Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

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Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby wrdwrght » Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:55 pm

Browsing BF yesterday, I came upon an old photo thought to be an early Native Chief proto.

And, if I recall, a Native Chief proto was at the Amsterdam Meeting this year, but could not be photographed.

All to say, I'm now reminded to ask what we can fairly expect about the Native Chief.

Sal?
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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby Evil D » Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:07 pm

If the Native were about the size of a Stretch it would be amazing.
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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby KingRat » Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:15 pm

Been waiting for this one for years. I do believe the prototypes have been around for a little while, but no photos. Any news would be great.

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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby Doc Dan » Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:58 am

The new Manix 2 Back Lock that is being released is pretty close.
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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby sal » Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:02 am

The new Native "Shaman" is about the same blade length as the Stretch.

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Postby bearfacedkiller » Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:17 am

I have handled the Shaman. People are gonna like it!
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Postby Ferris Wheels » Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:00 am

I just got done handling Shaman's that were being carried by Eric and Sal at the OKCA show this weekend. They are going to be a hit and can only describe it as a Para2 sized, compression lock Native. The knife should appeal to a very wide audience.

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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby abbazaba » Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:06 am

Assuming this is G10?

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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby sal » Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:08 am

3D CF.

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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby timlara » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:33 am

Since this is in the top secret / no photos stage, I'm envisioning it as kind of a Superhawk sized Sage 5..? Is that close? Compression lock Manix-ish?
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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby TomAiello » Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:26 am

sal wrote:3D CF.

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Whoa.

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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby Slumblor » Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:40 am

3D CF & compression lock on a large Native? this is getting very interesting! Although, I also fear it may be getting costly?
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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby wrdwrght » Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:06 pm

About the Chief, not the Shaman, I've been hoping for a PowerLock, like the one in my Tatanka. Given the early photo, which shows a back lock, the Chief certainly looks hefty enough to warrant the PowerLock.
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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby roger-roger » Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:32 pm

Backlock, please.

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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby jeff4air » Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:56 pm

Intrigued. Can someone describe what 3D carbon fiber looks like?
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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby bh49 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:05 pm

sal wrote:3D CF.

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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby Sharp Guy » Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:13 pm

jeff4air wrote:Intrigued. Can someone describe what 3D carbon fiber looks like?
The 40th Anniversary Native is 3D/contoured fluted CF. I assume the knife in question will be similar sans the fluting.

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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby ZrowsN1s » Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:37 pm

sal wrote:3D CF.

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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby abbazaba » Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:49 pm

sal wrote:3D CF.

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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby levs18 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:10 pm

This sounds rather epic!


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