Spyderco C41PCBL5 Native 5 - 2.95" CPM-SPY27 FFG Blade - Cobalt Blue FRN Handle

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Spyderco C41PCBL5 Native 5 - 2.95" CPM-SPY27 FFG Blade - Cobalt Blue FRN Handle

First introduced in 1997, the Native has become a mainstay of the Spyderco product line and a flagship of their American-made stable of knives.

For decades Spyderco has been an industry leader in the use of exotic, high-performance blade steels. After years of using the best materials the world’s leading steel manufacturers could provide, Spyderco decided it was time to create their own. In close cooperation with Crucible® Industries, they developed CPM SPY27, which is a particle metallurgy stainless steel containing a proprietary mix of alloys, including vanadium, molybdenum, niobium, nitrogen, and cobalt. 

SPY27's remarkable composition, enhanced by the amplifying effects of cobalt and the state-of-the-art Crucible Particle Metallurgy process, is produced exclusively for Spyderco and will be featured in select USA-made models. Every knife made with this steel will also have a distinctive cobalt-blue handle color that highlights its elite pedigree. 

This model features a signature cobalt-blue fiberglass-reinforced-nylon (FRN) handle. All other features are consistent with the Native 5 Lightweight model.

  • Category End Use: EDC
  • Blade Steel: CPM-SPY27
  • Blade Grind: FFG (full flat grind)
  • Blade Length: 2.95" (75 mm)
  • Length Open: 6.95" (177 mm)
  • Length Closed: 4.00" (102 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: .125" (3.2 mm)
  • Hole Diameter: .5" (13 mm)
  • Lock Type: Back Lock
  • Handle Material: Cobalt Blue FRN (fiberglass-reinforced nylon)
  • Tip Carry: Tip-Up/Down
  • Clip Position: Ambidextrous/Four Way
  • Weight: 2.5 oz. (71 g)
  • Made In: U.S.A.

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  • 4
    Beautiful blade

    Posted by Mark on Mar 22nd 2024

    Thank you Cutlery Shoppe - recommended to me by Spyderco. This Native 5 in Spy 27 steel is a joy to open and close. The blade is a work of art; just stunning quality. I love slow-rolling it open and closing it, all with one hand. The Cobalt blue color is nice. It's light, and surely durable. Yes, the grip scales work well, but the handle does feel plasticy and a bit cheap. and can be a bit slippery with dry hands. No knife is perfect though. This knife is worth it to me though. I want the salt version now. the lockback is nice for a lefty.

  • 5
    Solid knife

    Posted by Josh on May 7th 2022

    I was hesitant to buy a knife with no steel liners but this one is very solid despite being super light; feels like a fixed blade when locked open with no blade play at all. The ergonomics are amazing and the finger choil and gimping locks it right into your hand. I love how Spyderco does their bidirectional grip too. Even though I wasn't a huge fan of FRN scales I have been converted with how well these grip and feel. You can't flick this knife open easily but it seems to be breaking in a little better over time and still allows one hand use. There are no washers for the blade to ride on, so it does indeed ride against the plastic scales. And the Spy27 steel can get wicked sharp after only a pass or two in my ceramic rod. At it's price it may not be a bargain but it does everything I have asked of it and it is a quality knife so I have decided in the end it was worth the price.

  • 5
    Great choice

    Posted by sully v on Mar 25th 2021

    This is my second Native 5, I really like the design and the construction of this knife. The Native 5 is starting to become my favorite Spyderco, so that's why I chose this one with the SPY27 steel for my second choice. I like the color of the scales, the blade design, and the grip texture. The Native 5 is an older design, but it's still relevant for today--this is a great choice for EDC. Again, doing business with the Cutlery Shoppe is outstanding.