Since its original release in 1997, the Native® has been a mainstay of the Spyderco product line and a flagship of their 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 Native® 5 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 Spyderco's factory in Golden, Colorado, and the Native® 5 features a spear 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 Native® 5 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.
- Plain edge
- Overall Length: 6.95" (177 mm)
- Blade Length: 2.95" (75 mm)
- Closed Length: 4.00" (102 mm)
- Edge Length: 2.42" (61 mm)
- Steel: CPM S35VN
- Weight: 2.5 oz (71 g)
- Blade Thickness: 0.125" (3.2 mm)
- Handle: FRN
- Clip Position: Left/Right
- Tip Carry Position: Tip-Up/Down
- Lock Type: Back Lock
- Grind: Full-Flat
Image represents the Native®5 product line, not the exact model.