C230 Lil' Native

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The C230 Lil' Native is part of Spyderco's USA-Made lineup and is a smaller version of the C41 Native.

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The C230 Lil' Native appeared in the following catalogs:

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C230 Lil' Native (compression lock)

"The iconic Native® has been a mainstay of Spyderco’s American-made product line for decades. Now all the highly evolved performance features of this incredibly popular design have been distilled into a compact gentlemen’s folder with a 2.5-inch blade. Its full-flat-ground CPM S30V stainless steel blade includes a prominent index-finger choil that flows seamlessly into the contours of the textured G-10 handle scales. The result is a compact, ergonomic package that still offers a full, four-fingered grip and excellent control. This version of the Lil’ Native goes a step further by adding our high-strength Compression Lock mechanism and a low-profile deep-pocket wire clip that is reversible for left or right-side tip-up carry."


The C230 Lil' Native in Spyderco's online catalog.

C230 Lil' Native Mid Back Lock

"The Lil’ Native Mid Back Lock takes the highly refined ergonomics of the best-selling Native® 5 and scales them down into an even handier, more compact package. In form, it is practically identical to its inspiration, but approximately 15 percent smaller overall. However, thanks to its ergonomic design and index-finger choil, it still provides a generous four-finger grip that allows it to perform with the authority of a full-sized knife.

This knife’s blade is precision machined from CPM® S30V® particle metallurgy stainless steel and is available with a choice of a PlainEdge™ or fully serrated SpyderEdge™. Full-flat ground for exceptional edge geometry, the matte-finished blade also features a fully accessible Trademark Round Hole™ that allows quick, positive, one-handed opening with either hand.

The blade is housed in a slim, linerless handle that includes textured G-10 scales, a stainless steel backspacer, and a broad-based four-position pocket clip with lanyard hole. Completely symmetrical in every way, this expression of the Lil’ Native design offers fully ambidextrous carry and operation and is ideal for both left and right-handed users."


The C230 Lil' Native Mid Back Lock in Spyderco's online catalog.

Variations

The C230 Lil' Native is made in Golden, CO and features a Leaf Shaped Blade.

SKU Handle Lock Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C230GP Black textured G-10 Compression Lock PE Satin CPM-S30V Dec. 2017- $180.00 (2019) Regular production Full Flat Silver deep pocket Wire LH/RH, TU Main
C230GS Black textured G-10 Compression Lock SE Satin CPM-S30V Feb. 2018- $180.00 (2019) Regular production Full Flat Silver deep pocket Wire LH/RH, TU Variant
C230MBGP Black textured G-10 Mid Back Lock PE Satin CPM-S30V Mar. 2018- $195.00 (2019) Has a lanyard hole Regular production Full Flat Chrome silver Hourglass LH/RH, TD/TU Variant
C230MBGS Black textured G-10 Mid Back Lock SE Satin CPM-S30V Mar. 2018- $195.00 (2019) Has a lanyard hole Regular production Full Flat Chrome silver Hourglass LH/RH, TD/TU Variant
C230GPBBK Black textured [G-10]] Compression Lock PE Black DLC coated CPM-S30V May 2018- $200.00 (2019) Black hardware, satin liners Regular production Full Flat Black deep pocket Wire LH/RH, TU Variant
C230GSBBK Black textured G-10 Compression Lock SE Black DLC coated CPM-S30V June 2018- $200.00 (2019) Black hardware, satin liners Regular production Full Flat Black deep pocket Wire LH/RH, TU Variant
C230GPRDBK Red textured G-10 Compression Lock PE Black DLC coated CPM-4V Aug. 4, 2019 @ 4 PM CST $135.00 (street) St. Nick's dealer Exclusive. Sold out in about 2 minutes. ~350 Full Flat Black deep pocket Wire LH/RH, TU Variant

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Measurements (mm and grams) of the C230 Lil' Native:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C230G 150mm 88mm 61mm 51mm 11.2mm 3.2mm 71g
C230MBG 150mm 88mm 61mm 51mm 11.2mm 3.2mm 68g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C230 Lil' Native:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C230G 5.89" 3.47" 2.42" 2.02" 0.44" 0.125" 2.5oz
C230MBG 5.89" 3.47" 2.42" 2.02" 0.44" 0.125" 2.4oz

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