Spyderco Native Folding Knife, 3.125" Stainless Combo Modified Spear Point, Black FRN Handle
Manufacturer: Spyderco C41PSBK
Specifications and features:
3-1/8" serrated blade
2-5/8" cutting edge
1/8" blade thickness
CPM-S30V blade steel, hollow grind
Weight reducing swedge ground from spine
Two separate finger choils for control over cutting surface
David Boye dent for safety
Bi directional texturing minimizes forward and backward sliding
Handle of fiberglass reinforced nylon
Black ambidextrous tip up clip
User friendly design
Made in USA
Limited factory warranty
For warranty issues, contact Spyderco at 800-525-7770
Native FRN Serrated Folding Knife -
Engineered for the human hand, the Native's ergonomic design maximizes cutting ability while minimizing discomfort and fatigue. This model is all about combining performance and comfort. Since the portion of the knife most in contact with the user is the handle that became key while the model was in initial development on the drawing table. We've created a handle pattern with two separate finger choils. The first choil (where the blade and handle meet) allow positioning the index finger closer to the knife's sharpened edge for control over the cutting surface. Behind the first choil, the second positions the hand farther back on the folder for dexterous cutting while pushing the blade away from you. Bi Directional Texturing molded into the FRN handle form varying levels of steps minimizing forward or backward sliding. Carved out of the locking lever is a David Boye Dent insuring the lock remains safely engaged even when forcefully gripping the handle. A section of non sharpened serrations line the blade's spine, yield an additional slip resistant point for the thumb. The blade itself is hollow ground CPM-S30V steel with a weight reducing swedge ground from the spine. A black steel tip up clip can be placed ambidextrously on both sides of the handle via a barrel shaped screw that doubles as a lanyard.
Serrated Blade -
A serrated blade has a cutting edge that has many small points of contact with the material being cut. By having less contact area than a smooth blade, the applied force at each point of contact is relatively greater and the points of contact are at a sharper angle to the material being cut.
A martensitic powder made stainless steel which was developed by Dick Barber of Crucible Materials Corporation in collaboration with knife maker Chris Reeve as a knife making steel due to its wear and corrosion resistance. Its chemistry promotes the formation and even distribution of vanadium carbides which are harder and more effective at cutting than chromium carbides.
A choil is a round cut out separating the cutting edge from the ricasso. It is also used to describe a cut out, molded or formed area where the handle and blade meet which positions and guards the index finger while gripping the opened knife.
Bi Directional Texturing -
A texture molded into an FRN handle, which is a series of graduating, sized forward and backward steps that radiate outward from the center of the handle. This texture provides resistance to slipping and sliding when gripped in the hand.
Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon (FRN) -
A nylon polymer mixed with glass fiber that is then injected into a mold for making lightweight knife handles.
David Boye Dent -
Custom knife maker David Boye removed a small arc or dent of metal from the lock bar lever of his knives. This removed piece lessened the possibility of gripping the handle hard enough to depress the lock and accidentally unlock the blade while using the knife.
Swedge (non-sharpened) -
Also called a false edge, it is a ground edge on the back of the blade's spine, that is chamfered, or non sharpened. It removes weight from the blade and can change the blade's balance and penetration performance and appearance.
Tip Up and Tip Down -
Refers to which direction the folded knife if positioned by its pocket clip. When closed and clipped in a pocket, whichever direction (up or down) the blade's tip sits defines if it is termed tip up or tip down.
Hollow Ground -
Edge that is ground with a radius leaving a concave shape above the cutting surface.
Lanyard Hole -
A hole placed in the end of a knife handle opposite the blade. Originally used by sailors who would place a cord through such a hole in their knife to keep from losing it over board. MBC: An acronym for Martial Blade Craft.
Using both hands with equal ease. Pertaining to knives, it is a knife that is not solely designed for a left or right handed person but can be used with equal ease by both hands.