The venerable Native model has been a mainstay of the Spyderco product line since it was first released in 1997. During more than 20 years of service and five generations of evolution, it has been steadily refined into its current form — the Native 5. Combining all the time-tested qualities of the original design with enhanced ergonomics, incredibly precise lock tolerances, and four-position carry, it is arguably about as perfect as a lockback folding knife can be. So what could possibly make it better? For watersports enthusiasts, those who live in humid climates, or anyone else obsessively concerned with the threat of corrosion, the answer to that question is the Native 5 Salt.
In simple terms, the Native 5 Salt takes the incredibly popular Native 5 Lightweight platform and renders it entirely with ultra-corrosion-resistant materials. Simple terms, however, don’t do this knife justice.
The next evolution of the Native 5 Salt combines all the proven features of the best-selling Native 5 Lightweight with the extraordinary properties of CPM-MagnaCut steel. Developed by Larrin Thomas, a Ph.D. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, CPM-MagnaCut's remarkable composition challenges traditional stainless steel chemistry by reducing the amount of chromium in the steel while adding precise amounts of vanadium and niobium to form carbides. The result is high-performance blade steel that offers an exceptional balance of wear resistance, toughness, and extreme corrosion resistance to make it worthy of inclusion in the elite Salt Series. Spyderco is proud to be one of the first companies to feature CPM-MagnaCut in a factory-made knife and the American-made Native 5 Salt is the perfect platform.
- Blade Length: 2.95" (75 mm)
- Closed Length: 4.00" (102 mm)
- Overall Length: 6.95" (177 mm)
- Cutting Edge: 2.42" (61 mm)
- Blade Thickness: 0.125" (3.2 mm)
- Blade Material: CPM-MagnaCut Stainless Steel
- Blade Style: Leaf Shaped
- Blade Grind: Full-Flat
- Blade Finish: Satin
- Blade Edge: Plain
- Handle Material: Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon (FRN)
- Handle Color: Yellow
- Locking Mechanism: Lockback
- Pocket Clip: Tip-Up/Tip-Down, Left/Right Carry
- Model Number: C41PYL5
- Model Name: Native 5 Salt
- Weight: 2.5 oz. (71 g)
- Made in the USA
Comes with original box and papers. Excellent condition.