Hawkbills are deeply curving blades, an invention of necessity out of the marine and commercial fishing industry. Fishermen are partial to curved blades because they cut in a position where they're pulling downward at arm's length away from themselves separating and freeing lines and netting. The curved tip grabs and pulls what's being cut into the sharpened cutting edge. It didn't take long for boaters, white water rafters and knife enthusiasts to warm to the functionality of this blade shape. The perfect union for cutting in or around water would be a Hawkbill blade made of H-1 non-rusting steel.
Spyderco's SpyderHawk Salt is it. This Hawkbill is 100% rust free; it has a hollow-ground H-1 blade, rust-free internal components and a titanium pocket clip. Also geared toward water applications, the handle is easy to see Marine Yellow FRN (fiberglass reinforced nylon) with Volcano Grip-? texturing. Handle texture supports gripping the knife wearing gloves or in wet, slippery conditions. Left/right pocket clip carried tip- up and a piped lanyard through the handle is just waiting for a thong or cord to doubly attach the folder to you in water.