Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

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Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Postby JuPaul » Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:19 pm

Cutlery Shoppe. G10 and lw in stock.
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Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Postby Chumango » Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:47 pm

BladeHQ, Knives Plus, and Knifecenter all show the lightweight and the G10 in stock.

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Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Postby TkoK83Spy » Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:09 pm

Not sure if this model will end up working for me, but I will say...for $112, it's a steal in this format with Rex45. $7 more than the standard version in S30V! Super lightweight, pretty thin in the pocket, great lockup with the backlock in one of the best steels around these days for just over $100.
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Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Postby Chumango » Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:42 pm

I like the Para 3, but the Native 5 fits my hand better than any other model. It is the the most comfortable in hard use when real force is being applied. This is compared with the Para 3, PM2, Military, Sebenza and Inkosi (large and small). I don't have the G10 version, just the lightweight. Some have the standard clip, some have the MXG deep carry clip. It has a smaller pocket profile without the hump in the blade, so it is not as much of an issue reaching in your pocket for other things that may be there. And in my opinion the lockback's good detent is a positive aspect. It won't come open on its own if it is dropped or if there is hard impact (like an accident).

Of course, YMMV with how it fits your hand and lock preference, but it woks for me.

I really like how Rex 45 sharpens.

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Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Postby Freediver » Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:43 pm

A lightweight Rex with some lightweight Rex 45. Special thanks to KnivesShipFree for doing such an excellent job with packing and shipping.
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Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Postby TkoK83Spy » Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:08 pm

Sitting around at KnifeCenter and DLT for such long periods of time, annoyed with myself for panic buying from St Nick's and not earning rewards points from either of the other places :mad:
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Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Postby JuPaul » Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:10 pm

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:08 pm
Sitting around at KnifeCenter and DLT for such long periods of time, annoyed with myself for panic buying from St Nick's and not earning rewards points from either of the other places :mad:
Arg, tell me about it.
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Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Postby Mushroom » Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:36 pm

I'm just hoping the Rex45 Lil Native sprint is this easy to get! :D
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Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Postby Sharp Guy » Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:21 pm

JuPaul wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:10 pm
TkoK83Spy wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:08 pm
Sitting around at KnifeCenter and DLT for such long periods of time, annoyed with myself for panic buying from St Nick's and not earning rewards points from either of the other places :mad:
Arg, tell me about it.
My friend is big Texas Longhorns fan. I almost bought another one for him from KC or DLT just for the rewards points. :) Then I came to my senses and realized I have some more knife purchases coming up....and then there's bills to pay too.
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Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Postby TkoK83Spy » Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:23 pm

I'm shocked these are still available. Very surprising for any Rex45 sprint, but especially at this price.

On a different note, I took mine apart last night just for the heck of it to see what a going on inside. I was surprised to see there are no washers in this thing! Is that correct or did I receive an incomplete model haha!
Currently have 17 :spyder:'s in 11 different steels. Constantly adding and purging!

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Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Postby Marulaghost » Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:29 pm

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:23 pm
I'm shocked these are still available. Very surprising for any Rex45 sprint, but especially at this price.

On a different note, I took mine apart last night just for the heck of it to see what a going on inside. I was surprised to see there are no washers in this thing! Is that correct or did I receive an incomplete model haha!
Native 5 LW don't come with washers. G10 does

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Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Postby Joey » Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:56 pm

Yeah, the Native 5 is like a dream for maintenance! I haven’t taken apart many different models, but compared to the few I have taken apart, such as a Para_____ or Strech_____, the Native 5 LW is as easy as can be. No standoffs, no separate lanyard tube, no washers, no liners.

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Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Postby dodgie02 » Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:35 pm

Any indication when the new Rex releases will hit eu retailers? Thus far its just the manix, but in keen on a native or Lil native..

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Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Postby RustyIron » Fri May 08, 2020 10:09 pm

In case anyone is still looking, Knife Center has 'em.
Free shipping this weekend, too!

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Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Postby DTPrime » Fri May 08, 2020 10:43 pm

National Knives as well.

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Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Postby Cowboyfromhell » Sat May 09, 2020 6:12 am

Just snagged one from NK. I have been waffling back and forth on this piece since it dropped and I simply cannot let another opportunity to grab one pass me by-again. I love the native, (this will make #3) , I love the burnt Orange frn and I love that it's a Sprint in REX 45 for a lil over a $100 ....

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Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Postby Cowboyfromhell » Sat May 09, 2020 6:33 am

Knifecenter oos...

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Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Postby Chumango » Sat May 09, 2020 8:43 am

NK currently has G10 and FRN Native 5 in stock.

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Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Postby toocool006 » Thu May 14, 2020 10:25 am

Is it just my imagination, or is the FRN from Golden even sharper than the Seki and Taichung FRN? Boy this is some grippy stuff. Going to need a touch of sanding to save my pockets, but I love the light weight and durability of the material.
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Re: Native 5 Lightweight Rex 45

Postby Enactive » Thu May 14, 2020 10:33 am

toocool006 wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 10:25 am
Is it just my imagination, or is the FRN from Golden even sharper than the Seki and Taichung FRN? Boy this is some grippy stuff. Going to need a touch of sanding to save my pockets, but I love the light weight and durability of the material.
Not your imagination. My Golden FRN is way sharper/ shreddier than my Seki FRN. Part of the issue on the native is where the clip contacts the bug circle. On my Stretches it is a larger flat figure 8 shape which smoothes entry and exit.


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