Native 5 - S90V / Fluted Carbon Fiber
Directly inspired by Spyderco’s rare and highly collectible 40th Anniversary Knife, the Native 5 Fluted Carbon Fiber combines all the features and benefits of the iconic Native 5 platform.
Spyderco maintains a commitment to Constant Quality Improvement (C.Q.I.). The Native 5 folders have clearly earned the distinction of being a proving ground for this process, with a number of substantial design and engineering advances that transcend earlier versions of the knife. This is most evident in the Native 5 with its fluted carbon fiber handle. Machined from solid carbon fiber, its scales offer a refined presentation as well as a subtle non-slip texture. The scales are fitted with four sets of threaded stainless steel inserts to allow the attachment of a four-position pocket clip, for left or right-hand, tip-up or tip-down carry. The ergonomic handle features full skeletonized stainless steel liners and a solid stainless steel back spacer. This construction creates a superior blend of balance and structural strength and provides proper anchoring for the knife’s refined back lock mechanism. The product of extensive CQI development, the Native 5’s back lock redefines the modern engineering and execution of this elegantly simple lock design. The result is a lock that offers increased strength, an exceptionally smooth action, an improved self-close function, and even greater resistance to wear and tear than previous versions. Not to be outdone, the blade of this Native 5 is also unique in that it is crafted from premium CPM S90V stainless steel. This advanced particle metallurgy steel is enriched with a high vanadium content that favors the formation of hard vanadium carbides instead of chromium carbides. An incredibly refined cutting tool, the Native 5 Fluted Carbon Fiber is a vivid reflection of Spyderco’s never-ending commitment to making even their best products better.