these two are not to be skipped!!!!carrot wrote:For some strange reason I was thinking of skipping these two... thanks for setting me straight!
You can answer your question using a magnet to verify the long of tang.tea wrote:Been doing my best to read up on these. Haven't found a concrete answer-
Are these, the Aqua Salt specifically, full tang?
Clovisc mentions batoning so I am assuming they must be...
A note on the knifecenter presale page lists them as full tang...
It would be really cool if we could get a picture of the raw blade or an x-rayed knife (like the one of the temperance floating around in the archives)
I really really want an Aqua Salt. Looks like the perfect fixed blade for hiking and the like. Small, light and Spyderco quality
Been waiting a long time for something like this.
PS- Thanks for the reviews and pictures!
hmm... i wouldn't give up either knife, because they were both very special gifts!brainus wrote:If you had to choose between the Aqua Salt and the Caspian Salt as your only purchase in the fixed blade line, which would you pick?
My guess: Caspian.
But tell me why, and is the Caspian any good for food prep in your experience?
Spoken like a true politician......I'm glad you are enjoying both and am enjoying your reviewsclovisc wrote:hmm... i wouldn't give up either knife, because they were both very special gifts!
but... to play along... it would really depend. the aqua salt is slightly larger, and is better suited to batoning, and use as a camp knife. i like the security of the caspian's sheath... although the sheath of the aqua allows for a much greater range of conventional carry options. i'd also strongly prefer the aqua for food prep.
the caspian is better for lighter EDC carry... and for someone who may have to "multitask" while cutting or holding a knife.
if i HAD to choose only one, i'd choose the caspian. i've got plenty of other, standard fixed blades... not in H1, but still, close enough to the aqua. the caspian's design is more radical, and unlike anything else i own... i'd want to hang onto it!
still, the aqua is a superb knife, and probably the best utility EDC knife in its class. my aqua is PE... i have this feeling i'm probably going to like the SE aqua best of all... (i love serrated H1!!!!)
the slight curve of the caspian has proven quite effective in the kitchen. any more curve, though, and things might be different. i'd rather use the aqua, though...
a politician, or a knife collector.whitefeather wrote:Spoken like a true politician......I'm glad you are enjoying both and am enjoying your reviews
yeah Jason, i noticed that the "pronounced" indexfinger choil (beneath the 1-inch indexfinger hole) would hit the cutting board if the "gentle downsloping" hawkbill curve wasn't present.... so chopping onions (for example) with the plainedge part of the blade is much easier....clovisc wrote:....
the slight curve of the caspian has proven quite effective in the kitchen. any more curve, though, and things might be different....