Spyderco's latest limited edition Sprint Run supercharges the iconic Manix2 with a blade ground from state-of-the-art CPM Cru-Wear steel.
Produced by Crucible Industries, standard Cru-Wear is an air-hardening tool steel that was designed as an upgrade to D2. Although it contains less carbon chromium, its increased levels of vanadium and tungsten make it significantly tougher and more wear resistant than D2.
CPM (Crucible Particle Metallurgy) Cru-Wear further accentuates the benefits of Cru-Wear by combining its advanced alloy composition with the benefits of the powdered metallurgy process. This process produces an extremely homogeneous steel with superior dimensional stability, grindability and toughness. CPM Cru-Wear, in particular, offers increased toughness and chip resistance compared to its conventional ingot counterpart.
Another unique aspect of this knife is its handle, which features scales machined from gray diamond pattern G10. Like ordinary G10, this material is extremely durable and has a fine checkered texture for an enhanced grip. However, it also features a handsome diamond pattern that clearly sets this knife apart from standard production versions of the Manix2, enhancing its status as both a functional tool and a highly prized collector's item.
Despite its exceptional toughness, please remember that CPM Cru-Wear is still a tool steel - not stainless - and is therefore susceptible to corrosion if not properly maintained.