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Re: KnifeCenter Exclusive CPM-Cruwear Paramilitary 2

Postby rivy » Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:11 pm

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I'm surprised these are still around too. Been loving mine. Half expecting knifecenter to order these in pakkawood.
Well that would be awesome. I'd be in for one for sure.

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Re: KnifeCenter Exclusive CPM-Cruwear Paramilitary 2

Postby ferider » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:53 am

KC just put a CPM CW PM2 for me in the mail ... still in stock, get them while you can.

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Re: KnifeCenter Exclusive CPM-Cruwear Paramilitary 2

Postby abbazaba » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:58 am

knivesandbooks wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:13 am
I'm surprised these are still around too. Been loving mine. Half expecting knifecenter to order these in pakkawood.
If pakkawood made it over to Golden that would be awesome. K390? :D

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Re: KnifeCenter Exclusive CPM-Cruwear Paramilitary 2

Postby skybladefromthe » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:36 am

I think KC sold out. I can't find them on their site anymore. Says discontinued. Got mine a few weeks ago. I had to work on it though. It had months to break in lock stick. I did a bit work on the lock bar and I smoothed some of the edges of the "smooth" scales. It's a serious snap to deploy. No more stick either. The blade's grind is amazing! Recently I bought some blurple scales so I think I'll swap for a while. Yes for sure I would way more want a grey but I am a liker of blurple.

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Re: KnifeCenter Exclusive CPM-Cruwear Paramilitary 2

Postby BIGSTRETCH » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:26 pm

I was really happy to get in on this after missing out on all the Cruwear sprints last year. Has anyone tried sanding the scales to a coarser, rather than smoother finish?

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Re: KnifeCenter Exclusive CPM-Cruwear Paramilitary 2

Postby rgrad80 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:35 pm

BIGSTRETCH wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:26 pm
I was really happy to get in on this after missing out on all the Cruwear sprints last year. Has anyone tried sanding the scales to a coarser, rather than smoother finish?
I’ve seen a few examples on the scales sanded down and they look great. Search for smooth cf scales and will come up.
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Re: KnifeCenter Exclusive CPM-Cruwear Paramilitary 2

Postby BIGSTRETCH » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:50 pm

rgrad80 wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:35 pm
BIGSTRETCH wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:26 pm
I was really happy to get in on this after missing out on all the Cruwear sprints last year. Has anyone tried sanding the scales to a coarser, rather than smoother finish?
I’ve seen a few examples on the scales sanded down and they look great. Search for smooth cf scales and will come up.
Has anyone tried to rough up the finish to create a more coarse texture though?

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Postby Joey » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:29 pm

That would be very interesting to make it coarse. I really like the smooth finish, personally. It’s a very welcomed feel in comparison to all of the textured G10 and FRN/FRCP most knives come with. I especially like how I don’t have to worry about losing the new knife feel. It gets far more carry time than my other knives for that reason.

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Re: KnifeCenter Exclusive CPM-Cruwear Paramilitary 2

Postby Pelagic » Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:05 am

I'd be more interested in a coarser finish as well, possibly similar to what 40 grit sandpaper would do. I'm almost tempted to try it.... 2 directions, perpendicular, essentially making an "X" on each scale, and then very lightly hitting it with 2000-3000 grit to take the bite off any existing g10 spikes.

I bought normal spyderco g10 scales for my cruwear pm2, but I still own the smooth g10 scales which are mated to an m4 blade.
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Re: KnifeCenter Exclusive CPM-Cruwear Paramilitary 2

Postby BIGSTRETCH » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:54 am

Pelagic wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:05 am
I'd be more interested in a coarser finish as well, possibly similar to what 40 grit sandpaper would do. I'm almost tempted to try it.... 2 directions, perpendicular, essentially making an "X" on each scale, and then very lightly hitting it with 2000-3000 grit to take the bite off any existing g10 spikes.

I bought normal spyderco g10 scales for my cruwear pm2, but I still own the smooth g10 scales which are mated to an m4 blade.
I'd love to see how that turns out if you decide to try it! From checking out some other threads, it sounds like it is a good idea to do it outdoors and with a respirator or else under running water.

