The Native® 5 is the result of years of evolution and refinement of Spyderco’s popular Native model. It expresses the time-tested size, shape, and ergonomics of the original design with the benefit of state-of-the-art materials and a highly refined back lock mechanism that represents the pinnacle of strength, precision, and ease of operation.
This extraordinary expression of the Native 5 combines all the features and benefits of the standard pattern with a blade made from premium Crucible® CPM® S110V® stainless steel. Boasting an impressive 2.8% carbon and high amounts of vanadium and niobium, CPM S110V is specially formulated for exceptional wear resistance and enhanced corrosion resistance—key qualities in a high-performance blade steel. These qualities are locked into the material by Crucible’s powder metallurgy process, an advanced production method that greatly reduces separation of the alloys within the steel and ensures an exceptionally fine microstructure.