Evil D wrote:If you just want to never worry about rust, there's no reason not to get a Salt. In addition to corrosion resistance H1 is also a seriously tough steel and will take a very very fine edge. The trade off is edge retention is average at best unless you thin the edge way out and leverage edge geometry to your advantage.
In other words, there are better steels for plain edge that are known to be quite rust resistant while holding an edge far better than H1. H1 in serrations is a whole different story.
What would you recommend the applications be for say a SE pacific salt? Like I said I have the others that will fill the roll that any PE will need to be done. I'd lik to have a SE H-1 just to have and try out not just sure if I'll get the full use out of it.
You can do just about any task with serrations that you'd do with PE, it's just that some tasks are a lot easier with either one.
Skinning/cleaning animals, I'd never want serrations. But, if I cut a bunch of rope or carpet or things like that then serrations shine. Some things tend to snag with serrations, like cloth, unless you get the material right between the teeth. They'll still cut but they tend to make messier cuts. I've even seen guys use serrations for camping and making feather sticks for making a fire.