Posted April 4, 2008 by Howard
Spyderco Rock Salt
The Rock Salt is an amazing knife. First of all, it was designed by one of the most creative designers anywhere, Ed Schempp. It has a Kuhkri style blade with a great handle. The steel they used for the blade is the H1 which has been tested again and again for rust resistance, and the folks at Spyderco cannot get it to rust! On top of that, it holds a great edge. You can use this knife in any environment.
Here is Spyderco’s description:
People carrying six-inch-plus long fixed blades is something you don’t witness daily but situations and cutting needs do arise where big blades are the best (or only) tool suited for the job at hand. Rock Salt’s blade is 6-3/4” (171 mm) long designed for outdoor use, camp cutting, slicing, chopping and food preparation. Spyderco and knifemaker Ed Schempp focused attention on making this large knife lightweight and user responsive. Made from a solid billet of H-1 non-rusting nitrogen infused steel, the full tang blade is Khukuri-shaped with a hollow-grind and sizable weight-reducing spine swedge. Inside the handle, the blade is skeletonized, shaving away ounces and balancing handle-to-blade weight ratio so although substantially sized, the knife balances like a dancer with a curved wrist to tip angle. The FRN handle scales are Bi-Directionally Textured and grip the skin both coming and going. There are two lanyard holes: Blade lanyard is a smaller Spyderco Round Hole allows a short thong though the tang keeping hand choked up high on the handle while swinging and chopping. Back handle lanyard accommodates a longer wrist thong and is elongated accepting a flat strap or thong. Jumping forward of the blade lanyard hole and inside the choil keeps the whole thing grippy in even smaller hands. Injection molded Fiberglass reinforced nylon (FRN) sheath with multi-position FRN G-Clip.
Overall Length: 10-1/2″ (311 mm)
Blade Length: 6-3/4″ (171 mm)
Edge Length: 6″ 152 mm)
Weight: 9.2 oz (261 g)
Kydex sheath with multi-position G-Clip
Blade and handle lanyard holes
Black, Bi-Directionally Textured™ FRN overlayed scales
Made in Japan