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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.
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Re: Cruwear Collection

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

Changed from really light gray...

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Cruwear Collection...

1. Paramilitary 2
2. Para 3
3. Delica
4. Shaman
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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.
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C90GRE Stretch 2 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
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

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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
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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!
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Re: Cruwear Collection

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

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My only cruwear piece

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Re: Cruwear Collection

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

My kingdom for a Cruwear Endura!

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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
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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.
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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.
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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?

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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

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ETA: picture!

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Re: Cruwear Collection

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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

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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?

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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.
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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:
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Own: VG-10 Delica, Old S30V Native, modified Breeden Rescue, VG-10 Delica, HAP40 Endura, ZDP-189 Dragonfly, S110V Manix 2 LW,Pakkawood Delica, Cruwear Para 3, SE H1 Dragonfly, M4 Manix 2, HAP40 Caly 3, smooth G10 S90V Native, K390 Urban, Pakkawood Dragonfly, smooth G10 Cruwear PM2, SE Pacific Salt, HAP40 Jazzlica, Blurple Native, P.I.T.S., DLC Manix 2, REX 45 PM2, REX 45 Para 3, XHP Manix 2 LW, Superblue Caly 3, DLT 20CV PM2, Rhino, SB Calypso Jr., B70P, PMA11, K03, G10 ZDP-189 Stretch 2, Kapara, REX 45 Military, 154CM Manix 2 LW, KW 204p PM2, Swick, Supergold Delica, back lock Lil'Native, AEB-L Urban, HAP40 Stretch, smooth G10 Cruwear Manix 2, Cruwear Military, M390 PM2, Cruwear Delica, CPM 4V Lil'Native, Mantra 2, Cru-Carta Shaman, M390 Para 3 LW, M390 Manix 2, K390 Police 4, RexWood Shaman, DLC Cruwear Shaman.

Waiting for: K490, Swick 5, and something purple
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Re: Cruwear Collection

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

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