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Spyderco Aqua Salt Dive Knife Review

Written by Dive Gear Reviews Editor. Comments Off on Spyderco Aqua Salt Dive Knife Review Posted in: Between $101-$250, Dive Knives

The Spyderco Aqua Salt is a simple, straight-forward dive knife. The almost 5-inch blade is available either with a plain edge or with a serrated edge, and always has a sharp point on the end. That blade also comes made from H-1 stainless steel, which uses nitrogen in place of the more traditional carbon in the metal’s matrix. The result greatly improves the corrosion resistance of the stainless steel while retaining the tensile strength to hold a sharp cutting edge. The Aqua Salt’s handle is made from fiberglass and nylon, has a lanyard hole on the hilt, and comes available in black and yellow. The sheath is riveted for heavy duty dive use, and comes with a friction lock to secure the knife.

Overall, the Aqua Salt dive knife is blade with few frills, but plenty of potential to offer reliable, heavy-duty cutting service. Given its size, the knife is well-suited to use as a primary cutter. However, divers who need a cutter with any regularity and only carry one might want a knife that combines both plain and serrated edges onto a single blade.

Average Price: $165