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Which Native to choose?

Postby Ted » Mon Nov 19, 2001 1:00 am

Hi,

I want to buy a Native, but I'm not sure which one. (The SS or the FRN) From what I'm reading in the forums, most people prefer the FRN. Can someone maybe explain in a bit more detail how the FRN knife is constructed?

Is it only the zytel handles and the blade? Or is the blade between a two pieces of metal when it's closed?

(Like on an Buck 110)

Thanks,

Ted



Got this one in the mail today (see picture), not a Spyderco but a very nice small knife (Boker 1004), I wish Spyderco would make knifes with Damascus steel. (Cricket!!!)



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Postby Lsaulog » Mon Nov 19, 2001 1:48 pm

Hi Ted,

The Native FRN blade is "sandwiched" in between the two FRN scales. The only other metal is the compression lock along the back. For a more technical look, checkout the Edge-U-Cation section above. You'll find a parts breakdown there.

I own both the FRN and SS. I prefer the FRN because I feel like I have a more "positive" grip on it. It's much easier to carry, too.

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Postby Ted » Mon Nov 19, 2001 1:55 pm

Lsaulog,
Thanks for that Edge-U-Cation tip!
That was the info I needed.

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Postby Lsaulog » Mon Nov 19, 2001 2:58 pm

Ah, yes. Thanks for the clarification on that, Spyderholic. For lack of a better term, I had a brain f**t! <img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle>

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Postby panguero » Mon Nov 19, 2001 3:53 pm

Edited by - sharp1 on 2/19/2002 6:00:11 PM

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Postby scolby » Mon Nov 19, 2001 4:04 pm

I am with Sharp1 on this. I have handled every version of the Native, and I feel strongly that G-10 Native is hands down the best execution of the concept (and of course, the most expensive.)

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