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Re: TKJ Spyderco exclusive cruwear ????

Postby Evil D » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:21 am

It's really interesting how the combo changes my interest in this knife. Initially the model was cool and I liked it but not enough to buy one, not even the CF/S90V version. Then it comes out in Cruwear and tan micarta and I absolutely had to have one. Now the wood version and this one come along and I'm pretty indifferent to both of them.
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Re: TKJ Spyderco exclusive cruwear ????

Postby Sumdumguy » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:39 am

JuPaul wrote:
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I'm very disappointed... With a name like The Knife Joker, I expected wacky purple or something! This is just, eh.

Happy for the people that are into it! :)
Someday somebody is gonna make you some purple scales! ;) :)
I have tried, TWICE!

Once with an S110V Native 5 G10. Guess what? The dimensions of the S110V version are just different enough to cause a fitment issue...

The other was with a Yojimbo 2, but it didn't fit my hand, so I sold it(before I put the scales on).

Now what I'm trying to find is someone to make a set of contoured CF scales for the Caribbean, using the stock grip pattern. So far, I have been unsuccessful.

It would seem I just have bad luck with aftermarket scales!

Honestly though, he missed the mark. It should have been a funky purple, SE Jester in DLC LC200N(Cuzwhynot?!)
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Re: TKJ Spyderco exclusive cruwear ????

Postby JuPaul » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:00 am

A note on the "smooth" g10 scales on this one: I'm assuming these will be the same as the smoother g10 scales on the St.Nicks shaman. Yes, they are smoother than your average g10 (see pic with red g10 pm2) but I still think they're plenty grippy. They don't have much texturing, but they still have a slight almost rubbery feel to them. Combined with the excellent contouring, it makes for a grip that is plenty secure imo. I much prefer them to the smooth g10 on my cruwear native, which feels more like smooth plastic than g10 to me.

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Re: TKJ Spyderco exclusive cruwear ????

Postby steelcity16 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:06 am

JuPaul wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:00 am
A note on the "smooth" g10 scales on this one: I'm assuming these will be the same as the smoother g10 scales on the St.Nicks shaman. Yes, they are smoother than your average g10 (see pic with red g10 pm2) but I still think they're plenty grippy. They don't have much texturing, but they still have a slight almost rubbery feel to them. Combined with the excellent contouring, it makes for a grip that is plenty secure imo. I much prefer them to the smooth g10 on my cruwear native, which feels more like smooth plastic than g10 to me.

Thanks for the close up pictures! Very interesting. I wonder why they don't keep the more aggressive texturing on the flat portion? That would be my preference for sure. I have passed on all of the G10 versions of the Shaman because of my disdain for smooth G10, but I will probably try to grab this one for my love for Cruwear and DLC may be enough to overcome that!
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Re: TKJ Spyderco exclusive cruwear ????

Postby TkoK83Spy » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:20 am

steelcity16 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:06 am
JuPaul wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:00 am
A note on the "smooth" g10 scales on this one: I'm assuming these will be the same as the smoother g10 scales on the St.Nicks shaman. Yes, they are smoother than your average g10 (see pic with red g10 pm2) but I still think they're plenty grippy. They don't have much texturing, but they still have a slight almost rubbery feel to them. Combined with the excellent contouring, it makes for a grip that is plenty secure imo. I much prefer them to the smooth g10 on my cruwear native, which feels more like smooth plastic than g10 to me.

Thanks for the close up pictures! Very interesting. I wonder why they don't keep the more aggressive texturing on the flat portion? That would be my preference for sure. I have passed on all of the G10 versions of the Shaman because of my disdain for smooth G10, but I will probably try to grab this one for my love for Cruwear and DLC may be enough to overcome that!
Hey Josh, I have to 2nd Julia's thoughts here. Also, I know you have the Crucarta Shaman...I have both that and the St Knives version and in terms of grip on the scales, I honestly don't see much of a difference at all between the two. Of course Micarta feels nicer, but the grip in hand feels about identical. I haven't treated my Micarta scales with any kind of oil like I believe you have. So if you remember how they felt prior to doing that it's easier to compare imo.
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Re: TKJ Spyderco exclusive cruwear ????

Postby JuPaul » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:23 am

steelcity16 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:06 am
JuPaul wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:00 am
A note on the "smooth" g10 scales on this one: I'm assuming these will be the same as the smoother g10 scales on the St.Nicks shaman. Yes, they are smoother than your average g10 (see pic with red g10 pm2) but I still think they're plenty grippy. They don't have much texturing, but they still have a slight almost rubbery feel to them. Combined with the excellent contouring, it makes for a grip that is plenty secure imo. I much prefer them to the smooth g10 on my cruwear native, which feels more like smooth plastic than g10 to me.

