted a 'rescue'-style blade (sheepsfoot) with a fully serrated edge.
The original version (non-'salt') does these things admirably. However, it would corrode with any exposure to salt water. The 'salt' version stands up admirably to exposure to salt water - although even with the salt version, you wouldn't want to just stick it in your BC or paddling vest and just forget about it. You still want to take care of it, wash it at the end of the day, etc.
But back to functionality: this knife has 1 very basic function. It will absolutely rip through even very thick ropes - even cutting underwater. It's light, the plastic casing gives excellent sure-handed grip. It opens well with one hand. The clip works well to keep it secure. It's a very well designed and executed product.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Spydercos Rescue knives are long favored by seafarers and the design has since been embraced by rescue workers, EMTs and ranchers-anyone cutting around flesh in an emergency.
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 Spyderco 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 hollow-ground blade is available 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 comes in black or visible marine yellow, equipped with a reversible titanium pocket clip for right or left- handed use.Spyderco recommends 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.
The sturdy Spyderco Atlantic Salt serrated knife features an innovative, rust-free H1 steel blade that works great in or around fresh and saltwater. H1 is a precipitation-hardened steel containing nitrogen instead of carbon, which cannot rust. SpyderEdge™ sheepfoot-shaped blade offers remarkable cutting performance in and around water. Textured, reinforced nylon handle features reversible pocket clip for right- or left-handed use. Pre-drilled clip holes on both ends of the handle allow clip to be positioned for right-hand, tip-up or tip-down carry. Convenient ring, when used with lanyard, provides back-up retention to prevent loss of knife—especially around water (lanyard sold separately).