I thought that this one was over a year out after talking to Eric at blade. I have to say that it is one of the most anticipated new models for me. I can't wait to see how it turns out and I really hope it has a swedge.
So many knives, so few pockets...
Light Modding and Wharnifying when time permits
Just got:Lum Nishijin
The "Spirit" of the design does not come through unless used. -Sal
It's certainly taken longer than intended, but that is often the case. We'd prefer not to pull the trigger until we know it's as right as a new model can be. We had a time making the mold. The model is a co-polymer injection molded handle. The lock is the Native5 lock. 2.46 oz. 4 way clip. The model we're testing is S35VN.
I hope we get an interesting color for the lightweight native. Dark Royal blue or Burgundy would be cool.
Cruwear Military, CTS-204P Para 2, K390 Mule
Southard, Techno, Sage 2, Gayle Bradley
Super Blue Caly 3, Caly 3.5, Endura and G10 Ladybug
ZDP-189 G10 Dragonfly, ZDP-189 Nishijin Dragonfly
2.46 oz and a 4-way clip? Hmm ... I wonder if there are steel liners?
I guess this rules out a wire clip, too. Poopy.
I am glad to hear that it is coming along and these should never get rushed. The desired end result of getting it right is more important. Is there enough time to consider it in another steel? Perhaps CPM154, another American steel fit for the Native and I'd like to see this steel in a Spyderco. S35vn is fine also of course.
Upcoming: N5 CF/S110v, N5 LWT, DragonFly SB, Marcin Slysz Bowie, Farid Mehr K2, Peter Carey Rubicon, Manix LWT S110v Blue, Gayle Bradley Fixed Blade, Phil Wilson Sprig, Mule Team 4V
(Some) Wishes: Native5 CHIEF, Sub 4 inch versions of the Mehr K2 and Carey Rubicon, More M4 and Use CPM-154!
I like FRN better, I think it is more wear resistant. A light weight FFG Native 5 could be the knife to beat the delica. About the same blade length, but with a forward finger choil like in the byrd meadowlark. Good weight and ergos... this could be great! I'd love to see some different colors offered, as long as one of them is blue!!!!
Endura 4 FFG - Delica 4 FFG - Sage 3 - Dragonfly Salt - Forum Native - Manix 2 LW - Manix 2 G10 - Tenacious - Persistence - Ambitious - Byrd Meadowlark G10 - Cat - C13 Pro Grip - Delica C11PBK - Atlantic Salt - Navigator - Para 2 Camo - Delica C11PBLE - White Endura Sprint - Mule MT05P - Delica 4 FFG - Salsa - Native 5 Ti - UKPK - Sage 1 - Dragonfly G10
Considering the weight, most likely no liners. S35N and probably black handle will be the best for production model, but I really hope to see more colors and steels in sprints.
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf"
Any knife without Spyderhole is defective.
My top choices Native5, G10/VG10 Caly 3.5/3 & C83 Persian Black micarta/bolsters
What about the Native slip it? Any word on that?
On the hunt for...
J had what must have been one of the first Natives ever made years ago. If memory serves me correctly it had frn handles S30v blade with swedge and I paid around $40 for it new.I liked the swedge because it looked really cool however since I've never had one with ffg I wouldn't trying one of those.
So we have:
- 2.46 Oz weight
- Native 5 Lock
- 4 Way Clip
- Co-Polymer Injection Molded Handle (FRN Vs. FRCP)
- S35V Steel Blade
- Almost sure No Steel Liners. Ti Liners maybe?
- And I guess it'll keep the Lanyard Hole, no inner tube.
What's not to like?
Top Picks: Chaparral 2, Delica 4, Dragonfly 2
Phil Wilson Smoke Creek s110v, SouthFork, Gayle Bradley, Chaparral 1, Chaparral 2, Native 5, Para2, Para1 SE, Caly 3, Delica 4, Dragonfly 2, Ladybug 3
-----Dreaming of: M4 Bird & Trout collaboration with Phil Wilson-----
What are you guyd talking about?Spyderco already makes a Native Lightweight.Are you talking about a lightweight version of the current lightweight?