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Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Postby archangel » Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:15 am

Have you considered the Serrata? It should be plenty stout for batoning, and it's FFG. It uses no "super steel", but I've heard many good things about this knife... Plus it doesn't cost piles of money.

I'm curious to compare it with my Bushcraft, although I don't know when I'll actually come to do that. Well, handling wise I'll hopefully soon have the chance... :rolleyes:
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Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Postby bearfacedkiller » Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:45 am

I have a Temp2 and love it. I would take another in any number of combos. That said, the Temp2 handle has nothing on the Bushcraft/Proficient.

I have almost bought a serrata many times. The design from the side looks great. Almost everything about it looks great. I can deal with the edge not being fully sharpened on my own but the 1/4 inch thick stock just doesn’t work for me. It has a distal taper which helps but my experiences with other thick knives makes me hesitate. If they made a Serrata with 4mm or thinner blade stock I would be interested. The Serrata also has an excellent handle and the blade shape is very appealing.

I like the size of the Bushcraft and the handle is perfection. I own and enjoy some Scandi grinds but overall I find it has limited applications. I really just want a flat ground Bushcraft that costs a little less and is a little more durable than the proficient. :)
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Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Postby KnOeFz » Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:49 am

Love the bushcraft uk, wouldn't mind seein it turn into a fixed blade steel/grind variety platform.
We have a scandi and a full flat grind, maybe next that cruewear with a high saber grind? :D

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Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Postby archangel » Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:06 am

bearfacedkiller wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:45 am
I have a Temp2 and love it. I would take another in any number of combos. That said, the Temp2 handle has nothing on the Bushcraft/Proficient.

I have almost bought a serrata many times. The design from the side looks great. Almost everything about it looks great. I can deal with the edge not being fully sharpened on my own but the 1/4 inch thick stock just doesn’t work for me. It has a distal taper which helps but my experiences with other thick knives makes me hesitate. If they made a Serrata with 4mm or thinner blade stock I would be interested. The Serrata also has an excellent handle and the blade shape is very appealing.

I like the size of the Bushcraft and the handle is perfection. I own and enjoy some Scandi grinds but overall I find it has limited applications. I really just want a flat ground Bushcraft that costs a little less and is a little more durable than the proficient. :)

Serrata has a very thick stock, yes, but it's also got a very wide belly blade. Should make cutting fairly easy, don't you think?

You said you almost bought it many times. Where's the risk? You are selling or passing on knives that you deem not worthy, don't you?
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Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Postby Woodpuppy » Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:46 pm

Bump! I’d still like to see a convex cruwear Spyderco bushcraft!
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Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Postby tvenuto » Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:21 am

I'd be in for this. My current camp knife is a Calavera Cutlery Operator, which was on sale at Howe's way back when. It's not exactly a bushcraft pattern but it's convexed A2 and has a comfortable handle and a great sheath.

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Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Postby bearfacedkiller » Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:47 am

archangel wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:06 am
bearfacedkiller wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:45 am
I have a Temp2 and love it. I would take another in any number of combos. That said, the Temp2 handle has nothing on the Bushcraft/Proficient.

I have almost bought a serrata many times. The design from the side looks great. Almost everything about it looks great. I can deal with the edge not being fully sharpened on my own but the 1/4 inch thick stock just doesn’t work for me. It has a distal taper which helps but my experiences with other thick knives makes me hesitate. If they made a Serrata with 4mm or thinner blade stock I would be interested. The Serrata also has an excellent handle and the blade shape is very appealing.

I like the size of the Bushcraft and the handle is perfection. I own and enjoy some Scandi grinds but overall I find it has limited applications. I really just want a flat ground Bushcraft that costs a little less and is a little more durable than the proficient. :)

Serrata has a very thick stock, yes, but it's also got a very wide belly blade. Should make cutting fairly easy, don't you think?

You said you almost bought it many times. Where's the risk? You are selling or passing on knives that you deem not worthy, don't you?
I have owned a few 1/4 inch thick knives. They have all been sold. I regularly baton and abuse 1/8 inch knives without issues.

Too many other knives on the wish list to take another chance on a thicker knife.
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SpyderEdgeForever wrote: Also, do you think a kangaroo would eat a bowl of spagetti with sauce if someone offered it to them?

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Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Postby sal » Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:48 pm

We're looking into it.

Is the Bushcraft blade shape preferred over the Proficient blade shape. Both were designed by Chris Claycomb.

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Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Postby Dazen » Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:17 pm

sal wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:48 pm
We're looking into it.

Is the Bushcraft blade shape preferred over the Proficient blade shape. Both were designed by Chris Claycomb.

sal
I love everything about the Proficient blade, shape and grind. Crucarta the Proficient and call it a day!

BTW, my preference will always be burgundy linen micarta!

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Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Postby Pancake » Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:15 am

Hmm, still interested in this one.
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Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Postby bigboned » Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:00 am

sal wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:48 pm
We're looking into it.

Is the Bushcraft blade shape preferred over the Proficient blade shape. Both were designed by Chris Claycomb.

sal
yes! Bushcraft all the way please Sal
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Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Postby captnvegtble » Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:41 pm

sal wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:48 pm
We're looking into it.

Is the Bushcraft blade shape preferred over the Proficient blade shape. Both were designed by Chris Claycomb.

sal
I prefer the blade shape of the Bushcraft (less belly, more drop-point blade shape). I'd be curious if you could keep the shape of the bushcraft blade, but do a FFG?

Also, are the handles the exact same shape? I've handled both, but thought the Bushcraft handle ergos were more to my liking... maybe I'm imaging a difference.

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Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Postby Peter1960 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:20 am

sal wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:48 pm

Is the Bushcraft blade shape preferred over the Proficient blade shape. Both were designed by Chris Claycomb.
The blade shape from the Bushcraft please.
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Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Postby Pancake » Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:34 am

Only thing I am worried about is the possible price...I saw Proficient as high as 400 €...
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Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Postby bearfacedkiller » Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:02 am

I am pretty flexible on blade shape. I like both but might lean towards the Proficient’s shape myself.
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Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Postby m6steen » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:42 pm

Nope, just get a Bark River, they all have convex grinds.
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Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Postby Woodpuppy » Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:56 pm

Bushcraft, 1/8”, convex or scandi.
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Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Postby DSH007 » Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:30 pm

I'd prefer the ffg Proficient, but would definitely buy either model. Sounds like a great steel/handle material combo. With a kydex sheath please!
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Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Postby tonijedi » Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:19 am

m6steen wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:42 pm
Nope, just get a Bark River, they all have convex grinds.
I just have one knife with convex grind, a Fallkniven F1. I don't see any difference in use to a FFG. I don't like that I have to sharpen it on a different way, so right now it's not even shaving sharp.
What do you like about convex grinds?

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Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Postby glutofknives » Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:40 am

The proficient blade design gets my vote.


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