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Spyderco C106PBK Tasman Salt Folding Knife 2-15/16" H1 Plain Hawkbill Blade, Black FRN Handles

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Part Number: SP106PBK
Manufacturer: Spyderco Knives
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SP106PBK: C106PBK Tasman Salt Black FRN
The Tasman Salt folder features a Hawkbill blade. This distinctive curved cutting tool has a claw-like tip that originated in the marine/commercial fishing industry. Cutting in and around water involves cutting line, netting and rope and it’s done quickly, often at arm’s length while pulling downward or toward you. The blade’s arcing tip holds what you’re cutting against the sharpened edge keeping it from slipping off the tip. Spyderco’s rustproof Hawkbill blade is made with state of the art non-rusting H-1 steel. H-1 is a precipitation-hardened steel containing nitrogen instead of carbon, which cannot rust. The plain edge hollow-ground blade offers remarkable cutting performance in and around fresh and saltwater. The black fiberglass reinforced nylon (FRN) handle is textured with a Volcano Grip pattern. It’s equipped with a reversible left/right hand titanium pocket clip (also non-rusting) that positions the folder tip-up in the pocket. We recommend threading a thong or cord through the lanyard hole for back-up retention around water, where once dropped, a knife is often lost or irretrievable.

About the H-1 Stainless Steel in Salt Knives

A myth in the knife world is that there exists steel with high-performance cutting abilities that cannot rust. Many non-rusting blade steels make it to the market but they all sacrifi ce edge retention and cutting power. Myth becomes reality with the introduction of H-1 steel. H-1 is a precipitation-hardened alloy with .1% nitrogen that performs like carbon in the steel matrix but won’t react to chlorine, making rust. It holds a sharpened edge comparable to premium carbon-based knife steels. Independent testing by Crucible Steel Inc. shows H-1 work-hardens at the cutting edge when processed and sharpened, raising Rc hardness and durability. Simply put, H-1 is ideal for advanced cutting performance in and around fresh and saltwater. Internal knife components are also impervious to rust and pitting.
  • Blade Length: 2-15/16" (75 mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 2-1/2" (64 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 3/32" (2.5 mm)
  • Overall Length: 6-13/16" (173 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4" (102 mm)
  • Hole Diameter: 15/32" (12 mm)
  • Blade Steel: H-1
  • Weight: 2 oz. (57 g)
  • Handle Material: Black FRN
  • Made in Seki-City, Japan

UPC Code: 716104008001

The lockback system has been used for many decades. It can usually be found on the knife spine and it provides a strong lockup that will wear well.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Made in Japan
Made in Japan
The exotic steel Capital of the World, Japan produces and innovates some of the best products, from pocket to kitchen knives and everything in between.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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Dr. Ken M
Napa, California
Jan 16, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, None
Cons: Ease of Opening, Handle Material, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Overall Quality
Good Blade, Poor Handle
I usually don’t write reviews and have purchased numerous knives from the and have been satisfied with my purchases. The exception is this knife; the Spyderco C106PBK Hawkbill Blade. With respect to the positive attributes of the knife the hawk bill (hooking) blade is superior. I have had a lot of experience as a sailor and can verify that this blade is sharp, cuts through rope and line with ease. The blade sharpness, curve, and thickness is a nice feature if you’re a fisherman, sailor, or outdoor person who is in need of something to cut line quickly. The difficulty with this knife is the handle; it is small, cheaply made plastic like substance, doesn’t match the shape and demeanor of the blade, and feels as if it could slip out of your hand at any time. I also think it is a safety hazard as the small size of the blade could cause a person to overreach thereby having their hand on the sharp base of the knife. With a more secure and more substantial handle the overall performance of the knife would match the performance expected from active usage. Spyderco needs to pay attention to this aspect of design to insure a functional product. In sum, great blade, lousy handle! I’m returning it ASAP.
5 out of 5
Jul 13, 2014
Pros: Pocket Clip, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Sharp, but beware
I love this knife, bought another one for fishing. But, beware that the hookbill blade takes some getting used to. I have cut myself more with this knife than with any other and its never dull.
5 out of 5
Pikeville, TN.
Oct 07, 2013
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: Lock Type, None
Great knife
Hold a good edge great for a lineman that skins wire day in and day out
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