Abel + Spyderco Native 5 Knife - Brown Trout***Limited availability... please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery! Please feel free to call or email for current stock status before ordering!
Abel is known not only for manufacturing the world's finest fishing reels, they also embellish their products with a proprietary artistic process that transforms their gear into extraordinary, fully functional works of art! Through an exclusive collaboration with Spyderco, Abel is now applying their remarkable artistic processes to a unique series of folding knives that showcases the exceptional talents of both companies!
The foundation starts as a variation of Spyderco's best-selling Native 5 folding knife. Proudly manufactured at Spyderco's factory in Golden - Colorado, the blades are made from a premium corrosion-resistant nitrogen-based steel called LC200N. Regarded as the material of choice for applications involving high static and dynamic loads in corrosive environments, LC200N is best known as NASA's preferred material for use in their high-performance aerospace equipment! Designed with a full-flat-ground PlainEdge cutting profile, these blades sport an index-finger choil that allows users enhanced leverage and control when holding with forward 'choked up' grip, their trademark Round Hole ensuring smooth swift ambidextrous opening using either hand, and boasts a highly refined back-lock mechanism that takes Spyderco's time-tested lock design and elevates it to a new standard of engineering and manufacturing excellence!
Impressive enough alone, once Spyderco's blade and grip manufacturing processes are complete, the handle components are then sent to Abel's team of skilled artists in California who meticulously hand-paint the grip's scales with special chemical dyes to create a photorealistic fish skin graphic that's absolutely stunning. Their incredibly painstaking multi-stage anodizing process takes many many hours and - because it is entirely done by hand - makes and every knife boxed and shipped truly a 'one-of-a-kind' work of art!
The proud culmination of two years' research and development between two great American manufacturers, the heirloom-quality Abel + Spyderco Native 5 Knife is available ONLY through authorized Abel Fly Reel dealers, and are proudly offered in Bonefish, Native Brown Trout, and Native Rainbow Trout artwork scale patterns.SPECIFICATIONS
- Overall Length: 6.875 inches (175mm)
- Blade Steel: Exceptionally corrosion resistant LC200N
- Handle: Fully machined 6061-T6 Ultra aluminum alloy
- Handle Finish: Type-II hand-anodized to mil-spec
- Grind: Full-Flat
- Blade Thickness: 0.125 inches (3mm)
- Weight: 3.26 oz (92.5g)
- Closed Length: 4 inches (102mm)
- Blade Length: 3 inches (76mm)
- Edge Length: 2.438 inches (62mm)
- Clip Position: Ambi
- Lock Type: Back Lock
- Tip Carry Position: Tip-Up/Down
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