Back to trying to get a patina on cruwear after my first attempt. Because lemon juice is not smelly and we use it a lot in the house, I have tried to let the blade all night in a tissue imbibed. Tissue seems to be some kind of catalyst as it help to keep … Continue reading Cruwear and Patina, the Lemon Edition.
Forcing a Patina on Cruwear! Why? Because I’m going to the sea and I just need to be certain it won’t pit. Now Cruwear seems tricky compared to 52100 or Maxamet. Let see how it will get… 45 minutes later… No patina yet some stains… “It’s not as rusty as 1095 usually, so it’s … Continue reading Patina on Cruwear ? Not that easy !
After doing that picture for the Spyderco Forums…. I have noticed those red dots near the pivot on my Paramillie 2 in 52100. Some “voiding the warranty” time later I noticed that… Edited the 2nd of November 2017. This is not the case anymore as stated in Spyderco new warranty: “If a knife has been … Continue reading 52100 Fight the rust ! Force Patina !!
“After building a Patina, coat it with cheese.” This is an old trick Fred Perrin used to do just un case someone asked him about his knife: – Is it a weapon? – Nope I eat a lot of cheese. But the cheese grease also protected the blade from pitting. Olive oil, butter are also … Continue reading Spyderco C36 CPM M4 – Building a Patina
Why the Swayback is such addictive ?Why it always kicks my favorite folders out from my pocket since I have received it ? The contoured titanium handle is something which is needed to be taken in consideration. In my humble opinion the Swayback’s handle makes all other tactical folders feel flatter. The Swayback is very … Continue reading This Is The Sway ! Part 2 The Swayback Chronicles
This is the C229RWDP Spyderco Shaman in CPM-REX 45 Satin Plain Blade, Rosewood Dymondwood Handles and it is a KnifeCenter Exclusive. Like the previous Crucarta, Micarta Cruwear Shaman, this is a very rare animal and a king in his family. Of course they are discontinued too. You can notice my Crucarta has now convexed edge … Continue reading The TREE REX also known as the Shaman in CPM-REX 45 and Dymondwood.
One year ago I had ordering a Para2 in CPM Cruwear, an exclusive run made for the Knife center. Since them It has been used as one of my reference knife toward other purchases which sometimes has not reached the blog review as I’m avoiding bad reviews unless there is something to learn from. After … Continue reading SPYDERCO C81GPCW2 PARAMILLIE CPM CRUWEAR KNIFECENTER EXCLUSIVE — ONE YEAR LATER
I have seen a video where someone is stabbing concrete with its Spyderco Police 4 to show how K390 is strong ! The blade of that famous knife is thin and this thinness is here for a purpose: Sal Glesser has decided to use the Police 4 plateforme according to his own desire but toughness … Continue reading STEEL K390 BÖHLER’S MICROCLEAN – UNCANNY BLADE MATERIAL.
Like I have said in my previous review of that venerable folding knife : It has taken me a very long time before to get any interest in the Police model. My first real step in the wide Spyderco world was the Terzuola Starmate and the Millie. The Starmate was equipped with some super new steel … Continue reading A Spirit In a Material World: Sting, The Police.
“The original Police model was a response to a request from Police for a Mariner with a point. I saw that as an opportunity to create a new design that was closer to what I personally liked. I thought to call it “LaSalle”, but in the end, i pushed the ego out and called it … Continue reading Spyderco Police C07GP4 – The Steel Cheetah.