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Re: 2.5 inch Native at Blade!

Postby ZrowsN1s » Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:19 am

Evil D wrote:I was wondering if I was the only one to notice the choil sizes. If the extra 1/4 inch over a Dragonfly only equates to 1/8 inch more edge because the other 1/8 is in the choil then I'll just stick with the Dragonfly.
Not me man :D I love the DFly but I have to go for the g-10 and the compression lock. With this and the Rhino my small knife rotation is about to get a lot more diverse. It'll be great, I'll have the DFly for Seki Steel sprints, and the Rhino(*edit* for Taichung steel), and lil Native for Golden sprints. Now I'll never miss a new steel:)
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Re: 2.5 inch Native at Blade!

Postby this_is_nascar » Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:53 am

I just wish the wire pocket clip were on all versions.

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Re: 2.5 inch Native at Blade!

Postby Toter » Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:58 am

YES! Comp lock, wire clip, S30V (or better), low vis (and hopefully not pocket shredding) black G10, and I'm in. The specs are presumably finalized, but I'll throw in one last plea just in case: please consider a 2.49 inch blade length for people stuck with Federal building regulations--the law clearly says LESS than 2.5 inches.

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Re: 2.5 inch Native at Blade!

Postby Evil D » Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:19 am

Toter wrote:YES! Comp lock, wire clip, S30V (or better), low vis (and hopefully not pocket shredding) black G10, and I'm in. The specs are presumably finalized, but I'll throw in one last plea just in case: please consider a 2.49 inch blade length for people stuck with Federal building regulations--the law clearly says LESS than 2.5 inches.
Just reprofile the edge one good time and 2.5 turns to 2.49 or less really easy.
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Postby Doc Dan » Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:43 am

^^ I agree with this.
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Re: 2.5 inch Native at Blade!

Postby Evil D » Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:49 am

ZrowsN1s wrote:
Evil D wrote:I was wondering if I was the only one to notice the choil sizes. If the extra 1/4 inch over a Dragonfly only equates to 1/8 inch more edge because the other 1/8 is in the choil then I'll just stick with the Dragonfly.
Not me man :D I love the DFly but I have to go for the g-10 and the compression lock. With this and the Rhino my small knife rotation is about to get a lot more diverse. It'll be great, I'll have the DFly for Seki Steel sprints, and the Rhino and lil Native for Golden sprints. Now I'll never miss a new steel:)

Yeah you're probably right. I do wonder how easy such a small knife would be to operate with a compression lock. I'm not the biggest back lock fan but it does make sense on small knives like the Dragonfly, and I love how that knife closes with the choil hitting your finger instead of the edge. That was a big reason I loved the original Native but if the small version can drop the blade all the way closed as easily as other compression lock knives then it'll be a winner. I still hope that extra length compared to a Dragonfly equates to at least a 1/4 inch more edge.
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Re: 2.5 inch Native at Blade!

Postby Jazz » Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:25 am

They seem quite interesting. Back lock, that is. I'd much prefer FRN, and not squared off handles. I think a wire clip suits the small knives, or if solid, then not so long. It's harder to clip when the end of the knife is near the clip.
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Postby Evil D » Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:17 pm

Jazz wrote:They seem quite interesting. Back lock, that is. I'd much prefer FRN, and not squared off handles. I think a wire clip suits the small knives, or if solid, then not so long. It's harder to clip when the end of the knife is near the clip.

I know exactly what you mean, I have a small flashlight that's a nightmare to clip because the clip comes right to the end of the light.
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Re: 2.5 inch Native at Blade!

Postby Jazz » Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:00 pm

Evil D wrote: I know exactly what you mean, I have a small flashlight that's a nightmare to clip because the clip comes right to the end of the light.
You need that bit of room to slide it on there.
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Re: 2.5 inch Native at Blade!

Postby thombrogan » Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:02 pm

The wire clip and Compression Lock is such a lovely combo. Would love to see a sprint in 12C27.

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Postby toeterbaas » Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:15 pm

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Re: 2.5 inch Native at Blade!

Postby ejcr98 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:43 pm

Toter wrote:YES! Comp lock, wire clip, S30V (or better), low vis (and hopefully not pocket shredding) black G10, and I'm in. The specs are presumably finalized, but I'll throw in one last plea just in case: please consider a 2.49 inch blade length for people stuck with Federal building regulations--the law clearly says LESS than 2.5 inches.
Totally agree with this.

Hopefully the 2.5" blade length is the marketing length and the published specification length is just under 2.5". I also wish they use S35VN or something else instead of S30V. S30V is great but there are too many offerings in it already. I hope the G-10 is not too pocket-shredding.

Looking forward to a Sage 5-like CF scales sprint.

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Re: 2.5 inch Native at Blade!

Postby Toter » Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:00 pm

Excellent point on the published specs...in addition to not wanting to mangle a nice new blade tying to bob it a smidge, I could easily see a gross measurement--"looks like 2.5 inches to me"--followed by an internet search resulting in "yup--it's 2.5 inches...says so right here".

On clips, does that look like the shorter Dragonfly-style clip on the prototype?

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Re: 2.5 inch Native at Blade!

Postby Evil D » Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:03 pm

Sharpening isn't mangling or bobbing... Sharpening removes metal, which ultimately shortens the blade. 2.5 doesn't stay 2.5 long if you actually use and sharpen your knives.
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Re: 2.5 inch Native at Blade!

Postby Sharp Guy » Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:08 pm

Toter wrote:On clips, does that look like the shorter Dragonfly-style clip on the prototype?
I noticed that too. It does look like the short wire clip.
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Re: 2.5 inch Native at Blade!

Postby ronT2 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:18 pm

I think it’s great news, it’ll be great to see!

I gifted my G-10 Native 5 (the only one I had) thinking that I would replace it with the fluted carbon fiber version that was in the works last year but never made it to production :( so that leaves me Native-less.

Compression lock and wire clip all the way! I’d also like to see it in Sage 1/5 peel-ply, G-10 would be ok, FRN I’ll pass on it.
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Re: 2.5 inch Native at Blade!

Postby ZrowsN1s » Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:25 pm

ronT2 wrote: I gifted my G-10 Native 5 (the only one I had) thinking that I would replace it with the fluted carbon fiber version that was in the works last year but never made it to production :( so that leaves me Native-less.
You should check out the 40th Anniv. it's nice and they are still available at the usual places. 93x is pretty stainless and holds a nice edge.
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Re: 2.5 inch Native at Blade!

Postby ronT2 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:32 pm

They're very tempting....you're not helping. ;)
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Re: 2.5 inch Native at Blade!

Postby Toter » Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:40 pm

Evil D wrote:Sharpening isn't mangling or bobbing... Sharpening removes metal, which ultimately shortens the blade. 2.5 doesn't stay 2.5 long if you actually use and sharpen your knives.
E.D.-- No argument there--except when my inept hands are involved. Then, mangling will result, sadly...

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Re: 2.5 inch Native at Blade!

Postby Doc Dan » Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:33 am

It is easy with the right equipment, but barring that, there are a lot of people around here that are really good at that sort of thing. Also, probably your local mom and pop has a service.
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