Spyderco’s Native® 5 Lightweight CPM S110V combines the highly evolved form, function, and ergonomics of the Native 5 Lightweight with state-of-the-art CPM® S110V blade steel.
CPM S110V is a high-alloy martensitic stainless tool steel manufactured by the Crucible® Particle Metallurgy (CPM) process. This process begins with a homogenous molten bath of high-alloy steel that is forced through a nozzle under high-pressure nitrogen gas to create a spray of small spherical droplets that quickly solidify into powder particles. The small size of the particles forms micro-ingots, drastically reducing the alloy segregation in the steel and ensuring an extremely fine carbide microstructure when the powder is processed into finished steel.
CPM S110V’s alloy composition combines an exceptionally high (2.8%) carbon content with generous amounts of chromium, vanadium, and niobium to yield a steel that offers exceptional wear resistance and higher corrosion resistance than many other conventional stainless steels.
This knife’s full-flat-ground CPM S110V blade is paired with a lightweight, injection-molded fiberglass-reinforced-nylon (FRN) handle that features Bi-Directional Texturing™ for an exceptionally positive grip. Its refined back lock mechanism locks the blade securely in the open position and, together with the blade’s Trademark Round Hole™ and the handle’s versatile four-position pocket clip, make both the carry and operation of this unique knife completely ambidextrous.
6.95" (177 mm)
2.95" (75 mm)
4.00" (102 mm)
2.42" (61 mm)
2.5 oz (71 g)
0.125" (3.2 mm)
Tip Carry Position
Spyderco Native 5 Lightweight Blue
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