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Re: KnifeCenter Exclusive CPM-Cruwear Paramilitary 2

Postby ejames13 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:16 am

BIGSTRETCH wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:54 am
Pelagic wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:05 am
I'd be more interested in a coarser finish as well, possibly similar to what 40 grit sandpaper would do. I'm almost tempted to try it.... 2 directions, perpendicular, essentially making an "X" on each scale, and then very lightly hitting it with 2000-3000 grit to take the bite off any existing g10 spikes.

I bought normal spyderco g10 scales for my cruwear pm2, but I still own the smooth g10 scales which are mated to an m4 blade.
I'd love to see how that turns out if you decide to try it! From checking out some other threads, it sounds like it is a good idea to do it outdoors and with a respirator or else under running water.
I've had this in the back of my mind since I bought mine. I'm just too afraid to try it for fear of wrecking the scales! I'd be curious to know how it turns out if you try it though :D

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Re: KnifeCenter Exclusive CPM-Cruwear Paramilitary 2

Postby blues » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:03 am

I guess you could always put some adhesive backed skateboard tape on them. (Just kidding...)

I don't have the guts to mess mine up so I'll probably leave them as they are unless a foolproof method is offered.
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Re: KnifeCenter Exclusive CPM-Cruwear Paramilitary 2

Postby ejames13 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:12 am

Has anyone noticed the difference in the way the plunge line is ground between this run and the grey G10? Here's a comparison shot. Smooth G10 model is mine. Grey G10 pic borrowed from forum member Tabo.

I really like the change. It feels smoother on the thumb when opening, and I think it looks better.

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Re: KnifeCenter Exclusive CPM-Cruwear Paramilitary 2

Postby ejames13 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:13 am

Double tap.

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Re: KnifeCenter Exclusive CPM-Cruwear Paramilitary 2

Postby attila » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:14 am

I haven't had an older plunge style, but, to me at least, it is more aesthetically pleasing than the newer plunge style.
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Re: KnifeCenter Exclusive CPM-Cruwear Paramilitary 2

Postby abbazaba » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:24 am

Interesting. I have had a few PM2s were that edge on the hole was uncomfortably sharp. I hadn't noticed this, but looking back it is a pretty noticeable change on all the new ones.

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Re: KnifeCenter Exclusive CPM-Cruwear Paramilitary 2

Postby Sharp Guy » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:41 am

ejames13 wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:12 am
Has anyone noticed the difference in the way the plunge line is ground between this run and the grey G10? Here's a comparison shot. Smooth G10 model is mine. Grey G10 pic borrowed from forum member Tabo.

I really like the change. It feels smoother on the thumb when opening, and I think it looks better.
Yes, the change in the plunge grind has been mentioned a couple times. I don't know for sure but it seemed like they made the change right after the Grey Cruwear sprint run. Personally, I think the angled plunge grind looks nicer. I can't say I've ever noticed a difference in feel between the old and new. I'll have to check it out later when I get home.
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Re: KnifeCenter Exclusive CPM-Cruwear Paramilitary 2

Postby Pelagic » Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:36 pm

ejames13 wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:12 am
Has anyone noticed the difference in the way the plunge line is ground between this run and the grey G10? Here's a comparison shot. Smooth G10 model is mine. Grey G10 pic borrowed from forum member Tabo.

I really like the change. It feels smoother on the thumb when opening, and I think it looks better.

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I think the gray scales that came on the older cruwear models (as well as the gray that came on the Maxamet models) are perfect. Gray just comes off as a hard use color to me, which suits the capabilities of cruwear.

I love the gray, the red (m390 sprint) and bright blue (also m390 sprint) quite a bit. Not a big fan of the smooth g10.
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Re: KnifeCenter Exclusive CPM-Cruwear Paramilitary 2

Postby VA.koi guy » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:30 pm

New plunge line=CQI
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Re: KnifeCenter Exclusive CPM-Cruwear Paramilitary 2

Postby anycal » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:32 pm

Same with the PM2 M390 releases. BBS had the old line, DLT was like the new one.
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