What handle did you get your Native in, Caleb? Personally, I think the FRN model is perfect. You get an indestructible handle, with a good grip, and you get that fancy 440V steel. I think it is plainly a great knife. I suppose it is okay w/SS handles also, but I guess in my mental image of the Native it wouldn't be quite the same.
Hope you and your Dad enjoy your new Spydies!