So I have two new cruwear blades on their way to me, and I don't know that I can resist the m390 Para 3. Or the lil native 4v.
And yet, in the midst of it all, I may have found my near perfect knife.
This was inspired by Fullflat at Bladeforums. Maxamet blade in the LW body. I finally received the LW yesterday, and I don't know why I waited. Good weight, good balance, very nice contouring, perfect amount of grip. Add to that the wire clip and the better lanyard position, and it is just about perfect. Except the blade steel for an unrepentant steel snob. Now that is fixed, and I can't put it down.
I did find the inner edges of the frn a bit sharp/crisp, so I lightly touched some sand paper to the corners.
This makes me want a whole bunch of Para3 sprints (sorry to all the folks who are sick of them) - but with colored frn. I am typically fairly neutral towards frn (don't love or hate it), and often swap it out for custom scales (UKPK, delica). Not this time.