Hi all, I recently posted this thread about a h1 military. It might be helpful to read that thread first as we already discussed several ideas that probably won't work. http://www.spyderco.com/forums/showt...alt-quot-knife
Sal was kind enough to chime in and said he was open to the idea of a new salt knife, so I've started this thread so that those of us who use the salt line can discuss features, designs and concepts we would like to see in the salt lineup.
Ok, I'll get started. I have decided that rather than trying to verbally construct some imaginary salt knife, I'm just going to list some features that are important to me that I would like to see. I will try to list them in order of importance to me too.
1. I would like to have an option with a real tip. I actually end up processing a lot of fish with my salts and I need a finer tip for this work. Yes, there are better tools for that job, but I often use whatever salt I have on me. Dfly and hawkbills are the only salts with fine enough tips, but neither of these are much good for fish cleaning. .
2. I would like a large salt knife with a combo edge. Yeah, I know not everyone likes a ce, but it's a really useful tool for a fisherman. Everyone touts a se for fishing/ocean use, but in reality there are jobs on the boat that a pe handles much better. Cutting line is an example. I can fold a piece of 60lb braid over my dragonflys razor sharp pe and cut it like its a piece of sewing thread. I keep my se salt sharp, but I don't obsess on the insides of the serrations, so it doesn't perform this job nearly as well as a pe. Cutting soft bait like squid is another example of where a pe blade simply works much better. Ce just makes more sense than either pe or se for a fishing/boat knife IMHO.
3. I would love something with g10 and or liners....or even a titanium handle. I use my salt knives pretty hard and though I haven't been able to throw anything at my pacific salt that it couldn't handle, I would love the option of buying something a little more stout, even if it cost a fair bit more.
Ok, I've got plenty of other ideas, but those are three of my biggest requests and I want to go ahead and open this up and start letting others make suggestions. Looking forward to hearing from you other salt users.
p.s. Sal, it would also be nice if you could give us some guidance along the way. Like if we start wandering into fantasy land (eg liner lock on h1) you can let us know. .