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Re: C41GPFGR5 S90V Native 5 KC Exclusive

Postby APS » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:02 pm

Mine just arrived, it's awesome. Handle looks just like the picture and is a little more rounded on the edges than my black G10 Native.

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Re: C41GPFGR5 S90V Native 5 KC Exclusive

Postby thewoodpecker » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:07 pm

abbazaba wrote:
bh49 wrote:Native5 Plus
More like "Native5 Minus" :D

In all seriousness, I'd be fine if they ditched the liners on all "g10" models as a CQI of sorts. I've kept two lined N5s (S110v Forum and CF), and really try to carry them, but they always take a back seat to a LW (or fluted Ti).
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Re: C41GPFGR5 S90V Native 5 KC Exclusive

Postby buccilli15 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:16 pm

APS wrote:Mine just arrived, it's awesome. Handle looks just like the picture and is a little more rounded on the edges than my black G10 Native.
Come on man, we need pictures! :D
Ha, mine will be here Friday and I can't wait!

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Re: C41GPFGR5 S90V Native 5 KC Exclusive

Postby abbazaba » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:26 pm

APS wrote:Mine just arrived, it's awesome. Handle looks just like the picture and is a little more rounded on the edges than my black G10 Native.
Pics or it didn't happen :D

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Re: C41GPFGR5 S90V Native 5 KC Exclusive

Postby Spider bite » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:58 pm

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Re: C41GPFGR5 S90V Native 5 KC Exclusive

Postby Wrathhog » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:06 pm

Mine will be here Fri. Held out getting the regular g10 model and this one popped up. I'm a litte burned out on black knives so this one fits the bill.

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Re: C41GPFGR5 S90V Native 5 KC Exclusive

Postby ConspicuousConsumption » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:44 pm

That’s a ton of coin when you can get a Maxamet for the same price. Also overpriced but still.
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Re: C41GPFGR5 S90V Native 5 KC Exclusive

Postby RamZar » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:09 am

ConspicuousConsumption wrote:That’s a ton of coin when you can get a Maxamet for the same price. Also overpriced but still.
The Native5 Maxamet has FRN for $143.97. So, the KC Native5 S90V with G-10 for $149.97 is pretty good.
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Re: C41GPFGR5 S90V Native 5 KC Exclusive

Postby anycal » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:31 am

Arriving today, day ahead of schedule :D . It's a good thing, because I am going away on Friday.
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Re: C41GPFGR5 S90V Native 5 KC Exclusive

Postby Slumblor » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:03 am

anycal wrote:Arriving today, day ahead of schedule :D . It's a good thing, because I am going away on Friday.
Get some of those photos up for us when you get it

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Re: C41GPFGR5 S90V Native 5 KC Exclusive

Postby abbazaba » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:36 am

Initial impressions are very good! The smooth G10 really gives the knife a premium feel IMO, almost metal like. The construction is like the new linerless CF models: PB washers larger screws and clip like the lined G10 model, but floating stop pin like the linerless FRN model. It is noticeably lighter than the lined model, but not holy **** light like the FRN model. Forum member APS mentioned that the G10 edges have a larger radius than the lined model, which you can see in one of the pics below. The G10 is flat across the face, not contoured like the fluted Ti and CF models. The "3D machining" is probably in reference to the standard features of the regular G10 model. The light plays tricks with the smooth as glass G10, sometimes making it look lighter or darker than the 2013 forum Native, but I'm pretty sure it's the same color G10. I'd be very happy if this build took over production as the regular "G10" N5.

Initially I thought I would skip this one, but I'm glad I didn't. Man I love dark green G10!

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Re: C41GPFGR5 S90V Native 5 KC Exclusive

Postby bh49 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:23 am

Thank you for sharing. very nice pictures.
It sounds and looks that 3D machining is applicable to corner radius (which is certainly nice) or I missed something?
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Re: C41GPFGR5 S90V Native 5 KC Exclusive

Postby abbazaba » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:26 am

bh49 wrote:Thank you for sharing. very nice pictures.
It sounds and looks that 3D machining is applicable to corner radius (which is certainly nice) or I missed something?
Sadly, the G10 is flat across the face, not contoured like the fluted Ti and CF models. I think they might be talking about the standard sloped finger ramp toward the front of the handle (what do you call that?). Edited my above post to clarify.

