Spyderco Native Chief Folding Knife 4.08" S30V Satin Black G10 Handles
*** This Spyderco Native Chief came from a collection. It is in good condition with slight wear and use. The pictures listed are of the actual knife for sale. There is no box, paperwork with this knife. Knife is used and does has signs of minimum wear but overall in excellent condition. Please review all markings and knife images as this knife cannot be returned and sold-as. ***
First released in 1997, the original Spyderco Native quickly set a high standard in affordable, full-service, lightweight folding knives. Purpose-designed to offer made-in-USA craftsmanship at an extremely affordable price, it was also the platform for introducing Spyderco's patented reversible "barrel-bolt" pocket clip.
The tipping point in the story of the Native Chief was actually the development of the Native 5—the fifth-generation evolution of its progenitor. The highly refined Native 5 reflects more than two decades of real-world use, detailed customer feedback, and Spyderco's own relentless pursuit of Constant Quality Improvement (C.Q.I.). One of the defining characteristics of this model is its highly refined lockback mechanism. The culmination of years of meticulous research, development, and testing—as well as a significant investment in ultra-high-precision machinery—the Native 5's lockback redefined the state of the art in the engineering and execution of this deceptively simple mechanism. It was also the final ingredient needed to make the Native Chief a reality.
In simple terms, the Native Chief takes the proven design of the G10-handled Native 5 and extends it by nearly one-third its length overall, while increasing its blade length by an impressive 39 percent. Its full-flat-ground blade is crafted from CPM S30V stainless steel and includes a fully accessible Trademark Round Hole for swift, positive, one-handed opening with either hand. It also features a 50/50 index-finger choil and opposing sections of non-slip jimping (textured grooves) to allow the option of a forward-positioned "choked-up" grip for increased control.
Offering plenty of real estate for large hands, the Native Chief's ergonomic handle is built with peel-ply-textured G10 scales and a solid stainless steel backspacer. This elegantly simple construction creates a superior blend of balance and structural strength and provides support for the knife's highly refined lockback mechanism. Precision machined to exacting tolerances, it offers impressive strength, an exceptionally smooth action, a robust self-close function, and unparalleled resistance to wear and tear. To ensure the precise alignment and adjustment of all parts and allow the use of a four-position hourglass clip, the handle is assembled with flat-head Torx screws. The clip is anchored by four sets of threaded inserts in the scales and supports tip-up or tip-down carry on both sides of the body. When mounted to the butt end of the knife, it straddles a lanyard hole that allows the easy attachment of fobs, lanyards, and safety lines.
Good things do indeed come to those who wait. As the latest chapter of the Native's proud history, the Native Chief is proof positive of that.
- Condition: Used / Great Condition
- Blade Length: 4.08" (104 mm)
- Cutting Edge: 3.58" (91 mm)
- Closed Length: 5.08" (129 mm)
- Overall Length: 9.08" (231 mm)
- Blade Thickness: 0.125" (3.2 mm)
- Blade Material: CPM-S30V Stainless Steel
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Blade Grind: Full Flat
- Blade Finish: Satin
- Blade Edge: Plain
- Handle Material: Textured G10
- Handle Color: Black
- Locking Mechanism: Lockback
- Pocket Clip: Tip-Up/Down, Left/Right Carry
- Model Number: C244GP
- Model Name: Native Chief
- Weight: 3.9 oz. (111 g)
- Made in the USA
- Knife Sold As-IS - No Returns