RIP Pacific Salt

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RIP Pacific Salt

Postby Pelagic » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:39 am

Well, I lost my new Pacific Salt overboard yesterday. Something caught the pocket clip and sploosh, it was gone. Many centuries from now a rust free knife will be sitting on the bottom of the Savannah River. I only sharpened it twice and was impressed with H1's edge retention (serrated).

I have to remind myself to adjust my pocket clips so that they don't hang on stuff as easily. On my byrds, I just ground them down. It made them a royal PITA to clip into my pocket, but I knew I would not lose them. It's convenient when you have spyderco models in which the clips can be swapped with byrd clips. I wouldn't want to permanently alter my stock spyderco clip, but with the Pacific Salt that seems like the only option.

Now I'll have to find another one, but I'll probably wait a bit. I'll probably end up selling a knife to justify another purchase. At least it wasn't the Shaman, Haha. To everyone working on the water or in an environment where you could lose an expensive knife, be careful!

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Re: RIP Pacific Salt

Postby atv223 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:03 am

I feel your pain. I've lost 2 Dragonfly Salts to the deep. I just got my third one in the mail. I'm looking at tethers and floating fobs for when I'm on or around the water. The Pacific Salt is a great knife, I have one too and I carry it quite a bit around the yard for trimming plants and on the water for fishing.

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Re: RIP Pacific Salt

Postby ladybug93 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:04 am

man, that’s rough. spydercos certainly aren’t disposable. have you considered some kind of tether? maybe you could run some paracord through the lanyard hole and around a belt loop so that it’s not gone forever if you drop it or it pops out of the pocket, but you can still reach what you need to cut while it’s attached. just an idea.

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Re: RIP Pacific Salt

Postby ladybug93 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:05 am

atv223 wrote:
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...I'm looking at tethers...
beat me to it

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Re: RIP Pacific Salt

Postby Pelagic » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:37 am

Good idea.
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Re: RIP Pacific Salt

Postby StuntZombie » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:48 am

I've lost my fair share of Spyderco's to the deep. It's never a good feeling, especially when it means you're going to be without a knife for a bit.

I think those little floats you can attach to your keychain will work too. Most of them are good for a couple pounds, so they should have no problem holding up a knife that only weighs a few ounces.
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Re: RIP Pacific Salt

Postby Doc Dan » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:53 am

That’s sad, man. One day, a thousand years from now, someone will be excavating the site, find the knife, swear humans coukd nit make such a thing that does not rust and is still sharp, and declare it proof of aliens from another planet.
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Re: RIP Pacific Salt

Postby Cambertree » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:17 am

Arrgh, that sucks man. Sorry to hear that.

Yeah, it's cool to think that it'll be as sharp and intact as the day you lost it, if someone ever finds it again and cleans it up a bit.

I guess the Salts wouldn't be magnetic enough to be picked up by magnet salvagers.

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Re: RIP Pacific Salt

Postby Pancake » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:21 am

RIP Pacific Salt, 2019-2019

He was a good knife

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Re: RIP Pacific Salt

Postby JuPaul » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:47 am

Such a bummer! As others have said, there are floating keychains out there. My father in law uses one for his fishing boat knife...not the coolest looking thing, but better than dropping $150 overboard. So sorry for your loss! :( ;)
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Re: RIP Pacific Salt

Postby Evil D » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:50 am

I lost my Tasman on Vero Beach. I'm sure someone with a metal detector has found it by now.
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Re: RIP Pacific Salt

Postby NWPilgrim » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:27 am

Condolences on your lost knife. I just got a Pacific Salt serrated last week. Like you I have sharpened it a couple of times and am impressed. It is a sad thing to lose such a good knife.

When si hike steep terrain I tether all pocket essentials to my belt or belt loops: knife, compass, survival kit. I think I’ll learn from your experience and make a tether for my PS as well and also get one of those squishy foam key ring floats.

I used a Sharpmaker white rod at 30 degrees on both sides at 3:1 ratio of strokes. The strokes on the flat side seemed to smooth out the points a bit. Now it can slice over ripe tomato like crazy thin.

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Re: RIP Pacific Salt

Postby James Y » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:29 am

Sorry for your loss.

I’ve never lost a knife (knock on wood). When I go somewhere where a knife may have a good chance of being irretrievably lost, I tie some paracord through the lanyard hole (if the knife has a lanyard hole) and connect it to a belt loop.

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Re: RIP Pacific Salt

Postby archangel » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:03 am

Bummer. :(

Interesting though: say in a couple hundred years it will find its way back to surface (miracles do happen!), will there be rust? Will the edge still be sharp? ;) What will the Overlords cut first? :D
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Re: RIP Pacific Salt

Postby wrdwrght » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:06 am

Clearly, the FRN on Salts should have buoyancy sufficient to keep the blade afloat, and have a water-activated beacon so the knife can be found in the dark. :D

Moreover, the blade should be a wharncliffe. :cool:

Sorry for your loss.

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Re: RIP Pacific Salt

Postby Pelagic » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:45 am

Haha, thanks everyone.
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Re: RIP Pacific Salt

Postby The Meat man » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:19 am

That's a bummer. :(
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Re: RIP Pacific Salt

Postby Freediver » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:06 pm

I’ve gifted my friend a salt 1 and a caspian salt and they ended up somewhere at the bottom of the Pacific years ago.

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Re: RIP Pacific Salt

Postby koenigsegg » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:14 pm

That's no fun, just a thought but maybe a ARK neck knife would be a nice choice for a boat? I hope Sal makes a Swick in LC200N
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Re: RIP Pacific Salt

Postby Bloke » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:22 pm

Sorry to hear ole mate. :(
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