Evolution of the species: Spyderco Salt 2 knives

Like everything in nature, knives evolve too. First came the Delica, then the Salt 1, a pocket-sized cutting tool that combined the 100% rustproof properties of nitrogen-based H-1 steel with the high-performance features and benefits of the Delica design. Lastly Spyderco has introduced its last-born, the Salt 2, that combines all the salient features of the best-in-class Delica 4 Lightweight model with the extraordinary corrosion resistance of nitrogen-based H-1 steel blade. All metal hardware on the Salt 2 is also machined from special non-rusting alloys.  

Salt 2 : lightweight folding knife

The Spyderco Tasman Salt 2 with a yellow handle
The Tasman Salt 2 with a high-visibility yellow handle showcased at SHOT Show 2018.

The Salt 2 features enhanced ergonomics, a high-traction bi-directional texturing pattern on the handle, and a black-coated titanium pocket clip. The clip offers a four-position versatility, since it be used for left or right-side, tip-up or tip-down carry. The 0.098” (2.5) rustproof blade is available with PlainEdge or fully serrated SpyderEdge cutting edge and includes a fully accessible trademark round hole for swift, ambidextrous, one-handed opening. Spyderco also offers a second-generation Tasman Salt 2 version with a hawkbill blade profile. The result is a pocket-sized cutting tool that is ideal for anyone who works in or around the water. The radically curved hawkbill blade of the Tasman 2 literally “collects” the material it cuts, drawing it into the concave edge like an animal’s claw. This dynamic generates extreme cutting power, especially on fibrous, hard-to-cut materials like netting, line, webbing, and rope.

Spyderco Salt 2 Black Blade
The Salt 2 Black Blade version features a hollow-ground H-1 blade cloaked in a non-reflective black titanium carbonitride (TiCN) coating.

The handle of all Salt 2 knives is patterned after the Delica 4. But where the Delica 4 uses stainless steel handle liners, the Salt 2’s handle components are molded instead from solid fiberglass-reinforced nylon (FRN) and fitted with four sets of threaded stainless steel inserts to mount the four-position clip. The linerless handle also houses the high-strength back lock mechanism.

The Salt 2 can be chosen in two variants, with a high-visibility yellow handle or the “Black Blade” version featuring a hollow-ground H-1 blade cloaked in a non-reflective black titanium carbonitride (TiCN) coating.

Overall length of the Salt 2 knives is 7.25” (184 mm) with a blade length of 3.00” (76 mm) and a weight of 2.1 oz (60 g). The closed length is 4.25” (108 mm).

Prices for these lightweight Japan-made knives range from 124.95 USD (around 106 Euro) for the yellow handle version to 139.95 USD (around 118 Euro) for the Black Blade variant.

For more information, please visit the manufacture's website: www.spyderco.com.

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