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Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Postby JuPaul » Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:39 pm

In stock at Knifejoy
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Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Postby GarageBoy » Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:28 pm

Gone at Knifejoy - there's a listing on that evil auction site from a dealer

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Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Postby Snacktime » Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:09 pm

In stock at REC!

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Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Postby twinboysdad » Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:54 pm

ugaarguy wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:43 pm
Jazz wrote:
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Why do the cool knives come out when we’re jobless?
Grocery stores are hiring temps. Medical and Pharma are pretty recession and pandemic resistant.
But this guy has spent a great deal of time and energy perfecting cooking

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Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Postby hovan2yourknives » Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:03 pm

In stock at KnifeWorks again. Just grabbed one. Phew...I can rest :)

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Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Postby TomAiello » Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:09 pm

hovan2yourknives wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:03 pm
In stock at KnifeWorks again. Just grabbed one. Phew...I can rest :)
Thanks for the heads up. I got one there too. :)

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Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Postby hovan2yourknives » Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:15 pm

TomAiello wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:09 pm
hovan2yourknives wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:03 pm
In stock at KnifeWorks again. Just grabbed one. Phew...I can rest :)
Thanks for the heads up. I got one there too. :)
Awesome! Glad I could help someone while I sit at home feeling helpless ;)

All the best!

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Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Postby D-Wade » Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:18 pm

Just snagged one from Knifeworks. The only sprint run of anything I didn’t have to pay scalper prices. I really hope Spyderco does a light weight Sage 5 in this steel.

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Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Postby JuPaul » Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:12 pm

In stock at Smoky Mountain Knifeworks.
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Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Postby JMM » Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:09 am

JuPaul wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:12 pm
In stock at Smoky Mountain Knifeworks.

I got one last night, thank you for the heads up!

:D

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Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Postby kennethsime » Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:12 pm

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Very fast shipping from Utah to California; great job BladeOps! Very happy with this little guy. My first Native, and though smaller than I expected, it's a great "in-between" knife. The color is fantastic; I was thinking I'd have to dye them, but I think I'll keep it stock. The pivot is a little tight, even after oiling. Probably going to open it up, don't think it'll break in on it's own.

The clip seems like it's Stonewashed, rather than the typical Satin from the Seki LW knives. Has anyone else noticed that? I wonder if that's to coincide with a potential patina. My K390 hasn't patina'd in 6 months or so, I wonder if this little guy will.
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C12BK2W Matriarch 2 VG-10 Emerson Open | C81G2 Para Military 2 S30V

Currently Rotating: C81GPRGR2 Para Military 2 K390 Ranger Green | C223GPRGR Para 3 K390 Ranger Green
C90FPIV2 Stretch 2 Straight Spine, VG-10 Rit Dye'd Dark Apple Green | C223GP Para 3 S30V Green Canvas Micarta
C41BORE5 Native 5 Lightweight REX 45 Burnt Orange | C223BORE Para 3 Lightweight REX 45 Burnt Orange
C101GY2 Manix 2 Lightweight Maxamet Gray | C28GFG Dragonfly VG-10 Foliage Green
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Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Postby Enactive » Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:04 pm

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The FRN Rex Native is excellent! Had a little sunshine today and looking forward to the cherry trees fruiting out!

I'm excited to try out some ~67 HRC steel! :cool: :spyder: Holy amazing production heat treatment!

It's a big leapfrog for me from Cruwear as my hardest blade.
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I had expected to have some K390 in the form of a Police 4 or Seki sprint before I got any REX 45. I am excited to try out the very hard but not-too-carbide-loaded REX. With the Covid-19 shutdown, not sure when i will put it to more than casual use. I'm planning to get a K390 Stretch 2 when they are available and fighting any urges to get a Hap 40 Stretch 1 while i still can get one NIB. :rolleyes:

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Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Postby kennethsime » Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:44 pm

Enactive wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:04 pm
I'm excited to try out some ~67 HRC steel! :cool: :spyder: Holy amazing production heat treatment!

It's a big leapfrog for me from Cruwear as my hardest blade.
I'd love to hear how it compares with Cruwear! I haven't sampled that yet myself.

