Native....lock seems very light

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Native....lock seems very light

Postby hy » Fri Oct 05, 2001 12:00 am

I was playing with my FRN Native today and the lock feels very light....it releases without much pressure, comparatively.Is this a standard feature or is there something wrong with it? I compared it to my FRN Calypso Jr and it took more pressure to depress the Calypso's lock. IS that normal?

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Postby Caleb » Fri Oct 05, 2001 11:35 am

Hi Hy,I just bought my native today and it's true,i explain:The locking bar is much longer than calypso or other then the pressure required is more light(lever action) than a shorter one(compare the lock button and the lenght of the locking bar).The native is probably my best medium knife:
-comfortably great grip
-good steel
-tip up
-beautiful shape and false edge
-textured spine and humpless(it is uncommon)
-two fingers choils
-made in the USA!(best finish than a japanese spydie)
one bad thing to say:stampless ricasso(i know it is due to the steel)


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Postby Clay Kesting » Fri Oct 05, 2001 2:38 pm

G'day Hy,

I don't have a FRN Native but the lock of my blue G10 Native is also much lighter than my other lock-backs. I think it is because the Native is made in Golden and the design and spring used is different from those produced in Seki City. Having seen reports of Spyderco's lock testing machine, I'm sure there's nothing to worry about.

Clay

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Postby BladeMaster » Fri Oct 05, 2001 2:42 pm

I've used my Native (partially serrated/ FRN) for some time and the lock is fine. I wouldn't worry about it.

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Postby hy » Fri Oct 05, 2001 9:02 pm

Thanks for the feedback......the native IS my favourite medium knife......i like it way more than my calypso jr

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Postby Lt.Hawkins » Sun Oct 07, 2001 11:13 pm

blue G10 Native? i'm interested!

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Postby hy » Mon Oct 08, 2001 12:26 am

Lt Hawkins, I think the G10 native is either the BF one or the limited sprint run currently sold through the sfo.

Edited by - hy on 10/8/2001 4:36:08 AM

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Postby cutler34 » Mon Oct 08, 2001 2:48 am

I am on my 3rd Native.I find the vertical blade play gets worse as the knife wears.
I'm not sure if it's the blade pivot or the lock wearing prematurely but I'm looking to replace my left hand carry.
Anyone else notice this. Hold the knife open horizontally, with the cutting edge down. Now check for vertical blade play.

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Postby scolby » Mon Oct 08, 2001 9:13 am

Lt. Hawkins - I have a plain edge Blue G-10 Native if you are interested. Send me an email if you are.

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