The Native 5 is Spyderco's first production folder made using Crucible Inc. powdered technology CPM S35VN steel. Its flat-ground blade is PlainEdged with a weight reducing spine-swedge made using CPM S35VN. The steel is similarly structured to Crucible's CPM S30V but with the addition of niobium (columbium) carbides along with vanadium and chromium carbides. Niobium makes steel tougher while improving its resistance to wear and chipping and offers improved edge retention over basic smelted high-chromium steels.
Spyderco's Native 5 is on of the best tatical knives on the market. Extremely functional and durable, this pocket knife is designed for the knife collector who actually uses his knives.
Knife Dimensions: 6.875-inch open length and 4.0-inch closed length; 3.0-inch VG-10 steel blade with 2.438-inch cutting edge, and 0.125-inch thickness; 3.7-ounce weight; G-10handle material