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New Knife
« on: January 19, 2018, 11:48:09 AM »

So I've always carried around a pocket knife with me. In the past it was just small pocket knives, things like a small benchmade, or The Kershaw Onion Chive knife etc. Something just handy. I then stepped it up to something larger, something more for personal protection along with basic everyday use. 


But the one big problem I've had is with my knives getting rush on them or with the lock backs or thumb locks etc. So doing some research, I came across this little guy, called Dragonfly Salt from Spyderco. Apparently it's made of H1 steel that is extremely rust resistant. A lot of people who do boating, or anything around saltwater has been speaking highly of this steel. Can't wait to see how it holds up over time.


First impressions, it's a very well made knife. Sharp as hell right out of the box and the finger hole actually works surprisingly well. Because the handle is just reinforced nylon, there is a little play with the knife side to side, but it really isn't that much.


Anyway thought I'd share.
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Re: New Knife
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2018, 12:27:12 PM »

Ha... I carry the same one.  You'll like it.
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Re: New Knife
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2018, 01:05:04 PM »

nice! Any rust? Or is it as good as the reviews I've been reading?
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Re: New Knife
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2018, 02:21:08 PM »

No rust, but I haven't carried it around salt water.  The only complaint I have is that the clip bent pretty easily when I snagged it on something and it also fell off once.  Replacements are like $4, so it isn't a big deal. 
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Re: New Knife
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2018, 03:04:52 PM »

A knife for personal protection? Thats cute.
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Re: New Knife
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2018, 06:14:30 PM »

A knife for personal protection? Thats cute.

Better than nothing.
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Re: New Knife
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2018, 07:05:45 AM »

I have been looking for a truly rust free knife for the boat,  not sure they exist
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Re: New Knife
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2018, 04:13:59 PM »

You could look for a ceramic knife.
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Re: New Knife
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2018, 04:40:04 PM »


The bait shops sometimes carry almost worn out fillet knifes for bait cutting. I know Sunrise in Harwich does anyway. They are great as they are cheap and if you drop it overboard say la vie. No big deal. Not sure where the heck he gets them but the blades are stainless.
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Re: New Knife
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2018, 09:17:10 PM »

A knife for personal protection? Thats cute.
Just in case he gets attacked by fruit
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Re: New Knife
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2018, 09:42:20 PM »

A knife for personal protection? Thats cute.
Just in case he gets attacked by fruit

I'm not worried about you attacking me.
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Re: New Knife
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2018, 05:27:26 PM »

Chris, Massdrop has the Spyderco Atlantic Salt for $81 right now (a little cheaper than Amazon). This knife has a serrated blade, something I prefer on a boat knife.
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Re: New Knife
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2018, 05:47:19 PM »

Chris, Massdrop has the Spyderco Atlantic Salt for $81 right now (a little cheaper than Amazon). This knife has a serrated blade, something I prefer on a boat knife.
Thanks Dennis - I'm checking it out now.    Was unaware of MassDrop (didn't set up a login), but looked at the reviews and descriptions on other sites.

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