Thanks for the close up pictures! Very interesting. I wonder why they don't keep the more aggressive texturing on the flat portion? That would be my preference for sure. I have passed on all of the G10 versions of the Shaman because of my disdain for smooth G10, but I will probably try to grab this one for my love for Cruwear and DLC may be enough to overcome that!
I think it's worth a shot. I don't like the smooth g10 on the black cruwear native at all, but I have no complaints with that g10 shaman.
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Re: TKJ Spyderco exclusive cruwear ????

Postby steelcity16 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:37 am

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:20 am
steelcity16 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:06 am
JuPaul wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:00 am
A note on the "smooth" g10 scales on this one: I'm assuming these will be the same as the smoother g10 scales on the St.Nicks shaman. Yes, they are smoother than your average g10 (see pic with red g10 pm2) but I still think they're plenty grippy. They don't have much texturing, but they still have a slight almost rubbery feel to them. Combined with the excellent contouring, it makes for a grip that is plenty secure imo. I much prefer them to the smooth g10 on my cruwear native, which feels more like smooth plastic than g10 to me.

Thanks for the close up pictures! Very interesting. I wonder why they don't keep the more aggressive texturing on the flat portion? That would be my preference for sure. I have passed on all of the G10 versions of the Shaman because of my disdain for smooth G10, but I will probably try to grab this one for my love for Cruwear and DLC may be enough to overcome that!
Hey Josh, I have to 2nd Julia's thoughts here. Also, I know you have the Crucarta Shaman...I have both that and the St Knives version and in terms of grip on the scales, I honestly don't see much of a difference at all between the two. Of course Micarta feels nicer, but the grip in hand feels about identical. I haven't treated my Micarta scales with any kind of oil like I believe you have. So if you remember how they felt prior to doing that it's easier to compare imo.

Yeah, the grip on the factory Micarta Shaman was actually very slippery. I dropped it too many times! I started putting drumstick wax on it and it is more to my liking now. I will probably try this G10 version assuming I can get in on the drop!
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Re: TKJ Spyderco exclusive cruwear ????

Postby steelcity16 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:39 am

JuPaul wrote:
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I think it's worth a shot. I don't like the smooth g10 on the black cruwear native at all, but I have no complaints with that g10 shaman.

Yeah, it does look different in the photos than the other smooth G10 knives. Will give it a go! Thanks!
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Re: TKJ Spyderco exclusive cruwear ????

Postby steelcity16 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:58 pm

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$315 I can see why the store is called The Knife Joker.
He's a small dealer. I'm pretty sure he's running his business out of his home. I think it's great that he's commissioned this exclusive and I hope it helps him get his name out there. The actual price of $217.75 is not out of line IMO

While the smooth G10 of the Shaman model isn't appealing to me (still going to try for one though), this DLC Cruwear/Forest Green combo is stellar and I hope it becomes a family in the same way small dealer St Nick's has blown up with it's DLC 4V/Red G10 combo.

If you are reading this Mr. Joker, please consider some lesser produced knives for this combo. The combo will sell itself, so I don't think you should worry about inventory sitting stagnant. Models like the Manix XL, Military, SE Dodo, Manix LW and Native LW (Forest Green FRCP/FRN) are ripe for some Cruwear. And with the ability to use Cruwear in Seki, you could even do some Forest Green FRN TiCN coated Cruwear models like the Delica, Dragonfly, Endura, Endela, Straight Spine Stretch, Police LW, Jester, etc!
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Re: TKJ Spyderco exclusive cruwear ????

Postby JuPaul » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:03 pm

steelcity16 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:58 pm
Sharp Guy wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:03 pm
amateur blacksmith wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:33 pm
$315 I can see why the store is called The Knife Joker.
He's a small dealer. I'm pretty sure he's running his business out of his home. I think it's great that he's commissioned this exclusive and I hope it helps him get his name out there. The actual price of $217.75 is not out of line IMO

While the smooth G10 of the Shaman model isn't appealing to me (still going to try for one though), this DLC Cruwear/Forest Green combo is stellar and I hope it becomes a family in the same way small dealer St Nick's has blown up with it's DLC 4V/Red G10 combo.

If you are reading this Mr. Joker, please consider some lesser produced knives for this combo. The combo will sell itself, so I don't think you should worry about inventory sitting stagnant. Models like the Manix XL, Military, SE Dodo, Manix LW and Native LW (Forest Green FRCP/FRN) are ripe for some Cruwear. And with the ability to use Cruwear in Seki, you could even do some Forest Green FRN TiCN coated Cruwear models like the Delica, Dragonfly, Endura, Endela, Straight Spine Stretch, Police LW, Jester, etc!
So much yes in there! I definitely hope this combo continues, and moves into Seki models.
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Re: TKJ Spyderco exclusive cruwear ????

