Spyderco Native


Type: Folding
Blade: 80mm
Lock: Backlock
Avg Price: $63.33
Overall
7.9
Quality
8.1
Ergonomics
8.8
Value
8.2

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Overall
7
Quality
10
Ergonomics
6
Value
10
-Price Paid: $60.00
-Used for BAD
-Owned for Greater than 1 year

Comments:

Great American made steel. Purchased for a work knife. Perfect for that purpose. After a couple years of reliable service, it now resides in my wife's purse. Replaced it with a Griptillian for my work blade. The two are in completely different leagues, but the Native was intended to be a relatively inexpensive knife with a quality blade. No complaints. Cheap handle, rough opening action, lightweight, surprisingly sturdy, with an excellent blade. Good work knife.


Comment by Rich   03/06/2015
I agree with Dave. Although I really like the Native (and own 2), it can't compare with the build quality of a Benchmade knife with stainless steel liners.

Comment by armstrong   09/16/2014
I disagree. The griptillian feels like it's made for wal mart. Cheap. I have only been impressed with the native. Both of mine are smooth I carry the native over the griptillian any day of the week.
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Overall
8
Quality
8
Ergonomics
9
Value
8
-Price Paid: $95.00
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for 6 months

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this knife was gifted to me as a birthday gift. personally I would not have bought this knife but since it was a gift I decided I would give it a shot. I carried this everyday for about a month straight to test it out. it never need sharpened in that month and it preformed fairly well but knowing what I know now I would not buy this knife.

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Overall
8
Quality
7
Ergonomics
9
Value
8
-Price Paid: $35.00
-Used for Light Duty/General
-Owned for Greater than 1 year

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The only reasons I bought this knife is was price and the steel
S30V and being US made.At this price it's a pretty good bargain.Good luck trying to find on now at that price.
What they cost now is way to much 60-80 buck.For the
money you can easily get much better built knife.Al tho
with a lesser grade steel.I only use this a a light duty
knife.As it has no liners and as such isn't up to tactical
use.The fit and finish are very good.Also the materials used make it a good knife for the price I paid.If you can find one
at the 35 price I'd say buy it. But otherwise it's like most
Spyderco knives overpriced for what you get.I don't mind
paying for knives if they're made accordingly. But at these
higher prices I'd look elsewhere.

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Overall
7
Quality
7
Ergonomics
7
Value
7
-Price Paid: N/A
-Used for Light Duty/General
-Owned for 3 months

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Many people either really like or dislike the Native. I like it but I think there are many Spyderco knives that I would pick over this one.

With finger on the choil, the grip is very good even though the choil has a flat back edge.

No adjustment screw for tension. I would prefer a flat grind like the Native 4.

Though CF has many fans, I am not one.

This knife is like a terrier, a lot there

in a small package.

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Overall
10
Quality
10
Ergonomics
10
Value
10
-Price Paid: N/A
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for Greater than 1 year

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I tip my hat off again to spyderco! I love this knife. I have a pretty substantial edc rotation but this knife is the one that I always come back to and measure my other knives up to. It's deffinitely not my most expensive knife, but it is my favorite folder to use. After more than a year of use, the lockup is tight. The s30v steel sharpens exceptionally well and I can keep it razor sharp with minimal effort. Also, because its a higher grade steel, this knife holds that razor edge much longer than many other knives I have. The feature that I enjoy the most about this particular knife is the heavy jimping along the spine and the well placed choil. The combination of these two features means it would be pretty hard to lose this little guy. Overall this is a stellar knife, and I would recomend it to any who need a good edc knife.

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Overall
3
Quality
4
Ergonomics
10
Value
1
-Price Paid: N/A
-Used for Other
-Owned for Less than 1 Month

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carbon fiber native is pure junk... action very stiff. all 4 screws were backd out so the blade could be opened. if you tightened the pivot screw or lock bar screw just snug, the blade would barely open. it too alot of force to open, unless like i said the screws were backed off, all loose. it was a real bummer for $120.00 and end up with this scrap iron... had it one day and sold it for a tank of gas for my car. other frn natives i've owned were good, don't know what happened to these carbon fiber versions. and by the way, since mine i''ve handled 2 others and they were the same.

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Overall
10
Quality
9
Ergonomics
10
Value
10
-Price Paid: N/A
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for 3 months

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Feels perfect in hand. Very sleek and slim. Perfect EDC knife.

The Carbon fiber is smooth and looks great!

The pocket clip works excellent.

It is a lock back which I prefer a liner-lock or frame-lock because it's easier to close one handed, but you can still close it with one hand, just takes a little tech. and more time.

VG-10 was razor sharp out of box....but upon closer inspection I found a piece of steel that had been balled up on the tip....Quality control should have caught this and sold as a blem or went through the grinder again...But it wasn't anything my Lanksy diamond stones couldn't fix.

I really like the Spydie Hole! I think it works much better than a thumb stud.

A MUST HAVE for any knife enthusiast.

After a few times on the Lanksky sharpener, the screws don't seem to want to stay put....they tend to walk out, but a little locktight VERY LITTLE! helps, a microdot on one thread and it solved it. That way it's easy enough to still disassemble and clean and lubricate.

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Overall
9
Quality
9
Ergonomics
9
Value
9
-Price Paid: N/A
-Used for Light Duty/General
-Owned for Greater than 1 year

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slim, light, strong, reliable, s30v, low price, easy to carry.

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Overall
8
Quality
8
Ergonomics
9
Value
10
-Price Paid: N/A
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for Greater than 1 year

Comments:

I've had this since 2005 and EDC it almost every day. The S30V steel stays real sharp and is perfect for cutting boxes, peeling apples, cutting paracord and most small everyday tasks. I like the fact that its light, fits well in my hands and is well balanced.

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Overall
9
Quality
9
Ergonomics
10
Value
10
-Price Paid: N/A
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for 1 year

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I think that this is one of the best value knives offered by Spyderco. S30V steel and under $60 "street price". Fits my hand very well. I use this knife more than any of my others. Very light and not overly large, which makes good EDC. All-black handle and clip make it discreet. Good blade shape makes it good for slicing and opening boxes and such. I don't like the feel of the pivot when it opens - seems to grind a bit, but I don't think that this knife has bushings, and there are no stainless liners inside, to save weight.

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Overall
9
Quality
9
Ergonomics
9
Value
8
-Price Paid: N/A
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for Less than 1 Month

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Nice knife, I really like the ability to choke up on the knife using the choil. When you do this the knife is really locked in to your hand, and the control is amazing. Blade shape is distinctive, overall I prefer the flat grind, but bought this due to the uniquenes of it. Own the Native III and have the Native IV on order. So I guess you could say that I like it!

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Overall
7
Quality
7
Ergonomics
7
Value
7
-Price Paid: N/A
-Used for Light Duty/General
-Owned for 3 months

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The Native is a decent knife. It's not the best I have carried, but it's fine for the price. There is no discernable blade play(inherent in many lockbacks), the FRN scales aren't too heavy, and I like the S30V steel. I'd consider S30V to be on the lower end of premium steels and certainly a huge improvement over AUS8 or AUS6 and a step above Benchmade CPM154. I also prefer the thumb hole to the thumb stud commonly found on Benchmade knives as I find it to be more natural, more precise, and faster.

The shape and ergonomics of the knife are a little strange to me, and I prefer a full flat grind over a saber grind. Still, this knife is the right size and won't cause a panic if you open it in public.

Other than that, the knife has never failed me, and I don't really expect it too. I don't think it has a weak point. If you like the way it looks and feels, I'd say go for this knife. If not, there are a few comparible knives in this price range.

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