SPYDERCO SALT THREAD...fishing, ocean, stories, pics and all things "salt"

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  1. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    I've only had it a few hours and can already tell it is a home run.

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  2. KELORGO

    KELORGO Basic Member Basic Member

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    Oct 12, 2006
    Great picture, craytab! I see you are from Bethlehem. I'm from Media.
     
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  3. Surfingringo

    Surfingringo Gold Member Gold Member

    May 25, 2013
    Hey Craytab, that’s awesome! I’m really happy you like the design. Spyderco did a great job on the production too. I think it’s the smoothest backlock I’ve ever owned. It has zero play in any direction when locked up but once the lock bar is depressed mine freefalls every bit as smooth as a pm2.
     
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  4. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    I did notice that. I can't say I've ever had a back lock do that. Super impressive.
     
  5. Surfingringo

    Surfingringo Gold Member Gold Member

    May 25, 2013
    Thanks so much Keith! I love to hear that you are happy with your Siren!

    I’m no saint but I’m happy to share my catch when I can. Times are really tough here right now and almost everyone has been displaced from their jobs. I am fishing everyday and sharing everything I catch.

    I run across a hungry shark every now and then but it’s pretty rare. If they leave me alone then I leave them alone. They try to mess with my catch they get the backside of my hardwood gaff.
     
  6. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Hey Keith, mind if I oblige to the pic request?

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    The size difference isn't huge but it is significant.

    Some other quick thoughts, keeping in mind I've had this for less than 24 hrs. Like the waterway, the siren has a long handle to me (I have Medium-Large hands). Given the knife's purpose, this is to be expected. For me it helps with control in pinch type grips. The G-10 grip is cold steel level gripy. I love it. For those that don't just sand under the clip a bit. And as for the clip, I'm not a huge fan of wire clips but it works great as expected. I can feel it move when using the knife but this is not unique to the Siren. Some might find the spyder hole is blocked a bit. I don't have an issue but I could see a benefit from lowering the angle of the ramp leading to the hole. And as Lance mentioned above, this thing will drop shut when the lock is disengaged, like completely free swinging. I haven't noticed this with any other lock backs. It's really impressive. Just make sure to have your index finger snugged way up to catch the ricaso! Not sure how they did this yet (haven't had it apart and haven't seen any disassembly vids yet). You can see the gap between scales and blade. Lock up is rock solid, no movement.

    Really really impressed. So light yet so strong with no flex in the G10. Great blade shape and decent length. Price is very competitive. And rust free? Asking for anything to be different or better would be looking a gift horse in the mouth.

    I hope to put together more extensive review once I get more use with it. Then again, I've been saying that about the waterway for over year now :(

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  7. AKnife

    AKnife

    May 10, 2009
    My Siren arrived yesterday from KSF. I'm pretty hyped about it. Like @craytab stated above, there is no play/slop in the lockup AND it freely drops.

    I'm impressed, nearly every lockback I've owned can wiggle. I can even get slight wiggle in my CS AK-47 w/ the triad lock (I really have to try though).

    If the delay in release was due to Spyderco spending more time tweaking this lock then good on them. I'm sure w/ use it might develop some lockback wiggle/play, but for now it's solid.

    It is also the EASIEST lockback to disengage. Takes almost no pressure. We're talking maybe half of what it takes to disengage an Endura/Delica.
     
  8. cabfrank

    cabfrank

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    Jun 21, 2010
    Thanks for everyone's impressions, and the pictures are great. Compared to the Pacific Salt, I see than is a bigger knife than I thought. It looks really nice.
     
  9. KELORGO

    KELORGO Basic Member Basic Member

    46
    Oct 12, 2006
    Thanks, Craytab! I'll have a Waterway sooner than later. I see it as a great boat knife.

    My Siren doesn't drop free very easily, but I kind of like that with a blade that wants to slice as much as the Siren's does. The lock up on mine is very tight, with no blade play. It takes a decent amount of pressure to disengage the back lock on mine, at least as much as on my Delica and Salt 1.
     
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  10. cabfrank

    cabfrank

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    Jun 21, 2010
    I agree. It speaks to precision, and a lot of people like it, but I think i would prefer this knife not to free drop without a little nudge.
     
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  11. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    I haven't tried but I'm guessing you can tighten the pivot up to keep it from dropping free. Also, control how much you release the lock bar. Just a coupe thoughts. I guess this is a damned if you do damned if you don't moment.
     
  12. dcycleman

    dcycleman Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 16, 2009
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    Sorry guys, no damned idea why my damn photos don’t show right side up , aggravating.
    But anyway there’s an enuff salt that lives on my sea kayaking pfd as a permanent resident
     
  13. Surfingringo

    Surfingringo Gold Member Gold Member

    May 25, 2013
    Field testing every day. Very pleased with the job Spyderco did with the design. I’ve had mine on the water every day and it is looking to be just as bullet proof as all of the salt knives. I’ve had it covered in salt and blood 6 hours a day for the last two weeks and have purposely put it away wet and dirty most days just to torture it and see if I could make it squeal. Not a so much as a peep! I finally washed the salt off last night and made breakfast with it this morning. Still looks and performs like it’s brand new. Gotta love what Spyderco does with their Salt knives!

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  14. Mick_1KRR

    Mick_1KRR

    May 1, 2016
    I'm sooooo salty that i don't have a Siren yet...eh, eh
     
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  15. PiterM

    PiterM Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    SALT 2 and some Kydex sheaths I made for summer. Olive one works with clip on a knife, the other two are for clipless carry :)

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  16. cabfrank

    cabfrank

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    Jun 21, 2010
    The sheaths look fantastic!
     
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  17. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Haven't been able to get out much but the siren works great in the kitchen, around the house, and in the garden.

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  18. Liveliner

    Liveliner

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    Mar 25, 2020
    Please pass me the "Salt".
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  19. 353

    353 Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 20, 2015
    Fantastic pictures guys!

    Just posted this in another thread but here is how I secure my Waterway from hitting the ocean floor when gutting fish from our boat.

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  20. Liveliner

    Liveliner

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    Mar 25, 2020
    Waterway or siren will be my next one. I do a lot of surfcasting from beaches plus a good amount of rock hopping on ledges. I wear a surf belt that holds my Boga grip, & pliers. I just carry a folder in my pocket. Deciding on a fixed sheath waterway for my belt or clip on siren. Endura 3 serrated in pocket has worked fine for years. Upgraded to some Salts for this season,better for wet-wading.
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