Cruwear Collection

Discuss Spyderco's products and history.
User avatar
Doeswhateveraspidercan
Member
Posts: 2618
Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:31 pm

Cruwear Collection

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:23 am

My Cruwear collection is as follows:

1. Spyderco Military

1. Spyderco Paramilitary 2

1. Spyderco Para 3

1. Manix 2

2. Delica

The Paramilitary 2 was the one with smooth scales replaced those with some Paramilitary 2 black normal textured for this series scales.

Loved the smooth scales but it kept slipping out of my hand so it was not practical for me. I guess fellas with moister mitts it is okay but my hands tend to be dry from cleaning them allot.

After having dyed my Jade M4 Spyderco Dodo successfully I am considering disassembling the knives with light colored scales.

Will probably buy some Manix 2 scales to get rid of the smooth scales it came with and use those to test dye color.

Anyone else dye their light colored Cruwear models? If so please share your pics and thanks.
I have spoken. :)

User avatar
Sharp Guy
Member
Posts: 5199
Joined: Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:19 pm
Location: Over here!

Re: Cruwear Collection

Postby Sharp Guy » Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:51 am

Changed from really light gray...

Image

Cruwear Collection...

1. Paramilitary 2
2. Para 3
3. Delica
4. Shaman
Last edited by Sharp Guy on Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:21 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Of all the things I've lost I miss my mind the most!

User avatar
kennethsime
Member
Posts: 1043
Joined: Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:28 pm
Location: California

Re: Cruwear Collection

Postby kennethsime » Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:11 pm

Doeswhateveraspidercan wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:23 am
My Cruwear collection is as follows:

1. Spyderco Military

1. Spyderco Paramilitary 2

1. Spyderco Para 3

1. Manix 2

2. Delica

The Paramilitary 2 was the one with smooth scales replaced those with some Paramilitary 2 black normal textured for this series scales.

Loved the smooth scales but it kept slipping out of my hand so it was not practical for me. I guess fellas with moister mitts it is okay but my hands tend to be dry from cleaning them allot.

After having dyed my Jade M4 Spyderco Dodo successfully I am considering disassembling the knives with light colored scales.

Will probably buy some Manix 2 scales to get rid of the smooth scales it came with and use those to test dye color.

Anyone else dye their light colored Cruwear models? If so please share your pics and thanks.
I'm surprised this wasn't in the Pictures subforum. I want pictures!
Lost to the Ages: C90GRE Stretch 1 ZDP-189 British Racing Green | C28GRE2 Dragonfly 2 ZDP-189 British Racing Green
C12BK2W Matriarch 2 VG-10 Emerson Open | C81G2 Para Military 2 S30V

Currently Rotating: C81GPRGR2 Para Military 2 K390 Ranger Green | C223GPRGR Para 3 K390 Ranger Green
C90FPIV2 Stretch 2 Straight Spine, VG-10 Rit Dye'd Dark Apple Green | C223GP Para 3 S30V Green Canvas Micarta
C41BORE5 Native 5 Lightweight REX 45 Burnt Orange | C223BORE Para 3 Lightweight REX 45 Burnt Orange

User avatar
Pancake
Member
Posts: 668
Joined: Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:52 am

Re: Cruwear Collection

Postby Pancake » Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:13 pm

How many people told you: I hate you?
Just kidding :D
In the pocket: Chaparral FRN, Native Chief, Police 4 K390, Pacific Salt SE
On belt: Bow River, Waterway

User avatar
bearfacedkiller
Member
Posts: 9435
Joined: Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:22 pm
Location: hiding in the woods...

Re: Cruwear Collection

Postby bearfacedkiller » Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:29 pm

Spyderco Military
Spyderco Para2
Spyderco Delica
Spyderco Native5
Spyderco Shaman
Bark River Wilderness Explorer

I have 6 different knives in Cruwear. Good stuff!
-Darby
sal wrote:Knife afi's are pretty far out, steel junky's more so, but "edge junky's" are just nuts. :p
SpyderEdgeForever wrote: Also, do you think a kangaroo would eat a bowl of spagetti with sauce if someone offered it to them?

Peacedivision
Member
Posts: 70
Joined: Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:31 am

Re: Cruwear Collection

Postby Peacedivision » Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:54 pm

Image

My only cruwear piece

Cycletroll
Member
Posts: 257
Joined: Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:12 pm
Location: North Central New Mexico

Re: Cruwear Collection

Postby Cycletroll » Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:15 pm

My kingdom for a Cruwear Endura!

User avatar
elena86
Member
Posts: 2685
Joined: Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:59 am
Location: Somewhere in Europe

Re: Cruwear Collection

Postby elena86 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:35 pm

Millie
Manix2
Para3
Para2
Native5

Don't ask me how many of each :D

P.S Waiting for a Cruwear Kapara with a 3.25 inch blade - one can dream
Marius

" A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it " ( Rabindranath Tagore )

JuPaul
Member
Posts: 1639
Joined: Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:06 am

Re: Cruwear Collection

Postby JuPaul » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:31 pm

Native 5
Delica
Manix 2
Shaman

Having a hard time finding scales to replace the smooth g10 on the native (no one seems to make scales for linerless natives), so it may be on the chopping block soon.
- Julia

"Be excellent to each other." - Bill S. Preston, Esq.

