The Tusk is both a state-of the art mariner’s tool and part of Spyderco’s history. The original design dates back to the early days of Spyderco’s beginning with Sal Glesser’s desire to produce a high performance mariner’s tool. The technology at the time was not available for the visionary concept. That’s all changed today, redesigned by Sal’s son Eric Glesser more than 25 years later hasbrought to light the original Tusk with new modern twists.
Made from all highly rust resistant materials the Tusk features a blade made from LC 200 N and full titanium scales including a Reeve Integral Lock. The 300-series stainless steel marlinspike has round-to-square cross section to loosen knots efficiently with a high strength Ball Bearing Lock TM made with a ceramic ball bearing. The marlinspike includes one small sized shackle key in the marlinspike and another lager shackle key created when the marlinspike is closed. Both can effectively manage many different sized and types of shackles. Reversible Clip carry and lanyard hole give a variety of carry options. Thankfully, technology caught up with Spyderco’s early vision and the Tusk’s time is now.
- Blade Length: 2.38 (60 mm)
- Cutting Edge: 2.17 (55 mm)
- Length Overall: 6.55 (166 mm) Length Closed: 4.17 (106 mm)
- Hole Diameter: 0.43 (11 mm)
- Blade Thickness: 0.118(3 mm)
- Blade Steel: LC 200 N Weight: 4.2 oz. (119 g)
- Handle Material: Titanium Made in Taiwan