Postby Sharp Guy » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:08 pm

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Yeah, the grip on the factory Micarta Shaman was actually very slippery. I dropped it too many times! I started putting drumstick wax on it and it is more to my liking now. I will probably try this G10 version assuming I can get in on the drop!
I haven't found that to be true at all. Yeah it's not like a knife with bi-directional texturing FRN or even peel-ply G10. But I don't find it to be as slick as the smooth G10 used on the St. Nick' Shaman and I haven't really had an issue with those being slippery
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Re: TKJ Spyderco exclusive cruwear ????

Postby steelcity16 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:14 pm

Sharp Guy wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:08 pm
steelcity16 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:37 am
Yeah, the grip on the factory Micarta Shaman was actually very slippery. I dropped it too many times! I started putting drumstick wax on it and it is more to my liking now. I will probably try this G10 version assuming I can get in on the drop!
I haven't found that to be true at all. Yeah it's not like a knife with bi-directional texturing FRN or even peel-ply G10. But I don't find it to be as slick as the smooth G10 used on the St. Nick' Shaman and I haven't really had an issue with those being slippery

Yeah, I guess I am used to the bi-directional texturing as I carry my Delicas or Manix LW most of the time for EDC. The Micarta felt "velvety" smooth to me from the factory and led to quite a few drops before I doctored it up.
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Re: TKJ Spyderco exclusive cruwear ????

Postby JuPaul » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:09 pm

On IG...eta for this one is first week of February. About 435 available.
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Postby chacho » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:44 am

Presale is now

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Re: TKJ Spyderco exclusive cruwear ????

Postby blueblur » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:49 am

The pre order is open now.

Looking forward to finally trying out a Cruwear Shaman! Good luck everyone!

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Re: TKJ Spyderco exclusive cruwear ????

Postby Candyman » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:39 am

Get in on that pre-order now while you have the chance at your leisure and don’t have to race to put your CC info in on drop date. Definitely a plus!

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Re: TKJ Spyderco exclusive cruwear ????

Postby attila » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:00 am

I really like that and want one for the scale color especially, but that doesn't feel like a good enough reason when I have so many knives already...
Own: Delica, yOld S30V Native, pointy Breeden Rescue, Delica, HAP40 Endura, ZDP DF2, S110V Manix LW,Pakkawood Delica, Cru-wear Para 3, SE H1 DF2, M4 Manix 2, HAP40 Caly 3, S90V Native 5, K390 Urban, Pakkawood DF2, Cruwear PM2, SE Pac Salt, HAP40 Jazzlica, S110V Native, P.I.T.S., DLC Manix 2, REX 45 PM2, Para 3, XHP Manix LW, SB Caly 3, 20CV PM2, Rhino, SB Calypso Jr., B70P, PMA11, K03, ZDP Stretch 2, Kapara, REX 45 Military, 154CM Manix LW, 204p PM2, Swick, SG Delica, BL Lil'Native, AEB-L Urban, HAP40 Stretch, KC Cruwear Manix 2, Cruwear Military, M390 PM2, Cruwear Delica, 4V Lil'Native, Mantra 2, CruCarta Shaman, M390 Para 3 LW, M390 Manix 2, K390 Police 4, RexWood Shaman, DLC Cruwear Shaman, Rex 45 Manix 2, Native 5, Native LW, 204p Para 3, S45VN PM2, S90V Manix LW, 20CV Manix 2, Rex 45 Lil’Native, Shaman, C208GP.

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Re: TKJ Spyderco exclusive cruwear ????

Postby JuPaul » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:20 am

OOS! Hope everyone got one that wanted one, and I hope this success means we'll see the same combo on other models soon. Nicely done, KJ!
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Re: TKJ Spyderco exclusive cruwear ????

Postby steelcity16 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:53 am

Missed out. What a way to wake up. Glad to see they did 2 per household on such a low quantity knife so everyone can get their extra to flip!! :mad: Guess the Knife Joker moniker fits! Pretty bummed to miss out on this for how long I've been asking for a DLC Cruwear knife. :(
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Re: TKJ Spyderco exclusive cruwear ????

Postby TomAiello » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:56 am

JuPaul wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:00 am
A note on the "smooth" g10 scales on this one: I'm assuming these will be the same as the smoother g10 scales on the St.Nicks shaman.
Can anyone verify that?

The KC "smooth" g-10 scales (manix and native) are really very smooth. Basically no texture at all.

Because it's a Shaman I'd guess you are correct, but I'd be careful assuming things too quickly.


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