Any more info on larger Native models (3.5, Chief)?

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Any more info on larger Native models (3.5, Chief)?

Postby zhyla » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:33 pm

I'm thinking of getting a Manix 2, and probably will no matter what, but really what I want is a longer Native. I love the Natives. I saw mention in a recent thread on Natives that there's a Native 3.5" in the works and possibly the (4"?) Native Chief after that.

Any idea when the 3.5" will land? And any details? I'm not too hung up on steel choice or grind but I think I'd like G10 scales, a backlock, and a combo edge option.

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Postby KardinalSyn » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:49 pm

I did not see the thread on the 3.5 native. That would be an interesting read. Will search for that.
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Postby DeathBySnooSnoo » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:05 am

I would imagine that it will be basically the same as the native 5, only longer. That is my hope at least...since that was my single gripe about the Native 5...the lack of edge. If this one makes it out, I am going to be a very happy guy.

And then even happier with a Chief. That thing looks just about perfect. Especially in M4. Sal...M4....Chief. Good combo...hint hint. :D
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Postby v8r » Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:19 am

I would like a chief myself. One exactly like the prototype would be fine by me. Loved the green g10 and swedge grind on the blade.
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Postby sal » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:40 am

Hi Zhyla,

It's still in prototyping. A ways off. The 3.5" Native "Shaman" is quite a bit different from the regular Native. The 4" "Chief" is more like th regular Native, but longer.

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Postby Popsickle » Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:24 am

sal wrote:Hi Zhyla,

It's still in prototyping. A ways off. The 3.5" Native "Shaman" is quite a bit different from the regular Native. The 4" "Chief" is more like th regular Native, but longer.

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Postby DeathBySnooSnoo » Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:55 am

sal wrote:Hi Zhyla,

It's still in prototyping. A ways off. The 3.5" Native "Shaman" is quite a bit different from the regular Native. The 4" "Chief" is more like th regular Native, but longer.

sal
Sal, can you give us any hints as to how the "Shaman" is different?
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Postby casey1 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:18 am

A wire clip would be nice... seems we have plenty of 3.5" knives with hourglass clips.

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Postby DeathBySnooSnoo » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:45 pm

casey1 wrote:A wire clip would be nice... seems we have plenty of 3.5" knives with hourglass clips.
What I would really love to see is a butt mounted clip, like on the PPT. Just ambidextrous.
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Postby oldschool » Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:04 pm

sal,

I'd really love if you guys would bring back the Native 3 blade shape, i.e. not the new FFG. The original looks wicked.
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Postby bh49 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:08 pm

sal wrote: It's still in prototyping. A ways off. The 3.5" Native "Shaman" is quite a bit different from the regular Native. The 4" "Chief" is more like th regular Native, but longer.
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3.5" Shaman sound interesting, but I will not be able to resist 4" Native Chef, if it will be FFG as well.
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Postby Blerv » Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:29 pm

Thanks for keeping the .5" increments Sal. I'm sure it's not the easiest to design for but helps some folks keep within their legal limit.

These will be full liner g10 similar to the N5?
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Postby MCM » Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:36 pm

3.95" for me please...
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Postby Blerv » Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:09 pm

Good point MCM :) . Better than 4.125" I guess though :) .
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Postby DeathBySnooSnoo » Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:45 pm

MCM wrote:3.95" for me please...
4.25 for me please :D :D :D

And leave it in the original grind too please.
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Postby Nick D. Fingerz » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:50 pm

The four inch Chief sounds like one I will need to get.

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Postby zhyla » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:43 am

Nick D. Fingerz wrote:The four inch Chief sounds like one I will need to get.
I'm pretty sure I'll need to get both.
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Postby Prospero » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:31 am

DeathBySnooSnoo wrote: And leave it in the original grind too please.
Sal stated previously that the new Chief, when available, would be FFG like the current Native 5. (I was hoping for that wicked swedge-cut blade too). :(

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Postby DeathBySnooSnoo » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:55 am

Prospero wrote:Sal stated previously that the new Chief, when available, would be FFG like the current Native 5. (I was hoping for that wicked swedge-cut blade too). :(
Maybe if we ask nicely (and often) enough he will change his mind.

So Sal....swedge please!
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Postby sal » Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:59 am

The Shaman is a RIL. The Chief is still far enough away that we've not made firm decisions on materials or grind.

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