The Spyderco Lil' Native offers the same quality as its well-known big brother, the Native, but in a more compact profile. The Lil' Native is enhanced with Spyderco's well-known Compression Lock (also available with a back lock) that is incredibly strong and easy to use.
Spyderco's commitment to excellent ergonomic design continues with the Lil' Native which has a finger groove between the handle and the blade that provides a great grip on the G10 handle. The blade is made from CPM S30V steel, a refined stainless steel that retains its edge very well.
Features and Functions
• Stonewashed finished blade • CPM-S30V Blade • Full Flat Grind • Thumb-hole opening system • Compression lock (also available in backlock) • Deep-carry reversible wire clip
• Textured G10 handle • Blade Steel: CPM S30V
The Lil' Native has the highly evolved performance features of the iconic Native® distilled into a compact folder with a 2.5-inch blade. The full-flat-ground stainless steel blade includes a prominent index-finger choil that melds into the contours of the textured G-10 handle scales. Its seamless design provides a compact package offering a full, four-fingered grip for excellent control. In addition, the Lil' Native has added Spyderco's high strength Compression Lock mechanism along with a low-profile, deep-carry pocket clip that can be installed right or left side.
Originally released in 1997, the Native® line has continued to evolve over the years under Spyderco's Constant Quality Improvement (C.Q.I) program, while remaining true to its origins.
That is exactly what Spyderco's Lil' Native does. It continues the company's tradition of designing and manufacturing solid, ergonomically designed knives. When a folding knife is scaled down into a 3.5” handle, blade security and handle comfort go a long way in making the knife an effective tool. You’ll love all these aspects as soon as you put it in your hand.
These knives are the epitome of the design principle "design following function." Coined by architects of the early 20th century, this axiom maintains that the starting point for any design should be the items purpose rather than its aesthetics. Spyderco has certainly maintained function as the basis for its outstanding collection of knives.