Native Lightweight First Impressions

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Native Lightweight First Impressions

Postby kbrouwer » Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:47 am

Just got the package like an hour and a half ago so these are legit first impressions on the Native lightweight.

:spyder: I thought it'd be a little bigger but that's kind of ok because as I said, I'm probably going to use it for Boy Scouts. My troop is funny about large knives.

:spyder: Has the usual crazy sharp Spyderco edge.

:spyder: I'd go as far as to say it's an ok knife for people who need to follow blade length laws.

:spyder: Feels just okay in the hand. that large finger groove doesn't quite fit my hand correctly.

:spyder: Feels best when using the choil.

:spyder: Looks pretty cool. Unique blade grinds.

:spyder: If I'm correct, the pocket clip is FRN. I would have rathered stainless steel.

:spyder: Texturing on handle doesn't work as well as I thought.

:spyder: Sits in the pocket nicely, I forget it was there at one point.

:spyder: First rating: 8/10 B+

Can someone elaborate on the whole WalMart thing behind this blade?
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Postby Holland » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:10 am

nice little mini review! after some use the handle will start to feel like it fits more and it will become more comfortable
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Postby bh49 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:29 pm

kbrouwer wrote: :spyder: If I'm correct, the pocket clip is FRN. I would have rathered stainless steel.
Can someone elaborate on the whole WalMart thing behind this blade?
Pocket clip made from a steel. I do not think that Native ever had plastic clip.
I am not sure what do you mean about WalMart thing behind the blade. Some Walmarts used to sell C41 Native PE for a few years starting in 2005. They were the same Natives, which were sold by other dealers, nothing special or exclusive. Just used mine today.
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Postby APS » Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:06 pm

kbrouwer wrote: :spyder: Feels just okay in the hand. that large finger groove doesn't quite fit my hand correctly.
That was a sore point for me as well. I dremelled it down to look like the Native IV/V and it is comfy now.
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Postby Pete1977 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:14 pm

The native never came with a FRN pocket clip that I know of. The clip on yours is most likely coated steel with a barrel bolt through the lanyard hole. Wal-Mart carried the plain edged S30V Native for a while back in the early to mid 2000s. It was the same S30V Native you could buy online, except cheaper. I got mine for $30, and 30 bucks for an S30V Spyderco was the best bang for the buck knife on the market at that time...


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