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3-1/8 Plain Blade Native FRN Folding Knife Black Textured Handle
3-1/8" Plain Blade Native FRN Folding Knife Black Textured Handle
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Brand: Spyderco C41PBK
Item: 32288
UPC: 716104004003

Specifications and features:
3-1/8" plain blade
2-5/8" cutting edge
7" open
3-15/16" closed
1/8" blade thickness
2.65 ounces
CPM-S30V blade steel, hollow grind
15/32" hole
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
Lanyard hole
User friendly design
Made in USA
Limited factory warranty

For warranty issues, contact Spyderco at 800-525-7770

Native FRN 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. The PlainEdge variation is pictured below.

PlainEdge -
This is a sharpened knife blade with no serrations or teeth. It is sometimes called a smooth blade.

CPM-S30V -
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.

Round Hole™ -
Round hole located in the knife blade used for one hand opening and closing of a knife blade.

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.

Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon (FRN) -
A nylon polymer mixed with glass fiber that is then injected into a mold for making lightweight knife handles.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hollow Ground -
The ground surface of the blade is concave and used to create a fine cutting edge.

Ambidextrous -
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.

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5.0 Rating Not just another pretty face... - 9/26/2007
Reviewer: DukeW
Spyderco's knives are always top-notch products, but some can be, well, not very pretty (their Harpy model, for instance, scares the heck out of people who don't like knives). This one, however, is about as beautiful as a strong utility knife can be. The way the curve of the blade matches the curve of the handle is sheer poetry (and the fact it does that open or closed is just icing on the cake). The spiderweb motif molded into the handle makes it wonderfully non-slip, and the movable pocket clip means you can wear it strong side or weak side, point-up or point-down, your choice (I bought one for each side). The famous Spyderco hole makes it simple to open one-handed, and this is one knife you can hand to somebody that won't get "this thing scares me" comments. The blade can be sharpened nicely, and holds a good edge, but don't pry with the tip, as it will snap off cleanly a quarter-inch down (great for slicing bagels and opening boxes of delicate items, but not so good if you require a point on your knives). Treat this knife right, and you can count on a long, happy service life. My favorite feature? Stamped into the base of the blade are the words "Spyderco, Golden, Colorado, USA, Earth." Looks like Spyderco wants you to know this is one of the most beautiful knives on any planet.
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3.0 Rating Great Steel...But.. - 5/18/2011
Reviewer: Dryden
The blade is great.... the handle seems cheap. There's no way of tightening the blade if it comes loose. It's held together with a non-tightening pivot. I'll keep it as an around-the-house knife.
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5.0 Rating Now THIS is a knife! - 6/28/2012
Reviewer: MikeL
This was my second try at finding a new EDC knife. The first was a Cold Steel Mini-Recon. The Cold Steel was OK, but just didn't feel right. The edge was not razor sharp, either. I can say that both of those problems are fixed, and I have a knife that will probably serve me the rest of my life. This Spyderco Native is one SEXY knife! It was also razor sharp right out of the box, and I have the missing patch of hair on my arm to prove it. Everything about this knife just screams quality. The other nice thing is that the size is absolutely perfect for me. I think an EDC knife has to walk a fine line between being too big to carry, and too small to be practical. The Spyderco Native fits that niche perfectly, and feels perfect in my hands as well. I see why Spyderco has a stellar reputation for quality. I can honestly say this is the nicest knife I've ever owned, and you will NOT be disappointed if you buy one for yourself!
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3-1/8 Plain Blade Native FRN Folding Knife Black Textured Handle
3-1/8 Plain Blade Native FRN Folding Knife Black Textured Handle
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