Just got my shipping notice, set to arrive on the 11th from the guys in MD
Experience is something you get right after you need it
I agree with twinboys n Donut's posts above. They have been late on the releases if they get them at all. By then, I'd have bought it from another place as I dont want to take my chances.
Got a tracking number from Howes today BTW
Upcoming: N5 CF/S110v, N5 LWT, DragonFly SB, Marcin Slysz Bowie, Farid Mehr K2, Peter Carey Rubicon, Gayle Bradley Fixed Blade, Phil Wilson Sprig, Mule Team 4V
(Some) Wishes: Native5 CHIEF, Sub 4 inch versions of the Mehr K2 and Carey Rubicon, More M4 and Use CPM-154!
I just paid about 200 to my local brick and mortar for one of these. I have to agree that it is necessary to support local shops. I get to see and play with their stuff so it is only fair I think. My first Military, by the way. Thought about the blue one (which they also carried and for less than the other shop!) but figure I'll start with this one.
I am either going to pass all together or get one online...I hate it, because they are cool guys and I like to go inside but the extra $30 to "buy local" would get me another Ladybug hawkbill on line. In case I did not mention, this B&M has guns, archery, costa del mar glasses, fishing supplies (all over priced) and there is usually no where to park. They do just fine obviously and will sell the 2 Cru Mil's before the week is over.
My shipping notice was sent me today as well. Super excited about this.
Is Cruwear any better than M-390 or S90V ??
Steel Snob M-4
I can't wait to use this one! I bet the tungsten will give it a very aggressive edge. I expect this CPM Cruwear to act a lot like a more stain resistant Super Blue.
Top 3 's: Lum Tanto Folder, Yojimbo 2, Para-Military 2
Coming Soon Wish List: Yojimbo 2 CF S90V PREORDERED!!! X 2, Kiwi 4, K2, Roadie, Dog Tag Folder, Lum Tanto Fixed
On The Fence: Rubicon, Roc, PITS, Native 5 (G10), Caly 3.5 CF
Most recently acquired: Manix 2 Cruwear, Kahr Delica, G10 UKPK's, Black Southard,Para-Military 2 Elmax, Para-Military 2 CTS 2
CRU-WEAR IMO falls in the category of Z-Wear/PD-1/CPM-3V.
Here is a comparison graph:
I believe this is the patent for CPM-3V
Wear resistant, powder metallurgy cold work tool steel articles having high impact toughness and a method for producing the same
Note: The higher wear resistance that is promoted is higher in the category the specific steel falls into (cold work tool steel).
Here is specific mention of CRU-WEAR in other patents:
Low-cost, high-strength, high-toughness and high-abrasion resistance cold-working die steel and preparation method thereof
High malleable high wear-resisting cold process mould steel
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Cruwear Military, CTS-204P Para 2, K390 Mule
Southard, Techno, Sage 2, Gayle Bradley
Super Blue Caly 3, Caly 3.5, Endura and G10 Ladybug
ZDP-189 G10 Dragonfly, ZDP-189 Nishijin Dragonfly
Nothing yet, got mine in on 5/04
KC was nice enough to take my name down about a monthago; I bet I'm somewhere around 5,000th on the list
Of course I'll be looking elsewhere