Spyderco Native 5 Salt SE or Pacific Salt SE ?

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Spyderco Native 5 Salt SE or Pacific Salt SE ?

Postby Extra330SC » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:18 pm

Need some help picking between these two gems for my son...the avid recreational fisherman!

He has a 21 foot center console fishing boat that he bought new with his buddy in 2016. He uses the boat 4-6 times a month fishing off the California coast from Imperial beach to Catalina ! I gifted a Carribbean Leaf PE middle of last year along with numerous utility and fillet blades...most of which have rusted .

I intended to buy the Native 5 Salt for the boat "work" knife that would stay in the tackle box and last without much maintenance. ...was a slam dunk IMHO. I made the mistake of reading up on the Pacific Salt SE last night
and realized that the longer blade would probably be a better all around knife for him! Now I'm conflicted. ..

Would like some opinions on which Spyderco would be a better fit for an all around fishing utility blade . Thanks in advance.

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Re: Spyderco Native 5 Salt SE or Pacific Salt SE ?

Postby TkoK83Spy » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:33 pm

You should hit up Surfingringo for your answer. He pretty much lives in the ocean haha. He will certainly help steer you in the right direction.
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Re: Spyderco Native 5 Salt SE or Pacific Salt SE ?

Postby Brock O Lee » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:36 pm

Unless he will just cut line with it, I suggest longer is better for cutting bait, cleaning fish etc.
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Re: Spyderco Native 5 Salt SE or Pacific Salt SE ?

Postby ladybug93 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:28 pm

personally, i think the native is probably a better work knife because it’s beefier and feels more solid. however, around the water, i’d rather have the pacific salt for extra length. i don’t know if any folding knife will ever replace my pacific salt. it’s the perfect combination of blade length, weight, and comfort of carry.

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Re: Spyderco Native 5 Salt SE or Pacific Salt SE ?

Postby Extra330SC » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:40 pm

Brock O Lee wrote: Unless he will just cut line with it, I suggest longer is better for cutting bait, cleaning fish etc.
ladybug93 wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:28 pm
personally, i think the native is probably a better work knife because it’s beefier and feels more solid. however, around the water, i’d rather have the pacific salt for extra length. i don’t know if any folding knife will ever replace my pacific salt. it’s the perfect combination of blade length, weight, and comfort of carry.
Thanks for info guys. ..the longer blade on the PS definitely makes sense!
TkoK83Spy wrote: You should hit up Surfingringo for your answer. He pretty much lives in the ocean haha. He will certainly help steer you in the right direction.
Appreciate the heads up Rick...if he doesn't chime in I'll try a PM for his opinion!

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Re: Spyderco Native 5 Salt SE or Pacific Salt SE ?

Postby northmanscall » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:29 pm

The H1 in the Pacific Salt is better suited for the all time seawater exposure. The lc200n on the Native is still a martensitic steel and therefore still endangered to rust, tho he is more rustproof then many other steels. So plus 1 for the Pacific Salt.
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Re: Spyderco Native 5 Salt SE or Pacific Salt SE ?

Postby vivi » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:46 pm

Pacific Salt.
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Re: Spyderco Native 5 Salt SE or Pacific Salt SE ?

Postby 500Nitro » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:50 pm

northmanscall wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:29 pm
The H1 in the Pacific Salt is better suited for the all time seawater exposure. The lc200n on the Native is still a martensitic steel and therefore still endangered to rust, tho he is more rustproof then many other steels. So plus 1 for the Pacific Salt.
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Re: Spyderco Native 5 Salt SE or Pacific Salt SE ?

Postby Extra330SC » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:21 am

Thank you again for the responses!

His birthday is coming up early February and there's a good credit waiting on my Amazon account. Pacific Salt son...and keep the fresh fish coming! :D

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Re: Spyderco Native 5 Salt SE or Pacific Salt SE ?

Postby cabfrank » Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:24 pm

The Pacific Salt is, I think, the best folder available anywhere for the purpose you want it for. I'd call it a slam dunk. You could get the yellow handle for visibility, or the all black, which I love.
If you are also considering a fixed blade, check out the Jumpmaster 2. I'd want one with me on a fishing boat, for sure.

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Re: Spyderco Native 5 Salt SE or Pacific Salt SE ?

Postby Bill1170 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:29 pm

Pacific Salt, hands down. He’ll want that longer blade, especially in SE.

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Re: Spyderco Native 5 Salt SE or Pacific Salt SE ?

Postby elena86 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:40 am

I own 6 SE Pac Salts ....enough said :eek:
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Re: Spyderco Native 5 Salt SE or Pacific Salt SE ?

Postby Extra330SC » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:56 am

Thanks again for the responses! Got the yellow Pacific Salt coming from Amazon. Had enough points left to add a BK9 / Micarta scales!

I know he's going to love it. Now I can throw away the rusted assisted opening combo edged knives (that barely open) in his tackle box.

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Re: Spyderco Native 5 Salt SE or Pacific Salt SE ?

Postby Extra330SC » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:00 pm

Thank you again to everyone who contributed! My son picked up the Amazon box on the way out to the desert....HE ABSOLUTELY LOVES IT! Happy Birthday kid...now where's my fish? :)


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Re: Spyderco Native 5 Salt SE or Pacific Salt SE ?

Postby ladybug93 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:05 pm

nice!


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