By Tom Claycomb
Idaho – -(Ok, today we’ll talk about the second folder that I’ve tested in the Native line of Sypderco. Even though it is listed as a compact gentlemen-sized knife, don’t let it fool you. Yes, the Spyderco Lil’ Native C230G does only have a 2 1/8-inch blade but due to the design of the knife it allows you to choke down on the blade and the handle then fills your hand. So, you’re not ending up holding it with only three fingers.
When choked down, your third finger firmly fits in the finger groove on the handle and your pointer finger is in the finger groove on the belly side of the blade. The handle is textured G10 material which I have grown to like. Due to the G10 textured handle it feels like I’ve got a firm grip on the knife. I think the pocket clip bugling out also slightly fills my palm and further increases the feeling of having a firm grip.
The liner lock on the top of the handle is grooved which also slightly helps with your grip but since it is slightly …Read the Rest