One of Spyderco's most popular and enduring models, the Native® has long been a mainstay of Spyderco's American-made product line. Now in its fifth generation, this iconic design is also a natural canvas for special editions featuring unique blade steels and handle materials. This elite version of the Native 5 features CPM® M4 blade steel and natural G-10 handle scales and was produced exclusively for Blade HQ.
CPM M4 is a special-purpose high-speed tool steel produced by the particle metallurgy process. A popular material for high-performance custom blades and knives used in competitive cutting, its sophisticated alloy composition, high vanadium content, and extremely fine grain structure give it exceptional wear resistance and toughness—properties that translate to outstanding edge retention and impact resistance in knife blades. The full-flat-ground PlainEdge™ blade of this knife offers outstanding edge geometry and proudly features Spyderco's iconic Trademark Round Hole™ for ambidextrous one-handed opening.
Equally unique, this knife's handle features textured natural G-10 scales and a lightweight linerless construction style. A solid stainless steel backspacer and refined back lock mechanism ensure excellent structural strength, while four sets of threaded inserts in the handle scales allow the broad-based stainless steel pocket clip to be easily configured for left or right-side, tip-up or tip-down carry.
An extraordinary expression of one of Spyderco's most classic designs, this Blade HQ Exclusive is sure to become a highly prized collector's item.