Native 5 - Rainbow Trout
Abel Reels not only manufactures the world’s finest fishing tackle, they also embellish their products with a proprietary artistic process that transforms them into extraordinary, fully functional works of art. Spyderco is proud to collaborate with Abel Reels on a unique series of knives that showcases the exceptional talents of both companies. The foundation of these knives is a remarkable variation of the Native 5 that features an ultra-corrosion-resistant LC200N blade and a handle precision machined from aircraft-quality aluminum. Once Spyderco’s manufacturing processes are complete, the handle components are sent to Abel Reels’ team of artists who hand paint them with special chemical dyes to create photorealistic patterns of popular game fish. Their incredibly painstaking multi-stage anodizing process takes many hours and, because it is entirely done by hand, makes every pattern a one-of-a-kind work of art. Abel is the only company in the world capable of performing this proprietary process and Spyderco is honored to partner with them in creating these heirloom-quality knives.