Anyone that knows me, knows that the Paramilitary 2 is my favorite everyday carry knife. The Sage 5 boasts many of the same features that I love about the Paramilitary 2. And they feel phenomenal. Spyderco is one of the most respected knife companies today, so I expected the Native 5 to not disappoint. Tax money came in the dark of night while I slept. I prefer the Sage 5 to any of the Native 5's I have from and EDC standpoint. My experience with this blade steel has been phenomenal. But other than that, it has held an immaculate edge and proved plenty sharp/resilient enough for 100% of the tasks I encounter on a daily basis. Which makes it a real pleasure to use for extended periods of time. I only stropped it once. I've had my Cutlery Shoppe orange s90v Native for a few weeks now and it has me looking at my dozens of other edc sized knives, wondering why I keep them around. The new Sage 5 lightweight is almost this exact knife with a compression lock. The Spyderco Sage is created from experience and a striving for quality and performance at the highest level. I have both knives. COV19 shipping update: From March 2020 shipping time is longer. Tough call. But I could not find anything that I didn’t like about the Sage 5. ... Chaparral and the Sage do look nice though. I think the KC native 5 is the better value. I used this little knife exclusively through April, and a few days into May (ie: alternating no other knife into my EDC). Look at the respective blade curvature; the Native 5 doesn't have as much of a 'hump' but rather flows into the handle shape. I know this clip wouldn’t fit the intended use or aesthetic of every Spyderco, but I sure wish it would be included on more of their knives after using it on this one. Now that my taxes are filed and I'm waiting on the refund I've been shopping around for my reward. Spyderco Sage 5 vs. Paramilitary 2 . Thank you for your input, I can't say you made it easier to decide but you gave me plenty to consider. I would have to answer, yes it has. If Spyderco starts making the full size Native 5 with a compression lock, I will come back. I have more Native5s than I can count, but I prefer the way the Sage series carries discretely with a deep carry clip. Plus – Look at those back-spacers….It looks phenomenal! This knife is perfect for everyday carry and it will be a favorite of mine for many years to come. With the use of the finger choil, a full 4-finger grip can be achieved comfortably for small and mid-sized hands. Since its original release in 1997, the Native® has been a mainstay of the Spyderco product line and a shining example of our American-made quality and innovation. Originally conceived as a model to sell in Wal-Mart, the Native’s gimmick has been that every single piece of the knife is made in the America–from the blade steel to final assembly, this is a USA Made blade. Such as extremely durable/sharp blade steel (CPM S30V), the compression lock, forward finger choil, great gimping and overall ergonomics. It's very light, great steel and great value. $139.99 shipped. I've got it narrowed down to two choices (for the most part). The Spyderco Sage 5 highlights Spyderco's own patented Compression Lock, which uses one of the handle's stainless steel liners, the stop pin, and an upward-facing ramp on the blade's tang to create an incredibly strong and user-friendly lock mechanism. Sage 5 Lightweight model sports black FRN scales and a satin finished CPM-S30V steel blade. But has the Sage 5 took the coveted spot as #1 knife in my EDC rotation? Dan Discussion in 'Knives' started by Black Clouser, Jan 5, 2018. I love the smooth G10. Spyderco Counterfeits, Clones, Replicas, etc. The handle is comfortable. It just works. I prefer the Sage 5 to any of the Native 5's I have from and EDC standpoint. Spyderco’s black-bladed Native Lightweight has long been the go-to cutting tool for savvy tactical knife users. In fact, they’re my top 2 favorites from the Spyderco lineup. I don't have experience with the high grade steels other than CPM-D2 on the JYD, how would that compare to S30v, S90v, and S110v? The Native 5 in FRN is the latest in the long line of Native knives from Spyderco. I'll let you all know how it goes. I love my orange-handled CS exclusives, but the KC one is simply too good to pass up. When closed, the textured handle on both knives catches my eye. Spyderco Native 5 Signature Folder Knife with 2.95" CPM S110V Steel Blade and Dark Blue G-10 Handle - PlainEdge Grind - C41GPDBL5 4.6 out of 5 stars 30 $185.50 $ 185 . 