ZMW wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:06 am
After years of great use I pushed my pac salt SE too far this past weekend. User abuse on my end, but the lock rock went from non existent to borderline unsafe and I can squeeze the handle and make the lock disengage if I really try.
Can I buy some endura handles and lockbar, and frankenstein my pac salt blade? Or is just time to retire the beast?
I am sure you know that Spyderco does not sell spare parts (for very good reasons imho), so that would not be an option anyway.
Since you certainly have a Pac Salt 1 (and not the just recently issued Pac Salt 2): The current Endura 4 is a different model, both in shape and also in having liners.
YOUR Pac Salt is basically a "salty" Endura 3 as far as I know, and the Endura 3 is long discontinued already..
So: No, I am afraid what you´re thinking of is not an option.
You certainly could buy a used Pac Salt 1 (or perhaps even still find a new one), but not spare parts.
And if you buy another complete Pac Salt 1: Why swap blades then anyway?
If I were you: I´d go and try the new Pac Salt 2, which is basically a linerless, "salty" Endura 4. I personally clearly prefer the Endura 4 / Pac Salt 2 handle over the Endura 3 / Pac Salt 1 handle, but ymmv of course
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40