Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

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Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Postby Fireman » Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:41 pm

I can also see a third party making complete handle kits or rough kits that you would sand and epoxy yourself.

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Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Postby sal » Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:24 pm

OK Chris,

You have our attention. Can I buy one of the smaller model? How long is it? Can you email me on refinements on the "old" handle? (sglesser@spyderco.com)

As far as the cost of the investment, every model is a gamble. When I first got involved in the Bushcraft concept, the ergonomics of the handle were not first thought, but afterthought and this forum brought us the "Nasa" version. I think that the handle is a bit of a classic, even for a daft Brit ;) There might be a way to share the design with more folks.

The concept of ergonomics in using a knife for a long period of time is an interesting path to explore.

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Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Postby Pancake » Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:30 am

sal wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:24 pm
OK Chris,

You have our attention.

sal
Oh boy! This could leade to some interesting model :eek: :D
In the pocket: Chaparral FRN, Native Chief, Police 4 K390, Pacific Salt SE, Manix 2 G10 REX45
On belt: Waterway

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Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Postby marty_bill_ » Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:18 am

Awesome!! This is cool place. Can't wait to hear more about this project!

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Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Postby C_Claycomb » Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:03 am

Sal,
8" total, 3 5/8 blade. 110g (3.88oz). For comparison, the Proficient is about 8.75"oal, 4" blade 183g (6.45oz).
It is a refinement of the one I showed you when I saw you last. I will drop you an email.

I didn't mean to derail discussion of variants to the existing knife. I wanted a picture of handle texture that wasn't copyright, or promoted another brand's knife :o

Daft Brit indeed :p I would remind you that half my daft is from your side of the Big Pond! ;)

ATB

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Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Postby Pancake » Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:42 am

C_Claycomb wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:03 am
Sal,
8" total, 3 5/8 blade. 110g (3.88oz). For comparison, the Proficient is about 8.75"oal, 4" blade 183g (6.45oz).
It is a refinement of the one I showed you when I saw you last. I will drop you an email.

I didn't mean to derail discussion of variants to the existing knife. I wanted a picture of handle texture that wasn't copyright, or promoted another brand's knife :o

Daft Brit indeed :p I would remind you that half my daft is from your side of the Big Pond! ;)

ATB

Chris
This was one those best derailements that could happened :D
I think that smaller Proficient with molded FRN handle ala Moran fixed would be cool as heck
In the pocket: Chaparral FRN, Native Chief, Police 4 K390, Pacific Salt SE, Manix 2 G10 REX45
On belt: Waterway

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Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Postby dj moonbat » Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:47 am

That smaller knife looks fantastic.

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Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Postby curlyhairedboy » Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:04 am

It sounds like I need to nab that "NASA" Proficient while I can :)
EDC Rotation: PITS, Shaman, CF S90v Shaman, Ikuchi, Amalgam, CruCarta Shaman, DLC Lil Native, Sage 5 LW, 4V Shaman, Watu, Rex 45 Shaman, Rex 45 Lil Native, Caribbean Sheepsfoot CQI, Tanto PM2, Serrated Shaman
Always in Pocket: Hawkbill Dragonfly 2 H1
Fixed Blades: Proficient, Junction, Waterway
Special and Sentimental: Southard, Smallfly G10, Squarehead LW, Ouroboros, Calendar Para 3 LW, 40th Anniversary Native, Calendar Watu
Would like to own again: Currently N/A!
Wishlist: Smallfly 2, CQI SpyderEdge Caribbean Sheepsfoot, Shaman Sprints!

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Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Postby sal » Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:33 pm

In my opinion, the "Nasa" Proficient is one of the better fixed blades on the market. Once they're gone, we probably won't do a re-run.

sal

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Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Postby curlyhairedboy » Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:27 am

Noted! I've got one incoming :)
EDC Rotation: PITS, Shaman, CF S90v Shaman, Ikuchi, Amalgam, CruCarta Shaman, DLC Lil Native, Sage 5 LW, 4V Shaman, Watu, Rex 45 Shaman, Rex 45 Lil Native, Caribbean Sheepsfoot CQI, Tanto PM2, Serrated Shaman
Always in Pocket: Hawkbill Dragonfly 2 H1
Fixed Blades: Proficient, Junction, Waterway
Special and Sentimental: Southard, Smallfly G10, Squarehead LW, Ouroboros, Calendar Para 3 LW, 40th Anniversary Native, Calendar Watu
Would like to own again: Currently N/A!
Wishlist: Smallfly 2, CQI SpyderEdge Caribbean Sheepsfoot, Shaman Sprints!

