Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby Sumdumguy » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:04 am

Accutron wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:29 pm
I'm hoping it will look something like this...

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This looks more like what I saw at Blade.

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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby steelcity16 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:29 am

Sumdumguy wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:04 am
Accutron wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:29 pm
I'm hoping it will look something like this...

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This looks more like what I saw at Blade.

Did you notice what steel it was?
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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby wrdwrght » Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:21 pm

I think you can count on it being S30V.

If the “Not An Actual Product Photo” bears a good resemblance to what was seen at Blade, I’m enthused.
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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby Pelagic » Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:26 pm

Accutron wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:29 pm
I'm hoping it will look something like this...

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OH LORD YES.

My money....

Take it.
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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby Tucson Tom » Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:12 pm

A native with a 4 inch blade. Have we reinvented the Police 4 ??

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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby Sumdumguy » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:26 am

steelcity16 wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:29 am
Sumdumguy wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:04 am
Accutron wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:29 pm
I'm hoping it will look something like this...

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This looks more like what I saw at Blade.

Did you notice what steel it was?
It was a prototype, it didn't have any markings.

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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby Pelagic » Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:41 pm

This may anger a few spyderco enthusiasts when I say this, but I honestly look at this model and think to myself

"FINALLY, A NORMAL LOOKING KNIFE".

I just really like the design. It looks like it would have excellent ergonomics, a long enough handle for anyone to ensure a solid 4-finger grip (when not using the choil), good slicing ability (tall FFG blade), strong construction, a stout tip, the tried and true back lock, and enough blade to handle tasks that require it. I also feel that it maintains signature spyderco features while bringing a noticeable level of uniqueness to the table. The blade is somewhat leaf shaped but elongated in such a way that it separates it from other spydercos. I really hope this concept comes to fruition.
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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby Daveho » Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:45 pm

Pelagic wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:41 pm
This may anger a few spyderco enthusiasts when I say this, but I honestly look at this model and think to myself

"FINALLY, A NORMAL LOOKING KNIFE".

I just really like the design. It looks like it would have excellent ergonomics, a long enough handle for anyone to ensure a solid 4-finger grip (when not using the choil), good slicing ability (tall FFG blade), strong construction, a stout tip, the tried and true back lock, and enough blade to handle tasks that require it. I also feel that it maintains signature spyderco features while bringing a noticeable level of uniqueness to the table. The blade is somewhat leaf shaped but elongated in such a way that it separates it from other spydercos. I really hope this concept comes to fruition.
Really?
When I saw this photo I thought “neat a swedge on a police 4... they need to bring back the pollywog or something as it feels like the balony is getting sliced a bit thin”
I mean in what way is this knife meaningfully different to a police 4 or a Millie

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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby Pelagic » Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:28 pm

The police 4 seems like it would have inferior ergonomics to the chief. Regarding blade shape, it's like an elongated military, which is an elongated pm2 (maintaining spine width and blade height), which is an elongated pm3. Spyderco has 35+ knives with similar blade shape and this is one of the few that while you can tell it's clearly a spyderco, it stands out.
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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby kodai78 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:50 pm

I’m intrigued but the devil is in the details. No problem with S30 V but what lock did the prototype have? I’d prefer a comp lock to a back lock. Scales should be anything but black G10. In fact I wish Spyderco would let me pay extra for an alternative. Micarta or green or gray G10. If this knife is offered in 3D carbon fiber that would be awesome. I assume that is similar or like the Positron.
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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby Vivi » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:21 pm

Daveho wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:45 pm
Pelagic wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:41 pm
This may anger a few spyderco enthusiasts when I say this, but I honestly look at this model and think to myself

"FINALLY, A NORMAL LOOKING KNIFE".

