Waterway designer Lance Clinton is a lifelong knife enthusiast and professional kayak fisherman who has spent literally thousands of hours on the water, making his knowledge of hard-use marine knives unparalleled. Clinton’s vision for the Waterway was to create an ultra-corrosion-resistant knife that would excel at fishing tasks while remaining well suited to general utility and outdoor use.
The Waterway’s blade is crafted from LC200N—a state-of-the-art high-nitrogen alloyed tool steel specifically formulated to offer superior corrosion resistance and extreme toughness, even at high levels of hardness. To maximize its strength and balance, the Waterway’s PlainEdge™ blade features a full tang. It is flanked on both sides by solid G-10 scales that are meticulously 3-D machined to create a non-slip diamond pattern. The scales are attached by a specialized process involving blind pins and a high-strength industrial adhesive, ensuring a permanent, water-tight bond.
To allow convenient carry and keep the Waterway instantly accessible, it comes complete with a custom-molded Boltaron® sheath with a versatile G-Clip™ attachment. The snap-fit sheath retains the knife securely, while allowing a smooth, easy draw, and the G-Clip can be configured to provide a full range of carry positions.
- Blade Length: 4.44"
- Overall Length: 9.5"
- Blade Thickness: 0.12"
- Blade Material: LC200N Tool Steel
- Blade Finish: Satin
- Handle Length: 5.06"
- Handle Material: G-10
- Weight: 4.3 oz.
- Sheath: Boltaron®
- Sheath Weight: 2.3 oz.
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The blade: 0.0024" BTE at 16dps. Its thicker than I was hoping but its a good tough geometry for any outdoor task. Still slices well with the decent factory angle and thin stock. Comes very sharp.
The steel: LC200N is awesome! I left it in the shower for 3 days with no rust and still sharp. Cut the same amount of cardboard as S30V in a cut test I conducted. It sharpens amazingly, nicer than any other stainless . Similar to a very nice AEB-L but notably better.
The handle: Very comfortable contouring but has a thin profile. The thinness hasn't been an issue but the extremely aggressive texturing irritated my hand after cutting 110' of cardboard. A little sanding may be in order depending on the intended use. For me it's also a little long with about 2" excess.
The sheath: Super compact and high quality. Great retention and easy to take in and out. The g-clip lets me clip it to basketball shorts and swim trunks. Super nice if you want to bring it on a trip that doesn't require a belt.
Highly recommend for anyone looking for a general use fixed blade that isn't planning on doing hours of hard cutting due to the thin handle.