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    Endura vs Pacific Salt

    This question has probably been beaten to death but a search did not help.
    I want an orange Endura or Pacific Salt (Rit Sunshine Orange). I do not often experience salt water.
    Which would you recommend? And why?
    I have a yellow Salt 1 which I really like already.
    Thanks for your input.
    Mike

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    For me, I'd choose the Endura, I'm not a big fan of the older Volcano grip texture used on the Salts. Bidirectional FRN all the way!!
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    The Salt1 and Pacific Salt ARE the old Endura and Delica...the new ones would be a pain to clean because they have nested liners that would trap moisture, blood, and fish guts (If you're Lance haha). You want as simple and maintenance free as possible with a knife of this style, which also lends itself more to the existing one piece FRN of the Salt lineup. I would support a switch to bi-directional texturing on the existing Salt models to match the Dragonfly, but they're all more likely to be used in processing fish and other tasks of that ilk, and the volcano grip texture is definitely easier to keep clean.
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    If you want edgeholding, get a SE Salt or a PE Endura. For slicing work I prefer the FFG of the FFG Endura over the hollow grind on the Salts. As noted above, the Salts are easier to clean with linerless FRN and the volcano grip texture.

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    If getting it really dirty or wet is a concern, go salt. If not get the Endura.
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    Salt is also lighter, but has a more resilient grind and tip. So gotta weigh out which of these traits is desirable.

    Personally I love the ffg blade with that thin tip, and I have no need of rust resistance. But I also prefer the liner less lightweight construction of the salt.

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    I'll just go ahead and be the first to say it......BOTH
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    Hey mike, if you are going plain edge then the vg10 endura will have better edge retention than the salt. Outside of that, the salt wins in every category for me. I used to think having steel liners was important but I have come to prefer the linerless design of the salts. They are lighter weight and plenty tough. I also find them to have tighter lockups with smoother action. So in plain edge I can see the argument for the endura but I would still probably go with the salt. In serrated edge it's not even a contest. Salt all the way.

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    You can't go wrong with any of these, but I find the Endura a little bit more versatile and comfortable : even though the knives are very similar, I like the handling of the Endura better (different handle shape and less steep thumb ramp). I would also miss the pointed tip of the Endura. YMMV of course, as handling is always subjective.

    The Pacific Salt obviously has a better corrosion resistance, but VG-10 is more than good enough in normal use and you already have the Salt 1 if you go around salt water. And you can have an orange Endura without having to dye the knife...

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    PE=Endura, SE=Pacific.

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    Listen to Surfgringo and get a Pacific Salt SE.My advice: get two(just in case...)

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    Both excellent choices. If you want something different, get an Endura. Even in FFG it's not too thin at all. The saber is nice and tough. I have both, and a Pacific, and recommend any of them. I always carry an Endura in my back pocket - Pacific if it's raining or if I'm in the mood.











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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill1170 View Post
    If you want edgeholding, get a SE Salt or a PE Endura. For slicing work I prefer the FFG of the FFG Endura over the hollow grind on the Salts. As noted above, the Salts are easier to clean with linerless FRN and the volcano grip texture.
    This about sums up what I was gonna type
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill1170 View Post
    If you want edgeholding, get a SE Salt or a PE Endura. For slicing work I prefer the FFG of the FFG Endura over the hollow grind on the Salts. As noted above, the Salts are easier to clean with linerless FRN and the volcano grip texture.
    Yep this is probably the most concise and informative answer. They are both great. Identify your priorities and let that make your decision.

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    I regret getting a PE Pacific Salt, now that I'm persuaded a Spyderedge is slower to dull than a PE in H1. I may upgrade at some point, just to say I have H1 in its best form-factor. That said, the PE ain't too shabby.
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    Thanks guys. Good info. And I am looking at the PE so Endura it is.
    Mike

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    Endura has the 4-way clip, whereas Salt is tip-up only.

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    Not a h1 fan, vg10 is the way to go. I have a lady bug in h1 and it's sharp for a minute then full the next.
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    Well they are way different as far as maintenance, construction, steel properties. Now it depends on the environment you will use it and how careful you are with it. I prefer the VG10 for its sharpening, rust resistance and durability. The Endura is my favorite knife design, now I got several salt1, dragonfly and pacific salt H1. These are mostly used around water, I got a salt 1 black handle I use for work a lot, during working hours I sweat a lot and I carry my knife with me all the time. Sometimes when I take it out of my pocket is wet with sweat I don't even worry about it, I just rinse it off and dry it no oil or anything. Now I also carry a manbug VG10 and a dragonfly VG10 to work sometimes same sweaty environment I haven't seen any rust spots on them but I do clean them very well and oil them everyday after work so its more cleaning maintenance than the H1. The H1 needs sharpening more often than my endura talking plain edge here. Now serrated its a different story H1 is awesome with spyderedge, so most my salties are serrated. I just think you should get both if you buy one you will actually buy the other one later on, believe me I got over 30 spydies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz View Post
    ....... Don't laugh at the blue Crocs - only color they had.
    Hmmmn, those blue Crocs look awfully close to the same colour as your Endura I would have to say that it appears that you potentially may have purchased the blue Crocs on purpose just so that you could accessorize and colour co-ordinate your footwear with one of your Spyderco's.

    But as the great Seinfeld once said....."Not that there is anything wrong with that"
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