KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby Enactive » Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:50 pm

I bought this for the steel, but the smooth G10 made a great first impression and has kept growing on me. It has a very premium feel, for lack of a better term.

The G10 is smoother than the smooth contoured G10 of the Shaman, yet has about as good wet or dry grip as the Ti scales of the SpydieChef (the material independent of the handle shape-- tested with pinch grip).

Kinda surprised these are still in stock.

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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby bearfacedkiller » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:05 am

Well, this happened today. :D Been wanting a Native5LW in Cruwear for a long, long time. My well loved Maxamet blade works well in the smooth G10 handle too. I am quite pleased with this swap. :cool:

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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby Woodpuppy » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:14 am

I was waffling (and losing) on the KC native.... and then I won an auction for a cruwear Millie. Full stop on the native, the fun funds for this month just evaporated!
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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby The Meat man » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:57 am

bearfacedkiller wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:05 am
Well, this happened today. :D Been wanting a Native5LW in Cruwear for a long, long time. My well loved Maxamet blade works well in the smooth G10 handle too. I am quite pleased with this swap. :cool:

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Beautiful, Darby. :cool:

I like the look of that Maxamet blade.
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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby Monty » Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:32 pm

bearfacedkiller wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:05 am
Well, this happened today. :D Been wanting a Native5LW in Cruwear for a long, long time. My well loved Maxamet blade works well in the smooth G10 handle too. I am quite pleased with this swap. :cool:
Did you need to swap the lockbars as well? Been considering doing a swap to get G10 scales with a SE Salt blade.

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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:48 pm

Monty wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:32 pm
Did you need to swap the lockbars as well? Been considering doing a swap to get G10 scales with a SE Salt blade.
You should swap the lockbar as well. I always keep the mated blades and lockbars together in all my various swaps (although occasionally I’ll swap a PM2 blade without doing so and those comp locks don’t usually give me issues). Good luck, swapping N5s is a lot of fun and very easy. Cheers, Radioactive
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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby Monty » Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:59 pm

RadioactiveSpyder wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:48 pm
Monty wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:32 pm
Did you need to swap the lockbars as well? Been considering doing a swap to get G10 scales with a SE Salt blade.
You should swap the lockbar as well. I always keep the mated blades and lockbars together in all my various swaps (although occasionally I’ll swap a PM2 blade without doing so and those comp locks don’t usually give me issues). Good luck, swapping N5s is a lot of fun and very easy. Cheers, Radioactive
Thanks, I'll give it a shot. Have you (or anyone else for that matter) ever had a N5 swap not work/function?

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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby jpm2 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:14 pm

I did a 3 way n5 swap.

s35vn se, into the lw grey frn handle,
m4 into the lw black frn handle,
maxamet into the jade g10 handle.

All is good.

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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby Mattysc42 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:18 pm

Well, I got one :D . My three newest knives:
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Next one will be a crucarta shaman to fill the hole in my life (and spyderpack :p ).

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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby Pelagic » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:01 am

bearfacedkiller wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:05 am
Well, this happened today. :D Been wanting a Native5LW in Cruwear for a long, long time. My well loved Maxamet blade works well in the smooth G10 handle too. I am quite pleased with this swap. :cool:

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Very nice. Does the cruwear native have washers?
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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby Enactive » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:25 am

bearfacedkiller wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:05 am
Well, this happened today. :D Been wanting a Native5LW in Cruwear for a long, long time. My well loved Maxamet blade works well in the smooth G10 handle too. I am quite pleased with this swap. :cool:

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Darby, when you did the swap did you find the pivot on the Cruwear Native to be keyed with a D-shape on one side?

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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby Pickmansmodel82 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:34 am

bearfacedkiller wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:05 am
Well, this happened today. :D Been wanting a Native5LW in Cruwear for a long, long time. My well loved Maxamet blade works well in the smooth G10 handle too. I am quite pleased with this swap. :cool:

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Nice! I’m debating something similar, swap blade, lockbar and hardware with the BHQ dlc m4.

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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby bearfacedkiller » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:45 am

Enactive wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:25 am
bearfacedkiller wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:05 am
Well, this happened today. :D Been wanting a Native5LW in Cruwear for a long, long time. My well loved Maxamet blade works well in the smooth G10 handle too. I am quite pleased with this swap. :cool:

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Darby, when you did the swap did you find the pivot on the Cruwear Native to be keyed with a D-shape on one side?
The pivot and scale are D shaped.
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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby Enactive » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:35 am

bearfacedkiller wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:45 am
Enactive wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:25 am
bearfacedkiller wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:05 am
Well, this happened today. :D Been wanting a Native5LW in Cruwear for a long, long time. My well loved Maxamet blade works well in the smooth G10 handle too. I am quite pleased with this swap. :cool:
Darby, when you did the swap did you find the pivot on the Cruwear Native to be keyed with a D-shape on one side?
The pivot and scale are D shaped.
Thanks, Darby.

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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby elena86 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:05 am

bearfacedkiller wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:05 am
Well, this happened today. :D Been wanting a Native5LW in Cruwear for a long, long time. My well loved Maxamet blade works well in the smooth G10 handle too. I am quite pleased with this swap. :cool:

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Tight job ! How thick is behind the edge ? The Cruwear blade of course ...
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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby marty_bill_ » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:49 am

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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby Monty » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:26 pm

Received mine in the mail today, love the smooth G10.

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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby Filoso- » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:51 am

Finally received mine. I like the smooth scales, but this is the Native I have been dreaming for a long time :)

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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby JuPaul » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:57 am

Filoso- wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:51 am
Finally received mine. I like the smooth scales, but this is the Native I have been dreaming for a long time :)

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Beautiful! Where did you get the scales?
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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby Filoso- » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:00 pm

JuPaul wrote:
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Beautiful! Where did you get the scales?
The scales were made by Suingab


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