Chances are you’ve heard it said “a sharp knife is safer than a dull one”. We believe this quote originated from first hand experience and find it to be true. The Sharpmaker was Spyderco’s first product, which we made and sold before getting into the knife business. It’s true — First we made things sharp, then we made sharp things.
4 1/2″ blade, overall length 9 1/2″ 304 series Stainless Steel or high grade Beta Alloy Titanium Patented locking mechanism securely locks knife in sheath, but releases easily with a squeeze of the handle (Patent # 5,926,959) Variable mounting options: Rubber leg straps are included, Molded belt clip on sheath Optional “barnacle nuts” and bolts for mounting through fabric. Sold separately.
The Tasman Salt folder features a Hawkbill blade. This distinctive curved cutting tool has a claw-like tip that originated in the marine/commercial fishing industry. Cutting in and around water involves cutting line, netting and rope and it’s done quickly, often at arm’s length while pulling downward or toward you.
A big myth in the knife world is that out there somewhere is a knife that seriously cuts but cannot rust. Knives claiming these super powers are usually made with steels that are unable to hold a cutting edge for any measurable amount of time.