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    Quote Originally Posted by The Deacon View Post
    I think he's either talking about the future FRN version, or future prices on the BF Exchange, etc. I wouldn't count on a 62.5% discount on any Spyderco unless, perhaps, it was being closed out at fire sale prices.
    Yeah sorry...should have edited the post I was replying to. But yes the future possible FRN Native 5...my guess would be around $75, not the same lower price we have seen on the existing native lightweights.
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    Just ordered my Native 5 from CS. Can't wait. Busy Spyderco week.

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    Got to play with the Native 5 today and to compare it to the Junior. The Native is very STOUT; thick blade steel and thick liners. It's a little tank of a knife.

    I think they may have been trying to keep the handle thickness at the FRN thickness. Unlike the CF model, which seems to be more sleek and thin.

    There appears to a bunch of development work that went into the design. I noticed that the lock spring is different than the FRN model, not sure why.

    It's a very nice knife.

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    Order in !

    Waited on this since I fondled the prototype at the Amsterdam mini-meet,,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by MountainManJim View Post
    Got to play with the Native 5 today and to compare it to the Junior. The Native is very STOUT; thick blade steel and thick liners. It's a little tank of a knife.

    I think they may have been trying to keep the handle thickness at the FRN thickness. Unlike the CF model, which seems to be more sleek and thin.

    There appears to a bunch of development work that went into the design. I noticed that the lock spring is different than the FRN model, not sure why.

    It's a very nice knife.

    Jim
    Thanks for the info, it looks like a tough s'ed knife for sure.

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    Guys, Native5 is a great knife. I love mine. Spyderco did really good job: lock is very smooth, jimping are refined and I like them more than on Native or Native4. Full screw construction will never hurt. No dent is nice. I like it probably more than I like Native4. I cannot wait for more variants of Native5. I hope for few sprints
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    Quote Originally Posted by bh49 View Post
    Guys, Native5 is a great knife. I love mine. Spyderco did really good job: lock is very smooth, jimping are refined and I like them more than on Native or Native4. Full screw construction will never hurt. No dent is nice. I like it probably more than I like Native4. I cannot wait for more variants of Native5. I hope for few sprints
    Good to hear.

    This will be my first introduction to the Native series, and from what I can gather, it will be a pleasant one.
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    Just got my tracking number, I've been waiting on this one since the first rumors!

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    I'm really looking forward to this one. Great looking knife, and I've really come to like the flat ground blades.
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    Finally got mine. I love this thing. Feels very solid, like a mini Manix 2. Another home run for me. Thanks.

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    Got mine this weekend ...

    Same "form factor" as previous Natives, but "more" .... very solid - steel liners make it feel more substantial, and it is a bit more upscale ... nice smooth action, locks up like a small vault, jimping begins on the lock bar and extends through the "H" (nice touch), nice grippy G-10, FFG ... this is a whole new Native, but still fits the hand like a glove ...

    I think this one is destined to be a long term favorite.

    Excellent job. Thank you, Sal!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtoler_9 View Post
    Finally got mine. I love this thing. Feels very solid, like a mini Manix 2. Another home run for me. Thanks.
    +1

    This is the best knife I've seen from Spyderco in recent times. Awesome design, amazing fit and finish for a production. I'm definitely going to pick up at least one more.

    Love this thing!

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    Hi Riverboy,

    Welcome to the Spyderco forum.

    Glad you llike the piece.

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    Wow. This is simply an outstanding knife -- it hits the form factor squarely on the nose and if anything, it makes me want to see a sprint run of the old C95 Manix knives again even more. I think with my box of old-timey slippies for most office-days EDC, my Native 5 for "jeans days," and a large C95 Manix for the woods, I'd be able to get rid of most of my other knives. The Native 5 is just perfect, IMO. A C95 is about as close as one can get to a "fixed blade replacement" in a folder. I really hope 2012 is the year I can once again own a C95...
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    I got to handle / fondle one today, what a great fit in my hand! A Native was my first
    Spydie. I'm trying to be strong and wait for a sprint with some super steel (K390), but that may not be possible.
    Any word on a 2012 Sprint?
    Last edited by md8232; 12-30-2011 at 03:43 AM. Reason: Steel

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    I would like to see a sprint on the Native 5 but not so sure they will make one.

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    I got one for myself as n/y present, but shipped it back. Sorry to say, but I do not like it at all. Looking for 4/CF for now.

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    Can anyone provide some feedback on the opening?

    Quick history, I hate lockbacks because they are tough to open (no flick open). I had a Dragonfly 2 G10 and it went back because of how stiff it was to open. With the Native 5 I hear the lockback is less stiff and it has a bushing pivot reducing resistance. Can anyone provide a comparison to say the Sage 1 or Persistence liner series? Can it be flicked open?

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    Quote Originally Posted by willydigger View Post
    Can anyone provide some feedback on the opening?

    Quick history, I hate lockbacks because they are tough to open (no flick open). I had a Dragonfly 2 G10 and it went back because of how stiff it was to open. With the Native 5 I hear the lockback is less stiff and it has a bushing pivot reducing resistance. Can anyone provide a comparison to say the Sage 1 or Persistence liner series? Can it be flicked open?
    Lock spring is a bit heavy, but that's the way I like them, so you'd probably hate it. Takes deliberate thumb action to open, closes with a good snap. No chance of accidental in pocket openings.
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    I would just stay away from lockbacks then.
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