Cruwear and Patina, the Lemon Edition.

  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.

52100 Fight the rust ! Force Patina !!

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 !!

Spyderco C36 CPM M4 – Building a 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

SPYDERCO C81GPCW2 PARAMILLIE CPM CRUWEAR KNIFECENTER EXCLUSIVE — ONE YEAR LATER

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

STEEL K390 BÖHLER’S MICROCLEAN – UNCANNY BLADE MATERIAL.

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.

Spyderco Police C07GP4 – The Steel Cheetah.

I remember one of the very first advertising of the Clip It collection of Spyderco. The Police was presented in its stainless handle serrated edge version of that time (80’s…) and it was written something like: “Pure Performance” … The cheetah is a good example of incredible fast and lean animal and as this knife, … Continue reading Spyderco Police C07GP4 – The Steel Cheetah.

Flytanium on Cruwear PM2 – a sweet customization

Disassembling the Cruwear Knifecenter edition has been a child play once I have found how to use some pliers to keep some rounds spacers from turning by gripping them. Eventually, the Flytanium scales are perfectly adjusted. No surprises at all. The action is as smooth as before, no worry. The sweet point of balance is … Continue reading Flytanium on Cruwear PM2 – a sweet customization

Morakniv… in the wilderness of my garden

In my latest review, Pear of Cydonia, I got surprised by the chemical reaction when cutting quinces with the Morakniv ; immediately the quince’s juice and its high concentration in tannins combined with carbon steel blade lead to dark traces on the fruit and accelerated the blade’s patina. Many thanks to Max Wedges for his explantations: “Now … Continue reading Morakniv… in the wilderness of my garden