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

Yojimbo2 as EDC Workhorse ? Don’t be shy !

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 !

NATIVE CHIEF™ REX 45 SPRINT RUN™ – C244GBORE – The Joker !

“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 !

The TREE REX also known as the Shaman in CPM-REX 45 and Dymondwood.

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.

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