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Lil Native Flytanium scales

Postby Bdubs808 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:41 am

Check out these Flytanium aftermarket scales for the Lil' Native.
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I was looking for some Manix scales but couldn't resist upgrading my Lil' Native; since I'm waiting for a Sprint to come out (S90V and CF!?)
Will post some pics when these arrive and get installed.
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Re: Lil Native Flytanium scales

Postby Bdubs808 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:48 am

Looks like Flytanium makes titanium Yojimbo scales too, by the way.
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Re: Lil Native Flytanium scales

Postby Sharp Guy » Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:01 am

Radioactivespyder posted a pic of one of his Lil Natives with the Ti scales. It looks really nice!
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Re: Lil Native Flytanium scales

Postby Spydergirl88 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:09 am

They have copper, brass, and carbon fiber too... Decisions, decisions!
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Re: Lil Native Flytanium scales

Postby Bdubs808 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:24 am

Sharp Guy wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:01 am
Radioactivespyder posted a pic of one of his Lil Natives with the Ti scales. It looks really nice!
It took me a while to realize that he posted it on IG, I'm too lazy to ever login there. I see he also installed a RGT clip too, and it looks pretty sweet.
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Re: Lil Native Flytanium scales

Postby Spydergirl88 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:25 am

I went ahead and ordered the titanium scales... Should look great with my DLC blade and clip.
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Re: Lil Native Flytanium scales

Postby Mushroom » Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:26 am

Spydergirl88 wrote:
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They have copper, brass, and carbon fiber too... Decisions, decisions!
Oooh, copper sounds cool. :cool: Might look into grabbing a set!
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Re: Lil Native Flytanium scales

Postby Dazen » Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:15 am

Can’t wait to see it! I’m holding out for a CF/S90V as well, but good to know I now have fall back scales for my S30V.

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Re: Lil Native Flytanium scales

Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:51 am

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Re: Lil Native Flytanium scales

Postby ladybug93 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:58 pm

RadioactiveSpyder wrote:
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that. is. beautiful.

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Re: Lil Native Flytanium scales

Postby Ez556 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:43 pm

They make scales for the Brouwer too it looks like!
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Re: Lil Native Flytanium scales

Postby Spydergirl88 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:52 pm

RadioactiveSpyder wrote:
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Any chance you could post a pic of the knife folded to show the thickness of the scales?
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Re: Lil Native Flytanium scales

Postby Monty » Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:02 pm

If they had brass ones for a lockback I'd probably buy one and use it as a desk drawer/letter opener knife. Maybe in the future.

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Re: Lil Native Flytanium scales

Postby DigDug72 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:27 pm

Wow, that's awesome Radioactive. I'm going to have to repurchase the Lil Native to copy this configuration! Pretty sure I have an RGT clip lying dormant somewhere too, just waiting for this opportunity.

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Re: Lil Native Flytanium scales

Postby Mzen » Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:48 am

General question about Flytanium scales: are the pivot holes D-shaped? From what I have seen so far, that doesn't seem to be the case.

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Re: Lil Native Flytanium scales

Postby abbazaba » Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:36 am

Wow! I hope they do more small knives. The Ti on the PM2 was too heavy for my tastes, but this looks perfect.

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Re: Lil Native Flytanium scales

Postby DSH007 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:44 am

RadioactiveSpyder wrote:
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Scales look fantastic Radioactive! How's the action?

I installed the Flytanium Ti scale on my Brouwer.. I find the action to be acceptable, but not quite as smooth as with the original scale. I know it's kind of an apples to oranges thing here with the Brouwer vs. Lil Native, but I'd be interested in your thoughts on the overall fit&finish of the installed Flytanium scales before giving too much consideration to putting them on my Lil Native..
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Re: Lil Native Flytanium scales

Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:49 pm

Hi everyone, sorry for posting pics and no commentary on these - work has been taking all my fun time recently. I’m actually carrying this little guy on a business trip this week and it’s been great! The Ti scales really bump the Lil Native into a higher class and I’ve had no complaints so far. Fit and finish is spot on and the action of the knife seems fine, although I did tighten it all down a bit more than usual to ensure no screws came loose while I was away from my Torx drivers.

I also had a Ti PM2 set from Flytanium and sold it off a while back, and these seem equally well made. Thickness-wise, they’re the same as the stock scales SG88 :). One thing that I really liked about these was the super ease of installation - I definitely did not have to take the whole knife apart. I simply removed the clip and the barrel bolt holding it in the lanyard tube, but did NOT remove the lanyard tube. I then simply unscrewed the pivot and body screws from one side at a time, installed one scale, and put the screws back in. I then did this to the other side (so in between this, it was half Ti and half G10 for a minute!), replaced the scale and screws and then put the clip back on.

The Ripps clip proved to be a bit more challenging as it didn’t really want to sit down in the clip grooves. It took some effort between actually pushing the two clip slots into the grooves, plus using the clip screw to cinch it completely down. If I were to take the clip screw off, I’m sure it would take some effort to pop the clip back out since it’s really locked in there. Everything works perfectly but that part of the job was not nearly as easy as replacing the scales themselves. If you use the stock wire clip, I don’t imagine there’d be any issues but you’ve got to admit how nice that Ripps clip matches! :D

I’ve seen a brass one done up on IG and that also looked great. I chose to go with Ti because I really prefer that metal over copper and brass, and I’m sure Sal has a CF S90V one on deck for 2020 (not a bombshell from him, just my hunch) so I didn’t choose the Flytanium CF ones - although they look super nice! Hope that helps answer a few questions! If you’re on the fence, I’d say go for it, you won’t be disappointed! Cheers, Radioactive
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Re: Lil Native Flytanium scales

Postby Spydergirl88 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:55 pm

Thanks RadioactiveSpyder!
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Re: Lil Native Flytanium scales

Postby Liquid Cobra » Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:01 pm

Would it kill the folks in Golden to give us some more of our favourite knives in titanium?
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