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I love the native!!!!

Postby Bladespec » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:50 pm

I LOVE the FRAKING NATIVE, just a no bull quality S30V, get it done knife,, anyone agree???
I have 8 :spyder:'s More to trade and more to come!

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Postby Bill S. » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:52 pm

I do.

Tough and very capable.

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Postby bh49 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:23 pm

Just wait for Native5 , you will love it more
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Postby Bill S. » Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:42 pm

bh49 wrote:Just wait for Native5 , you will love it more
With Spyderco, I'm not surprised.

Always getting better, if that's possible.

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Postby Evil D » Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:02 pm

I actually like the Native because it's such a thick FRN handle without liners and it has a decently thick blade, which keeps it from being flimsy feeling. Mine has zero blade play after years of use. I've been thinking about getting a plain edge version lately. My favorite thing about the Native is the near 50/50 blade to handle ratio..i don't like when a knife has a bunch of handle that's wasted (as in, isn't filled with blade).
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Postby ChrisM » Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:04 pm

I don't have one yet but do want!

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Postby Jay_Ev » Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:09 pm

Yes, I agree. With my favorite being the carbon fiber version.
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Postby jonshoup » Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:05 am

The Native is one Spyderco I haven't been able to get excited about. Had a gen 1 years ago and quickly sold it. Recently got a gen 3 in trade and realized I'm still not a fan. The handle design just doesn't fit me. For some reason I'm still tempted to try out gen 5g though. What's my problem?

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Postby jimnolimit » Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:33 am

the FRN native is a good knife but it's not my cup of tea. IMO the knife is too blade heavy and it's smaller than i like.

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Postby ChapmanPreferred » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:56 pm

I really enjoy the Native Lightweight and look forward to the Native 5.
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Postby SQSAR » Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:40 pm

Try as I may, I just can't get into the Native. Just doesn't work for me. That said, I'm really looking forward to the Native5, and can't wait for it to hit the SFO shelves.

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Postby notos&w » Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:51 pm

Native IV is my favorite of all Spydies.

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Postby buddy54ck » Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:54 pm

Hi,
To Me, I think the Native is a high value knife, S30V, for a steal,as far as I am concerned.
I really like the blade shape, with the pronounced swedge cut. It's a classic, and very much a
Spyderco. I don't think you will regret buying it.
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Postby v8r » Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:05 pm

Native II Is the best so far, can't wait for the 5th Gen with aluminum handles.
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Postby kawr » Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:23 pm

I was about to get a LW Native but after handling one in person I have to say I'm a bit disappointed and changed my mind about purchasing one. It feels kinda cheap when opening the knife and has this gritty, scraping feeling to it. The Delica feels like the better knife. Again this is just based purely on how the Native feels when opening/closing the blade. I think overall build quality is pretty solid for a linerless, pinned construction knife. I'll just wait till the almighty Native 5 is released.

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Postby SamMaxRay » Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:11 am

Yup I am a Native Fan!

I been a little out of touch with whats new with the knives. So is there some info on the Native 5 somewhere? Wire clip?

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Postby Chris_H » Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:02 pm

v8r wrote:Native II Is the best so far, can't wait for the 5th Gen with aluminum handles.
Has an aluminum variant been discussed or announced? I thought the Native V was coming out in G-10 to be followed by FRN?
kawr wrote:I was about to get a LW Native but after handling one in person I have to say I'm a bit disappointed and changed my mind about purchasing one. It feels kinda cheap when opening the knife and has this gritty, scraping feeling to it. The Delica feels like the better knife. Again this is just based purely on how the Native feels when opening/closing the blade. I think overall build quality is pretty solid for a linerless, pinned construction knife. I'll just wait till the almighty Native 5 is released.
I think the feel of the Native in its current incarnation suffers against something like the Delica 4 because of the difference in technologies used for each. The D4 has steel liners, PB washers, latest manufacturing standards. It puts the Native at an immediate disadvantage since most (I know I do) like the feel of knives today with the tighter tolerances and improved materials.
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Postby defenestrate » Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:14 pm

I loved my Native 3 - it just felt great in the hand. Excited about the upcoming 5 and looking forward to the G10 and Fluted Ti versions.
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Postby 4 s ter » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:59 pm

Bladespec wrote:anyone agree???
I do! I currently have 10 Natives, including my EDC which is a blue G-10 BladeForums Native PE. I'm sure the number of Natives in my collection will continue to grow.
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