Thanks. Yeah that's definitely not hard use and should not have become an issue for you. I'm sorry for your misfortune. I've worked my Manix pretty hard a few times, even moderately batoned for kindling wood for camping fires just for the heck of it with no blade play afterwards. Obviously different models, but I'm quite surprised at your findings from typical edc use.Doeswhateveraspidercan wrote: ↑Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:18 pmHi,
Cardboard mostly, plastic packaging you know the usual stuff nothing serious and no hard use too tiny for that and prefer to keep my hands out of cut material.
My concern is simple after experiencing this metal rotating on FRN without washers ummm yeah wear will happen, as a former professional automotive tech for Mercedes and before that a small engine mechanic wear patterns are what we look for steel against plastic = no go
Same here. My Manix LW Maxamet in my pocket now.Popsickle wrote: ↑Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:42 pmMy linerless manix 2 is solid as the day I bought it with no play. I expect the same from the chief
Agreed I am with you on this.
Feel like this had to be posted here too so it's not lost in the Amsterdam thread.Mr Blonde wrote: ↑Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:49 amI have to say that the Native Chief was my favorite of the new knives that Spyderco showed at the meet. Call it nostalgia, as I remember seeing that concept design on the forums back in 1999 or so. This was back in the day, when you had to put a knife on a flatbed scanner, cover it with a cloth and you had a digital image you could share online! That first design was added to the wonderful mini-museum display of the native in the Spyderco Factory Outlet. The current Native Chief flows from the current Native 5 design, and features linerless G-10 handle construction and everything else you’re familiar with on a G-10 Native five, just a lot longer!
This knife felt very light and solid in the hand. It felt lighter and thinner than the Emphasis. The Native Chief’s long slender blade also reminded me of a large Calypso. I can’t wait to get my hands on my own production sample of the native Chief, it’s very high on my wish list!
Overall Length: 23,1 cm / 9.09 inches
Blade Length: 10,4 cm / 4.09 inches
Blade Thickness: 3 mm / 0.11 inches
Weight: 76 grams / 2.68 ounces
I have no information on pricing or specific release dates.
sal wrote:Knife afi's are pretty far out, steel junky's more so, but "edge junky's" are just nuts.
SpyderEdgeForever wrote: Also, do you think a kangaroo would eat a bowl of spagetti with sauce if someone offered it to them?
It's really just an obsession with weight reduction within the community. They don't want weak or delicate knives of course, but one's definition of delicate varies. They just want a knife that is absolutely as light as possible without sacrificing what they deem a significant amount of durability. This means no liners, extremely lightweight handle material, open construction, an extremely thin blade, etc. I've never been in this camp. BRING ON THE WEIGHT. It simply does not bother me. I never expect a folding knife to be as strong as a fixed blade. But I certainly value a robust pivot and lock, as well as more durable blade geometries. I like having the proverbial light sabre on hand, but IMO not every knife needs to be ground like a box cutter. I enjoy carrying 2 knives: one is either an excellent slicer or something with obscene edge retention, and one is either a "beater" knife or a more durable/hard use knife. I feel I am part of an extreme minority in this regard and that most people basically want every model to be an extremely lightweight slicer.Doeswhateveraspidercan wrote: ↑Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:24 amI have read all the arguments in favor of Linerless knives. They are good points, but no one has addressed the glaring flaw in the concept. If you put steel rotating against what is essentially plastic without washers or liners of any kind do you not think that material like sand for example will not come into play with the pivot and surface contact areas?
Based on my experience, it hasn't been a problem. My experience with Native, that is.Doeswhateveraspidercan wrote: ↑Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:24 amI have read all the arguments in favor of Linerless knives. They are good points, but no one has addressed the glaring flaw in the concept. If you put steel rotating against what is essentially plastic without washers or liners of any kind do you not think that material like sand for example will not come into play with the pivot and surface contact areas?