Is the Autonomy 2 a true Salt Model?

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Is the Autonomy 2 a true Salt Model?

Postby The Meat man » Thu May 02, 2019 8:04 pm

Pardon me if this has been asked before.

Is the new LC200N Autonomy truly a Salt model? Are the liners and internals all rust proof (like the Caribbean), or does it just have a rust proof blade?

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Re: Is the Autonomy 2 a true Salt Model?

Postby Evil D » Fri May 03, 2019 6:08 pm

I would assume it's built to the same standards as the original Autonomy which is full Salt-ified. I doubt they would put a "rust proof" steel in a knife that isn't also rust proof.
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Re: Is the Autonomy 2 a true Salt Model?

Postby The Meat man » Fri May 03, 2019 8:18 pm

Evil D wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 6:08 pm
I would assume it's built to the same standards as the original Autonomy which is full Salt-ified. I doubt they would put a "rust proof" steel in a knife that isn't also rust proof.

That's what I would've thought. I was curious because with the Autonomy there are a lot more internals to consider than the other Salt knives.
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Re: Is the Autonomy 2 a true Salt Model?

Postby Evil D » Fri May 03, 2019 8:30 pm

The Meat man wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 8:18 pm
Evil D wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 6:08 pm
I would assume it's built to the same standards as the original Autonomy which is full Salt-ified. I doubt they would put a "rust proof" steel in a knife that isn't also rust proof.

That's what I would've thought. I was curious because with the Autonomy there are a lot more internals to consider than the other Salt knives.
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Re: Is the Autonomy 2 a true Salt Model?

Postby VashHash » Sat May 04, 2019 7:41 am

It's also the same rust resistant spring set up from the first autonomy. In the pamphlet that came with my autonomy 2 it says to rinse with fresh water after being used in and around salt water and dry and lubricate. Which to me makes it seem like it's designed to be used in that capacity.

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Re: Is the Autonomy 2 a true Salt Model?

Postby The Meat man » Sat May 04, 2019 7:44 am

VashHash wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 7:41 am
It's also the same rust resistant spring set up from the first autonomy. In the pamphlet that came with my autonomy 2 it says to rinse with fresh water after being used in and around salt water and dry and lubricate. Which to me makes it seem like it's designed to be used in that capacity.

I see. Then perhaps it's not quite up to the Seki Salt standards ?
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Re: Is the Autonomy 2 a true Salt Model?

Postby VashHash » Sat May 04, 2019 7:52 am

I rinse out my salt knives after a day at the beach but that's because they get sandy. I would definitely rinse the autonomy too because debris could get in the knife and mechanism. I don't think they make a rust impervious spring set up yet. So that's probably the part that would be the most problematic.

The spring module has holes in it and I could see sand and debris possibly getting in there. Saltwater evaporating and leaving salt deposits is possible and would be bad. So it's definitely not an unlined FRN handle with very few steel parts.

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Re: Is the Autonomy 2 a true Salt Model?

Postby The Deacon » Sat May 04, 2019 2:13 pm

VashHash wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 7:52 am
I rinse out my salt knives after a day at the beach but that's because they get sandy. I would definitely rinse the autonomy too because debris could get in the knife and mechanism. I don't think they make a rust impervious spring set up yet. So that's probably the part that would be the most problematic.

The spring module has holes in it and I could see sand and debris possibly getting in there. Saltwater evaporating and leaving salt deposits is possible and would be bad. So it's definitely not an unlined FRN handle with very few steel parts.

Do those holes go all the way through the part, or are they blind holes meant to be engaged by a special driver to remove the spring cassette?
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Re: Is the Autonomy 2 a true Salt Model?

Postby VashHash » Sat May 04, 2019 3:28 pm

Yes they go all the way through. If you look closely at the picture you can see the actual spring. I think that was done so it could be rinsed out. The product information pamphlet refers to it as a corrosion resistant coil spring.

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Re: Is the Autonomy 2 a true Salt Model?

Postby youmakemehole » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:25 am

on top of the nice corrosion resistant and ease of use features it's also just got the quickest and most snappy action of any button lock of that size. hte action compared to other production autos is just totally in a class of its own no doubt about it. the best part of the knife doesnt have to do with the lock though imo. its the grind. its better than the endura, pm2, even the delica. but you know you can throw quite a bit more at the autonomy's blade compared to the delica. I daresay the grind is even better than the police 4, which I recently picked up. its a tad thinner, mine measures 2.8mm vs the police at 2.9, and I can say I like how it slices better for sure.
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