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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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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.
5 out of 5
Northern California
Mar 26, 2014
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
Tough But Classy
The Native 5 has been my EDC for almost six months. It's one of the most comfortable pocket knives I own. The length, width, and shape of the handle fill my hand as if the Native 5 were a larger knife. The blade shape and steel are excellent for everyday cutting. (I’ve slowly come to appreciate the Native’s S35VN. The Native 5 is my first Spyderco that didn’t arrive screaming and hair-splitting sharp. I wasn’t terribly happy, but after some stropping, the Native 5’s edge put a smile on my face. I’ve been smiling for months since.) The Native 5’s lockup and pivot are smooth and tight, as we’ve come to expect from Spyderco knives. The jimping grabs the fingers without tearing them up. The G-10 and steel fittings are tough but classy. In fact, “tough but classy” describes this knife overall: the Native 5 wears almost as well on my slacks as it does on my jeans. Well done, Spyderco. Very well done.
5 out of 5
Hiroshima, Japan
Jan 06, 2014
Pros: Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Weight, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: Handle Feel, None
Excellent product and service
Before ordering the Spyderco Native5 from, I did a lot of Internet research into the knife and the retailer's reputation. I am tremendously pleased with both. I had to wait a long time for the knife since it was on back-order. did a good job keeping me informed about the status of my order, and they shipped it to me by FedEx, which made tracking the shipment to Japan easy. When the order arrived a week before Christmas, the package (including the Spyderco knife box) was in rough shape, which is to be expected since it was opened and inspected by customs. Thankfully, the knife was in pristine condition. The Native5 has everything I was looking for in an EDC folder. It is light and tough and sharp. From what I can tell, the blade steel is excellent, and the knife arrived hair-splitting sharp. The blade deploys easily with one hand, and it locks securely into place with a loud "plasticky" click, which surprised me. It is my first knife with G-10 scales, and I am not yet accustomed to the feel. Once in the hand, however, it feels good. Because of the gimping and comfortable choil, it is easy to grip. So far, I have only used the knife for mundane tasks: opening boxes and cutting tape, cardboard boxes, string, etc. It cut through them like butter, and I look forward to using it for more challenging tasks in the spring.
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