You must have the magic touch... I ordered mine within 15 minutes of release and it hasn't shipped just yet.
They have their heat treats dialed in and very consistent. If you get around to testing a Japan made one please post your test results.So I did some hardness testing on the manix version, and the Cruwear tested at 62.6 HRC.
Here it is. It's absolutely perfect.
Looks great! Thanks for the pic.bagsnatcher wrote: ↑Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:37 pmHere it is. It's absolutely perfect.
And if you're hesitant about the smooth G10, stop. It's absolutely wonderful, and it doesn't tear up my pants.
I can see it being a problem in a large(er) folder, maybe.
I think you're safe, regardless. Worst case scenario, you might be out a few bucks (cost of "renting" the knife) after flipping it on the secondary market.
I've had excellent luck with eBay. I buy from normal people (not iffy seeming distributors) that have 100% feedback.
Reddit knife swap, JerzeeDevil, and BladeForums (probably in that order).