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Re: C41GPFGR5 S90V Native 5 KC Exclusive

Postby buccilli15 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:00 pm

Thx for pics!
The clip looks like it is black oxide, rather than painted. Can you confirm?

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Re: C41GPFGR5 S90V Native 5 KC Exclusive

Postby Slumblor » Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:10 pm

Great pics, even more excited to get mine now. 2 things I wasn't big on with the regular G10 Native with liners was the weight and the coarse texture, looks like this one solves both of those issues.

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Re: C41GPFGR5 S90V Native 5 KC Exclusive

Postby Wrathhog » Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:24 pm

buccilli15 wrote:Thx for pics!
The clip looks like it is black oxide, rather than painted. Can you confirm?
Painted on mine, just unboxed it. I'm one of the guys that look at knives, especially at this price point, with a discriminating eye. I can usually find a flaw in seconds. I've examined this thing for fifteen minutes and it's as flawless of a knife as I've ever bought. Grind is perfect, no centering issues, great lockup, everything flush, I'm really digging and can't find anything. The smooth g10 is a little different, at least for me. Goes in and out of pocket like butter though. Fantastic knife, not sure what else to say about it.

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Re: C41GPFGR5 S90V Native 5 KC Exclusive

Postby bh49 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:03 pm

abbazaba wrote:
bh49 wrote:Thank you for sharing. very nice pictures.
It sounds and looks that 3D machining is applicable to corner radius (which is certainly nice) or I missed something?
Sadly, the G10 is flat across the face, not contoured like the fluted Ti and CF models. I think they might be talking about the standard sloped finger ramp toward the front of the handle (what do you call that?).
Thank you for info. Still thinking. Probably if it will not be sold out fast, will buy one. Smooth dark green will be hard to resist. I wish steel would be something different than SXXV, but nothing what I can do about this. I hope that this is clear that I am not saying that SXXV is not good enough for me. I just have it plenty of Natives with them: 4 of S110V, 3 of S90V, two of S35Vn. Plus two Natives wit S30V.
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Re: C41GPFGR5 S90V Native 5 KC Exclusive

Postby bh49 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:03 pm

abbazaba wrote:
bh49 wrote:Thank you for sharing. very nice pictures.
It sounds and looks that 3D machining is applicable to corner radius (which is certainly nice) or I missed something?
Sadly, the G10 is flat across the face, not contoured like the fluted Ti and CF models. I think they might be talking about the standard sloped finger ramp toward the front of the handle (what do you call that?).
Thank you for info. Still thinking. Probably if it will not be sold out fast, will buy one. Smooth dark green will be hard to resist. I wish steel would be something different than SXXV, but nothing what I can do about this. I hope that this is clear that I am not saying that SXXV is not good enough for me. I just have it plenty of Natives with them: 4 of S110V, 3 of S90V, two of S35Vn. Plus two Natives wit S30V.
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Re: C41GPFGR5 S90V Native 5 KC Exclusive

Postby illacky » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:16 pm

Just got mine in and I’m truly impressed. It feels so light, I honestly though it would be heavier in hand. It feels very solid with a smooth action. The best is the G10. Super smooth with little indentations, close to polished smooth. Grind is perfect, much more even and uniform than the caly I recently acquired. Overall very satisfied. I hope they do more of the smooth g10. The only thing that would have made it better would having it contoured rather than flat.
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Re: C41GPFGR5 S90V Native 5 KC Exclusive

Postby blockade » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:35 pm

I got mine today also. I've been carrying a PM2 for close to a year now, and have bought several other Spydercos during that year. None displaced the PM2. However, I'm loving the feel of this new Native 5 -- sized somewhere between an old Gerber FS1 and FS2, fairly light but very solid feeling, great lockup, and a good steel. For what I really need in my pocket every day, it's a lot more suitable than the PM2. But man, I've loved that compression lock; it has spoiled me.


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