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==Designer==
 
==Designer==
  
[[Sal]] Glesser<ref name="Native Chief designer">[https://forum.spyderco.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=83742 Spyderco Forum Discussion where Sal Glesser states he is the Endela's designer]</ref>
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[[Sal]] Glesser
  
 
==History, mentionings from the forums etc.==
 
==History, mentionings from the forums etc.==
* [https://forum.spyderco.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=83742 Endela: New Nr. 1 recommendation for a first / only / basic / good-value folder?], posted by forum member ''Wartstein''
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* [https://forum.spyderco.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=36011 Native Chief?], posted by forum member ''kwakster''
* [https://forum.spyderco.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=83743 Endela - less pronounced, less "pointy" finger grooves than Endura / Delica?!], posted by forum member ''Wartstein''.   
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* [https://forum.spyderco.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=56697 Any more info on larger Native models (3.5, Chief)?], posted by forum member ''zhyla''.   
* [https://forum.spyderco.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=83925 The Endela.], posted by forum member ''Fright_Fox ''
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* [https://forum.spyderco.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=84087 Native Chief first and ongoing impressions thread], posted by forum member ''Enactive''
  
 
==Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web==
 
==Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web==
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'''C244 Native Chief'''
 
'''C244 Native Chief'''
  
"''Sized to literally split the difference between the iconic Endura® 4 and Delica® 4 Lightweights, the Endela proudly offers all the highly refined, time-tested features of each in a the perfect “in-between” format. Its full-flat-ground blade is crafted from VG-10 stainless steel and proudly sports a fully accessible Trademark Round Hole™ for ambidextrous one-hand opening.''
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"''The Spyderco Native Chief takes the highly evolved, time-tested form of our iconic Native model and stretches it by about one third to create a longer, even more capable cutting tool that is still incredibly slim and pocket friendly. Its full-flat-ground CPM S30V® stainless steel blade includes an index-finger choil and a fully accessible Trademark Round Hole for ambidextrous one-handed opening.''
  
''Available with either a PlainEdge™ or SpyderEdge™, the blade is supported by a sturdy back lock mechanism, skeletonized stainless steel liners, and injection-molded fiberglass-reinforced-nylon (FRN) scales. Spyderco’s trademark Bi-Directional Texturing™ pattern ensures a non-slip grip and a four-position pocket clip offers a choice of tip-up or tip-down carry on both sides of the body.''" <ref name="current catalog">The C243 Endela in [https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/details/C243BK/1782 Spyderco's online catalog]</ref>
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''The blade is supported by a linerless handle that includes textured G-10 scales, a stainless steel backspacer, and an ultra-refined, precision-machined back lock mechanism. Four sets of threaded inserts in the scales allow its polished hourglass pocket clip to be configured for tip-up or tip-down carry on either side of the body, and a generously sized lanyard hole easily accommodates fobs and lanyards.''" <ref name="current catalog">The C244 Native Chief in [https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/details/C244G/1786 Spyderco's online catalog]</ref>
  
 
==Variations==
 
==Variations==
  
The C244 Native Chief is made in Golden, USA, Earth, and features a:  
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The C244 Native Chief is made in Golden, Colorado, USA, Earth, and features a:  
 
* [[Back Lock]]
 
* [[Back Lock]]
 
* Skeletonized stainless steel liners
 
* Skeletonized stainless steel liners
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|valign="top" |Black [[G-10]]  
 
|valign="top" |Black [[G-10]]  
 
|valign="top" |[[PE]], [[SE]]
 
|valign="top" |[[PE]], [[SE]]
|valign="top" |Satin [[CPM-S30V]]
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|valign="top" |[[CPM-S30V]]
 
|valign="top" |2019 -
 
|valign="top" |2019 -
 
|valign="top" |$240.00 (2020)
 
|valign="top" |$240.00 (2020)
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|valign="top" |Burnt orange [[G-10]]  
 
|valign="top" |Burnt orange [[G-10]]  
 
|valign="top" |[[PE]]  
 
|valign="top" |[[PE]]  
|valign="top" |Satin CPM® REX® 45
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|valign="top" |CPM® REX® 45
 
|valign="top" |2020 -
 
|valign="top" |2020 -
 
|valign="top" |$245.00 (2020)
 
|valign="top" |$245.00 (2020)

Latest revision as of 09:34, 12 February 2020

The C244 Native Chief is an in-house design and part of Spyderco's Signature lineup.

Appearance in catalogs

The C244 Native Chief appeared in the following catalogs:

Designer

Sal Glesser

History, mentionings from the forums etc.

Information from the Spyderco catalog on the web

C244 Native Chief

"The Spyderco Native Chief takes the highly evolved, time-tested form of our iconic Native model and stretches it by about one third to create a longer, even more capable cutting tool that is still incredibly slim and pocket friendly. Its full-flat-ground CPM S30V® stainless steel blade includes an index-finger choil and a fully accessible Trademark Round Hole for ambidextrous one-handed opening.

The blade is supported by a linerless handle that includes textured G-10 scales, a stainless steel backspacer, and an ultra-refined, precision-machined back lock mechanism. Four sets of threaded inserts in the scales allow its polished hourglass pocket clip to be configured for tip-up or tip-down carry on either side of the body, and a generously sized lanyard hole easily accommodates fobs and lanyards." [1]

Variations

The C244 Native Chief is made in Golden, Colorado, USA, Earth, and features a:

  • Back Lock
  • Skeletonized stainless steel liners
  • Lanyard hole


SKU Handle Edge(s) Steel From/To MSRP Note Number made Grind Clip Clip positions Collectors club
C244G Black G-10 PE, SE CPM-S30V 2019 - $240.00 (2020) Regular production Full Flat 4-way clip LH/RH, TD/TU Main
C244GBORE Burnt orange G-10 PE CPM® REX® 45 2020 - $245.00 (2020) Sprintrun Full Flat 4-way clip LH/RH, TD/TU Main

Most collectible variation

The Sprintrun C244 Native Chief in CPM-REX45 steel complete with original packaging in mint condition.

Questions regarding collecting the C244

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Questions with an answer:

Technical information

Measurements (mm and grams) of the C244 Native Chief:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C244G 231mm 129mm 104mm 91mm 12.7mm 3.2mm 111g

Measurements (inches and ounces) of the C244 Native Chief:

Variation Length overall Length closed Length blade Length edge Hole Ø Blade thickness Weight
C244G 9.08" 5.08" 4.08" 3.58" 0.50" 0.125" 3.9oz

References

  1. The C244 Native Chief in Spyderco's online catalog

Pictures

The C244 Native Chief, open and closed.


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