Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
my first Spyderco knife
After reading up on the S110V blade material I wanted a knife using this steel. I liked the profile of the Native 5 but I wasn't too sure about the scale color, I'd rather have another color. Also, I've never had a knife with scales made from the G10 textured or smooth. The textured G10 didn't disappoint at all. Even though the texture is very small, it's very, (for the lack of a better term), "grippy". The blade lived up to my expectations. I've not done a lot of cutting with it yet, but the times I've used it, it cuts smoothly and was sharp right out of the box. The only thing I didn't care for is the torx bit size, (T-6), to change the location of the clip was hard to find. I drove to three hardware stores and an auto parts store only to find T-8 is the smallest they had. I ordered one online just to change the clip location. Maybe switch to T-8 holes in the screw heads to switch the clip location, or throw a bit in the box to save the end user, (me), the time and effort driving and finally ordering one online.