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Spyderco C41GP5 Native 5 Folding Knife 3" S35VN Satin Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles

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Part Number: SP41GP5
Manufacturer: Spyderco Knives
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SP41GP5: C41GP5 Native 5

The Native 5 represents an evolution in American knifemaking with a bold G10 handle and nitrogen-hardened CPM S35VN blade. 

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.

The black G10 handle harbors dual skeletonized liners, a full-length back spacer and a back lock. First introduced to the knife industry decades ago, back locks have undergone many refinements and through better manufacturing techniques are among the safest and easiest locking systems to operate. Today's American-made back-locks have better self-closing ability, smoother action, solid lock-up and ease-in push-release opening for a higher caliber of lock.

Implementation of the Bushing Pivot System on the Native 5 improves the blade's open/close fluidity while the folder itself is constructed with larger-sized torx screws for simple adjustments and tightening

A four-way, transport-friendly, hourglass pocket clip can be positioned for tip-up/tip-down and left-/ or right-handed carry with a hole through the center of the clip ready for threading a thong or lanyard. 

Spyderco's Native 5 showcases the maturation of American knifemaking techniques and how today's modern folders are sharper, smoother and better performing knives than their early back lock predecessors.
  • 4-way Clip: Tip up/down, left/right hand
  • David Boye Dent
  • Spine & choil jimping
  • Screw-together construction
  • G-10 handle
  • Flat-ground blade
  • Blade Length: 3"
  • Closed Length: 4"
  • Overall Length: 6-7/8"
  • Edge: 2-7/16"
  • Steel: CPM-S35VN Stainless Steel
  • Weight: 4.5 oz. (128 g)
  • Made in Golden, Colorado, USA

UPC Code: 716104003761

The original locking mechanism. It can be found mid spine or at the bottom of the handle, and it provides tight lockup that will wear well.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
A tougher steel than S30V, it retains the excellent corrosive properties and ability to take an edge, but improves on the ability to hold that edge.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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Linda L
3330 S Keaton Ave Tyler, TX
Jan 26, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Review for Spyderco C41GP5 Native 5 Folding Knife
I purchased this knife as a gift for my husband. This is how he answered EDC Everything is great about it. He researched knives and had the info before he told me he would like it.
5 out of 5
melbourne, florida
Jan 08, 2016
Pros: Blade Material, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Weight, Pocket Clip, None
Bought this for myself as a new daily carry and use piece, replacing a Native with FRN handles I'd been using daily for the past 3 years or so. Sent that one to my grandson. The Native is perfect size for me - fits well in jeans or shorts, though the weight on the new one is quite a bit more than the frn. But, construction is great and quality of assembly and materials is outstanding. Blade was plenty sharp out of the box and haven't had to touch it up at all. Use this piece to cut cardboard, some wire (22 awg hook-up as well as RG-178 coax) with no problems and no negative evidence to the blade edge. Pocket clip is fine and keeps it in good position, but it would be nice to have the option of a deep carry, though that might turn out to be a hassle for frequent access. I prefer the backlock - never like moving a finger into the blade path when closing. I can't figure out how to avoid that on locking liner or framelock species. This knife is solid, sharp, built like a tank and easy to open and close when needed. I like being able to retrieve, deploy, cut and return before most people know it's there. Love Spyderco's products. Also have a Caly 3 for Sunday dress. But this Native 5 is going to get a work-out over the next 3 to 5 years, every day, every way, by Ray.
5 out of 5
Jun 18, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Work Horse
I have carried the Native for three years and by far have found it to be my favorite of all time. I work in the seed /grain industry and am using this knife daily to cut cardboard, plastic, seed /feed bags, rubber belting, twine etc.,etc.. The blade retains a great edge and locks solid with no play in the open position. Each weekend I run an extra fine stone across the entire edge of the CPM S35VN to ensure maximum sharpness, This procedure only takes 5 minutes tops. The pocket clip on the Native has withstood three plus years of use andl is as solid as the first day I put it in my pocket. I use to carry assist blade knives but found after extensive use had a tendency to develope side to side play in the open position.
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