Specifications and features:
Spyderco Caspian 2 Salt fixed blade water knife
4-1/2" partially serrated blade
3-1/8" cutting edge
7-5/16" overall length
15/16" hole diameter
1/8" blade thickness
Line cutter on top of spine
Blunt nose chisel tip
Solid piece, non rusting H-1 steel
Black FRN handle
Round cut out hole for index finger (even gloved)
Ambidextrous injection molded fiberglass reinforced nylon
FRN sheath with nylon straps
Two lanyard holes
Caspian 2 Salt Fixed Blade Water Knife -
They are a solid piece of non rusting H-1 steel. The industry's new wunderkind for watery applications, H-1 is nitrogen based instead of carbon based. Carbon rusts, but nitrogen doesn't because it doesn't interact with chloride.
Metallurgy lesson aside the knives are built around needs of people who sport in water. The Caspian comes with cutouts lessening weight with a round cutout hole fitting the index finger (even gloved) like a ring. Once gripped, dropping the knife is next to impossible without fully opening your hand. The index finger hole keeps the knife tucked deep in the palm freeing fingertips and thumb for adjusting gear, picking things up and generating leverage. The handle's solid portion is overlaid in fiberglass reinforced nylon and above the index finger hole is texturing that work together to improve the grip providing a positive feature in cold or moving water.
Two lanyard holes, on the butt end and behind the blade, create additional attachment options for a retrieval-cord or thong. The blade has a CombinationEdged with a line cutter set on the top of the spine. The FB22 Caspian2 features a blunt nose chisel like tip well suited for prying and digging. Ambidextrous injecti on molded Fiberglass reinforced nylon (FRN) sheath with nylon straps.
Serrated Blade -
A serrated blade has a cutting edge that has many small points of contact with the material being cut. By having less contact area than a smooth blade, the applied force at each point of contact is relatively greater and the points of contact are at a sharper angle to the material being cut.
A metal tool with a sharp beveled edge, used to cut and shape stone, wood, or metal.
Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon (FRN) -
A nylon polymer mixed with glass fiber that is then injected into a mold for making lightweight knife handles.
Round Hole -
Round hole located in the knife blade used for one hand opening and closing of a knife blade.
Using both hands with equal ease. Pertaining to knives, it is a knife that is not solely designed for a left or right handed person but can be used with equal ease by both hands.
Lanyard Hole -
This is a hole to fit a lanyard, rope or carrying implement through.