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Spyderco Caspian 2 Salt Dive Knife Review

Written by Dive Gear Reviews Editor. Comments Off on Spyderco Caspian 2 Salt Dive Knife Review Posted in: Below $100, Dive Knives

Spyderco made the Caspian 2 out of single piece of H-1 nitrogen steel, which is reputed to be rust-proof. The blade is 4.5 inches long, with both serrated and standard edges, plus a cutting notch. The size and utility, coupled with the knife’s construction, make it a low maintenance, highly functional primary cutter. Pretty much the only thing you should ever need to do with the Caspian 2 is sharpen it after each use.

The blade sports a sleek design with large cut-outs to minimize weight. The handle is of the semi-pistol grip type, with that big hole at the base of the blade serving as an index finger loop. The place where your thumb rests has a textured spine, and the handle is covered with no-slip nylon. The result is an unorthodox grip that, when used properly, is rock solid.

The locking mechanism on the sheath plugs and latches the index finger hole, creating a tight lock on the knife. The hilt has a lanyard hole for extra security, so this is a dive knife you should never lose. Overall, it’s a cool-looking, reasonably priced, high-tech cutter.

Average Price: $65