I just really like the design. It looks like it would have excellent ergonomics, a long enough handle for anyone to ensure a solid 4-finger grip (when not using the choil), good slicing ability (tall FFG blade), strong construction, a stout tip, the tried and true back lock, and enough blade to handle tasks that require it. I also feel that it maintains signature spyderco features while bringing a noticeable level of uniqueness to the table. The blade is somewhat leaf shaped but elongated in such a way that it separates it from other spydercos. I really hope this concept comes to fruition.
Really?
When I saw this photo I thought “neat a swedge on a police 4... they need to bring back the pollywog or something as it feels like the balony is getting sliced a bit thin”
I mean in what way is this knife meaningfully different to a police 4 or a Millie
No thumb ramp alone makes it quite different. That's one of the reasons I'm watching the release info for this knife closely. I've recently developed a preference for no thumb ramp, though all my favorite Spydercos seem to have them.

I've always liked the Native but it's much smaller than I want in an EDC. The Shaman is closer, but bigger would be better, and I'll take a backlock over a comp lock too.

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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby Sumdumguy » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:46 pm

Vivi wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:21 pm
Daveho wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:45 pm
Pelagic wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:41 pm
This may anger a few spyderco enthusiasts when I say this, but I honestly look at this model and think to myself

"FINALLY, A NORMAL LOOKING KNIFE".

I just really like the design. It looks like it would have excellent ergonomics, a long enough handle for anyone to ensure a solid 4-finger grip (when not using the choil), good slicing ability (tall FFG blade), strong construction, a stout tip, the tried and true back lock, and enough blade to handle tasks that require it. I also feel that it maintains signature spyderco features while bringing a noticeable level of uniqueness to the table. The blade is somewhat leaf shaped but elongated in such a way that it separates it from other spydercos. I really hope this concept comes to fruition.
Really?
When I saw this photo I thought “neat a swedge on a police 4... they need to bring back the pollywog or something as it feels like the balony is getting sliced a bit thin”
I mean in what way is this knife meaningfully different to a police 4 or a Millie
No thumb ramp alone makes it quite different. That's one of the reasons I'm watching the release info for this knife closely. I've recently developed a preference for no thumb ramp, though all my favorite Spydercos seem to have them.

I've always liked the Native but it's much smaller than I want in an EDC. The Shaman is closer, but bigger would be better, and I'll take a backlock over a comp lock too.
Ever since the Native 5, I have been leaning towards the backlock aswell. Either would be fine, but the prototype did have a backlock and I wouldn't change it for the world.

The chief was just perfect. When I picked it up, I made an audible "ahh".
It was like your meeting your hot girlfriend's smokin' hot sister. The same, but better...

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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby embry386 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:15 pm

That thing looks perfect. Hoping for a backlock, and gray g10 would be cool but I'd like it even better with black linerless FRN and a DLC blade. Of course that won't happen anytime soon if it happens at all, but dang... I would love to have a matching set of blackout Chiefs to go with my blackout Natives.

Any word on whether they'll be making this in serrated?

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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby Frozenspyder » Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:22 pm

If it looks like that, I'd definitely be interested. It looks like it'd be a good candidate for the power lock with a blade that size.

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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby Vivi » Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:26 pm

embry386 wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:15 pm
That thing looks perfect. Hoping for a backlock, and gray g10 would be cool but I'd like it even better with black linerless FRN and a DLC blade. Of course that won't happen anytime soon if it happens at all, but dang... I would love to have a matching set of blackout Chiefs to go with my blackout Natives.

Any word on whether they'll be making this in serrated?
I'd love to see a lightweight FRN version too...but this is one design I'll deal with a few extra ounces to enjoy.

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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby steelcity16 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:15 am

So since it was at blade does that mean it is confirmed to be happening for sure or are we still just "hoping" at this point? Is this a Golden made model I assume?
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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby KingRat » Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:41 pm

I'm still looking forward to this. I think a blurple version would make one heck of a folding knife.

I'm still not sure how I am going to get one though. The Spyderco supply seems to be drying up here in Canada, and the prices for those left on this side of the border are sobering.

Looks as though a cross border expedition will be in order.

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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby Calicoast » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:11 am

This would be nice to see soon.

How about a Spyderco Chief in K390?
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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby sal » Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:22 am

We finished the 2nd prototype and Eric is going to refine the design further. Not there yet.

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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby Pelagic » Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:36 pm

sal wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:22 am
We finished the 2nd prototype and Eric is going to refine the design further. Not there yet.

sal
Good news. I'll likely buy 2 of these.
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