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Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Postby GaryArt1 » Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:56 pm

I can't believe you guys "made me" order the Proficient. Well that is at least what I telling my wife if she finds out I ordered another expensive knife. I needed a good fixed blade for camping and hiking. After all the good reviews, I just decided to go for it. I'm looking forward to it coming in.
Current Spydercos in EDC rotation: Dragonfly 2 ZDP-189, Dragonfly 2 Toku2, Vrango, Matrix 2 G10 Black, Native 5 Fluted Carbon, Canis, Native 5 Salt, Enuff Sheepfoot, Lil' Temperance 3, Proficient
Waiting on: Shaman Z-wear Sprint, Autonomy 2 Black SE

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Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Postby dan31 » Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:28 pm

I’m giving the proficient some thought. As Sal said, this could be one and done due to the costs to manufacture. I have a south fork. Different purposes, but same great S90v.

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Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Postby Burton Knut » Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:28 pm

Y’all please buy them all up. S90V and Carbon Fiber don’t sound all that appealing to me in this package, but when Sal says it’s a great knife I have a hard time keeping my wallet closed. Don’t need, don’t need, don’t need...I’ll be over here in the corner convincing myself :)

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Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Postby Pancake » Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:17 pm

I ll said it for 1000nd time, carbon fibre and S90V Proficient is gorgeous knife, but beyond my price range.
FRN molded handle and tool steel smaller Proficient? That is something very interesting.
In the pocket: Chaparral FRN, Native Chief, Police 4 K390, Pacific Salt SE, Manix 2 G10 REX45
On belt: Waterway

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Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Postby sal » Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:05 am

Hey Chris,

I'm still waiting for that email?

sal

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Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Postby C_Claycomb » Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:26 am

:o
Yeah...today.

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Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Postby curlyhairedboy » Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:36 pm

Chris, Sal,

This Proficient is one of the most comfortable knives I've ever held. There's been a lot of knives that hurt in a few spots, a few that don't hurt at all, and then there's this marvel.

It'll take some time to feel okay putting such a nice blade through its paces, but I know my hands will be happy!
EDC Rotation: PITS, Shaman, CF S90v Shaman, Ikuchi, Amalgam, CruCarta Shaman, DLC Lil Native, Sage 5 LW, 4V Shaman, Watu, Rex 45 Shaman, Rex 45 Lil Native, Caribbean Sheepsfoot CQI, Tanto PM2, Serrated Shaman
Always in Pocket: Hawkbill Dragonfly 2 H1
Fixed Blades: Proficient, Junction, Waterway
Special and Sentimental: Southard, Smallfly G10, Squarehead LW, Ouroboros, Calendar Para 3 LW, 40th Anniversary Native, Calendar Watu
Would like to own again: Currently N/A!
Wishlist: Smallfly 2, CQI SpyderEdge Caribbean Sheepsfoot, Shaman Sprints!

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Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Postby curlyhairedboy » Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:40 pm

I think I might want a kydex sheath to boost the carry options. Any recommendations?
EDC Rotation: PITS, Shaman, CF S90v Shaman, Ikuchi, Amalgam, CruCarta Shaman, DLC Lil Native, Sage 5 LW, 4V Shaman, Watu, Rex 45 Shaman, Rex 45 Lil Native, Caribbean Sheepsfoot CQI, Tanto PM2, Serrated Shaman
Always in Pocket: Hawkbill Dragonfly 2 H1
Fixed Blades: Proficient, Junction, Waterway
Special and Sentimental: Southard, Smallfly G10, Squarehead LW, Ouroboros, Calendar Para 3 LW, 40th Anniversary Native, Calendar Watu
Would like to own again: Currently N/A!
Wishlist: Smallfly 2, CQI SpyderEdge Caribbean Sheepsfoot, Shaman Sprints!

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Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Postby sal » Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:35 pm

SheathPro.com makes Spyderco's Boltaron ( hi line Kydex ) sheaths.

FYI, I took the plastic insert out of my leather sheath and it works fine.

sal.

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Re: Cruwear micarta Bushcraft/Proficient

Postby Cl1ff » Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:28 pm

Count me interested!
Don’t have a lot to add other than I like to quietly follow interesting threads and see where they lead. It’s an odd form of enjoyment to see the progression.
Anyway, I’ll leave my small influence in the form of encouragement.
I’m in love with concept of a FRN version of this knife and/or that smaller version!


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