Cruwear Mule question

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Cruwear Mule question

Postby ChrisinHove » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:09 am

IIRC there was a heat treat problem with (some of) these.

Were they ALL recalled from dealers? If I buy one now, is there a possibility it's a dud? I know of one in stock but time & distance might be an insurmountable issue here if it's not a good 'un.


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Re: Cruwear Mule question

Postby xceptnl » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:27 am

I'm of little help here, but if I recall correctly, mine was purchased late after the heat treatment issue was corrected.
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Re: Cruwear Mule question

Postby WireEdge Roger » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:27 am

I think they underlined Cruwear on the tang if they redid the heat treat.

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Re: Cruwear Mule question

Postby El Gato » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:30 am

Here is a quote from my Spydiewiki files on the Mule Team series. I hope this helps.

Plain Edge
Sept. 2011
Jan. 2012
Recalled due to improper heat treat. Subsequent heat treat fixed problem. Of the initial run of 600, only -450 were resold after the recall.
Re-treated Mules can be recognized by the underlined word Cruwear. This is the first Mule Team made out of a tool steel. Made on Golden, CO."


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Re: Cruwear Mule question

Postby nicked.onaut » Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:45 pm

Yes, underlined, like this:


Also, my impression is the re-heat-treated CruWear Mules are the shiniest of the herd. Highly polished and reflective, but with a grey not silver appearance.

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