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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 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.
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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Jo Moma
Jul 26, 2017
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
For cutting shot quick
For stuff and thangz.
5 out of 5
Upstate NY
Jul 20, 2017
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
New EDC (maybe even permanently!)
So, to start off, I live in the communist state of New York under the reign of Supreme Leader Quomo so I had the privilege of finding a knife that wouldn't send me to prison for 7 years if I sneezed too loud around a State Stormtrooper... I originally carried a blacked out Spyderco PM2 when the Army stationed me in the free world (Virginia) but since NYS thinks every knife is a "gravity knife", a term with about as much weight to it as "assault rifle", I decided to get something a little less scary for the sheeple. In comes the Native 5. I had my eyes on this little guy ever since I was saved by the grace of Spyderco but I could never really pull the trigger since the PM2 always did everything I needed a knife to do. I gotta say, Spyderco took one of the oldest lock designs and turned it into artwork. The fit/finish: astonishing. The lockup: rock solid. The ease of use: one handed perfection. Blade design is perfect, love the smaller thumbhole, the weight is nothing, it disappears in pocket (something I never experienced with the PM2) and sharpness out of box was outstanding as usual. The ONLY thing I can come up with as a con is the pocket clip. Wayyyy too long for the knife... BUT I always replace the pocket clip with a titanium low ride clip from MXG anyways so it was no problem, I usually don't like that clip on any of their knives. Just a preference, YMMV. Another thing to note... I'll quote The Late Boy Scout: "great in pocket, good in hand". Yep, definitely applies here. Ergos are nothing to write home about but at the same time most knives in this size category are downright uncomfortable... So, given the circumstances, I have to say the ergos are very good. In conclusion, I originally ordered this knife with my head low, grieving my long lost freedom but, in a turn of events, I actually ended up with my perfect EDC! For now... ;)
5 out of 5
May 26, 2017
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
A perfect size!
This knife has quickly become one of my favourites. It is small enough for EDC and strong enough to do the job. I prefer this one over the light-weight version becasue it is more solid. I have even used it on camping trips in the mountains. The blade keeps its sharp edge very well. The handle can have a little bit rough edges. So, some might want to carefully sand them a little.
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