Salty Dog

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Bon voyage, crouton!
The Soldier bidding farewell to French onlookers

The Salty Dog is a community-created cosmetic item for all classes. It is a typical skipper's cap, with a team-colored cotton top, gold anchor insignia and shining black brim.

This item has two styles, named "Salty" and "Smoky". The "Smoky" style adds a pipe in the classes' mouths, while "Salty" keeps the item's original appearance.

The Salty Dog was contributed to the Steam Workshop.

Painted variants

Main article: Paint Can
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Single colors
Painted Salty Dog E6E6E6.png Painted Salty Dog D8BED8.png Painted Salty Dog C5AF91.png Painted Salty Dog 7E7E7E.png
An Extraordinary Abundance of Tinge Color No. 216-190-216 Peculiarly Drab Tincture Aged Moustache Grey
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A Distinctive Lack of Hue After Eight Radigan Conagher Brown Ye Olde Rustic Colour
Painted Salty Dog A57545.png Painted Salty Dog CF7336.png Painted Salty Dog E7B53B.png Painted Salty Dog F0E68C.png
Muskelmannbraun Mann Co. Orange Australium Gold The Color of a Gentlemann's Business Pants
Painted Salty Dog E9967A.png Painted Salty Dog FF69B4.png Painted Salty Dog 7D4071.png Painted Salty Dog 51384A.png
Dark Salmon Injustice Pink as Hell A Deep Commitment to Purple Noble Hatter's Violet
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A Color Similar to Slate Zepheniah's Greed Drably Olive Indubitably Green
Painted Salty Dog 32CD32.png Painted Salty Dog BCDDB3.png
The Bitter Taste of Defeat and Lime A Mann's Mint
Team colors
Painted Salty Dog A89A8C.png Painted Salty Dog 839FA3.png Painted Salty Dog 3B1F23.png Painted Salty Dog 18233D.png
Waterlogged Lab Coat (RED) Waterlogged Lab Coat (BLU) Balaclavas Are Forever (RED) Balaclavas Are Forever (BLU)
Painted Salty Dog B8383B.png Painted Salty Dog 5885A2.png Painted Salty Dog 483838.png Painted Salty Dog 384248.png
Team Spirit (RED) Team Spirit (BLU) Operator's Overalls (RED) Operator's Overalls (BLU)
Painted Salty Dog 803020.png Painted Salty Dog 256D8D.png Painted Salty Dog 654740.png Painted Salty Dog 28394D.png
The Value of Teamwork (RED) The Value of Teamwork (BLU) An Air of Debonair (RED) An Air of Debonair (BLU)
Painted Salty Dog C36C2D.png Painted Salty Dog B88035.png RED Salty Dog.png BLU Salty Dog.png
Cream Spirit (RED) Cream Spirit (BLU) Unpainted (RED) Unpainted (BLU)


Main article: Styles
Salty Dog Salty.png
Salty Dog Smoky.png
Salty Smoky

Update history

October 13, 2011 Patch (Manniversary Update & Sale)

  • The Salty Dog was added to the game.

August 15, 2012 Patch

  • Fixed some clipping issues with The Salty Dog.

January 16, 2013 Patch

  • Updated paint effects for The Salty Dog.

May 11, 2016 Patch

  • Updated models/materials for The Salty Dog.
  • [Undocumented] Updated the Salty Dog so it can be equipped by all classes.
  • [Undocumented] Added styles to the Salty Dog.

July 7, 2016 Patch (Meet Your Match Update)

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.

August 29, 2016 Patch

  • Updated the Salty Dog to hide the Scout's headphones.


  • If a player dies while using the "Smoky" style, both the hat and pipe will fall down the ground in the same place, leaving them as if they were "floating" apart from each other.
  • If the Spy has the "Smoky" style equipped, the cigarette will be placed inside the pipe.
    • The Disguise Kit's regular taunt will throw both the cigarette and the pipe.


  • Caps such as this have been a long time symbol of offshore command and are favored by modern day yacht owners.
  • "Salty dog" is a nautical slang term for an experienced sailor.