Thanks. I was using my Manix 2 for a while but even though I love the knife it was just a bit too big and bulky for EDC. So when I was looking for a new smaller EDC someone on this forum suggested the Native5 and described it as "a little tank". I liked the sound of that and after checking out the Native5 online I was sold. I just broke up with my gf which is somewhat appropriate because now my new Native5 can have her side of the bed Can't wait !!!jackknifeh wrote:If those are your comments after ordering it I can't wait to see the report after you get it. Like you I kind of ignored the Native knives until a few months ago. Then I got the lightweight model. I really like it a lot. The Native5 with the added features is bound to be a winner. Especially the G-10 scales. Congrats and I hope it arrives fast. I'm sure you hate waiting as much as I do.
A "Mini Manix" , I like the sound of that ! It will be nice to have a nice knife with G10 , full dual liners and a nice thick blade (1/8" thick) of Crucible goodness in my pocket that doesn't weigh down my jeans. Thanks for the info. Spyderco 4 life !!!On Edge wrote:I got one a couple weeks ago, and I can say with certainty that you will really like it. I have a black bladed lightweight (Native 3?), and this is very different from that one. As someone else stated - "it's like a mini-Manix." I agree, but it definitely adds the Native "flair" ...
IMO, it is still one of the best fits in-hand of all the Spydercos.
Thanks again, Sal!
That's the spirit ! Sell some stuff ! Seriously , this knife looks to be the ultimate bad *** in your pocket. I better stop praising this knife that I have yet to even hold in my hand or I will jinx us all. But I can't help myself.DeathBySnooSnoo wrote:I think that I am going to have to sell some stuff to get this one...the original C95 and C101 are a couple of my all times favorites...so if this comes close, I have to have it!
This is an "upgraded" Native. Better steel , G10 handle and updated lock. You go stick with the Native Lightweight if you want value. I want quality and high grade materials. So the Native5 is my pick. The Sage Series is in the same category. High end EDC knives. They are all awesome. But this new Native5 has just caught my eye and won't let go. Those other knives you mentioned are all fine too. But what's wrong with an upscale Native for a similar price ? I think the Native has earned a "premium" version. And I can't wait to get mine.bada61265 wrote:really miss the swedge, made the native a native. also miss the price at double what the old native cost i dont think this is a value knife like the older version was. really you can get the sage2 for the same price, cheaper to get a millie para2 sage1 or 3, gayle bradley, and on and on.