Spyderco Pacific Salt Plain Edge H1-Steel Knife Review

I am going to take this straight from amazon’s page:

H1 is a PH steel meaning it is precipitation-processed alloy, that’s rolled hard without heat treating and has .1% nitrogen which acts like carbon in the steel matrix, but does not react to chlorine making rust.

This is why I bought it. I was looking for a reliable, sharp knife for my fishing kit. Regular blades can rust if you are not keeping up with them in between fishing trips, especially from salt water. I love fishing, but I don’t get to do it often, so I wanted something that I could keep in my tackle box and not worry much about it.

I use this knife for cutting line, cutting up bait, cleaning the fish and everything in between. It stays sharp for quite a while and is very easy to sharpen (Which is why I keep this in my tackle box: Lansky PS-MED01 BladeMedic). The knifes construction is great. The plastic that the handle (I don’t know if there is another name for it, please comment if there is a better term) is made out of is quite solid and sturdy. I have yet to have any issues with rust or cutting in the two years I have owned it.

I thought this review would be much longer, but in reality there is not much to say.

I give it 4.5 stars out of 5

Heres the pro and con breakdown:


  • Cuts well and maintains its sharpness
  • Easy to sharpen
  • Sturdy design (No flimsy plastic or metal)
  • Does not rust easily


  • More expensive than some other blades


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