Cruwear Smallfly2

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Re: Cruwear Smallfly2

Postby Buddafucco » Sat Jul 02, 2022 3:30 pm

JRinFL wrote:
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Thanks for the heads up on the dealer. Also, Spyderco should really hire you! You are a one person marketing department. :1stplace:
No problem man! It's been a slow roll out... the holiday weekend probably has something to do with that. Let me how American Edge does.
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Re: Cruwear Smallfly2

Postby Buddafucco » Sat Jul 02, 2022 3:43 pm

Not in stock yet but BladeHQ has put the listing up if anybody wants to sign up for notifications. They have their pictures up so I imagine it will drop there fairly soon. Maybe.
https://www.bladehq.com/item--Spyderco- ... fe--151860
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Re: Cruwear Smallfly2

Postby ladybug93 » Tue Jul 05, 2022 7:40 am

a lot of places have laws that specifically prohibit butterfly knives. it's just people being scared and dumb. i think some of it is left over from gangs using them back in the day. i found out ca has a law against nunchakus because of gangs. that blew my mind.
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Re: Cruwear Smallfly2

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Re: Cruwear Smallfly2

Postby Buddafucco » Wed Jul 06, 2022 7:56 am

Perry KnifeWorks (not on the Dealer Locator List but somebody here vouched for them)... https://www.perryknifeworks.com/item--s ... 3-3-satin/

Edit: Gone now
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Re: Cruwear Smallfly2

Postby defenestrate » Wed Jul 06, 2022 10:56 am

Oh man, I want one.

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Re: Cruwear Smallfly2

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Re: Cruwear Smallfly2

Postby jdw » Thu Jul 07, 2022 6:55 pm

I received mine today from American Edge Knives so I want to give a shout out to the small shop that did a great job and Buddafucco for his awesome work on the board and for directing me their way. The knife is solidly made, very well balanced, and extra sharp. It took less than 10 minutes of fidgeting with it for me to give myself a fairly deep cut. I am now pretty much over the butterfly knife concept, but for those who enjoy them this is obviously a very well made knife and I hope that you are able to grab one.
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Re: Cruwear Smallfly2

Postby Abyss_Fish » Fri Jul 08, 2022 5:47 am

jdw wrote:
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I received mine today from American Edge Knives so I want to give a shout out to the small shop that did a great job and Buddafucco for his awesome work on the board and for directing me their way. The knife is solidly made, very well balanced, and extra sharp. It took less than 10 minutes of fidgeting with it for me to give myself a fairly deep cut. I am now pretty much over the butterfly knife concept, but for those who enjoy them this is obviously a very well made knife and I hope that you are able to grab one.
Hey since you’ve got one in hand, does it have the same super grippy g10 they use on the standard? The pictures make it look like the smooth stuff.
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Re: Cruwear Smallfly2

Postby Buddafucco » Fri Jul 08, 2022 8:33 am

jdw wrote:
Thu Jul 07, 2022 6:55 pm
I received mine today from American Edge Knives so I want to give a shout out to the small shop that did a great job and Buddafucco for his awesome work on the board and for directing me their way. The knife is solidly made, very well balanced, and extra sharp. It took less than 10 minutes of fidgeting with it for me to give myself a fairly deep cut. I am now pretty much over the butterfly knife concept, but for those who enjoy them this is obviously a very well made knife and I hope that you are able to grab one.

I've learned not to mess with a balisong before I go to bed or before I have to drive somewhere. In case I have to stop the bleeding. :grin-smiling-eyes
But I don't think I've cut myself with it since last year, so I've been doing pretty good. Or maybe I haven't been trying hard enough. :thinking
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Re: Cruwear Smallfly2

Postby Buddafucco » Fri Jul 08, 2022 8:42 am

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Hey since you’ve got one in hand, does it have the same super grippy g10 they use on the standard? The pictures make it look like the smooth stuff.


