The Native® 5 is the result of years of evolution and refinement of Spyderco’s popular Native model. It expresses the time-tested size, shape, and ergonomics of the original design with the benefit of state-of-the-art materials and a highly refined back lock mechanism that represents the pinnacle of strength, precision, and ease of operation.
This extraordinary expression of the Native 5 combines all the features and benefits of the standard pattern with a blade made from premium Crucible® CPM® S110V® stainless steel. Boasting an impressive 2.8% carbon and high amounts of vanadium and niobium, CPM S110V is specially formulated for exceptional wear resistance and enhanced corrosion resistance—key qualities in a high-performance blade steel. These qualities are locked into the material by Crucible’s powder metallurgy process, an advanced production method that greatly reduces separation of the alloys within the steel and ensures an exceptionally fine microstructure.
The leaf-shaped profile of the Native 5’s blade provides a long, gently curved cutting edge and a sturdy, utilitarian point. For maximum control, it features a forefinger choil and a thumb ramp with strategic jimping (textured grooves) that allow a forward-positioned grip during detailed cutting tasks. Its Trademark Round Hole™ proudly announces the knife’s Spyderco lineage and makes one-handed deployment with either hand swift and positive.
This knife’s ergonomic handle features a solid stainless steel back spacer and textured G-10 scales in dark blue G-10 scales that are the signature color of Spyderco’s elite family of CPM S110V knives. This linerless construction style reduces weight, while ensuring impressive structural strength and solid support for the knife’s highly refined back lock mechanism. The product of extensive research, development, and testing, the Native 5’s back lock redefines the state of the art in the engineering and execution of this elegantly simple mechanism. It offers increased strength, an exceptionally smooth action, an improved self-close function, and even greater resistance to wear and tear than previous versions. To ensure convenient carry and instant access, the handle includes a broad-based four-position clip that supports left or right-side tip-up or tip-down carry.
- Handle Material: Dark Blue G-10
- Blade Material: CPM-S110V
- Blade Grind: Full-Flat
- Edge Grind: Plain Edge
- Blade Finish: Satin
- Blade Thickness: 0.125″ (3.2mm)
- Blade Length: 2.95″ (75mm)
- Edge Length: 2.42″ (61mm)
- Closed Length: 4.00″ (102mm)
- Overall Length: 6.95″ (177mm)
- Overall Weight: 3.7 oz. (105g)
- Locking Mechanism: Back Lock
- Opening Mechanism: Sydie Hole
- Pocket Clip: 4-Way Positionable Hourglass Clip
- Designed by Sal Glesser
- Made in Golden, CO USA