KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

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Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

Postby Pman61 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:57 pm

I didn’t need a black Para 3, but what the heck it’s a new knife. This will be my first Cru-Wear, Para 3 is my favorite size and I haven’t puchased a new knife since the Forum PM2. Ordered and shipping notice!

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Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

Postby tps3443 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:21 pm

Wait, what do you guys mean by smooth G10? Like what’s on the Tenacious? Or it is scales like what is on my PM2 Blurple?
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Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

Postby Crux » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:22 pm

There's a picture of a PM2 with the smooth scales on page 3 of this thread.
Can you find it and can it cut? :eek:

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Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

Postby Sharp Guy » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:47 pm

rgrad80 wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:12 pm
I told myself that the smooth scales are “going to be fine” when I got the PM2 with them on. I never carry that PM2. It’s going to be interesting to see what you guys think 3 months from now...maybe on the Para 3 it will be different.
I couple years I ago I had a severe dislike for smooth G10 scales. I even returned a nice set of red G10 PM2 scales because they were smooth. Since then I've bought a few knives with smooth scales and I really like them now. They're easier to take in and out of the pocket and I don't have a problem holding on to them during use. I still like scales with texture but it's no longer a requirement for me. If I didn't already have a PM2 and Para 3 with Cruwear I would've been all over this KC exclusive.
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Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

Postby Joey » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:48 pm

It’s different than the two models you mentioned. Its a “soft” smooth kind of like a matte (not shiny/non reflective) paint texture. There isn’t any grip to speak of surface wise.
Para 3 M390—Blue/Para 3 M4—Natural/Para 3 Rex 45—Orange/Para 3 4V—Red/Para 3 Cruwear Black/Paramilitary 2 Cruwear—Black/Paramilitary 2 52100—CF/Paramilitary 2 S35VN—Brown/Sliverax S30V—CF/Domino CTS-204P Blue-Titanium/Native 5 S90V—Orange/Pacific Salt H1—Black/Dragonfly 2 VG-10—Orange/Manix 2 S30V—Blue/Manix 2 LW CTS-XHP—Brown/Calypso Jr. Superblue—Grey

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Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

Postby SC_PATRIOT » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:50 pm

It's the "good" smooth. In that it is easier on the pants than g10 or even CF when being drawn. Barely a texture but yet enough! If that makes sense.

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Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

Postby rgrad80 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:28 pm

Crux wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:32 pm
rgrad80 wrote:
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Haha, I promise I’m not! I just don’t want you all to be disappointed.
If it says Spyderco Golden Colorado then I don't care if they used banana scales.
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Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

Postby kirill.sergueev » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:56 pm

oops

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Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

Postby awa54 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:44 am

USPS tracking says it's is in my mailbox!

the 15 minutes until my lunch break are going to seem like hours :rolleyes:
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Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

Postby Xander3Zero » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:55 am

awa54 wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:44 am
USPS tracking says it's is in my mailbox!

the 15 minutes until my lunch break are going to seem like hours :rolleyes:
At first I'm like... How the heck did this guy in VT get this before me in RI; mine was scheduled to be delivered tomorrow... So I decided to check on the tracking... and mines been delivered too! Can't wait to get home now!

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Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

Postby Joey » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:46 am

Mine arrived in Utah already! Stropped a bit with some 2000/3000 grit and it’s melting through paper just like his older brother. This is my second Cruwear knife, and I am extremely impressed with the steel. Spyderco of course nailed the QC again as well!
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Para 3 M390—Blue/Para 3 M4—Natural/Para 3 Rex 45—Orange/Para 3 4V—Red/Para 3 Cruwear Black/Paramilitary 2 Cruwear—Black/Paramilitary 2 52100—CF/Paramilitary 2 S35VN—Brown/Sliverax S30V—CF/Domino CTS-204P Blue-Titanium/Native 5 S90V—Orange/Pacific Salt H1—Black/Dragonfly 2 VG-10—Orange/Manix 2 S30V—Blue/Manix 2 LW CTS-XHP—Brown/Calypso Jr. Superblue—Grey

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Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

Postby awa54 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:08 pm

Now that I have the knife in hand, I'm thinking that it'll be fine without a scale swap... I'll carry it for a while and see how the smooth G10 grows on me over the next few weeks.

The obligatory Ti clip is on its way as well, but for isn't slated for delivery until Monday :(
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Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

Postby eRoc » Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:22 pm

Long time stalker, first time poster. Just got mine out of the mailbox as well. Thought others may be interested in some comparison pics. Wasn't sure I'd like the smooth scales, but initial impressions are looking good.
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Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

Postby VA.koi guy » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:10 pm

I'm about 30 minutes away from KC, funny how the shipping works. Mine should be in my mailbox when I get home tonight. Fingers crossed!
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Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

Postby Crux » Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:42 pm

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Can you find it and can it cut? :eek:

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Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

Postby Woodpuppy » Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:32 pm

Got mine. I like the texture of these scales, no swap for me. I’m very excited to try this steel. I wonder how it corrodes? I love M4, but I’ve found in a sweaty days work, I get rust and pits. Definately not a pocket-it and forget-it steel for me in Florida. So I’ve determined that when I know I’m going to sweat through my clothes I take a Salt 2 instead. I may find I’m a candidate for s90v after my frequent anti-super-stainless-steel posts :rolleyes:
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Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

Postby awa54 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:21 pm

Woodpuppy wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:32 pm
Got mine. I like the texture of these scales, no swap for me. I’m very excited to try this steel. I wonder how it corrodes? I love M4, but I’ve found in a sweaty days work, I get rust and pits. Definately not a pocket-it and forget-it steel for me in Florida. So I’ve determined that when I know I’m going to sweat through my clothes I take a Salt 2 instead. I may find I’m a candidate for s90v after my frequent anti-super-stainless-steel posts :rolleyes:

I would say "it doesn't", but I'm in the northeast, not Florida, so I'll bet you can get some rust, maybe comparable to what I get (or don't as the case may be) on M4 here in VT.

If you're in the market for S90V the Cutlery Shoppe Manix 2 LW is a great platform for it (or S110V).
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Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

Postby JRinFL » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:53 pm

Billed on the 30th, but order status only shows as approved. Here’s hoping I get good news tomorrow.
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Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

Postby BigGrove » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:48 am

Mine arrived yesterday. Very happy with the smoother G10. It of course has a different feel which is a nice change. Definitely goes in to the pocket easier.

I only keep one Para 3 in my carry rotation so we'll see if this can bump the St. Nick's Knives 4V.

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Re: KnifeCenter Para 3 Cruwear

Postby blues » Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:01 pm

Mine showed up today. Excellent fit and finish, drops closed and sharp as a laser. Nice companion to its larger sibling.


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