Spydercos black-bladed Native Lightweight has long been the go-to cutting tool for savvy tactical knife users. The fifth-generation Native 5 version of this design raises the bar even further, combining an ultra-lightweight fiberglass-reinforced-nylon (FRN) handle, a low-profile black finish, and an aggressive SpyderEdge cutting edge with the advanced engineering of the Native 5 platform.
This knifes full-flat-ground blade is machined from niobium-enriched CPM S35VN powder metallurgy stainless steel and has a durable, non-reflective Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating. Its SpyderEdge cutting edge provides extreme cutting power, especially on fibrous materials. It also includes an index-finger choil for a forward-positioned grip that allows enhanced control during detailed cutting tasks. A highly evolved back lock mechanismone of the defining features of the Native 5 designlocks the blade securely in the open position and, along with the blades Trademark Round Hole, allows ambidextrous one-handed opening and closing of the knife.
The linerless injection-molded FRN handle features a deep Bi-Directional Texturing pattern for maximum grip security and includes four sets of threaded stainless steel inserts to mount the reinforced hourglass clip for tip-up or tip-down carry on either side of the knife. Like the blade, this knifes clip, clip screws, and all other metal hardware are also black coated, making it an ideal cutting tool for environments where light discipline is a concern.
- Overall Length: 7.07" (180mm)
- Closed Length: 3.97" (101mm)
- Blade Length: 3.1" (79mm)
- Blade Thickness: .121" (3mm)
- Blade Steel: S35VN
- Blade Finish: DLC
- Handle Material: FRN
- Pocket Clip: Yes, right or left hand, tip up/tip down
- Lock Type: Lockback
- Weight: 2.7oz
- Country of Origin: USA