Native® 5 Forum 2015
The 2015 Spyderco Forum Knife is a variation of our incredibly popular Native®5 Lightweight model—perhaps the most refined back lock folding knife ever produced. The product of years of research and development, countless prototypes, and decades of manufacturing experience, the Native 5’s back lock mechanism offers increased strength, an improved self-close function, and superior fit and finish. This advanced mechanism provides a foundation for a premium CPM®S90V stainless steel blade. Also known as CPM 420V, S90V is a particle metallurgy steel with a high volume of vanadium carbides that give it greater wear resistance than 440C, D2, and other high-chromium tool steels, with corrosion resistance equal to or better than 440C. Its fine, uniform carbide distribution also provides enhanced impact toughness.
Proudly laser engraved “Spyderco Forum Knife 2015,” the full-flat-ground PlainEdge™ blade also includes a prominent index-finger choil and textured thumb ramp for increased control and a Trademark Round Hole™ for swift, ambidextrous, one-hand opening.
The other defining feature of the 2015 Forum Knife is its distinctive maroon handle. Injection molded from tough fiberglass-reinforced nylon (FRN) and featuring Spyderco’s signature Bi-Directional Texture™ pattern, the linerless handle includes four sets of threaded stainless steel inserts. Molded into the back side of the scales for optimal strength, these inserts allow the improved hourglass clip to be mounted on either side and either end of the handle to support all possible carry preferences.