KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

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

Postby steelcity16 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:13 am

^ This is close to what I envisioned as the perfect Native, only my vision has OD Green Micarta scales over the liners. I agree that Cruwear pairs better with the linered version, and Micarta would be the icing on the cake.
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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby selrahc » Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:16 pm

Very nice!

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

Postby Baron Mind » Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:36 pm

I couldn't resist this one any longer. Ordered all black pocket clip/screws/frame and pivot screws to go with it. Going to be sick, hopefully. I'll post a pic after assembly if I can

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

Postby BLM » Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:48 pm

Baron Mind wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:36 pm
I couldn't resist this one any longer. Ordered all black pocket clip/screws/frame and pivot screws to go with it. Going to be sick, hopefully. I'll post a pic after assembly if I can
Nice :cool:

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

Postby Baron Mind » Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:49 pm

BLM wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:48 pm
Baron Mind wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:36 pm
I couldn't resist this one any longer. Ordered all black pocket clip/screws/frame and pivot screws to go with it. Going to be sick, hopefully. I'll post a pic after assembly if I can
Nice :cool:
Thanks :)

Originally I wanted to bronze everything but was struggling to find all the hardware. Blacked out was the next best thing, and should suit the knife well :) :) :)

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

Postby fixall » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:21 pm

Baron Mind wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:49 pm
BLM wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:48 pm
Baron Mind wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:36 pm
I couldn't resist this one any longer. Ordered all black pocket clip/screws/frame and pivot screws to go with it. Going to be sick, hopefully. I'll post a pic after assembly if I can
Nice :cool:
Thanks :)

Originally I wanted to bronze everything but was struggling to find all the hardware. Blacked out was the next best thing, and should suit the knife well :) :) :)
That's going to look great! The Native 5 was also just about the easiest knife I've ever worked on too. Seems like fantastic platform for all kinds of custom scales and hardware. :)

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

Postby gull wing » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:05 am

fixall,
Well done on the scales.
Now the african blackwood surely has more contrast in person? Hard to see in photo.
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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby Brackish » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:11 am

Would you be able to swap this blade into LW scales, or no? Like the idea of a Cruwear blade, but I don’t need something that heavy in my pocket all day.
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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby BLM » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:31 pm

I got mine today looks good next to the smooth green KC exclusive

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

Postby Enactive » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:38 pm

Brackish wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:11 am
Would you be able to swap this blade into LW scales, or no? Like the idea of a Cruwear blade, but I don’t need something that heavy in my pocket all day.
Darby did a swap into LW scales. Will only save you a half ounce.

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

Postby rbb2 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:03 am

fixall wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:43 am
My idea of the perfect Native 5 is just about complete. :D

Cruwear blade, steel liners, and african blackwood scales. Now I just have to decide on a clip. Right now I'm thinking of getting one of those gorgeous creations by Josh of Razor Edge Knives.

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Wow, that is great work! Very impressive.

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

Postby sok » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:25 am

Great job fixall!

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

Postby Baron Mind » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:36 pm

Got mine in the mail yesterday, and as expected, this is a fantastic expression of the native 5 platform, and very well executed. The linerless g10 and full metal backspacer provides a very nice balance and feel in hand, stout but not overly heavy. When combined with the knowledge of the steel's attributes, it is a wonderfully confidence inspiring cutting tool.

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

Postby Baron Mind » Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:56 pm

In addition, the fit and finish is top notch, backspacer is nice and flush, no cosmetic defects anywhere, the blade finish is flawless.

The swedge grind is a little asymmetrical, not a huge deal, unless it's an indicator that the primary grind is uneven, but that is not the case as far as I can tell.

The edge bevels aren't perfect, but aren't too bad. Heel area is better than a few other Spyderco's I've gotten recently, so that's a plus. Factory sharpness isn't super important to me, but also not bad on this knife. A quick 10 minute touch up/strop and I am happy enough to carry it with this edge for a little while.

Behind the edge I measured at 22 thousandths of an inch on average. Considering the edge angle appears to be at a true 15 degrees per side, that's not too terrible. I'd prefer it thinner, but I've already made a couple of cuts through cardboard with the knife, and it is good to go. I may still have someone put a regrind on it. I've been kicking around the idea of getting something reground for a while now, and Cruwear is an ideal steel to take really thin bte. It's pretty hard, pretty tough, with good edge stability. The native 5 is a great work knife in my mind too. I was going to get my brouwer reground, but that much raw cutting ability isn't necessary on a more general purpose edc knife, which is the role I see the Brouwer in.

Lastly, the action on this knife is incredible. Spydercos Golden backlocks truly are a marvel. Super smooth, making it a lot of fun to open and close.

Now I'm just waiting for the rest of my aftermarket hardware to come in.

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

Postby gull wing » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:46 am

Just got mine this week, very well pleased.
The weight is just right, don't like back heavy knives.(Caly series)
I think I will like this Cruwear steel, well so far.
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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby Brackish » Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:12 pm

Enactive wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:38 pm
Brackish wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:11 am
Would you be able to swap this blade into LW scales, or no? Like the idea of a Cruwear blade, but I don’t need something that heavy in my pocket all day.
Darby did a swap into LW scales. Will only save you a half ounce.
More interested in being able to swap it into scales I can dye. Not a big fan of the black.
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Re: KnifeCenter CPM-CRUWEAR Native 5 with smooth black G10

Postby Enactive » Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:39 pm

Brackish wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:12 pm
Enactive wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:38 pm
Brackish wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:11 am
Would you be able to swap this blade into LW scales, or no? Like the idea of a Cruwear blade, but I don’t need something that heavy in my pocket all day.
Darby did a swap into LW scales. Will only save you a half ounce.
More interested in being able to swap it into scales I can dye. Not a big fan of the black.
Cool. You're all set then.


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