Salt 2 or native 5 salt?

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Re: Salt 2 or native 5 salt?

Postby TenGrainBread » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:06 am

FWIW my Native Salt has the 2nd best action of my numerous Spyderco backlocks, behind my incredibly smooth ZDP Endura. I've been using that Native for about a year and it's always been good

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Re: Salt 2 or native 5 salt?

Postby Abyss_Fish » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:35 am

Wartstein wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:13 pm
But so you settled on the Native Salt?
I think so, it's got a feeling of solidity I've never felt from any seki's (no offense). The native never fails.

Although I still wish it came in g10...
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Re: Salt 2 or native 5 salt?

Postby kobold » Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:22 am

Another vote for the Native and if it will get gross as you say, then definitely the Native, as it is more easy to take apart and deep clean properly than the delica.
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Military: S90V, S110V, Fluted Ti. PM2 & Para 3: Maxamet. Native 5: Rex45, LC200N SE, S35VN SE, Spy27, Fluted Ti. Native Chief: S90V, Rex45.
Chaparral: Raffir Noble, Birdseye Maple. Tasman Salt 2 SE, Caribbean Sheepfoot SE., SpydieChef, Swayback, Manix2 S110V, GB2.
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Re: Salt 2 or native 5 salt?

Postby Wartstein » Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:47 am

kobold wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:22 am
Another vote for the Native and if it will get gross as you say, then definitely the Native, as it is easy to take apart and deep clean properly.

Why should the Native Salt be easier to take apart than the also linerless, also backlock, also FRN Salt 2 ?! :confused:
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: Salt 2 or native 5 salt?

Postby Wartstein » Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:50 am

Abyss_Fish wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:35 am
Wartstein wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:13 pm
But so you settled on the Native Salt?
I think so, it's got a feeling of solidity I've never felt from any seki's (no offense). The native never fails.

Although I still wish it came in g10...

Native Salt is a great choice anyway! Can´t go wrong with it. :)

Just for me still behind the Salt 2, for the reasons mentioned (Salt 2: thinner blade, lighter weight, better carry (for me), 10 % more cutting edge, better ergos (for me!), a lot more space on the FRN handle and a Ricasso where one still can choke up like on a choil.
The Native though looks really cool and has an AMAZING backlock. Not that the Seki Salt / Delica backlock is bad (it is not at all), but the Natives is something else! :) )
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: Salt 2 or native 5 salt?

Postby Chapp » Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:50 am

Your choice is probably already made, but I'd go with the Salt 2. The Native 5 is kind of "big" compared to the Salt 2.
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Re: Salt 2 or native 5 salt?

Postby kobold » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:13 am

Wartstein wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:47 am
kobold wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:22 am
Another vote for the Native and if it will get gross as you say, then definitely the Native, as it is easy to take apart and deep clean properly.

Why should the Native Salt be easier to take apart than the also linerless, also backlock, also FRN Salt 2 ?! :confused:

Sorry for not being clear.. I was emphasizing the advantages of the Native vs the Delica, which was mentioned previously in this thread.
Military: S90V, S110V, Fluted Ti. PM2 & Para 3: Maxamet. Native 5: Rex45, LC200N SE, S35VN SE, Spy27, Fluted Ti. Native Chief: S90V, Rex45.
Chaparral: Raffir Noble, Birdseye Maple. Tasman Salt 2 SE, Caribbean Sheepfoot SE., SpydieChef, Swayback, Manix2 S110V, GB2.
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Re: Salt 2 or native 5 salt?

Postby Wartstein » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:15 am

kobold wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:13 am
Wartstein wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:47 am
kobold wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:22 am
Why should the Native Salt be easier to take apart than the also linerless, also backlock, also FRN Salt 2 ?! :confused:

Sorry for not being clear.. I was emphasizing the advantages of the Native vs the Delica, which was mentioned previously in this thread.

I see! Then you´re totally right of course! :)
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Re: Salt 2 or native 5 salt?

Postby elena86 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:24 am

Forget the ''solidity'' of the Native Salt. It just doesn't feel well in hand and that oversized finger choil takes too much from the needed cutting edge. Salt2 is the superior knife ....you know you want it, you just need a push. I understand you :D
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Re: Salt 2 or native 5 salt?

Postby ugaarguy » Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:43 pm

elena86 wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:24 am
Forget the ''solidity'' of the Native Salt. It just doesn't feel well in hand and that oversized finger choil takes too much from the needed cutting edge. Salt2 is the superior knife ....you know you want it, you just need a push. I understand you :D
No, you have it backwards. The Delica / Salt 2 doesn't feel good in the hand, and their ricasso takes away edge length without providing extra grip length like the Native's finger choil. If you were like me and had "sausage fingers", as Nick Shabazz calls them, you'd understand. :p

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Re: Salt 2 or native 5 salt?

Postby Wartstein » Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:10 pm

ugaarguy wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:43 pm
elena86 wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:24 am
Forget the ''solidity'' of the Native Salt. It just doesn't feel well in hand and that oversized finger choil takes too much from the needed cutting edge. Salt2 is the superior knife ....you know you want it, you just need a push. I understand you :D
No, you have it backwards. The Delica / Salt 2 doesn't feel good in the hand, and their ricasso takes away edge length without providing extra grip length like the Native's finger choil. If you were like me and had "sausage fingers", as Nick Shabazz calls them, you'd understand. :p

No, no, YOU have it double backwards: The choil of the Native takes away both edge length and available handle space, so that one with larger hands has to choke up on the choil! The Delica / Salt though offers a roomy handle, that places the hand close to the edge already, and most folks can still choke up on that Ricasso should need be :p :p

(In all honesty: BOTH are great knives to pick the personal poison from! :))
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: Salt 2 or native 5 salt?

Postby tonijedi » Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:56 pm

Salt 2 Salt 2 Salt 2 ... 2 2 2 get the 2!
I mean, get both :D


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