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Sal, please make this large Native!

Postby catamount » Mon Feb 26, 2007 6:31 pm

Someone posted this pic of a prototype large Native on another thread.

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BG42, S30V, G-10, CF, micarta, whatever, I just want one :D
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Postby Th232 » Mon Feb 26, 2007 6:36 pm

Wow! That would definitely be interesting! I like it!
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Postby Kaizen » Mon Feb 26, 2007 6:45 pm

Interesting design, but it doesn't appeal to me. I wonder how it would perform compared to a Military and a Manix.
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hmmm, maybe not

Postby ozspyder » Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:31 pm

Wow, that surely is an impressive, a 'stretch' Native I ??

I'm not sure I agree with it though, it has some similarities, but too many differences from the current Native models on offer to warrant a Native title (unless you call it a Native-L for long???)

I like the current proportions of the Native. I reckon if there were to be a larger Native, it should be a porportionate increase in size.... a Manix sized Native ? big handle, fat blade, big hole :O then my Native-ity scene will be complete :)

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Postby cobrajoe » Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:49 pm

I agree, it dosen't seem quite right. Although, if you have a little bit of patience, you can get your hands on one of the G-10 flights that will be coming out. I believe that Mr. Blonde took some pictures of it, and it does look like a great blade.

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Postby ruxton » Tue Feb 27, 2007 4:38 am

I quite like that. Looks far better to me that a reguar native.
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Postby The Deacon » Tue Feb 27, 2007 5:36 am

cobrajoe wrote:I agree, it dosen't seem quite right. Although, if you have a little bit of patience, you can get your hands on one of the G-10 flights that will be coming out. I believe that Mr. Blonde took some pictures of it, and it does look like a great blade.
I believe that picture was cropped out of a larger one containing a number of "concept models". IIRC, it was originally taken and posted by the late James Mattis perhaps about six years ago. The name, at the time was, IIRC, the "Native Chief". The concept surfaced again a couple years back, as the "Bison". While there was some favorable response on the forums, the dealer/distributor communiity was considerably less enthused by it. I look at it about the same way I look at the "Double Civilian", an interesting technical exercise and something I would not mind having in my display case, but not something that would ever find its way into my pocket.
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Postby clovisc » Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:24 am

kinda looks like the "renegade" spydie model of days past...

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Postby flyguy » Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:43 am

Overly large folders aren't for me... How long was the Bison's blade?

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Postby Padawan » Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:37 am

Almost looks like something Benchmade is planning to introduce... :eek:

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Postby swingshot » Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:42 am

flyguy wrote:Overly large folders aren't for me... How long was the Bison's blade?

IIRC, it was in the 5 inch region.

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Postby santiago » Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:38 am

I'm partial to 3" folders and smaller myself, but I really like the lines on that. As with the Deacon, not something I'd necessarily carry around but definitely something I'd like to own.

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Postby Mr Blonde » Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:41 pm

swingshot wrote:IIRC, it was in the 5 inch region.
Something like 5,5 inches.

The Native Chief prototype is as Deacon pointed out, an old one. Despite several campaigns by forumites over the years, it never made production. I can see the problem from a dealer/distributor POV: "Another large pointy G10 Spyderco, we got the Military, Chinook, Manix, how's this different?" ]http://www.spydercollector.nl/upload/am ... ghtg10.jpg[/IMG]

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Postby OuchThatsSharp » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:06 pm

Too Skinny.
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I want a native chiev so bad that I'll ...

Postby cmd » Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:08 pm

If Spyderco does not make one, I'm going to make one myself. :D

That Byrd is NOT a substitute for a full size native.

There is a large and a small version of just about every mainstream design Spyderco has produced, other than the Native. There really is no excuse for never ever (even LE) making a full size Native.

The race is on, who will make it first, me or Spyderco ;)

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Postby Padawan » Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:30 pm

cmd wrote:That Byrd is NOT a substitute for a full size native.
In what ways is it lacking?

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Postby Darkfin » Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:19 pm

Reminds me of the Renegade (2nd from left, top row)

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Postby steeltiger » Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:44 pm

I'd buy it,4.5''- 5'' blade would be nice on anything, but i thing that may be the best platform to offer it on.
To me it looks better than the std. native

The bottom center knife in the last pic woulden't be too bad either.
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Postby cmd » Sat Apr 14, 2007 5:51 am

Padawan wrote:In what ways is it lacking?
Don't get me wrong, the Byrd is not lacking. It's just not a Native, that's all. They are different so it is not a substitute for a Chief.

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Postby huugh » Sat Apr 14, 2007 6:09 am

I'm not sure if 5"+ folders are reasonable.
I mean you can't have them in pocket (why pocket clip then?) and usually you have to have a some kind of sheath for them. In that case it really doesn't matter if you are carrying sheath with closed folder like that or fixed blade with 4" or even 6" long blade.

However had it be around 4" and full flat grind (and not bolt type clip) then I'd buy it for sure :)


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