-Price Paid: N/A
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for Greater than 1 year
I've been carrying Spyderco Knives for over 21 years, and the Endura has been sitting in my pocket for the past ten. Recently however, the Endura was replaced by the Pacific Salt.
The Pacific has the same dimensions as the older Endura models, and is considerably lighter then the Endura 4 as it lacks the internal stainless steel skeletonized liners. The light weight of the knife is a HUGE draw for me, as I don't like my pockets being dragged down by heavy blades. The Spyder hole is also one size larger at 14mm which aids considerably with ease of opening, especially while wearing gloves or when your hands are cold.
The blade is a modified Sheep's foot (lacks a dedicated point) using H1 Steel (does not rust...EVER). The fact the this steel is impervious to rust makes it a fantasitc "Never Worry Knife", as there is no longer a need to prepetually wipe it down if it gets wet or worry about rust.
A minor criticism would be the texturing on the handle. The newer Endura/Delica series uses a bi-directional texturing which gives it great traction while being used or played with. The Salt series uses the old style "volcano pattern" which doesn't really provide any additional grip then a standard no name handle. It would also be nice to see the Salts with a screw style construction as opposed to the pin style that's currently being used.
The Pacific that I carry is a plain edge with a yellow handle. I prefer the bright colour as it makes it easier to find when dropped in the woods...or anywhere for that matter. The yellow also gives it a "Rescue Knife" appearance, which is more outwardly friendly and would be easier to explain if investigated by the Police.
Overall a fantasic knife that's easy to maintain and tough as hell. Highly recommended.