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Native 5 ....why so expensive?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Cowboyfromhell666, May 22, 2019.

  1. Cowboyfromhell666


    May 13, 2019
    I'm curious as to why a spyderco native 5 g10 s35vn is going for $150! I can get a PM2 for less....
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  2. Therom


    Nov 13, 2013
    Thé réal question would be « why not? »
    As long as it sells :)
  3. bikerector

    bikerector Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    It's a very nice knife, though I think the G10 version sells a bit high for what it is, but the LW models are on point. I think the S110v version is a better fit for the knife and roughly the same price, though a LW model. It is one of the best backlocks on the market, consistently. Very good F&F from the 4 I've had, 3 LW's and 1 G10 that now has micarta.

    I'm not sure why the PM2 SHOULD sell for more, or the same, in your opinion. I don't think it's a better knife, though far from bad. There could be the economies of scale going on but I think both are some of Spyderco's top selling models, and are kind of their gateway drug.
  4. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Why is anything expensive?
  5. A.L.


    Jun 27, 2007
    Because Spyderco
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  6. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    I like the LW versions better personally.
  7. bobobama

    bobobama Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 15, 2017
    I was able to pick up a brand new LW with s30v for $55, which I would say is pretty reasonable. Maybe not as sexy as s35vn/G-10, but just as useable.
    However, I'm not real crazy about it- just doesn't seem to talk to me when I've got it in my hand. I think it's the finger choil on the blade that throws off the ergos for me. I don't like the way it feels using the choil, and I don't like the way it feels by just grabbing it by the handle alone either. I much prefer my LW Stretch II in VG-10 for everday carry- fits me like a glove. Of course, and as always, YMMV.
  8. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 14, 2015
    The steel and handle material, try comparing a native lw s30 vs a pm2 s30 g10, $110 vs $140, comparing different is apples to oranges (there is no lw pm2, I just compared basic models)
  9. l1ranger


    Jan 27, 2017
    spyderco + S35 + G10 = $150

    this is basic math

    really doesnt seem out of line too much to me
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  10. GIRLYmann


    Nov 7, 2005
    Yeah, there could be a number of reasons
    which only a manufacturer would know.
    But i bet it does not stop
    ordinary folks from wanting.
    Strange as it may seem,
    sometimes being priced higher
    might even create a growth in
    a product's demand;
    only because some folks start to thinking
    that beyond reach becomes more
    of a must have status symbol!
    Price is never going to deminish
    popularity or demand.
    I can only think how much more it makes
    people work harder towards their financial
    and material goals....
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  11. Nixelplix


    Mar 26, 2003
    $150 isnt expensive any more.
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  12. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    It’s probably priced so high because it’s getting harder if not impossible to find a Native 5 with S35VN. Spyderco switched to S30V on the Native 5 sometime last year. If someone is willing to pay it then it is not priced to high!
  13. slyraven


    Feb 19, 2019
    I want to inquire about g10..its not some expensive material..so why is it added to a knife's value? I see 10 dollar knives with g10 now
  14. James Y

    James Y

    Feb 18, 1999
    Maybe not all G10 is created equal?

    The G10 Native 5 was indeed changed to S30V last year. The newer version is also linerless.

  15. katanas


    Jan 6, 2012
    Spyderco charges that much for the same reason a dog licks himself. ;)
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  16. DocJD


    Jan 29, 2016
    Half your cost is for the round hole ! :eek::rolleyes:

    I recently found this American Lawman with S35VN + " American G10 " for $75 .

    The Ultimate Hunter was $85 with same materials , except thicker and orangier G10 .

  17. katanas


    Jan 6, 2012
    Is that a real word, I scrabble challenge. ;)
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  18. skyhorse

    skyhorse Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2010
    Why is the sky blue ?
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  19. DocJD


    Jan 29, 2016
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  20. Dfunk1210


    Apr 7, 2015
    I love a thread that keeps em honest. This year saw knives go up in price across the board. Every company doing it because they see everyone else doing it. And they realize they can. Benchmade, Spyderco, ZT. And less advertised price hikes is Cold Steel, Boker. Just to name a few. They all did it.
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