The iconic Native® has been a mainstay of Spyderco’s American-made product line for decades. Now all the highly evolved performance features of this incredibly popular design have been distilled into a compact gentlemen’s folder with a 2.5-inch blade. Its full-flat-ground CPM S30V stainless steel blade includes a prominent index-finger choil that flows seamlessly into the contours of the textured G-10 handle scales. The result is a compact, ergonomic package that still offers a full, four-fingered grip and excellent control. This version of the Lil’ Native goes a step further by adding our high-strength Compression Lock mechanism and a low-profile deep-pocket wire clip that is reversible for left or right-side tip-up carry.
5.92" (150 mm)
2.45" (62 mm)
3.47" (88 mm)
2.05" (52 mm)
2.5 oz (71 g)
0.125" (3.7 mm)
Tip Carry Position
Spyderco Lil' Native
Spyderco was founded in 1976 by Sal and Gail Glesser.
Initially, the company focused on selling our first product
—the Tri-Angle Sharpmaker™—primarily at
fairs and trade shows around the country.
In 1981, the Glessers put down roots in Golden, Colorado and introduced the first Spyderco folding knife. That knife pioneered the concept of a round hole in the blade for one-handed opening, a clip on the handle for carry at the top of the pocket, and the option of a serrated edge for aggressive cutting performance. Those features revolutionized the knife industry and literally defined the form of the modern folding knife.
Since then, Spyderco has steadily grown to become one of the leaders in the cutlery industry. In addition to a worldwide distribution network and manufacturing resources in the U.S., Japan, Taiwan, Italy, and China, our innovation has also earned us an impressive portfolio of patents, trademarks, and industry awards. More importantly, it has allowed us to earn the trust and loyalty of countless thousands of dedicated knife users around the world—an audience to whom we are extremely gratefu