Spyderco Pacific Salt Scuba Knife
A big myth in the knife world is that out there somewhere is a knife that seriously cuts but cannot rust.
Knifes claiming these super powers are usually made with steels that are unable to hold a cutting edge for any measurable amount of time.
Finally a steel foundry in Japan called Myodo Foundry makes this myth a reality with the introduction of a new steel called H1.
H1 steel is a PH steel, meaning it is a precipitation-hardened steel. 'Huh' you ask- Utilizing .1% nitrogen instead of carbon to harden the steel, it reaches a Rockwell hardness of 57-58rc.
- Spyderco uses H1 on its new C91 Pacific Salt model.
- It's similar in shape and size to Spyderco's best-selling Endura model but with a slightly more rounded tip.
- All internal steel parts are treated as well making them impervious to rust and pitting and of course, salt.
- Those challenged by cleaning and maintaining their knifes will find the Pacific Salt stays rust-free even if put away wet.
- The blade's hole is enlarged to 14mm for easier opening/closing with gloved, wet or cold hands.
- Textured in a checkerboard pattern, the black FRN handle has a grippy texture and is fitted with a reversible titanium pocket clip which positions for right-handers and lefties.
- The addition of a lanyard hole offers a backup method of attachment (thong or lanyard cord) for use around water where once dropped, a knife is often lost or elusively hard to retrieve. 4 15/16 in. closed, 8 5/8 in. overall, 3 13/16 in. blade.