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
After using the Kapara all this summer I have decided to go the opposite way with a straight edge and flat handle !And having a lot of fun with my Yojimbo2, I have decided to beat that dead horse again:“This knife has been designed for Self Defense, It would not be a great EDC, especially … Continue reading Yojimbo2 as EDC Workhorse ? Don’t be shy !
The wonderful Native Chief is in my own opinion one of the best Spyderco knife available in the 20’s. Compared to the mighty C36 Military you can notice how beautiful its design is thanks to its absence of hump. We also know its lock is one of the strongest if not the strongest in the … Continue reading Chief Rex45 – Instant Classic Part II
“It’s been a long roadGetting from there to hereIt’s been a long timeBut my time is finally near…” Yes, it has been 22 years (since 1999) that we have been waiting for the Native Chief to be produced. Sal Glesser said: In 2008: “We only made one prototype. The model never went into production.” In … Continue reading NATIVE CHIEF™ REX 45 SPRINT RUN™ – C244GBORE – The Joker !
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