KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

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Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

Postby Crux » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:51 pm

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Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:10 pm
I want this.... but have already spent some money on the discontinued Bushcraft which should be coming in tomorrow (Excited).
Plus... I have my eye on the BHQ dlc m4 military...
See what I mean??? Basically the PM2 is one of the BEST folders and I have several, but the problem was first breaking it out in a restaurant of which some where people got their undies in a wad. So I focused on the Para 3 which is awesome and meets several oppressive knife laws, but might fail to meet the uneducated people that seek to destroy our rights. This is the very best site I know of. https://knifeup.com/knife-laws/

I'm sorry if my Para 3 whorness skews my reports. I can be impartial. I'm working on it with help. :spyder:
Can you find it and can it cut? :eek:

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Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

Postby blues » Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:16 am

There's absolutely nothing wrong with having different (sized) knives for different occasions and / or venues. Even as a retired LEO living in a semi-rural environment I try to consider the environment I intend to be in.

When I'm going to a restaurant or the supermarket, there's no need for me to have anything larger than the Para 3 which is more than capable of handling any task at hand. We are ambassadors of the knife world and it's better for folks to see the utility and sense of carrying a pocketknife rather than causing undue alarm simply because we are within our rights.

(Even a smaller knife like the K390 Urban would be fine but I'd probably save that for a more formal / restrictive setting.)

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Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

Postby Northglenn500 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:41 pm

Sorry if this has already been covered, but what is the difference between smooth G10 and the G10 handles that come on the other models? Is it smooth/shiny like the fixed blade Junction, or is there some texture?

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Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

Postby Rutger » Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:11 pm

My pre-order is now listed in my KC account.
Northglenn500 wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:41 pm
Sorry if this has already been covered, but what is the difference between smooth G10 and the G10 handles that come on the other models? Is it smooth/shiny like the fixed blade Junction, or is there some texture?
Most G10 used in knives has a so called Peel Ply texture. So it's a little rough to give grip. The G10 on this exclusive is as it says smooth, which is not the standard. You can still see the fiberglas pattern in the epoxy.

Here is how it should look like. (image from the previous PM2 exclusive, credit to @RadioactiveSpyder)
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Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

Postby Crux » Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:50 pm

I like it. :)
Can you find it and can it cut? :eek:

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Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

Postby Woodpuppy » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:53 am

10/30, the big day! Hopefully KC didn’t over sell pre-orders! Come on shipping notice and tracking number....
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Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

Postby Xander3Zero » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:57 am

Woodpuppy wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:53 am
10/30, the big day! Hopefully KC didn’t over sell pre-orders! Come on shipping notice and tracking number....
My first pre-order with KC... and really hoping these aren't delayed from the expected date!

Pretty excited to try the smooth G10 scales, and also happy that this version will have the satin grinds as opposed to the blasted finish in some of the sprints. Looking at the close up picture of the handle above.. makes me wish Spyderco would put a nice big radius'ed edge around the scales to give it more "contour". Would definitely feel really nice in hand.

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Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

Postby Woodpuppy » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:06 am

Showing as “in stock”!

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Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

Postby Rutger » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:27 am

Xander3Zero wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:57 am
Looking at the close up picture of the handle above.. makes me wish Spyderco would put a nice big radius'ed edge around the scales to give it more "contour". Would definitely feel really nice in hand.
That is a PM2 though. They have sharper/less rounded G10 edges than the Para 3's.

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Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

Postby camvdcs » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:04 am

Ok, I just saw that KC just charged my CC for it. Should be coming soon.

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Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

Postby Joey » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:07 am

Mine shows in stock as well. That’s so surprising to me! Seeing other recent Para 3 exclusives sell out so fast made me think this one also would.
Let’s see if it can last the rest of the month!
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Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

Postby GarageBoy » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:14 am

What models has Cru wear been offered on?

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Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

Postby blues » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:24 am

Just called and it's shipping today. I had no idea these orders were being filled so quickly. Good stuff.

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Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

Postby rgrad80 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:51 pm

I have to pass on this one as I have my eye on the Rex45 and BHQ mili. Also, the smooth scales are not my thing. They are not Shaman smooth, but a weird slick smooth.
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Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

Postby Joey » Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:57 pm

I’m normally not a big fan of “slick” surfaces either, but I decided this one gets a pass. It’s just a nice change from the textured surfaces found on most knives I own. Another huge reason I don’t mind it is the fact that I’ve never had to use a knife with wet hands. I find dry hands can still get plenty of grip, thankfully.
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Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

Postby ABX2011 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:44 pm

GarageBoy wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:14 am
What models has Cru wear been offered on?
I think the PM2, Millie, Manix 2 and this one.

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Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

Postby Crux » Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:04 pm

ABX2011 wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:44 pm
GarageBoy wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:14 am
What models has Cru wear been offered on?
I think the PM2, Millie, Manix 2 and this one.
This is the second Para 3 in Cruwear.
Can you find it and can it cut? :eek:

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Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

Postby Rutger » Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:06 pm

Mine is shipped :cool:

Not sure if KC got all 600 on day 1, but i can only add 32 to my cart before it goes out of stock at the time of this writing. So it might be sold out soon.

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Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

Postby Crux » Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:41 pm

Only 32? Must be tough. :)
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Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

Postby VA.koi guy » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:32 pm

KC is awesome, got my shipping notification at around 5pm. EST today. Love the PM2 Cruwear with the smooth G10, probably won't get hard use like my S110V EDC.
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