Pacific Salt 2

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Re: Pacific Salt 2

Postby BradFrisky » Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:31 am

Thank you FreeDiver! The actual picture with the tape measure was perfect!

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Re: Pacific Salt 2

Postby derangedhermit » Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:40 pm

I have the Endura 4, and it is my most-used pocket knife. I got a Pacific Salt 2 yesterday. I thought the lighter weight and less noticeable appearance of the Pacific Salt 2 justified buying one.

I was surprised by the increase in blade height at the widest point and by the increased blade weight compared to the FFG Endura 4. I measured 1.35 ounces, versus one ounce for the Endura 4 FFG blade. After I moved the clip for tip-down carry, it occurred to me that a blade swap would maximize strength and heft in one knife and lightness in another: the Pacific Salt 2 with the lighter Endura 4 blade would be a real treat for every day carry. Unfortunately, swapping the blade and lock bar from the Pacific Salt 2 into the Endura 4 didn't work. There is a change in geometry, I think, between the lock bar pivot and the blade pivot, but I didn't look into it. Once I found it wouldn't work, I just put the guts of each back where they came from.

Also, the design of the Pacific Salt 2 changes how I have to reassemble it, compared to the Endura 4. I have only done it once, and I may find an easier way, but as it stands I find it more tedious to reassemble.

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Re: Pacific Salt 2

Postby Monty » Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:52 pm

Has there been any word on whether we'll see these in yellow?

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Re: Pacific Salt 2

Postby Wartstein » Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:24 pm

Monty wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:52 pm
Has there been any word on whether we'll see these in yellow?
I am almost 100 % certain Sal said somewhere that it will come in yellow too.
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: Pacific Salt 2

Postby elena86 » Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:35 am

I hate those E4 style handles ... I can't help it :o Lucky for me I bought 6 Pac Salts first gen and the seventh is heading my way... I guess I am quite covered for the rest of my life ;)
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Re: Pacific Salt 2

Postby derangedhermit » Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:17 pm

An update/correction on my above post...I didn't feel like I understood what had happened, so I took my time tonight and tried the blade swap again. The Endura 4 FFG blade and lockbar fit beautifully into the Salt 2 "chassis", and locks up just like it did before the change. I now have a 2.45 oz blacked-out daily carry general purpose knife and a sturdier knife for harder-use tasks. I'm very pleased with how things turned out.

For reference, the Pacific Salt 2 as it came weighed 2.85 oz on my scale and the Endura 4 weighed 3.3 oz. After the swap, the weights are 2.45 oz and 3.7 oz.

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Re: Pacific Salt 2

Postby Jazz » Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:21 am

Nice to know. I figured it had to work. Thanks for your efforts, derangedhermit.
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Re: Pacific Salt 2

Postby phaust » Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:39 am

Black lock bar and screws are a nice extra.

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Re: Pacific Salt 2

Postby Jazz » Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:24 am

phaust wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:39 am
Black lock bar and screws are a nice extra.

I must be the only one to not like that. Looks good for all black, but not with a satin blade.
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Re: Pacific Salt 2

Postby spambait11 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:03 am

Jazz wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:24 am
phaust wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:39 am
Black lock bar and screws are a nice extra.

I must be the only one to not like that. Looks good for all black, but not with a satin blade.
Spyderco probably did this to make it harder to produce fakes.

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Re: Pacific Salt 2

Postby derangedhermit » Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:03 pm

The thinness of the FRN shell and fineness of the screws makes me wonder if anyone has stuck the blade of this type of design into a board or log (or clamped the blade) and twisted the grip, to see how hard (or easy) it is to get one of these to pop apart? It looks well engineered, but at some point the plastic will break or the inserts will pull out or the tiny screw threads will strip, no matter how well-designed it is. I don't think the blade is going to be what gives.

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Re: Pacific Salt 2

Postby z4vdBt » Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:08 am

Pacific Salt 2 straight spine mod by Josh at Razor Edge Knives.

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Gen 1 next to PS2

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Re: Pacific Salt 2

Postby cabfrank » Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:30 am

Really nice.

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Re: Pacific Salt 2

Postby VooDooChild » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:06 am

derangedhermit wrote: The thinness of the FRN shell and fineness of the screws makes me wonder if anyone has stuck the blade of this type of design into a board or log (or clamped the blade) and twisted the grip, to see how hard (or easy) it is to get one of these to pop apart? It looks well engineered, but at some point the plastic will break or the inserts will pull out or the tiny screw threads will strip, no matter how well-designed it is. I don't think the blade is going to be what gives.
Its been a long time since I have tried looking any of this stuff up, but...
It should take a lot to actually snap an frn handle. The pacific salt is also one of the most abused production knives on the planet.
If a knife is designed well, and the materials are good, the blade can easily be the first thing to give.
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Re: Pacific Salt 2

Postby cabfrank » Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:40 pm

Anything can break, especially if you intentionally try to break it, but there is plenty of evidence out there that shows these are plenty strong.

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Re: Pacific Salt 2

Postby z4vdBt » Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:54 am

Pacific Salt gen 1 straight spine (top) & Pacific Salt 2 (bottom).

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Re: Pacific Salt 2

Postby Jazz » Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:06 am

There's break testing evidence in this thread. Sorry for Photobucket's ruining of the pics, though. It's a Tasman 1 handle.

https://forum.spyderco.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=44375
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