50 The lightweight version is less than 2.50 ounces in total weight to go anywhere you do. I could tell within the first few days that this knife was going to be a winner. This is it! Let me be a terrible enabler and suggest the fluted CF native 5. IMHO currently the best value in Native family. This is a Sal Glesser design. So, I try my hardest to be objective and find drawbacks on products. I'm trying to keep this in the $150 range. I often times feel like I get too excited about a product that I test here. Postby busybaileymaille » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:34 am, Postby busybaileymaille » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:00 am, Postby gingerninja » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:29 pm, Postby abbazaba » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:49 pm, Postby Sharp Guy » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:59 pm, Postby ZrowsN1s » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:45 pm, Postby busybaileymaille » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:24 pm, Postby Sharp Guy » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:11 pm, Postby sn0wman72 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:51 pm, Postby Strider » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:43 am, Postby Chopping Broccoli » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:13 am, Postby busybaileymaille » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:34 am, Users browsing this forum: Buddafucco, Google [Bot], jpm2, Majestic-12 [Bot], Naperville, negative d, nerdlock, Tgmr05 and 76 guests. I appreciate businesses like KC that offer point-based awards that can be used as discounts for future orders, especially when it makes a special low price even lower: $129.95 shipped for an excellent Native5 specimen. I've already got a stainless dragonfly and a nice Case knife for dressy occasions, and a Kershaw Junk Yard Dog II and Leatherman Wave for harder use purposes. The sage 5 is a great slicer and very light in the pocket. I'm fairly certain they have a Native which I want to try for fit in hand. It is a mere 3.1 oz. Your support in purchasing from these links help to purchase future gear for reviews. While it's not perfect, and there were a few flaws, the Spyderco Native 5 is a solid knife. This website uses cookies to improve user experience. I think at this point I'm set on the Native 5, I've been doing some reading and like what I hear. The compression lock by Spyderco is my favorite locking mechanism for an everyday carry knife. Buy them all or any one of them. But the Sage 5 kicks it up a notch for me. I performed all sorts of tasks with this knife, all of which are pretty common across the board for my everyday-carry chores. I have to say up front – The Sage 5 by Spyderco quickly impressed me. It i… But I give a very slight edge (pun intended) to the Sage 5 as my favorite between the 2. Now in its fifth generation of design, the current Native 5 proudly reflects our tireless commitment to Constant Quality Improvement (C.Q.I.) But I wanted to dive deep about this knife and let you all know what I think about it, in this full Spyderco Sage 5 Review. And goes towards adventures/trips to test the gear. This knife feels incredible! Really it will come down to when the tax man gives my money back. It features a four-position pocket clip and strong lock backing mechanism to suit all users. Additionally, the Native 5 feels very light to hold and carry. Not only do they reduce weight, but they allow you to clean out pocket lint and whatever else you encounter a lot more easily. I would have to answer, yes it has. Details. Anyone that knows me, knows that the Paramilitary 2 is my favorite everyday carry knife. Sure the KC Native 5 is "cooler" (to me) as is the CS orange Native 5, and both have "better" steel than the Sage 5. Moving on to the handles – The Sage 5 features carbon fiber/G10 laminate scales. Here’s why: it’s lighter than the Sage, has better pocket clip retention, I prefer the S35VN blade, and I think it’s a little more comfortable with the big plastic handles. Grab one before they gone. The Sage 5 boasts many of the same features that I love about the Paramilitary 2. Speaking of the finger choil – I love when Spyderco adds these into their knives. PRE-BLK FRI. DEALS: BENCHMADE, SPYDERCO, WE, BUCK, ZT, KIZER & MORE! In a Compression Lock, the blade’s tang ramp faces upward toward the handle’s spine, rather than toward the butt of the handle as in a LinerLock. They're all good! Benchmade released the 535 Bugout in the latter half of 2017. With all of this being said, Spyderco isn’t the lone dog in this and faces some stiff competition from Benchmade. The Spyderco Sage 5 utilizes CPM S30V blade steel. The Spyderco Native 5 Salt infuses the best-selling Native 5 design with extraordinary rustproof qualities. I fell in love with them on the Paramilitary 2 and this knife is no different. I became familiar with this locking system on the Paramilitary 2 and have loved it ever since. I think I'd go with the Native 5 IF I could only have one. The wire clip is extremely minimal and non-obtrusive. But, paired with the excellent gimping & finger choils they provide enough traction so you won’t lose your grip. The Sage represents a 30-year pledge to knife crafting and learning to make better knives at every available opportunity. The fifth-generation Native 5 version of this design raises the bar even further, combining an ultra-lightweight fiberglass-reinforced-nylon (FRN) handle, a low-profile black finish, and an aggressive SpyderEdge cutting edge with the advanced engineering of the Native 5 platform. For those that may not know, Sal is the founder of Spyderco. I let my dad handle it a couple weekends ago and his comment was that it was “very lightweight.” You can always count on BladeRevi… Of all the things I've lost I miss my mind the most! In 2019, Spyderco began a push to make more lightweight models of their already very popular and well known knives such as the Spyderco Police, Sage 5, and the Para 3.