Just ordered my Native 5 from CS. Can't wait. Busy Spyderco week.
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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Waited on this since I fondled the prototype at the Amsterdam mini-meet,,,,
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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My top choices Native5, G10/VG10 Caly 3.5/3 & C83 Persian Black micarta/bolsters
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Just got my tracking number, I've been waiting on this one since the first rumors!
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.
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!
Last edited by On Edge; 09-19-2011 at 01:18 PM.
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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...
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?
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I would like to see a sprint on the Native 5 but not so sure they will make one.
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.
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?
I would just stay away from lockbacks then.
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