Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby KingRat » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:04 pm

I'm kinda hoping it still has a backlock, and either Native 5 lines or is like the prototype, however I would not throw away a larger Shaman.

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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby 5-by-5 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:43 am

I'm very happy to see the hint of a Native Chief. I was disappointed that the Shaman had a compression lock. Although I have new interest that it's a front flipper.

Sal mentioned that the Stop Lock was replacing the Powerlock. Maybe the hush hush is because the Chief is the first model with the Stop Lock. That would be great!

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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby DougC-3 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:50 pm

sal wrote:The Native "Chief" has been on hold for some 15 - 20 years. I imagine we can get it to queue if there is demand. I'll watch the thread.

The Shaman is designed to be 3.5" blade length which is legal in more places that the Chief's 4.0" blade. Eric also has a smaller Native in-the-works.

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5-by-5 wrote:I'm very happy to see the hint of a Native Chief. I was disappointed that the Shaman had a compression lock. Although I have new interest that it's a front flipper.

Sal mentioned that the Stop Lock was replacing the Powerlock. Maybe the hush hush is because the Chief is the first model with the Stop Lock. That would be great!
Sal mentioned in the Shaman thread that it's not actually a flipper.
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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby UK KEN » Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:29 pm

I have been waiting many years for a Chief.......I would certainly have one, or two. :) I would like to see a 4 inch, back lock, 3D scales (any material) thank you. :D

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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby Wanimator » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:57 pm

The stop lock proto was featured on a Paul Alexander design if I remember correctly.

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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby KingRat » Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:59 am

I'm still hoping we see the Chief soon, even though there are a lot of Native's (Native 5, Shaman, Lil' Natives) on the market now.

Four inch blade, with a Golden back lock, would be awesome.

I keep looking for it when the catalog and supplement come out, as well as the Amsterdam meet pics. One day.

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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby argyle1812 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:23 pm

Large backlock folder in something other than black is always a win in my book.

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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby MichaelScott » Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:38 pm

I have to say I have no interest in a large folder. These days I think fixed for larger knives.
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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby wrdwrght » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:57 pm

Bump, owing to news from Blade Show 2018 (thanks, Sumdumguy).
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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby SpyderNut » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:26 pm

Had a chance to hold the Chief today. Very nice design. Longer and more slender than the Native. Think of an elongated Native. I like it.
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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby attila » Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:02 pm

So it's like a Native 5 stretched to the size of a Military? I really like that mental image!
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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby Evil D » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:15 am

How does it compare to the Shaman? I would love a Shaman with another half inch or so of cutting edge.
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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby WireEdge Roger » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:41 am

I’m really hoping for this to be in FRN, but I doubt it.

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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby levs18 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:15 am

WireEdge Roger wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:41 am
I’m really hoping for this to be in FRN, but I doubt it.
Also hoping it’s FRN!

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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby wrdwrght » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:49 am

I think hopes for FRN will be dashed.

If I have understood Sal correctly, molds cost a ton and Spyderco won't invest in them until a model's popularity has been established.
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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby Evil D » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:11 am

wrdwrght wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:49 am
I think hopes for FRN will be dashed.

If I have understood Sal correctly, molds cost a ton and Spyderco won't invest in them until a model's popularity has been established.

That must happen faster than we know or there's more to it than simply sales. How long was the Native 5 out before it got a FRN version? Could just be the Native was a safer bet compared to an entirely new model.
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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby bearfacedkiller » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:24 am

If this is basically a 4" Shaman I am all over it!
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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby wrdwrght » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:31 am

Evil D wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:11 am
wrdwrght wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:49 am
I think hopes for FRN will be dashed.

If I have understood Sal correctly, molds cost a ton and Spyderco won't invest in them until a model's popularity has been established.

That must happen faster than we know or there's more to it than simply sales. How long was the Native 5 out before it got a FRN version? Could just be the Native was a safer bet compared to an entirely new model.
Not long, to be sure, but the Native5 did ride in on the popularity of four other iterations, no?
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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby ZrowsN1s » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:36 am

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Re: Native Chief - Can we get a heartbeat?

Postby Evil D » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:38 am

wrdwrght wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:31 am
Evil D wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:11 am
wrdwrght wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:49 am
I think hopes for FRN will be dashed.

If I have understood Sal correctly, molds cost a ton and Spyderco won't invest in them until a model's popularity has been established.

That must happen faster than we know or there's more to it than simply sales. How long was the Native 5 out before it got a FRN version? Could just be the Native was a safer bet compared to an entirely new model.
Not long, to be sure, but the Native5 did ride in on the popularity of four other iterations, no?


Yeah that's what I mean, it kinda had a head start compared to models like this that are totally new. It makes me want to know the sales numbers behind others like the Manix 2 back lock and Shaman, maybe they have FRN in their future.
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