I've been carrying the Native Chief for the last couple of days since I received it.
I like it very much and consider it a meaningful addition to the Spyderco line, which stakes out a unique position w/in the similar group of 4" knives (give or take a fraction) that I also own that are pictured with it below.
From top to bottom they are the: 1) G10 Military, 2) Native Chief, 3) Gen 3 Police and 4) Resilience.
I'm actually liking the Native Chief better than the others for various reasons. It doesn't feel like you are holding a sword, as you do w/the Police 3 and Resilience; its thinner handle is more comfortable to hold and slip into my pocket than the Military and Resilience and the lack of a hump and the better visual balance between the blade/handle makes the knife generally more aesthetically appealing to me than the others.
With its thinner blade/handle, the Native Chief fits very as easily in my front pocket as the Police does but, at only 3.9oz, it weighs less than all of the other knives. The other thing that I like about the knife is the use of a polished wire clip, which helps to reduce weight but (more importantly to me) it avoids any concern about clip wear, which is one reason that I often avoid carrying Spyders w/black coated clips.
In any event, while I have questioned the merit of some other recent releases, I highly recommend that anyone who likes/collects larger folders (like I do) buy a Native Chief too. I don't think you'll regret it if you do.
So the dodo is going to be exclusive to Blade HQ? Any chance there are more versions being released?
Spyderco Para 3 maxamet! 2 in stock at Spydercos website at this very moment. Not a sprint run but still rare for now and thought y’all should know.
I hear you. Just haven’t seen many around lately. Like you said I’m sure that will change in the next few weeks.Para3 Maxamet Dark Grey G-10 is regular production and it was first released in March 2018.
BladeHQ has it in stock earlier today so perhaps other dealers are getting a few.