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Spyderco C41GP5 Native 5 Folding Knife 3" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles

$146.22

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Part #: SP41GP5 | Spyderco Knives
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Description
SP41GP5: C41GP5 Native 5
Spyderco
 
Anyone familiar with Spyderco knows that one of the primary driving forces of their knifemaking philosophy is C.Q.I.—Constant Quality Improvement. Inspired by the Japanese concept of kaizen ("continuous improvement"), C.Q.I. is the relentless process of evaluating every aspect of every product and meticulously reviewing all customer feedback to find ways of making even their best knives, sharpeners, and accessories better. In some cases, the changes are subtle tweaks to internal parts, finishes, and processes that, in form, only we would notice. In performance, however, they pay off in some tangible way. Whether it's increased precision, enhanced reliability, reduced weight, or something else, every C.Q.I. process takes Spyderco one step closer to perfection.

One of the latest benefactors of Spyderco's C.Q.I. process has been the venerable Native 5 model. As a fifth-generation design and a state-of-the-art expression of the lockback folding knife, the Native 5 is no stranger to improvement. However, its latest refinements take that process even further.

Based on the inspiration of the groundbreaking 40th Anniversary Native 5, which showcased a linerless fluted carbon fiber handle, most G10-handled versions of the Native 5 will now also feature linerless construction. Eliminating the liner reduces the weight of the knife from 3.7 to 3.0 ounces—nearly 20 percent—without any substantial change to the knife's thickness or structural strength. To maintain the versatility of its four-position pocket clip, the G10 scales of this version will include four sets of threaded inserts to support left or right-side, tip-up or tip-down carry.

After Spyderco's exhaustive in-house performance testing and tons of end-user feedback, they have also decided to change the blade steel of the Native 5 from CPM-S35VN to CPM-S30V. This rolling change will be implemented as they exhaust their current inventory of parts, so some versions of the Native 5 will complete the switch sooner than others. However, the change will ultimately affect all standard G10 and FRN-handled versions of this popular model.

In many ways, C.Q.I. is what defines Spyderco and their products—and always has. Spyderco takes pride in their stubbornness and promises to never let "great" be "good enough" to stop evolving.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.00"
  • Closed Length: 4.00"
  • Overall Length: 6.875"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.125"
  • Blade Material: CPM-S30V Stainless Steel
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Full-Flat
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Handle Thickness: 0.43"
  • Handle Material: Black G10
  • Locking Mechanism: Lockback
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Tip-Down, Left/Right Carry
  • Weight: 3.0 oz.
  • Made in the USA

UPC Code: 716104003761

Lockback
Lockback
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.
4.686 (35 reviews)
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3 out of 5
Disappointed Native Fan
Golden Colorado USA Earth
Jun 24, 2018
Pros: Ease of Opening, Weight, None
Cons: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Handle Material
CQR?
So I'm thinking they've regressed rather than improved the native with these new changes. S30V is categorically NOT an improvement over S35vn. S35vn was designed as an improved version of S30V. It is easier to sharpen and less prone to chipping with similar if not better edge retention and rust resistance. It is cheaper though.Similarly there was no reason to remove the steel lingers on the g10 version other than cost. If people wanted a lightweight native there was already a linerless version available in the frn lightweight. Their claim it doesn't weaken the knife is nonsense. G10 is nowhere near as strong as steel. Since the dimensions haven't changed they simply replaced the steel with g10. Knife is weaker for it.These changes was may for cost reasons and cost reasons alone. They have absolutely made this knife worse to save money on production. To veil it under the guise of "continuous improvement" is disingenuous and insulting. It's not a bad knife, but it is worse than it was. 3*.
4 out of 5
Ccfree
3100 feet
Feb 25, 2018
Pros: Weight, Blade Material, Overall Quality
Cons: None
CCFREE
Carried Native 5 for about a year and a half. Used for wacking at blackberry vines. Cutting chores such as cardboard, aluminum cans and various woods. (Maple, Pine, Cedar, Oak )Built traps with it though it’s not narrow enough for the task it did get the job done. I split 4” seasoned oak with it. (Battening) She pulled it off without a hitch and stay sharp enough to cut paper afterwards. No bends or chips. What I do have to say is I’m good at knife jobs and I suspect this is why the tip survived. If treated as a survival knife the tip could not make it. But I will say the lock never flinched. And the handle never gave me a moments thought about blisters.
5 out of 5
Al
Northwest Michigan
Nov 06, 2017
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Spyderco C41GP5 Native 5 an exceptional buy!
I carry a knife in my pocket every day. It is an extremely useful tool that I use to around the home, shop and ranch many times every day. Opening boxes and grain bags, cutting bailing twine and rope, removing foil seals from fluid bottles, trimming hoses and tubing to the desired length and cutting-up cardboard containers for disposal are just a few among the many uses. This knife is well built, has a secure blade lock and operates smoothly. The textured handle allows a full, secure grip and the blade holds an edge better than most of the other knives I have used on a daily-carry basis. Anyone wanting a sturdy EDC (every day carry) knife would do well to choose this one, and Knife Center is a great organization to buy it from.
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