Native 5 - the perfect pocket knife?

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by MAD777, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. DNAIrradiator

    DNAIrradiator Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 3, 2013
    Here's my Maxamet Native 5 and what I did with the leftover scales. :)

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  2. NRGbasser


    Apr 18, 2017
    I picked up my first native a couple days ago and really like the knife. I got the lock back with the g10 handle. The knife is built like a tank and has a good edge.
  3. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Very nice! How was the disassembly of the backlock with that floating lockbar pin?
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  4. DNAIrradiator

    DNAIrradiator Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 3, 2013
    Extremely easy. I actually did a write-up of the lightweight N5 disassembly and blade swap into a G10 frame here on the Spyderco forum:

    Cheers! :)
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  5. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
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  6. sinkrate


    Mar 21, 2015
    Thanks for the help! Always been afraid of disassembling my Native 5 since I am afraid of not being able to put it back properly. Having owned it for a few years (Not sure how old, it's the G10 one that still comes in Satin finish) it's about time I give it a nice spa treatment.

  7. sharkattacksw


    Aug 4, 2008
    In looking at that thread, I can't help but think of this; Is it just me, or does it look like there's not much of the lockbar grabbing the blade? I thought the lockbar would have a deeper hold on the blade in the locked position.
  8. anycal


    Jan 11, 2017
    In that pic, the lock bar is not level with the blade, like it is when assembled and fully locked. So it will sit little deeper normally. Also, when assembled, the blade could be ridding a little higher; when the pivot is seated properly.
  9. JerryIsAlive


    Jun 13, 2012
    This thread has me itching for my first Native. Really cannot decide between the S110V and Maxamet versions!!
  10. dannyp

    dannyp Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    I like the blue on my S110V LW. The gray just doesn't do it for me. It has been my most carried knife since I got it last year.

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    [​IMG]2017-03-26_01-38-09 by Daniel Pfeiffer, on Flickr
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  11. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    I just got my first native yesterday. Had to try the Maxamet. All I can say so far is it's a shame it took me this long to get one. What a great knife and feels amazing in my hand. image.jpg
  12. grownstar


    Apr 24, 2013
    I love these Maxamet pics but the plain Jane S35VN is still doing it for me. No complaints here with this one.

  13. craniotes

    craniotes Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    Perfect? I dunno if any knife can lay claim to that title in any category, but the 5 comes damn close...

    Love mine:

  14. sfrigon1


    Oct 2, 2016
    Very happy w my native 5 !
  15. haytorious


    Nov 14, 2016
    So what's the latest on the Maxemet Native 5? Is everyone happy? I've been eyeing native for a while now, and considering this one as my first. Thoughts?
  16. bh49


    Dec 27, 2005
    I love this types of the threads. Sometimes it makes me to bring some knives from retirement. Today I will carry my ironwood Native5 instead of Ti Fluted, which I was carried every day for the last 6 month or so.
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  17. anycal


    Jan 11, 2017
    Mine has been in my pocket M-F since the day I got it back in February. It rests in a drawer on weekends because my other blades would get jealous.

    These days, it cuts more things (actual time used cuttings and the cumulative distance cut) than any of my other folders. I guess because I carry it more than any other...

    I only have one; LW S35VN. Other than my favorite knife (PM2), I don't buy more than one knife in any given model. I don't collect things like knives, and I hate having tools I don't use. That said, I will give it another few months to see if anything new Maxamet pops up. If not, I may have to get me a Maxamet version of this knife. At that point, the S35VN will have a new owner.

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