This Signature Series Native 5 model has a fluted carbon fiber handle with a full-flat ground CPM-S90V steel blade.
The Native 5 features a full-size handle with two separate finger choils. The first choil, where the blade and handle meet, allows positioning the index finger closer to the knife's sharpened edge for control over the cutting surface. Behind the first choil, the second positions the hand farther back on the folder for dexterous cutting while pushing the blade away from you. Bi-Directional Texturing molded into the handle form varying levels of steps minimizing forward or backward sliding. A 4-way reversible pocket clip for ambidextrous carry completes the solid EDC design.
Easily my favourite knife out of all the ones i have. Ultra lightweight and strong. Seriously...steel liners are overrated, carbon fiber scales are what it is all about. Be aware that the flutting is not as pronounced as the photos could lead you to believe. It is a subtle texture, but still, a really well done one.
My first back lock in years, and I could not ask for anything better. Between the beautiful CF scales, the S90V blade, and the Taichung rivaling fit and finish from the Golden plant, it's a keeper for sure. Only thing that could have been improved on is chamfering the edges of the CF, they are a bit sharp but nothing horrible.
I was looking for a 3 inch blade due to my local regulations/rules/ordinances for a “Legal” EDC. It is extremely light and razor sharp! Fit and finish are top notch. Given the carbon fiber and blade material I am expecting this knife to last for many years. This is the perfect EDC! Well done Spyderco!
I looked over this knife for at least a year before I decided to buy it and all I can say is why the hell did I wait so long. Everything about this knife is perfection. The carbon fiber is absolutely perfect the size and weight is perfect and it is scary sharp. I'm carrying it as we speak.
I’ve been looking for a suitable replacement for a Benchmade 531 G-10. This is a very light yet solid knife that locks up well and is comfortable both in hand and in pocket. Gorgeous combination of carbon fiber and the highest quality steel in a design that is fully ambidextrous.
This is an absolutely stunning knife. The Fit & Finish is perfect. The carbon fiber is really nice. The Youtube videos really can't capture how beautiful it is in person. I've owned it for a month now -and it is 100% smoother than it was out of the box. Perfectly centered. Razor sharp!! I honestly think this will be my EDC for a long, long time. I've owned many knives by top manufacturers. This is gorgeous and 2nd to none.