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.
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.