C106 Tasman Salt

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The C106 Tasman Salt is an intermediate-size knife with an H-1 hawkbill blade and was introduced in 2006.

Appearance in catalogs

The C106 Tasman Salt appeared in all annual Spyderco catalogs since 2006 (older, newer).

Designer

Spyderco

History, mentionings etc. from the forums

  • Earlier 2006 batches of the Tasman Salt have "Tasman Salt" and spyderbug etchings on the blade, which was later in 2006 replaced by "H1"[2].

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

"The Tasman Salt folder features a Hawkbill blade. This distinctive curved cutting tool has a claw-like tip that originated in the marine/commercial fishing industry. Cutting in and around water involves cutting line, netting and rope and it’s done quickly, often at arm’s length while pulling downward or toward you. The blade’s arcing tip holds what you’re cutting against the sharpened edge keeping it from slipping off the tip. Spyderco’s new rustproof Hawkbill blade is made with state of the art non-rusting H-1 steel. H-1 is a precipitation-hardened steel containing nitrogen instead of carbon, which cannot rust. The hollow-ground blade comes PlainEdged or SpyderEdged with both configurations offering remarkable cutting performance in and around fresh and saltwater. Textured with a Volcano Grip® pattern, the molded fiberglass reinforced nylon (FRN) handle is offered in black or visible marine yellow. It’s equipped with a reversible left/right hand titanium pocket clip (also non-rusting) that positions the folder tip-up in the pocket. We recommend threading a thong or cord through the lanyard hole for back-up retention around water, where once dropped, a knife is often lost or irretrievable."[3]

See also: C106BK[4]

Variations

The C106 is made in Seki City, Japan and has a

Be aware that the blademarkings changed early (Probably after the first run), on the Tasman Salt. The pictures show the earlier blademarkings.

SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C106SBK Black FRN SE H-1 2006-2017 109.95$ (2009) early 2006 batches: "Tasman Salt" and spyderbug on blade, others: "H1" on blade N/A Hollow Titanium barrel bolt LH/RH, TU Main
C106PBK Black FRN PE H-1 2006-2017 109.95$ (2009) early 2006 batches: "Tasman Salt" and spyderbug on blade, others: "H1" on blade N/A Hollow Titanium barrel bolt LH/RH, TU Variant
C106SYL Yellow FRN SE H-1 2006-2017 109.95$ (2009) early 2006 batches: "Tasman Salt" and spyderbug on blade, others: "H1" on blade N/A Hollow Titanium barrel bolt LH/RH, TU Variant
C106PYL Yellow FRN PE H-1 2006-2017 109.95$ (2009) early 2006 batches: "Tasman Salt" and spyderbug on blade, others: "H1" on blade N/A Hollow Titanium barrel bolt LH/RH, TU Variant

Tasman Salt 2

  • based on the Delica 4 handle
  • H1 laser engraved on blade (no bug)
SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C106SBK2 Black FRN SE H-1 Sept. 2017- $124.95 (2017) N/A Hollow Black Titanium Hourglass LH/RH, TD/TU Main
C106PBK2 Black FRN PE H-1 Sept. 2017- $124.95 (2017) N/A Hollow Black Titanium Hourglass LH/RH, TD/TU Variant
C106SYL2 Yellow FRN SE H-1 Sept. 2017- $124.95 (2017) N/A Hollow Black Titanium Hourglass LH/RH, TD/TU Variant
C106PYL2 Yellow FRN PE H-1 Sept. 2017- $124.95 (2017) N/A Hollow Black Titanium Hourglass LH/RH, TD/TU Variant

Most collectible variation

The plain edge variants with Tasman salt and the Spyderbug on the blade is believed to be the most collectible.

Questions regarding collecting the C106

Some interesting questions we are looking for an answer to:

Questions with an answer:

Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C106 Tasman Salt

SKU Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C106YL 173mm 102mm 75mm 64mm 12mm 2.5mm 57g
C106YL2 179mm 108mm 71mm 62mm 12mm 2.5mm 60g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C106 Tasman Salt

SKU Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C106YL 6.81" 4.00" 2.94" 2.50" 0.47" 0.093" 2oz
C106YL2 7.05" 4.25" 2.80" 2.45" 0.47" 0.098" 2.1oz

References

  1. The "Let's talk about Tasman salt." thread in the Spdyerco forum
  2. The "Tasman is different" thread in the Spdyerco forum
  3. The C106YL Tasman Salt in Spyderco's online catalog
  4. The C106BK Tasman Salt in Spyderco's online catalog

Pictures

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