Salt internals question

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Salt internals question

Postby Jedi5150 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:33 pm

Hello all, new guy here. Tomorrow I'll finally join the Spyderco club and learn the secret handshake, when my Southard arrives.

I've been looking at some of their other models and came across some reviews of the Salt series, which are next on my list. Here's my question; I like most of the changes they made between the Salt 1 and the Salt 2, but my main reason for getting one would be the rust resistance. I notice that the Salt 2 has a lot more small bits of metal than the Salt 1, such as the multiple pcoket clip attachment points, pins, etc. I believe I read that the cross pins are stainless steel. With all the extra small metal bits added, won't the Salt 2 be more prone to rust than the Salt 1? \

Thanks in advance. If the Salt 2 is not more prone to rusting, I think that might be my second Spyderco.

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Re: Salt internals question

Postby Surfingringo » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:15 pm

Hi Jedi, welcome to the forum. Good question. I don't think anyone is going to have a definitive answer for you yet though. You are correct that the pins/screws on the Salts are stainless steel and it is possible for them to rust but I can tell you from years of torture testing that it is EXTREMELY difficult to get them to show any corrosion. As an example, I fish in the ocean everyday from a kayak and I have Salt folders that ride in my waistband saturated in saltwater all day long. I bring them in after fishing and they usually don't even get a freshwater rinse. I have Salts that have endured that treatment for years and the hardware has never shown a spot of rust. The hardware is not H1 and I'm sure it can rust under enough exposure but if what I do every day doesn't make it rust then I think its highly unlikely that it will ever pose a problem for the average user.

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Re: Salt internals question

Postby Jedi5150 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:31 pm

Thank you Surfingringo, I appreciate the feedback. That speaks highly of them given your use and experience.

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Re: Salt internals question

Postby Evil D » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:44 pm

I had a bit of corrosion form around the pivot washer on a Dragonfly Salt after being in the ocean. It's anyone's guess if that was the washer itself rusting or some kind of metal particle transfer that rusted. It did clean of very easily though. The pivot pin/blade/other hardware stayed rust free. H1 really is an amazing use it and abuse it beater steel.
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Re: Salt internals question

Postby Bloke » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:36 pm

Welcome to the forum Jedi! :)

I can't really add anymore than The Gringo and D said and I don't have a Salt2 yet. The Tasman I use to clean fish gets washed in the surf, dropped in the sand and it took me a while to find one day when wave action buried it. :eek:

Sometimes I actually remember to rinse it in freshwater. :rolleyes:

I've had the knife for about a year and nary a blemish and everyone knows Australian saltwater is the most corrosive saltwater on earth and maybe even in The Cosmos. :p
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Re: Salt internals question

Postby spyderHS08 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:53 pm

You won’t be disappointed! Spyderco knows what they’re doing. I love the salt line, I own multiple diff versions and love them all, never had any issues. I’m in the sweaty state of Kansas so they have been around lots of moisture and always go with me on vacation to the beach as well. I know some parts of the salts are made of titanium such as the clip and pins. For sure on the salt 1 as I stripped the paint off he clip and it was a nice dark titanium. I don’t think you’ll have any issues with rust!

The salt 2 is a great new knife. I love the change

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Re: Salt internals question

Postby Jedi5150 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:08 pm

Thanks Gents! I appreciate it.

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Re: Salt internals question

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:23 pm

Welcome to the forum Jedi. Great to chat with you. I love the Salt knives. I am especially looking forward to the Spyderco Caribbean.

Surf: Do you think all of the metal in the Caribbean will be lc200n or just the blade?

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Re: Salt internals question

Postby defenestrate » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:37 am

my guess is that the other metals in the Caribbean will be similarly corrosion-resistant but simply not as hardenable. There are many "mild steels" that don''t corrode easily and are inexpensive; suitable for screws or perhaps clips or handles but not up to a good user standard for abrasion resistance as one needs for edge retention. Making the knife all LC200 could greatly increase the MSRP.


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