The latest addition to the Spyderco Native 5 family is a brand new Lightweight version with a Stone Gray FRN handle and premium Micro-Melt Maxamet 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 tumble 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. High speed tool steel blade ground to a very sharp cutting edge that will provide some of the best edge retention and toughness 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 Stone Gray 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 Gray Maxamet 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
Maxamet Steel: Produced by Carpenter as a high speed tool steel, Maxamet offers extremely high wear resistance and toughness with a high hardness level. Early tests from the Spyderco forum put this steel in a league with CPM-110V for edge retention.
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