TkoK83Spy wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:17 pm
Well I got mine, and no offense to anybody that loves this knife or the Lil Native...I think it's a pretty goofey contraption. I'm really not a fan of the short stubby blade. It's pretty heavy for being so small, when closing it I can always feel the index choil bounce off my finger when depressing the compression lock. I feel like this model is too small for the compression lock, as others have also mentioned.
I dig the color combination from St Nick's and will definitely attempt to pick up future releases. I just dont see this one taking pocket time from my Dragonfly or Urban when it comes to small carry knives.
Hold your Dragonfly blade over the blade of the Lil' Native. Pretty close except the Lil' Native actually has a longer cutting edge. I cut up some cardboard with mine the other night and I was actually surprised. Not a whole lot different than using a Dragonfly except it fills the hand a little better. Not trying to take anything away from the Dragonfly. I currently have 4 and I love that design.
It's been pretty well documented that the bottom nub of the finger groove protrudes into the lock area when closed. So I was expecting that. Doesn't bother me as much as I thought it would. I just swing it closed until I feel it touch my finger and then pull it the rest of way closed with my thumb on the spydie hole. If I'm not mistaken the Shaman is the same in that regard.
At 2.476 oz it is pretty stout for it's size but not too far off from the Dragonfly G10 (1.979 oz) and pretty close to the CF Chaparral (2.416 oz). I kind of like that it has a little heft to it. Makes it feel more substantial for it's size.
All-in-all I like the design better than I thought I would. I think "goofey contraption" is a bit odd but whatever. They're not all for everyone and it's a good thing there's such a variety in Spyderco's line up.