Spyderco 2011 Prototype Video – Native 5

 Eric Glesser goes over the design and construction of the upcoming Native 5. Eric explains not onle the main features of the knife but also points out some of the challenges in design and construction. Both the G10 and Fluted Titanium Native Prototypes are shown.

4 Responses to Spyderco 2011 Prototype Video – Native 5

  1. Dan says:

    Wow. I am really impressed by this version of the native. The deployment and lock mechanism is what gets my attention the most but it looks like they have done an all-around superior job with this version of the Native.

    I’m curious to know how much it will retail for (the current native is a bargain – right around $50) and where it will be produced.

    As an aside, I’ve really been enjoying this video series. Awesome work.

  2. jbroome says:

    Agreed with Dan. This looks like a hoss of a knife, and I hope it’s comparably priced to the current FRN native.

    Great video, and great explanation by Sal.


  3. Warren Higgins says:

    Well, given that it’s G10 (or titanium) instead of FRN, I can’t imagine that it won’t be more expensive than the current Native. I would guess somewhere in the $125 retail area, as essentially what’s being created here is the original Manix (or mini-Manix), shaped slightly differently. This doesn’t bother me at all, as the Manix is my favorite Spyderco of all time, but you’re not going to get higher grade blade and handle materials with no price jump.

  4. Yes, this looks like a great workknife, bushing pivot, monster lock, Multiposition handle, can’t wait, would like to see stainless scales/frame.

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