Spyderco Salt Series – Everything You Need to Know

Table of Contents

  • Spyderco Salt Series
  • What is the Spyderco Salt Series
    • What’s Different with the Salt Line of Knives?
  • Recommended Spyderco Salt Knives
  • Conclusion

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LC200N steel is basically a huge leap forward in blade technology. It uses nitrogen in the production of the steel instead of carbon so it basically can’t rust and it’s harder than H1 steel meaning that it holds an edge much better. If I had to choose between a knife made with H1 or LC200N, I would go with the LC200N. In fact, I went with the Spyderco Native 5 Salt as one of the knives in my EDC rotation.

Native 5 Salt is a play on one of Spyderco’s most popular knives. (You can read my full review here.) It uses LC200N steel which gives it good edge retention and is available in either a plain or serrated blade.

Overall Length: 6.95″
Blade Length: 2.95″
Steel: LC200N
Closed Length: 4.00″
Weight: 2.4 oz

If you’re looking for an EDC knife with great corrosion resistance then this is probably the knife you’re looking for!

Snap-It Salt

The Snap-it Salt is a corrosion-resistant, handy knife with a built-in snap link on top that lets you attach it to a carabiner, hook, belt loop, or just about anything else. The design is really interesting because when the knife is opened up, the snap link on the top disappears into the blade and doesn’t interfere with cutting or add to the overall length on the knife.

All of the knife’s metal is corrosion-resistant, including the clip, and the blade has a larger hole to give extra leverage for one-handed opening. You can find the blade finished in either a plain or serrated edge.

Overall Length: 6.89″
Blade Length: 2.96″
Steel: H-1
Closed Length: 5.08″
Weight: 2.4 oz

This is a popular knife with hikers, climbers, and other people that need to make sure that their knife isn’t going to drop out of their pockets or get snagged in some underbrush.

Atlantic Salt

The Atlantic Salt is a copy of Spyderco’s Rescue line of life. The Rescue line is intended for EMTs, firefighters, paramedics, police, and anyone else that may have to get in and cut material like seatbelts and clothing close to the skin of a victim. The Atlantic Salt ramps that up a little and adds full corrosion resistance making it popular among rescue divers and sailors.

You can get the handle in either black or yellow and the blade only comes in a serrated finish.

Overall Length: 8.25″
Blade Length: 3.687″
Steel: H-1
Closed Length: 4.625″
Weight: 2.75 oz

I really like the blade design and size of the blade on the Atlantic Salt. It’s not just a rescue knife so don’t let that scare you away from the Atlantic Salt. It would be just as useful on a camping trip as it would be in the pocket of a Coast Guard diver.

Spyderco Enuff Sheepfoot

The Spyderco Enuff Sheepfoot is made to be large enough to tackle any task but still be small enough to carry around every day. Most people pass up fixed blade knives because they’re too large to carry around for very long once you get them on your belt. The Enuff Sheepfoot fixes that problem.

It has fiberglass-reinforced scales for durability and uses their bi-directional texturing to keep it from slipping in the hand, even when it’s wet. The serrated edge of the blade is specifically designed to cut rope and netting easily.

One of the best features of this knife is the injection-molded polymer sheath with all corrosion resistant fittings. Some of the best fixed blades out there come with crappy sheaths that don’t do the knife any justice. This one is different.

Overall Length: 6.75″
Blade Length: 2.75″
Steel: H-1
Weight: 3.9 oz

If you’re interested in a fixed blade that’s not going to rust, even under extremely harsh conditions, this knife should be on your shortlist of prospects.

Spyderco Tasman Salt

Spyderco’s Talisman Salt 2 is an aggressive knife designed to cut through tough fibrous materials like water-soaked ropes and netting. The hawkbill design is made to focus the cutting power of the user in an optimal way.

It comes with black or yellow handles and can be found in both serrated or plain blades.

Overall Length: 6.812″
Blade Length: 2.938″
Steel: H-1
Closed Length: 4″
Weight: 2.0 oz

If I was looking for an aggressive knife for boating or using around water, I would go for the Talisman Salt 2 with a yellow handle and serrated blade.


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