Designed by renowned custom knifemaker Ed Schempp, Spyderco’s original Rock Salt™ is an all-purpose “camp” knife inspired by Schempp's experiences as a competitive cutting champion. The unique downward angle of its handle in relation to the blade allows the user to maintain a strong wrist position during use, ensuring maximum power and control. Although deceptively lightweight for its size, the Rock Salt cuts with the authority of a much heavier knife while greatly reducing user fatigue.
The original Rock Salt was introduced in 2008 and was the largest knife to feature H-1 steel—an extraordinary nitrogen-based alloy that is extremely corrosion resistant. In 2011, it was discontinued and replaced by the Schempp Rock—a nearly identical design rendered in conventional VG-10 stainless steel with a full-flat grind.
This limited-edition Sprint Run of the Rock Salt faithfully replicates the spirit and detail of the original, including its broad, hollow-ground H-1 blade, full-tang construction, and practically immunity to rust. Its injection-molded fiberglass-reinforced-nylon (FRN) handle scales are identical in form to the black scales of the original version, but feature a distinctive high-visibility orange color. Like the original scales, they also include Spyderco’s signature Bi-Directional Texture™ pattern for a positive grip in even the most demanding conditions.
The Rock Salt's injection molded polymer sheath features a symmetrical design that supports ambidextrous carry. Snap-fit retention locks the knife securely into the sheath, while a firm pull or thumb push-off releases it smoothly without the need for straps or other retention devices. A G-Clip™ attachment allows the sheath to be worn either vertically or in a canted position on the belt and is reversible for left or right-side carry. Eyelets around the perimeter of the sheath can also be used to lash the knife to packs, military webbing, and other platforms.
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