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 100% rustproof. 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 complete 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.
Overall Length 12.25" (311 mm)
Blade Length 6.75" (171 mm)
Edge Length 6.00" (152 mm)
Weight 9.3 oz (264 g)
Blade Thickness 0.118 (3.0 mm)
Sheath Polymer w/G-Clip