User avatar
steelcity16
Member
Posts: 3377
Joined: Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:34 am

Re: Cruwear Collection

Postby steelcity16 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:37 pm

bearfacedkiller wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:29 pm
Spyderco Military
Spyderco Para2
Spyderco Delica
Spyderco Native5
Spyderco Shaman
Bark River Wilderness Explorer

I have 6 different knives in Cruwear. Good stuff!

How do you like the Wilderness Explorer? Been eyeing that for my next fixed blade purchase for some time now.
:spyder: CRU-CARTA THEM ALL! :spyder:

Rinzler
Member
Posts: 48
Joined: Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:58 am

Re: Cruwear Collection

Postby Rinzler » Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:25 pm

Could someone explain why I should want cruwear compared to other steels that Spyderco sells?

User avatar
Capt'n Boatsalot
Member
Posts: 376
Joined: Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:50 pm
Location: Iowa

Re: Cruwear Collection

Postby Capt'n Boatsalot » Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:53 pm

I've got 6 Cruwear models. Great stuff!

Military
Paramilitary 2
Para 3
Shaman Micarta
Delica
Mule in PD#1

Image

ETA: picture!

User avatar
ferider
Member
Posts: 812
Joined: Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:41 pm
Location: California
Contact:

Re: Cruwear Collection

Postby ferider » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:23 am

Image

Image

Cycletroll
Member
Posts: 257
Joined: Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:12 pm
Location: North Central New Mexico

Re: Cruwear Collection

Postby Cycletroll » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:24 am

Rinzler wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:25 pm
Could someone explain why I should want cruwear compared to other steels that Spyderco sells?
Cruwear is a superbly balanced steel for general tasks of edc nature. It is very nearly a stainless steel, has very good edge retention, is very tough (given its corrosion resistance) and sharpens pretty easily and maintains high level of sharpness a long time.

Cscottsss
Member
Posts: 341
Joined: Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:33 am
Location: Lexington, KY

Re: Cruwear Collection

Postby Cscottsss » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:36 am

Unfortunately I don't have a single Spyderco in my collection with Cruwear.

I'm always on the lookout for a used Para 3 or Native 5, so I'll have one eventually although there are several items on the want list above those two.

TkoK83Spy
Member
Posts: 3596
Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:32 pm
Location: Syracuse, NY

Re: Cruwear Collection

Postby TkoK83Spy » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:59 am

I've only got 2...but managed to get it in 2 of my favorite models :D

Resized_20200103_103420.jpeg
Currently have 20 :spyder: 's in 14 different steels.

-Rick

Rinzler
Member
Posts: 48
Joined: Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:58 am

Re: Cruwear Collection

Postby Rinzler » Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:29 am

Cycletroll wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:24 am
Rinzler wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:25 pm
Could someone explain why I should want cruwear compared to other steels that Spyderco sells?
Cruwear is a superbly balanced steel for general tasks of edc nature. It is very nearly a stainless steel, has very good edge retention, is very tough (given its corrosion resistance) and sharpens pretty easily and maintains high level of sharpness a long time.
Thanks for the concise explanation. I'll have to find a knife of my liking in cruwear. I'm assuming they're difficult to find?

User avatar
Doeswhateveraspidercan
Member
Posts: 2618
Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:31 pm

Re: Cruwear Collection

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:08 pm

I see some very nice dye jobs and custom scales and scale swapping. Very nice and thank you for sharing.
I have spoken. :)

User avatar
attila
Member
Posts: 1163
Joined: Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:20 am
Location: Maryland

Re: Cruwear Collection

Postby attila » Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:31 pm

I used to have the smooth g10 PM2, old Military, and Delica, but I sold them to cut back a bit. I’m expecting the KnifeJoker Shaman sometime in February.

This is all I have currently:
Image
Own: VG-10 Delica, Old S30V Native, modified Breeden Rescue, VG-10 Delica, HAP40 Endura, ZDP-189 DF2, S110V Manix LW,Pakkawood Delica, Cruwear Para 3, SE H1 DF2, M4 Manix 2, HAP40 Caly 3, S90V Native 5, K390 Urban, Pakkawood DF2, Cruwear PM2, SE Pacific Salt, HAP40 Jazzlica, S110V Native, P.I.T.S., DLC Manix 2, REX 45 PM2, Para 3, XHP Manix LW, Superblue Caly 3, 20CV PM2, Rhino, SB Calypso Jr., B70P, PMA11, K03, G10 ZDP-189 Stretch 2, Kapara, REX 45 Military, 154CM Manix LW, 204p PM2, Swick, Supergold Delica, backlock 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.

Waiting for: K490, Swick 5, and something purple
.

User avatar
toxophilus
Member
Posts: 541
Joined: Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:07 pm
Location: Colorado; Earth

Re: Cruwear Collection

Postby toxophilus » Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:48 pm

Image


Return to “Spyderco General Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: 5-by-5, Ankerson, Daniel, dhowd, DTPrime, Featherblade, Jazz, jdw, JRinFL, lonerider1013, Majestic-12 [Bot], MSN [Bot], negative d, PeptoBizmo, Spydergirl88, Stuart Ackerman, tonijedi, twinboysdad and 25 guests