The Spyderco Native 5 Maxamet is an old acquaintance, enhanced with a luxurious type of steel.
Everyone has heard of the Spyderco Native 5 before. A real classic enhanced with a rock-solid backlock. Excellent ergonomics and perfect dimensions. Simply great, for years and in every edition. Like a Volkswagen.
Spyderco in Maxamet steel: GTI amongst the types of steel.
But you can also order a GTI version of a Volkswagen, they must have thought at Spyderco. That is why the Spyderco Native 5 comes with a blade made from Maxamet steel. Quite the upgrade. Maxamet is known for its excellent sharpness retention and hardness. With a little effort a manufacturer can even harden it up to 70HRC. To make sure the knife is still useable this Native 5 is hardened up to (approx.) 66-68 HRC. As such you benefit from exceptional hardness, without compromising when it comes to toughness. As such the Spyderco Native 5 Maxamet is perfect for daily tasks. Do, however, be careful around moisture, salt and acids. Maxamet is namely not stainless. By using it a patina will form on its own. If you leave it out for a couple hours you may already see stains.
|Right or left-handed||symmetrical|
|Blade shape||leaf shape, drop point|
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