Spyderco 2014 Production Sample – Native 5 Lightweight

The Native 5 Lightweight was a nice surprise, as I didn’t remember seeing this version last year. The handle has no liners in it, but there are little steel ‘barrels’  with threading in the handle, for a positive lock-up of the clip screws when you want to set up the clip for e.g. left-handed or tip-down carry. This one’s definitely on my wish list.

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6 Responses to Spyderco 2014 Production Sample – Native 5 Lightweight

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  2. Mark Wing says:

    Looks fantastic, thanks for sharing! I’ve been waiting for them to upgrade the FRN version of the Native. Any word on when it will go on sale?

    • Thank you for the kind words. Unfortunately, it’s been my experience that Spyderco doesn’t really ‘do’ specific release dates or months. I expect it to come out this year, but I woulnd’t know anything more specific than that.

  3. Justin says:

    The Native 5 looks as smooth as any – my EDC is a native 3 with a wireclip – but it does make one wonder.. Why does part of the spyderhole have to be occluded by the handle material when closed ? It seems like this is a perennial feature (native 1,2,3,4,5)

    Even a junior knife like the sage 3 does not have this quirk…..

    • That’s a good question, I don’t know why Spyderco does this for the Native design. Perhaps enlarging the cutout in the handle throws off the ergos a bit too much for most users. It hasn’t bothered me though, deployment with the sharp cornered spyderco holes is always positive.

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