Knives that cut like the Native Chief in upcoming sprint runs?

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Knives that cut like the Native Chief in upcoming sprint runs?

Postby Gil P. » Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:42 am

Well, I lost my Spyderco Native Chief in REX 45 at the job site recently. I really loved the way that knife cut.

Can you guys shed some light on other Spyderco knives that cut similarly? I enjoy the steels Spyderco puts out in their sprint runs, so if you know any great cutting knives coming out in a sprint steel, please let me know.

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Re: Knives that cut like the Native Chief in upcoming sprint runs?

Postby Burton Knut » Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:44 am

Rumor has it we’ll be seeing a 4V Chief in the near future, but I haven’t seen confirmation on that yet.

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Re: Knives that cut like the Native Chief in upcoming sprint runs?

Postby Wartstein » Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:45 am

Not a sprint steel, but I can´t imagine that an Endura in K390 cuts any worse than the Chief. Even a tad thinner blade stock.
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Re: Knives that cut like the Native Chief in upcoming sprint runs?

Postby Wartstein » Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:49 am

And, even further from a "special sprint steel" knife, but still:

The Tenacious LW in S35VN should be an amazing cutter with its tall, rather thin blade.
And when it comes to cutting edge: Not too much less than the Chief (Tenacious edge: 3.39" / 86 mm, Chief 3.6 / 91 mm)
Overall it is of course a much smaller knife
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: Knives that cut like the Native Chief in upcoming sprint runs?

Postby Giygas » Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:53 am

Military.

It has more belly, and the blade stock is a little thicker but since you used the words "job site" to describe where you presumably use the knife, that may not be a negative.

As previously said, Endura, if you're okay going a little smaller. Police 4 if you're okay going a little bigger.
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Re: Knives that cut like the Native Chief in upcoming sprint runs?

Postby vivi » Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:00 am

There's a rex45 chief on the spyderco swap right now, I just sent you info on signing up.

https://cutleryshoppe.com/spyderco-c244 ... 6InmH4AA10 - XHP sprint is still available

As far as different models, most of the Spydercos with comparably sized blades are going to have thicker blade stock, be thicker behind the edge, or both in my experience. Your best bet is probably the K390 Police or Endura, depending on which size speaks to you.
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Postby bearfacedkiller » Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:05 am

Spyderco makes many knives that will cut similarly in my opinion.
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Re: Knives that cut like the Native Chief in upcoming sprint runs?

Postby Wartstein » Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:19 am

Gil P. wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:42 am
Well, I lost my Spyderco Native Chief in REX 45 ...
I guess you´re not from Europe?
The REX 45 Chief is still in stock over here - but for the usual European prices, that might be hard to swallow for US people... ;)
The price in the first link is actually not too bad though (keep in mind: These are Euros, not Dollars)

https://www.com2you-biwak.de/Spyderco-C ... UN-20.html
https://www.knivesandtools.at/de/pt/-sp ... messer.htm
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Re: Knives that cut like the Native Chief in upcoming sprint runs?

Postby Featherblade » Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:28 am

Police 4 in K390.
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Re: Knives that cut like the Native Chief in upcoming sprint runs?

Postby Gil P. » Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:03 pm

vivi wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:00 am
There's a rex45 chief on the spyderco swap right now, I just sent you info on signing up.

https://cutleryshoppe.com/spyderco-c244 ... 6InmH4AA10 - XHP sprint is still available

As far as different models, most of the Spydercos with comparably sized blades are going to have thicker blade stock, be thicker behind the edge, or both in my experience. Your best bet is probably the K390 Police or Endura, depending on which size speaks to you.
I did see an Endura 4 in HAP 40 on knife center. How does the handle feel on the Endura 4 and Police?

My main complaint about the Chief was when I really beared down on the knife, I would actuate the back lock. It wasn't good when the blade was stuck in something.

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Re: Knives that cut like the Native Chief in upcoming sprint runs?

Postby vivi » Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:08 pm

Gil P. wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:03 pm
vivi wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:00 am
There's a rex45 chief on the spyderco swap right now, I just sent you info on signing up.

https://cutleryshoppe.com/spyderco-c244 ... 6InmH4AA10 - XHP sprint is still available

As far as different models, most of the Spydercos with comparably sized blades are going to have thicker blade stock, be thicker behind the edge, or both in my experience. Your best bet is probably the K390 Police or Endura, depending on which size speaks to you.
I did see an Endura 4 in HAP 40 on knife center. How does the handle feel on the Endura 4 and Police?

My main complaint about the Chief was when I really beared down on the knife, I would actuate the back lock. It wasn't good when the blade was stuck in something.
I find that happens less for me on the Police and Endura vs the Chief. I haven't depressed the lock release of the Chief enough to unlock it, but I have the same thing happen as you.

I find the Police 4 handle a little more comfortable, glove size XL-XXL. The Endura handle isn't bad by any means though. They're both great designs.
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Re: Knives that cut like the Native Chief in upcoming sprint runs?

Postby kobold » Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:14 pm

I think I would just get another Rex45 Chief or the one in S30V.
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Re: Knives that cut like the Native Chief in upcoming sprint runs?

Postby Doc Dan » Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:27 pm

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Police 4 LW perhaps? This is the K390 but there is a VG-10 version that is a lot cheaper.

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Then there is this HAP40 model.
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Re: Knives that cut like the Native Chief in upcoming sprint runs?

Postby Wartstein » Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:30 pm

Gil P. wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:03 pm
vivi wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:00 am
I did see an Endura 4 in HAP 40 on knife center. How does the handle feel on the Endura 4 and Police?

My main complaint about the Chief was when I really beared down on the knife, I would actuate the back lock. It wasn't good when the blade was stuck in something.

The HAP 40 Endura for me is probably the best folder I ever tried.

The steel itself is pretty similar to REX 45 as far as I know (of course cladded with SUS410, which actually has its advantages,but perhaps run a bit softer than REX 45).

Ergos are just perfect for me, but generally the Endura ergos are a bit controversial due to the finger grooves. You'd have to try how you like it.
Also I really like to choke up on the Ricasso, more so than on many dedicated choils, but I guess I am in the minority concerning this.

I also prefer FRN over G10, and the Endura will be a bit lighter than the Chief, but also offer a bit less cutting edge (not by much though, 3mm as far as I recall, you'd have to look that up).

Never, ever came even remotely close to activating the lockbar in use with the Endura.

Of course the Police will be great too, but larger than the Chief, while the Endura is a hair smaller (I think, did not check).
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: Knives that cut like the Native Chief in upcoming sprint runs?

Postby ZrowsN1s » Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:31 pm

Knife Center has a Pakka Wood Police 4 in HAP 40, which is the Japanese version of REX45. Their verison is san mai laminated and run a little softer than Golden runs their Rex45, but should be extremely similar.
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