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Spyderco C88PYL Salt I Folding Knife 3" H1 Plain Blade, Yellow FRN Handles

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Part Number: SP88PYL
Manufacturer: Spyderco Knives
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SP88PYL: Salt I

A myth in the knife world is that, out there somewhere exists steel with high-performance cutting abilities that cannot rust. A Japanese steel foundry recently turned this myth into reality with the introduction of a steel they call H1. H1 is a PH steel meaning it is a precipitation-processed alloy, that's rolled hard without heat-treating and has .1% nitrogen which acts like carbon in the steel matrix, but does not react to chlorine making rust. Surprisingly, it holds a sharpened cutting edge comparable to the premium knife steels being used in the industry by most knife manufacturers.

One of Spyderco's top sellers is our Delica Model. Users gravitate to it due to its sensible size, versatile shape and tested durability. It makes complete sense to plug H1 into this model, so we did, with a couple modifications. Salt I has a more rounded tip that's a bit thicker at the point. Since H1 was developed specifically for use in and around water, rounding the tip better met the requirements of cutting chores associated with boating and fishing. The Spyderco Round Hole is increased in diameter to 14mm facilitating easier access for gloved or wet hands. All inside/outside steel components (lock bar, pins and clip) have been treated making them impervious to rust and pitting. Volcano Grip texturing covers both sides of the FRN handle for friction-resistance to slipping. David Boye's locking lever dent is a standard feature that inhibits the lock from accidental release if the handle is gripped with great force. A matching black titanium pocket clip positions for left/right tip-up portability. A hole running through the hollow clip screw makes a lanyard pipe for stringing thong or cord through when using around water.
  • Length Overall: 7" (178 mm)
  • Length Closed: 4" (102 mm)
  • Hole Diameter: 9/16" (14 mm)
  • Blade Length: 3" (76 mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 2 11/16" (68 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 3/32" (2.5 mm)
  • Blade Steel: H-1
  • Weight: 2 oz. (57 g)
  • Handle Material: Yellow FRN
  • Made in Seki-City, Japan

UPC Code: 716104007332

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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New Jersey
Jan 05, 2016
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Weight, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
LOVE this knife!
I bought the serrated blunt tip version for my life-jacket and liked the 'Spyderco' design so much that I had to get a Spyderco straight edge blade for EDC. I LOVE this knife! I've carried it in my pocket for weeks now and it's so light and thin, I hardly notice it's there. The H1 steel means no maintenance worries . It's also incredibly sharp and opens/cuts whatever I need it to. The blade is thin enough that it's a great letter opener too. The large thumb hole makes for super-easy opening and it is just big enough that it feels secure in my hand. This is the knife that I'll keep in my pocket on my boat, and probably everywhere else.
5 out of 5
Dec 05, 2014
Pros: Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type
Cons: Blade Material, None
Great EDC for lefties
I use this knife as only EDC for a year now. Lightweight, easy to carry, easy ambidextrous one-handed opening/closing (bigger spydie hole), great grip on handle, and absolutely no rust make me not look for another EDC for the time being. I managed to get rust on a Police that was standing in a drawer, just to see the situation with corrosion here by the sea. H1 isn't the hardest of steels though, however, a few swipes on the back of the plate a couple of times, and can easily cut paper. Gave it a plus and minus on the blade because of the softer steel.
5 out of 5
Aug 08, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: None
Great sailing knife
I used this knife during a 900 NM trip. H1 is really salt-water resistant and keeps a durable edge (similar to VG10). Shape of blade is indeed well suited for working in a moving environment.
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