The Spyderco Salt I utilizes H1 steel with a couple modifications. Salt I has a more rounded tip that's a bit thicker at the point. Since H1 was developed specifically for use in and around water, rounding the tip met the requirements for cutting chores associated with boating and fishing. The Spyderco Round Hole is increased in diameter to 14 mm, facilitating easier access for gloved or wet hands. All insideoutside steel components lock bar, pins, and clip have been treated to make them impervious to rust and pitting. Volcano Grip texturing covers both sides of the FRN handle for friction resistance to slipping. David Boye's locking lever dent is a standard feature that inhibits the lock from accidental release if the handle is gripped with great force. A matching black titanium pocket clip positions for leftright tip up portability. A hole running through the hollow clip screw makes a lanyard pipe for stringing cord through then knife when using around water.