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Spyderco C41GPCW5 Native 5 Folding Knife 3" CRU-WEAR Satin Plain Blade, Smooth Black G10 Handles, KnifeCenter Exclusive


MSRP* : $230.00 | You Save* : $80.50 (35%)
Part #: SP41GPCW5 | Spyderco Knives
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SP41GPCW5: C41GPCW5 KnifeCenter Exclusive Native 5

The defining feature of this elite version of the Native 5 is its blade, which is precision machined from CPM CRU-WEAR — an air-hardening tool steel specially formulated to offer both superior wear resistance and toughness. Created by Crucible Industries, CRU-WEAR's unique alloy composition allows it to excel in applications that require greater wear resistance than D2, more toughness than M2 high-speed steel, or both. The CRU-WEAR used in the blade of this knife is further enhanced by the Crucible Particle Metallurgy (CPM) process, which ensures an ultra-fine, highly homogeneous grain structure that maximizes the performance potential of the steel. In a knife blade, that translates to amazing toughness and the ability to take and hold an outstanding edge.

Proudly featuring a fully accessible Trademark Round Hole for swift, ambidextrous, one-handed opening the blade of this knife is full-flat ground and satin-finished for superior edge geometry and low-friction cutting performance. It is housed in a linerless handled constructed with smooth black G10 scales and supported by a high-strength lockback mechanism. Threaded inserts in the scales provide a solid anchor for the knife's four-position hourglass pocket clip, which allows left or right-side tip-up or tip-down carry.

Showcasing both an enhanced CRU-WEAR blade and a distinctive smooth G10 handle, this KnifeCenter Exclusive version of the Spyderco Native 5 is sure to be highly sought after by discriminating users and collectors alike.
  • Blade Length: 3.00"
  • Closed Length: 4.00"
  • Overall Length: 6.875"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.125"
  • Blade Material: CPM CRU-WEAR Tool Steel
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Full-Flat
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Handle Thickness: 0.43"
  • Handle Material: Smooth Black G10
  • Locking Mechanism: Lockback
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Tip-Down, Left/Right Carry
  • Weight: 3.0 oz.
  • Made in the USA

UPC Code: 716104013364

The lockback system has been used for many decades. It can usually be found on the knife spine and it provides a strong lockup that will wear well.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
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.
Spyderco C41GPCW5 Native 5 Folding Knife 3" CRU-WEAR Satin Plain Blade, Smooth Black G10 Handles, KnifeCenter Exclusive5.000 (9 reviews)
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Spyderco C41GPCW5 Native 5 Folding Knife 3" CRU-WEAR Satin Plain Blade, Smooth Black G10 Handles, KnifeCenter Exclusive
5 out of 5
Trout Run, Pa
Nov 15, 2019
Pros: Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type
Cons: None
Subdued elegance
This knife was purchased for every day carry. It will be used at work and on the farm. When I first opened the box I was struck with the subdued elegance of this knife. While not flashy, every line, and every curve are perfectly executed. There are no high spots or annoying rough spots. The blade is perfectly centered. The scales look like they grew on the lockbar. When the knife blade is open you cannot see where the blade ends and the lockbar begins. The sound of opening the Native 5 shouts "Solid". This knife just exudes quality. The ergonomics of the Native 5 are amazing. It is comfortable in the pocket and in the hand. Thumb and index finger jimping [hash marks] make for a secure grip. The smooth scales are not smooth. Look again. There are tiny indentations every 1/32". It feels smooth to a light grip, but when you bear down, you have a very secure hold. The engineers out foxed the ad copy boys on this one. Amazing! Being left handed, I was pleased that I could easily open and close the Native 5 with my left hand alone.The 3" blade is what is called a leaf shape. It is one of the most useful of blade shapes. Because of the continuous curve of the sharp edge, cutting force is applied to a very small area to start. This greatly increases cutting power. Score another point for the engineers. Blade steel is CPM Cru-Wear. This is no holds barred tough tool steel. When the knife arrived it was pretty sharp. I used a DMT Diamond Stone from Knife Center to touch up the edge. In less than 5 minutes, I had the sharpest folding knife that I have ever held in my hand. Cru-Wear takes a better edge than any steel that I have used. Period. Sharp knives work, dull knives are useless. They let me give the Spyderco Native 5 in Cru-Wear a score of 5. If I could, I would give it a 10. This knife is underpriced at Knife Center. As soon as I can, I will be ordering a spare. Enough said.
Spyderco C41GPCW5 Native 5 Folding Knife 3" CRU-WEAR Satin Plain Blade, Smooth Black G10 Handles, KnifeCenter Exclusive
5 out of 5
Oct 26, 2019
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
I own 3 natives. An original native one, and a native 5 maxamet. This is my favorite by far. The fit and finish are really good. Same great ergonomics and solid lock up. Smooth action for a lock back within reason. G10 feels great, and cru-wear is a great choice.
Spyderco C41GPCW5 Native 5 Folding Knife 3" CRU-WEAR Satin Plain Blade, Smooth Black G10 Handles, KnifeCenter Exclusive
5 out of 5
Redding, Ca
Oct 14, 2019
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Native 5
The Native 5 is one of my favorite Spyderco models, and this is my third one (LW in Maxamet, blue G10 in S110V). My focus is US- and foreign-made folders so this version was welcomed to my collection. I will be carrying this one after switching to a deep-carry clip; my one complaint about the Native 5 is the amount of handle left above the pocket although the factory clip is more comfortable than deep carry. I also have the Manix 2 with smooth G10 and CruWear, and this steel is incredible and sharpens to a super edge. The scales feel great in hand and I love the smooth texture. This is a beautifully finished knife with premium materials and I would recommend it to anyone.
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