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Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:55 pm
by wrdwrght
Browsing BF yesterday, I came upon an old photo thought to be an early Native Chief proto.

And, if I recall, a Native Chief proto was at the Amsterdam Meeting this year, but could not be photographed.

All to say, I'm now reminded to ask what we can fairly expect about the Native Chief.

Sal?

Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:07 pm
by Evil D
If the Native were about the size of a Stretch it would be amazing.

Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:15 pm
by KingRat
Been waiting for this one for years. I do believe the prototypes have been around for a little while, but no photos. Any news would be great.

Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:58 am
by Doc Dan
The new Manix 2 Back Lock that is being released is pretty close.

Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:02 am
by sal
The new Native "Shaman" is about the same blade length as the Stretch.

sal

Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:17 am
by bearfacedkiller
I have handled the Shaman. People are gonna like it!

Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:00 am
by Ferris Wheels
I just got done handling Shaman's that were being carried by Eric and Sal at the OKCA show this weekend. They are going to be a hit and can only describe it as a Para2 sized, compression lock Native. The knife should appeal to a very wide audience.

Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:06 am
by abbazaba
Assuming this is G10?

Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:08 am
by sal
3D CF.

sal

Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:33 am
by timlara
Since this is in the top secret / no photos stage, I'm envisioning it as kind of a Superhawk sized Sage 5..? Is that close? Compression lock Manix-ish?

Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:26 am
by TomAiello
sal wrote:3D CF.

sal
Whoa.

Nice. :)

Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:40 am
by Slumblor
3D CF & compression lock on a large Native? this is getting very interesting! Although, I also fear it may be getting costly?

Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:06 pm
by wrdwrght
About the Chief, not the Shaman, I've been hoping for a PowerLock, like the one in my Tatanka. Given the early photo, which shows a back lock, the Chief certainly looks hefty enough to warrant the PowerLock.

Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:32 pm
by roger-roger
Backlock, please.

Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:56 pm
by jeff4air
Intrigued. Can someone describe what 3D carbon fiber looks like?

Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:05 pm
by bh49
sal wrote:3D CF.

sal
Spyderco is killing me with waiting. Is blade S35Vn?

Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:13 pm
by Sharp Guy
jeff4air wrote:Intrigued. Can someone describe what 3D carbon fiber looks like?
The 40th Anniversary Native is 3D/contoured fluted CF. I assume the knife in question will be similar sans the fluting.

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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:37 pm
by ZrowsN1s
sal wrote:3D CF.

sal
Thank You!!!

Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:49 pm
by abbazaba
sal wrote:3D CF.

sal
!!!

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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:10 pm
by levs18
This sounds rather epic!