ugaarguy wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:19 pm
No love for the Native 5 LW, Warstein?
@Ugaarguy: Sure, I did like my Native 5 LW
Just sold it cause the Chap FRN
gave me almost the same amount of cutting edge (2.35 vs 2.42) for less weight (2.1 vs 2.5 despite the linered, sturdy built of the Chap) plus a better performing blade and for me more stable ergos (not necessarily more comfortable
, but in harder use the Chap sits firmer in my particular hand, while the Native tends to "roll" a bit more)
And, what people often forget:
The Delica (actually a "Salt with liners")
is still lighter than the Native 5 LW (2.3 vs 2.5 oz according to Spydercos own specs), despite having liners (which has pros and cons of course). Plus a lot of grip area on the handle and a bit more edge to work with and a thinner blade. I actually prefer the Delica a bit over the Native 5 LW.
Now in the particular context of this thread none of the three Spydies above is like he upcoming Salt 2 ffg in LC200N:
- especially "marketing-wise" for the broad market:
- Many people rave about the extremely light weight of the BM Bugout at around 1.9 oz / "under 2 ounces".
- With the Salt 2 ffg Spyderco now has a model with practically the same dimensions (less cutting edge of course), for practically the same, under-2-ounces weight (also around 1.9 oz)
and they could market it as that:
THEIR ultralight general use folder. I think, regardless if one really needs that (and most DON`T, practically speaking) the "UNDER 2 ounce"-thing and being "like the bugout" in weight is something that would be intriguing to many customers, if more marketed in that way.
The Salt 2 in sabre grind and H1
did not have the same appeal or potential for the general market
- It still "missed" the (again, just marketing-wise!) "magic under 2 ounces mark"
- and I think H1 just had too much the image of being an extremely specialized steel for (only) marine environments with to many downsides for general use (just in sabre hollow; soft; lacking edge retention...) - not MY thoughts, but probably the perception in the general market.
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40