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.