Reviews and Ratings for Spyderco Native Chief Folding Knife 4.08" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles - C244GP

Spyderco Native Chief Folding Knife 4.08" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Black G10 Handlesrated 5.0 stars out of 5 (7.0 reviews)
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Spyderco Native Chief Folding Knife 4.08 inch S30V Satin Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles

 

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Spyderco Native Chief Folding Knife 4.08" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Patrick
Austin, Tx
Oct 16, 2019
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None

Favorite Long Blade Spyderco

This is a long blade. The grind on mine was perfect and this is the sharpest Spyderco I’ve ever received out of the box. Spyderco has very good factory edges at that too. The G-10 scales are very fine and grippy. I had to sand the scale under the clip with 1500 grit sandpaper so that I could pull it out of my pocket to my liking. I love the linerless construction with G-10. I have a Manix Backlock similarly constructed that has been super smooth and a beast. The Native Chief is no different. The backlock is super smooth and the blade just seems to want to make short work of the task at hand. As usual, Spyderco ergonomics are fantastic. Given the length of the knife, it’s actually easy to carry. You know you have a knife in your pocket; however, it isn’t uncomfortable or a pocket hog. I can get my hand by it easy. If you’ve ever carried an Endura, this is no different. Speaking of the Endura and/or the Police lightweight, I tend to think of the Chief as a more deluxe version of both those other standard models. You get a long narrow blade, relatively lightweight since there are no steel liners, G-10 scales and a better blade steel. I don’t think you can make a bad choice with either three knives, but carrying and using the Chief feels like a treat.
Spyderco Native Chief Folding Knife 4.08" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Steve
Flagstaff, Az
Feb 24, 2020
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Blade Material, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Ease of Opening

Just Right

I bought this after I got a Manix 2 XL and like it better. Don't get me wrong, the Manix 2 XL is great but just a little too big for me. The regular Manix 2 will fit me better. The Native Chief is a perfect fit for me. Has plenty of length for the worst situations and is still very light for it's size and can disappear in my pocket. Not near as wide as the Manix 2 XL. And the flat grind, very simple to resharpen. Also like the lock type for this knife. The only thing I noticed that botherd me was the hole in the blade is partly covered by the handle when closed so if you have big fingers, it might be a little awkward to open fast at first. I got it figured out now. Just had to change my grip a little. But it keeps the profile very slim compared to the Manix 2 XL. which is a big deal for me.
Spyderco Native Chief Folding Knife 4.08" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Benny
Fairwood, Wa
Jun 08, 2019
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None

Native Beast !!!

I was shocked when I held the chief in my hand for the first time. The massive blade which has a very thin grind is a thing of wonder. The ergo’s of the handle with the forward choil, perfect jimping. The blade encompasses many qualities of my other favorite Spydercos. It reminds me of a manix 2 xl but better, it’s also similar to my spyderco Sliverax, and the thin grind is like the spyderco Stretch. Just awesome. It’s overall size with blade deployed is very similar to the Military. Big. The handle is slim and fits great in my pocket so it carries a lot smaller. I already installed a Lynch Northwest deep carry clip, and the fit is perfect, I installed the short clip. I think the chief might be my new favorite. The knife has no liners, which is a marvelous design to keep weight down. Despite no liners, the g10 feels so ridgid and strong it feels as if there are liners. Complimented with a sturdy back lock, I am completely confident in the toughness of this knife. Grand slam by Spyderco, can’t wait for a sprint run of the chief. Highly recommend
Spyderco Native Chief Folding Knife 4.08" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Emjay
New York City
Jun 04, 2019
Pros: Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None

Move over Military

It comes razor sharp and incredibly light for it’s Size. I personally think that it would be a better edc Knife at 3.75-3.8” but since I carry 2 in my pocket It will out. The quality level of this knife easily matches Tai Chung knives without the sharp edges. If you like larger slim Knives’s this is the perfect one.
Spyderco Native Chief Folding Knife 4.08" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Karhu
Cromwell, Mn
Mar 13, 2020
Pros: Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Pocket Clip
Cons: None

Great knife

Such a good knife that I put my ZT 0452CF on the shelf mostly because in nasty environments it is easy to open.
Spyderco Native Chief Folding Knife 4.08" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Jarod
Newport, Tn
Jun 29, 2019
Pros: Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None

Wow!!

This knife is awesome. It came laser sharp, has super grippy scales, and lock up sounds like a car door slamming shut. Cannot believe how light they were able to get this giant blade. Seriously considering getting another one for safe keeping because this one is gonna be put to work.
Spyderco Native Chief Folding Knife 4.08" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Alex H
Williamsburg, Virginia
Sep 02, 2020
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

Sleek,strong and fast

Thanks Knife Center. Your service is more than excellent. I have thought about knife designs for many years and waited for exactly this. I have come full circle and prefer the lockback to any other lock type. They last forever . Hard steel lock bar engages hard steel blade with the thick spring-steel rod completely separate and not rubbing against anything. I can roll a lockback out with a spyderco hole as fast as I can flick any liner, compression , or axis lock. Even omega springs break sometimes . Imagine my surprise when I oiled the Native Chief ( both blade pivot and entire moving lock bar ) and found that I can also flick it as fast as my Military or anything else. What about blade strength ? In cross section above the hole you have a small rectangle and in cross section below the hole you have a long pointy triangle. With calipers and simple math the cross section of steel above and below the Spyderco hole is the same as the Military. That is because although the blade stock is slightly thinner the hole is also smaller. The hole is still plenty big for your thumb to grab. The cross section of steel over and below the hole would correspond to a 3/16 steel rod. Try to break a 4 inch 3/16 screwdriver with your bear hands and you will never ever worry about a spyderco blade breaking. You need to be careful with the tip of any knife. The simple beauty , fit and finish takes your breath away. Thanks Spyderco and Knife center.