You’ve probably never seen a folder like Spyderco’s new Tusk before. I sure haven’t, and I’ve been drowning in blades for almost a year now. Ostensibly a sailor’s rigging knife, it features a highly corrosion-resistant titanium body, LC 200N blade, and 200-series stainless steel marlinspike.
The blade features a Reeve Integral Lock, and the marlinspike uses a ceramic ball lock which securely holds the spike open and closed. The spike contains one small shackle key, and another larger shackle key is formed between the spike and the frame when it’s locked closed.
The Spidey guy told me their MSRP is expected to be around $400 for this super-posh mariner’s knife, but Knife Center is pre-selling them for $255. For money like that, you’d damned well better clip this upper-crust sailor’s knife to a floating keychain. Titanium is really light, but it still doesn’t float.