And I'm also quite looking forward to the Stretch 2 in K390 - hoping they offer the Straight Spine. :-)
Lost to the Ages: C90GRE Stretch 1 ZDP-189 British Racing Green | C28GRE2 Dragonfly 2 ZDP-189 British Racing Green
C12BK2W Matriarch 2 VG-10 Emerson Open | C81G2 Para Military 2 S30V

Currently Rotating: C81GPRGR2 Para Military 2 K390 Ranger Green | C223GPRGR Para 3 K390 Ranger Green
C90FPIV2 Stretch 2 Straight Spine, VG-10 Rit Dye'd Dark Apple Green | C223GP Para 3 S30V Green Canvas Micarta
C41BORE5 Native 5 Lightweight REX 45 Burnt Orange | C223BORE Para 3 Lightweight REX 45 Burnt Orange
C101GY2 Manix 2 Lightweight Maxamet Gray | C28GFG Dragonfly VG-10 Foliage Green
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Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Postby toocool006 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:03 pm

Seems I'm still too slow on the trigger. Any of the major retailers not get theirs in yet or are we down to the mom and pop spots?
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Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Postby TkoK83Spy » Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:40 am

kennethsime wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:44 pm
Enactive wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:04 pm
I'm excited to try out some ~67 HRC steel! :cool: :spyder: Holy amazing production heat treatment!

It's a big leapfrog for me from Cruwear as my hardest blade.
I'd love to hear how it compares with Cruwear! I haven't sampled that yet myself.

And I'm also quite looking forward to the Stretch 2 in K390 - hoping they offer the Straight Spine. :-)
It DESTROYS Cruwear. Not even close. Cruwear is pretty middle of the road, great all around steel...but was a little too hyped up when it came out.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=86207
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2 - ZT's - 0460 and 0470
1 - Microtech Ultratech DE OTF
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Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Postby Enactive » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:49 am

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:40 am
kennethsime wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:44 pm
Enactive wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:04 pm
I'm excited to try out some ~67 HRC steel! :cool: :spyder: Holy amazing production heat treatment!

It's a big leapfrog for me from Cruwear as my hardest blade.
I'd love to hear how it compares with Cruwear! I haven't sampled that yet myself.

And I'm also quite looking forward to the Stretch 2 in K390 - hoping they offer the Straight Spine. :-)
It DESTROYS Cruwear. Not even close. Cruwear is pretty middle of the road, great all around steel...but was a little too hyped up when it came out.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=86207
Yes, on wear resistance and strength Rex wins. On sharpening response and corrosion resistance, Cruwear wins handily. This all according to others, curious if my results will be the same.

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Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Postby TkoK83Spy » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:57 am

I haven't had to give either of my Rex45's a full sharpening yet, because of amazing wear resistance! But I know that it touches up pretty easily to that scary sharpness we all love!
23 :spyder:'s in 13 different steels
2 - ZT's - 0460 and 0470
1 - Microtech Ultratech DE OTF
1 - Civivi Elementum
1 - Benchmade 940 (BHQ Exclusive/M4)
1 - CRK Small Sebenza 31/Macassar Ebony Inlays

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Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Postby Enactive » Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:51 am

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:57 am
I haven't had to give either of my Rex45's a full sharpening yet, because of amazing wear resistance! But I know that it touches up pretty easily to that scary sharpness we all love!
Cool! I still need to get CBN or diamond SM rods. Have you touched up on the brown stones?

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Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Postby TkoK83Spy » Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:11 am

Enactive wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:51 am
TkoK83Spy wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:57 am
I haven't had to give either of my Rex45's a full sharpening yet, because of amazing wear resistance! But I know that it touches up pretty easily to that scary sharpness we all love!
Cool! I still need to get CBN or diamond SM rods. Have you touched up on the brown stones?
Yep, didn't NEED to go further...but I still gave it a few licks on the Fines and UF's for the heck of it.
23 :spyder:'s in 13 different steels
2 - ZT's - 0460 and 0470
1 - Microtech Ultratech DE OTF
1 - Civivi Elementum
1 - Benchmade 940 (BHQ Exclusive/M4)
1 - CRK Small Sebenza 31/Macassar Ebony Inlays

-Rick

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Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Postby JuPaul » Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:36 pm

In stock at Blade HQ
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