The Lil’ Native distills all the key qualities of the iconic Native® model into a compact, easy-to-carry gentleman’s folder with a 2.5-inch blade. This version further elevates the design by adding Spyderco’s patented high-strength Compression Lock™ mechanism and cloaking the blade in a non-reflective Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) coating. Its full-flat-ground CPM® S30V® stainless steel blade is available with a choice of PlainEdge™ or SpyderEdge™ cutting edges and includes a prominent index-finger choil that offers even larger hands a full, four-fingered grip. A low-profile deep-pocket wire clip allows left or right-side tip-up carry and keeps the knife poised for instant access. To complement the blade’s finish, the clip and all handle screws also sport a subdued black finish.