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Spyderco Native 5 Lightweight – Badass Knife of the Week

If you think you can’t get a good American-made knife that uses solid materials without breaking the bank, you may have missed our latest Badass Knife of the Week when it first came out.

The Spyderco Native 5 Lightweight is a stripped down version of the classic Spyderco Native that doesn’t sacrifice on blade steel or construction.

It starts with the 2.95-inch blade with a full flat grind and S30V steel — recently changed from S35VN. The blade is a straightforward design with chamfering that makes holding and using this folder comfortable.

This knife is meant to be used on the job. A finger choil allows the user to choke up on the blade for finer tasks without abandoning the classic grip.

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One hand operation for the Native5

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Unlike previous iterations of the knife, the knife uses black FRN handle scales without liners. These scales not only provide extra grip with the Bi-Directional Texturing that keeps the knife in your hand no matter how slippery things get but it also shaves off weight.

The knife comes in at a breezy 2.5 ounces.

Whether you need a solid EDC folder that won’t hurt your wallet or want a new work knife with great ergonomics, it’s hard to top this US-made Spyderco.

2 Comments

  1. Hi,
    Do you have any articles on different kind of handle materials?

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