Anyone Tried A Pacific Salt Spyderco ?

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Anyone Tried A Pacific Salt Spyderco ?

Postby philco » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:44 am

Something keeps making me look at those Pacific Salt Spydies on ebay. I suspect its the yellow handles doing it but I can't be sure. At any rate I've been fighting the temptation to pull the trigger on one for way too long now. Just wondering if anyone here has one and if so, what they think of it. Also wonder if there's a partially serrated version available. All I see on ebay is straight edge or fully serrated.

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Re: Anyone Tried A Pacific Salt Spyderco ?

Postby gino » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:13 pm

Phil, I have been eyeing them as well, talk to Josh (junebug) as he knows quite a bit about Spydies.

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Re: Anyone Tried A Pacific Salt Spyderco ?

Postby jerryd6818 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:46 pm

Phil, Josh commented back in February that he had a used fully serrated Salt (yellow handles) he might be willing to part with. You might check with him to see if he still has it.

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Re: Anyone Tried A Pacific Salt Spyderco ?

Postby philco » Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:20 pm

Thanks Jerry. My first preference would be a partially serrated blade if one is available. If not, I'd opt for the straight edge. I don't think I'd be happy with a fully serrated blade even though I know they cut like crazy.
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Re: Anyone Tried A Pacific Salt Spyderco ?

Postby junebug » Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:41 am

no partial......

a ton of talk about the fully serrated vs plain edge online
most feel serrated holds edge WAY better. ::nod::

i say ehhhhh it does, but only by a tad- IN MY EXPERIENCE. ::undecided:: ::shrug::

THE H1 BLADE STEEL = WORK HARDENING (it gets harder as is is worked/sharpened/used)
which lends to the serrated holds better as the working of serrations into steel would make the edge harder ::paranoid:: ::shrug:: :mrgreen: , i guess.

clips are titanium

there ARE fakes out there of these!!!! BEWARE!

THE BLACK BLADES = COATING SCUFFS EASIER THAN I THOUGHT IT WOULD :shock: ::nod:: ::undecided::

can be had in delica or endura frame size....and even with a hawkbill errrr sheepfoot RESCUE style blade shape..........

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Re: Anyone Tried A Pacific Salt Spyderco ?

Postby jerryd6818 » Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:09 pm

Phil, it may not be what you're looking for but BenchMade makes what they call their 'Dive Knife' in a partially serrated model.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003N8 ... SA7D0W728Z

"Benchmade's new 111H2O is great for all water activities. The modified sheepsfoot style and N680 corrosion resistant blade steel will make sure you keep ample edge retention. The patented AXIS locking mechanism and ambidextrous thumb-studs allows for quick, reliable deployment. ComboEdge. N680 Material is a chromium-molybdenum conventionally produced stainless steel with the addition of vanadium and nitrogen. Excellent corrosion resistance properties, especially in salt water. Good hardenability and high obtainable hardness. High wear resistance and ability to preserve keenness. Yellow Molded Handle."
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Re: Anyone Tried A Pacific Salt Spyderco ?

Postby FRJ » Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:27 pm

junebug wrote:THE H1 BLADE STEEL = WORK HARDENING (it gets harder as is is worked/sharpened/used)


Just curious, does Spyderco tout this as a selling point?
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Re: Anyone Tried A Pacific Salt Spyderco ?

Postby philco » Mon May 16, 2016 11:08 pm

Well it's taken me a while but I finally pulled the trigger on a used Pacific Salt on ebay. It arrived in the mail today. The knife is similar in profile to the Stretch model I like so well, but it's bigger......maybe a tad too big, we'll see. Bugster has me skered it's a fake but hopefully it's the real deal. For whatever it's worth, it did come with the original box.
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Re: Anyone Tried A Pacific Salt Spyderco ?

Postby deltaboy » Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:49 pm

Looks like a nice knife. ::tu::
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Postby philco » Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:53 pm

It is a good knife but just a smidgen too big for front pocket carry.
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Re: Anyone Tried A Pacific Salt Spyderco ?

Postby Colonel26 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:17 pm

Phil it looks good. I like the color, I'm partial to yellow knives probably because of al those yellow CASE knives around these parts. And I live the blade shape too.

I'll be interested to hear what you think of it after using it for a while.
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Re: Anyone Tried A Pacific Salt Spyderco ?

Postby Jody744 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:02 am

Phil, I got one just like that a few months back, haven't carried it yet though. I typically carry their UKPK in right rear pocket. I also have the small salt knife (dragonfly? Ladybug?) but got full serrated on it years ago. I wish they had a salt the size of the UKPK, it fits my hand and pocket just right.
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