The latest addition to the Spyderco Native 5 family is a brand new Lightweight version with a Dark Blue FRN handle and premium CPM-S110V blade steel. The Native 5 is long heralded for it’s size, shape and userability. It makes a fantastic EDC for those new to pocket knives and the life-long user alike.
Blade: Done in a spear point-style with slight upper swedge grind for all-around utility. It is satin finished and features a full flat grind. Jimping on the spine and front choil make gripping the Native a pleasure. Familiar ambidextrous Spyderco Round Hole opener is good sized to accommodate even larger thumbs. Super steel blade ground to a very sharp cutting edge that will provide some of the best retention on the market.
Handle: Fiberglass reinforced nylon is a very tough, durable material. It makes the overall knife a lightweight for a reason. It won’t weigh you down nor let you down. This one has Spyderco’s latest coloring of Dark Blue with their Trademarked Bi-Directional texturing for a sure grip. The Native 5 has a lock back mechanism. It’s very strong, easy to use and workable by righties and lefties.
The Dark Blue S110V Native 5 includes a mounted tip-up carry pocket clip that may be switched easily to one of the other three drilled positions on the handle. USA built with quality materials by precision craftsmen and women in Golden, Colorado.
CPM-S110V Stainless Steel: CPM-S110V is produced by Crucible Industries in New York state using the Crucilbe Particle Mettalurgy (CPM) process. The CPM process creates a very fine grained and dense steel with a uniform structure. CPM-S110V is considered a super stainless steel offering some of the best edge retention and wear resistance available as it contains a high volume of vanadium carbides. The steel will hold an edge far longer than other stainless offerings, but can also be a bear to sharpen for a novice.
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