What do you want in a new Salt knife?

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What do you want in a new Salt knife?

Postby Surfingringo » Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:55 am

If Spyderco were designing a new Salt knife and you were given a chance to offer some input, what would you ask for? Just curious. :)

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Re: What do you want in a new Salt knife?

Postby Evil D » Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:58 am

I'd like to see Salt variations of existing models...a Military would be an awesome start.
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Re: What do you want in a new Salt knife?

Postby Wartstein » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:05 am

As a totally new design I'd like to see a double bladed FRN Salt folder in Pac Salt size , featuring an SE blade and, yes, a saw (very unusual, I know...)

Concerning new variants of existing models:
1.) "Your" Siren in SE (and FRN)
2.) Pac Salt SE in ffg
3.) Backlock Caribbean
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Re: What do you want in a new Salt knife?

Postby xceptnl » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:06 am

I would also like to see a Military model. PE and SE in LC200N. Aside from that, I would like to see maybe a Ladybug or Dragonfly salt hawkbill with FFG using the same steel and edge configuration as above.
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Re: What do you want in a new Salt knife?

Postby Mushroom » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:07 am

"... asking for a friend." ;)

For me, my needs are pretty well covered by the current lineup of Salt knives, so anything new I'd like would probably just be gimmicky features. Or a knife designed for a very specific task. Whether I need the knife for that task or not is irrelevant, sometimes I just like the novelty of the design. Just as examples, knives like the Fish Hunter or Whale Rescue Blade.
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Re: What do you want in a new Salt knife?

Postby JakeXman » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:11 am

I'd like to see Salt variations of existing models...a Military would be an awesome start.
I second this motion^

It seems like the para 3 is the platform they’re using to test buyer feedback on new versions of that family, evidenced by the para 3 LW. If I had to guess which model gets the salt treatment first my money is on the para 3.
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Re: What do you want in a new Salt knife?

Postby Surfingringo » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:16 am

Liners make it more difficult to make a knife truly rust proof. One of many reasons that I went with a backlock on the Siren. More metal pieces, more dissimilar metal contact points, more tight spaces to trap liquid or corrosive material. It’s certainly not impossible to make a liner lock or compression lock knife that is worthy of the Salt moniker and I’m not opposed to using those locks on a Salt knife but the backlock is hard to beat for a Salt knife IMHO.

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Re: What do you want in a new Salt knife?

Postby Sumdumguy » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:18 am

Complete LC200N construction on everything! Haha
Also, liners are just better. Look to the Caribbean and it's lack of corrosion.

Seriously though, I want a solid LC200N Micro Dyad, with some sort of inlay(mammoth to signify how long it will last?) :p

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Re: What do you want in a new Salt knife?

Postby Albatross » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:39 am

Manix back lock salt with an LC200N blade.

Folding fillet knife with a BD1N blade and LC200N or H1. Even though BD1N isn't a salt steel, we still need some budget folding fillet knives.

Smaller fixed blades for edc, fishing, hunting, etc. Something between the ARK and the Waterway. 3-3.5" blade, micarta handle, or maybe bright colored G10, low profile blade (for maneuverability) and maybe an option for a leather sheath (for edc or hunting) with a standard offering of kydex or similar material.
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Re: What do you want in a new Salt knife?

Postby Dazen » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:41 am

I think everyone knows what I’m looking for :D

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Re: What do you want in a new Salt knife?

Postby Pancake » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:53 am

Salt Southfork.... because... Southfork
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Re: What do you want in a new Salt knife?

Postby legOFwhat? » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:58 am

FFG Spyderhawk in SE LC200N! :D

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Re: What do you want in a new Salt knife?

Postby brj » Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:02 am

Another vote for the Military (LC200N blade & liner, Ti standoffs, lanyard tube, screws and clip, yellow G10). I'm saying 'liner' because pre-2004 Millies used to have only the one anyway (presentation side used to be a full G10 slab, still plenty strong in my experience).

If that fails to materialize :) , any FFG thin blade with a pointy tip will get my vote (regardless of lock, materials, colors).

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Re: What do you want in a new Salt knife?

Postby The Deacon » Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:05 am

Not really something new, and technically not a Salt Series knife, but I'd ask for an Autonomy in LC200N with a PE FFG blade. Similarly, a Stretch II with a blade like that would also put a smile on my face. Make the blade straight spined and the smile would go ear to ear. :D
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Re: What do you want in a new Salt knife?

Postby PStone » Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:15 am

I’d love to see the salt line take an aim at the camper’s kitchen. I know there is a culinary line, but I would like to see the poly handled knives be offered in an upgraded LC200N package with a simple sheath included. The ultimate camp kitchen knifes.

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Re: What do you want in a new Salt knife?

Postby standy99 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:35 am

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Re: What do you want in a new Salt knife?

Postby wrdwrght » Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:39 am

I have a fair range of Salts in a variety of sizes and blade shapes, mostly H1 and SE.

Like Vivi, I think your Siren (still my chief carry after my latest arrivals) and Sal’s SE Pacific Salt could easily cover all my folder requirements.

Would I “upgrade” my Siren to SE and have it be the only Spydie I’d ever need? Not unless the SE pattern changes to the rounding of the small points that Evil D has been advancing.

I would pay a higher price for an all-LC200N PE Military Model, less for it being a Salt than for its toughness and sharpening response. And I’d take it (like I would a Caribbean) in a “rounder“ SE, if offered.

I guess I’m saying I can’t imagine a Salt that could be much better than what I have, and you’re partly to blame. :p
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Re: What do you want in a new Salt knife?

Postby vivi » Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:03 am

Something larger than the Pacific Salt, with a full flat grind, available in PE, SE and CE, with a large, well exposed opening hole. No heavier than 4.5oz. Lockback preferred.

I've said it many times, but if Spyderco put out something like a Police Salt I can't ever see that being topped.

I also liked the idea of small EDC fixed blades but the Swick has me covered on that end. Just patiently waiting for a release :)
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Pacific Salt 2 SE | Siren | Police 4 LW | Police 4 K390 | C95 Manix foliage green | Manix XL M4 DLC | Street Beat LW | Aqua Salt

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Re: What do you want in a new Salt knife?

Postby steelcity16 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:03 am

Evil D wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:58 am
I'd like to see Salt variations of existing models...a Military would be an awesome start.

This. A Semi-translucent Day Glow Neon Yellow G10 FFG LC200N Military Salt. FFG LC200N Endura, Endela, Delica, and Police LW Salts. A blacked out FFG LC200N Dragonfly Salt and Jester Salt. FFG LC200N Chap LW Salt. FFG LC200N SE Spyderhawk Salt

There are so many great models out there already to Saltify. Let's start there. How we haven't seen PM2, Para 3, and Military Salts yet is one of the greatest mysteries in Spydieville to me.
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Re: What do you want in a new Salt knife?

Postby ThomC » Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:06 am

Like many others, I'd like to see a Salt with a longer blade, so a Millie or a Police would be great. PE preferred because I don't have the means to sharpen SE, but I'll admit that a CE Salt Millie would be a great addition to the Spyder line-up.
Backlock or linerlock are ideal for me, because this'd be a knife requiring less finesse when closing.
My experience with comp locks is that they're much harder to close with gloves, though that doesn't stop the Shaman from being my daily carry.
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