I'll double check later with both in hand but I'm pretty sure it's the same G-10 texturing as the S30v model. It's not smooth G-10.
The latch is a lot lighter to disengage on my Cruwear. Makes it way easier to have it ready to go when I pull it out of my pocket. I'm not sure which is the way it was intended to be though. Fit & Finish on everything else seems to be equal between the S30v and Cruwear versions.
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Re: Cruwear Smallfly2

Postby jdw » Fri Jul 08, 2022 12:24 pm

Abyss_Fish wrote:
Fri Jul 08, 2022 5:47 am
jdw wrote:
Thu Jul 07, 2022 6:55 pm
I received mine today from American Edge Knives so I want to give a shout out to the small shop that did a great job and Buddafucco for his awesome work on the board and for directing me their way. The knife is solidly made, very well balanced, and extra sharp. It took less than 10 minutes of fidgeting with it for me to give myself a fairly deep cut. I am now pretty much over the butterfly knife concept, but for those who enjoy them this is obviously a very well made knife and I hope that you are able to grab one.
Hey since you’ve got one in hand, does it have the same super grippy g10 they use on the standard? The pictures make it look like the smooth stuff.

Hi Abyss. This is the first one that I have handled but I would say that calling the G10 ‘super grippy’ is fair. It is definitely stickier than most G10 that Spyderco puts out and it isn’t even close to feeling slick. I hope this helps.
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Re: Cruwear Smallfly2

Postby Buddafucco » Fri Jul 08, 2022 5:28 pm

Ok... I double checked... The G-10 is the same... Just different colors.
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Re: Cruwear Smallfly2

Postby Buddafucco » Mon Jul 11, 2022 7:24 am

Note: This dealer is in Alaska. If that matters to you.
This is Northern Knives sister store which is also in Alaska. They used the same pics for the listing. You might want to consider reaching out to see if they still have these before purchasing, but it shows In Stock..

Great Northern Knives (not on the dealer locator list?)... https://www.greatnorthernknives.com/onl ... p474844080

Edit: Out of stock Back in stock again Gone again
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Re: Cruwear Smallfly2

Postby Abyss_Fish » Mon Jul 11, 2022 12:48 pm

Got a confirmation via email that DLT Trading will be stocking this one.
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Re: Cruwear Smallfly2

Postby troutinCO » Mon Jul 11, 2022 1:22 pm

Sweet!

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Re: Cruwear Smallfly2

Postby jdw » Fri Jul 15, 2022 8:05 am

In the FWIW category: Once I figured out that unless I hit a tendon then I am probably not going to do any lasting damage to myself I have started handling this knife more frequently and I am coming to understand the interest in balisong knives. They are interesting, fun, and uniquely new to me (yes, I know they have been around a very long time). Can anybody please recommend a YouTube video of simple opening and deployment techniques? Thanks folks.
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Re: Cruwear Smallfly2

Postby JRinFL » Fri Jul 15, 2022 8:31 am

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Re: Cruwear Smallfly2

Postby troutinCO » Fri Jul 15, 2022 8:37 am

I had typed something but I need to just put it in my hand to describe what I do, since it is at home it will need to wait. It is simple and easy. That video is more fancy than I get I think.
The biggest thing is to know what handle you need to hold when opening and closing so when it closes on your fingers it is the spine side of the knife. I put the clip on that handle for easy tactile indexing.

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Re: Cruwear Smallfly2

Postby troutinCO » Fri Jul 15, 2022 9:04 pm

Alright lets see if I can do this.....I took the pics of this being done in my left hand. I am right handed but can open/close this knife one handed with either hand with this technique. I carry in my right pocket. I watched the video so I will use Bite/Safe handle for things.
I already mentioned: knowing what handle is what in your hand is important.
I like to know without looking and I wanted it setup so it was ready to go out of the pocket. Clip is on safe handle so that it puts the edge forward in my pocket. When I pull it out in my hand it is ready to squeeze to release the lock, with the edge facing into my palm.
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From there I simply rotate it so that I'm pinching/holding the safe handle not the bite handle now.
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Then I can basically swing or drop it open, while letting it rotate 180* and let the bite handle hit my hand.
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Then I can complete the grasp of the handle.
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Closing is reverse, but the spine of the blade hits my fingers, :shush. Hence why I like having a tactile way of knowing what handle I have in hand when opening/closing.
It is a nice simple motion for me and utilitarian. I have never bothered learning anything more. It is also a motion that lets me just flip it around and around, open then closed then open, so it is fidget friendly for me too.


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