KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby fixall » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:16 am

bagsnatcher wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:27 am
I picked up two.

ETA is Monday.
You must have the magic touch... I ordered mine within 15 minutes of release and it hasn't shipped just yet. :(

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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby tbdoc4kids » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:00 am

Same here!

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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby curlyhairedboy » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:50 am

So I did some hardness testing on the manix version, and the Cruwear tested at 62.6 HRC. :D
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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby Strider » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:30 am

ergonomics are so good on this model, I feel it is perfectly fine to use smooth G10 scales.

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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby Pickmansmodel82 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:38 am

Hemmed and hawed a bit on this one, but pulled the trigger on it. The native is my 2nd most carried model, and the design ergos are good enough I don’t mind the smooth G10

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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby The Mastiff » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:40 am

So I did some hardness testing on the manix version, and the Cruwear tested at 62.6 HRC.
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.

I have tried CPM Cruwear from around rc 59 up to rc 64.5 in a custom and I have yet to find a heat treat for this steel more suited to my needs than Spyderco's. They did their homework on it.


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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby bagsnatcher » Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:37 pm

fixall wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:16 am
bagsnatcher wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:27 am
I picked up two.

ETA is Monday.
You must have the magic touch... I ordered mine within 15 minutes of release and it hasn't shipped just yet. :(
Here 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.

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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby fixall » Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:45 pm

bagsnatcher wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:37 pm
fixall wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:16 am
bagsnatcher wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:27 am
I picked up two.

ETA is Monday.
You must have the magic touch... I ordered mine within 15 minutes of release and it hasn't shipped just yet. :(
Here 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.

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Looks great! Thanks for the pic. :D

I received notice at around noon today that mine shipped. :)

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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby Bdubs808 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:48 pm

I've only tried smooth G10 on the PM2 from KC and I didn't like it at all. I think that the smooth G10 would be fine for a Native though. Only reason I haven't ordered one yet is because I just picked up a CRUWEAR Delica.
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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby bagsnatcher » Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:53 pm

BTW,

KnifeCenter has the Delica in Cru-Wear up. It went up 3 minutes ago.

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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby bagsnatcher » Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:56 pm

Bdubs808 wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:48 pm
I've only tried smooth G10 on the PM2 from KC and I didn't like it at all. I think that the smooth G10 would be fine for a Native though. Only reason I haven't ordered one yet is because I just picked up a CRUWEAR Delica.
I can see it being a problem in a large(er) folder, maybe.

But in something like the Native, in an office environment, and/or light EDC, this thing is absolutely phenomenal. It makes perfect sense.

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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby brumledb » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:08 pm

I went ahead and grabbed one. I have a set of blurple scales that are sanded a bit for easy in/out of the pocket. It currently has M4 in it but may do a blade swap and sell the M4.

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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby bagsnatcher » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:27 pm

brumledb wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:08 pm
I went ahead and grabbed one. I have a set of blurple scales that are sanded a bit for easy in/out of the pocket. It currently has M4 in it but may do a blade swap and sell the M4.
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.

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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby bagsnatcher » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:53 pm

Here's one more, and I'm done for the day:

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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby jdw » Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:18 pm

You guys make me trust no one on the secondary market. That's cool.
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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby Pelagic » Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:44 pm

jdw wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:18 pm
You guys make me trust no one on the secondary market. That's cool.
I've had excellent luck with eBay. I buy from normal people (not iffy seeming distributors) that have 100% feedback.
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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby bagsnatcher » Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:55 pm

jdw wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:18 pm
You guys make me trust no one on the secondary market. That's cool.
Reddit knife swap, JerzeeDevil, and BladeForums (probably in that order).

I've transacted probably 15K USD year to date through these venues.

To be clear, I'm not advocating swapping out blades, and then passing the knife along as an original. I've seen plenty of blade swaps / handle swaps for sale, and they have all been properly advertised as such.

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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby brumledb » Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:18 pm

jdw wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:18 pm
You guys make me trust no one on the secondary market. That's cool.
What’s shady about swapping blades and scales and then selling the resulting knife? We all sell with proper documentation and pictures. Don’t like getting good deals on knives?

That’s cool.

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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby jdw » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:02 pm

I like deals, I deal on the secondary market all of the time. Reckon I don't trust you.
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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby brumledb » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:10 pm

jdw wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:02 pm
I like deals, I deal on the secondary market all of the time. Reckon I don't trust you.
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