- Full flat grind blade
- Textured finger choil and thumb ramp
- Bi-directional handle texturing
- Linerless design helps reduce weight
Since its original release in 1997, the Native has been a mainstay of the Spyderco product line and a flagship of American-made stable of knives. The design has evolved steadily over the years, reaching its current state of the art in 2012 with the release of the Native 5. The latest addition to the Native lineage is the Native5 Lightweight, which combines the Native5’s engineering refinements with the weight-saving advantages of an injection-molded fiberglass-reinforced-nylon (FRN) handle.
Proudly manufactured in Golden, Colorado, the Native5 features a drop point blade made from premium CPM S35VN stainless steel. Its full-flat grind, distal taper, textured index-finger choil and thumb ramp, and understated swedge collectively offer a distinctive appearance and outstanding edge geometry and point utility. The blade is supported by a highly refined back lock mechanism that takes this time-tested lock design and elevates it to a new standard of engineering and manufacturing excellence.
The linerless FRN handle features Bi-Directional Texturing for an ultra-secure grip and reduces the overall weight of the knife to a scant 2.5 ounces. The handle also houses four sets of threaded inserts molded directly into the FRN. These allow the improved hourglass clip to be positioned for left or right-side tip-up or tip-down carry. A generously sized lanyard hole also provides a handy attachment point for lanyards, fobs, and safety lines.
A highly advanced evolution of a time-honored design, the Native5 Lightweight is an incredibly capable, pocket-sized cutting tool and a shining example of Spyderco’s commitment to making even our best products consistently better.
Folding or Fixed Blade: Folding
Blade Steel: CMP S35VN
Handle Material: Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon (FRN)
Blade Shape: Drop Point
Pocket Clip: Yes
Carry Options: Lanyard hole, reversible pocket clip tip up tip down
Locking Mechanism: Back lock
Blade Finish: Satin
Rockwell Hardness: Not listed by manufacturer
Opening Method: Thumb hole
Blade Length: 2.95"
Blade Thickness: .125"
Closed Length: 4"
Overall Length: 6.95"