Designed by renowned custom knifemaker Ed Schempp, the Schempp Rock is a purpose-designed "camp" knife that combines highly evolved ergonomics, exceptional edge geometry, and light weight to yield an incredibly easy to use tool. The Schempp Rock is, to a degree, an evolution of an earlier Spyderco model called the Rock Salt. A member of the unique Salt line, the Rock Salt was hollow ground from H-1 steel—an extraordinary nitrogen-based steel that is completely impervious to rust. Owners of the original Rock Salt loved them and many of these knives still serve as trusted tools around the globe. However, the additional cost of manufacturing them from H-1 steel put them out of the price range of some potential users. Spyderco therefore decided to produce the design with VG-10 stainless steel, a material that offers exceptional cutting performance, toughness, and corrosion resistance at a more affordable price. Like Ed Schempp's original handmade prototype, the Schempp Rock features a flat grind that tapers uniformly from the spine to the cutting edge. This creates a superior balance of strength, mass, and an acute edge geometry that gives the Schempp Rock extreme cutting performance for its size and weight.
One of the most distinctive characteristics of the Schempp Rock is its unique dropped-handle design. The angle between the handle and the blade allows the user's hand to maintain a strong, natural wrist angle and lowers the blade and cutting edge in relationship to the line of the forearm. This provides enhanced control during cutting, reduces fatigue, and transfers energy more efficiently during chopping motions. The handle features full-tang construction for strength and textured, injection-molded, fiberglass-reinforced-nylon handle scales for a secure, comfortable grip.
Category End Use: Tactical/Survival/Field Utility
Blade Steel: VG-10
Handle Material: Black FRN
Length Overall: 12 1/4" (311 mm)
Blade Length: 6 3/4" (171 mm)
Blade Thickness: 1/8" (3 mm)
Weight: 9.1 oz. (257 g)
Made in: Japan