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by Mzen
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Micarta Shaman 2nd Sprint Run
Replies: 151
Views: 9556

Re: Micarta Shaman 2nd Sprint Run

Since others have chimed in already with their stories, I will provide my own anecdotal evidence as to why the standard Shaman didn't sell more than it did. My personal example is the Spyderco price hike from last year. When the S30V version came out at 140$, it was an amazing deal and I was fully c...
by Mzen
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Micarta Shaman 2nd Sprint Run
Replies: 151
Views: 9556

Re: Micarta Shaman 2nd Sprint Run

If it ends up being PD1 as many are speculating, then it's nearly identical to CPM Cruwear (like m390 vs 20cv). Slightly off-topic, one thing strikes me as a bit odd... I did look at some data on PD-1 being almost equal to Cru-Wear, but why isn't there more interest in that particular steel? When i...
by Mzen
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Micarta Shaman 2nd Sprint Run
Replies: 151
Views: 9556

Re: Micarta Shaman 2nd Sprint Run

I'm rooting for Team Stonewash here since my desire is to drag this one to work with me, which means that a pretty satin-finish would be trashed by the end of the week, and I'm just not a fan of the "battle-scarred" look on folders, I prefer keeping them presentable in the long term. I think a black...
by Mzen
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil Native slip joint?
Replies: 39
Views: 3335

Re: Lil Native slip joint?

Yeah, I think the AEB-L Urbans shouldn't be used as a gauge to measure the success of a Spyderco slipjoint, they are more for steel nerds, plus the color choice isn't for everyone. The folks who wanted the Urban probably already have one in other variants. Speaking for myself, I'm just not a fan of ...
by Mzen
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?
Replies: 1020
Views: 82727

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

great point, the s90v CF Shaman is probably one of the best Golden knives out there and is still available lots of places. From my point of view, that specific sprint didn't exactly convince most folks for two reasons: high price and S90V. Yes, it's a wonderful super steel, but in my estimation I d...
by Mzen
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Sal the Micarta Man - Shaman flavors poll
Replies: 71
Views: 4565

Re: Sal the Micarta Man - Shaman flavors poll

Green micarta + Cru-Wear or 4V for me, as well as a stonewashed blade to go with the tough folder theme.
by Mzen
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?
Replies: 1020
Views: 82727

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Green micarta here. As for steel, Cru-Wear or 4V would be my choices, gotta keep the tough folder theme consistent. And throw in a nice stonewash finish on that blade while you're there Sal :D
by Mzen
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?
Replies: 1020
Views: 82727

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

I'm out folks. Guess this still isn't the time where I'll finally give Cru-Wear a go haha... My curse will never end! But to be honest, I pretty much saw it coming as soon as the first images started rolling out. This one was always going to be a highly sought after sprint, pretty much the combinati...
by Mzen
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil Native Flytanium scales
Replies: 46
Views: 4719

Re: Lil Native Flytanium scales

General question about Flytanium scales: are the pivot holes D-shaped? From what I have seen so far, that doesn't seem to be the case.
by Mzen
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: More 4V anyone?
Replies: 41
Views: 2588

Re: More 4V anyone?

Sal, small request when it comes to 4V... Make sure there is a way for it to reach us European folks :( Last time I saw something cool in 4V from St. Nick's, I sent them an email asking about shipping to Europe (Germany in my case) but unfortunately they don't ship it here, which is pretty disappoin...
by Mzen
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?
Replies: 1020
Views: 82727

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

But here in Europe i have to pay ~ €250 / $276 for the Cru-Wear Shaman. If you don't mind me asking, where did you get it? As a fellow European, I fully understand the pain of paying more for Spyderco knives compared to most people. Please leave some store recommendations for me to keep an eye out!...
by Mzen
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman Cruwear; Brown Micarta characteristics
Replies: 19
Views: 2442

Re: Shaman Cruwear; Brown Micarta characteristics

Thank you for all the information, stuff like this is why I love roaming around this forum. On topic: what would you recommend when it comes to cleaning and maintenance? I have no experience with micarta but my G10 has seen a lot of action at my workplace. I usually go for some 99,9% isopropanol to ...
by Mzen
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?
Replies: 1020
Views: 82727

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

But here in Europe i have to pay ~ €250 / $276 for the Cru-Wear Shaman. If you don't mind me asking, where did you get it? As a fellow European, I fully understand the pain of paying more for Spyderco knives compared to most people. Please leave some store recommendations for me to keep an eye out!
by Mzen
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?
Replies: 1020
Views: 82727

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Alright, real talk time: who here is planning on using this knife as an honest to God user? I REALLY want one of these as a work knife, but between all the collectors and flippers out there, I feel like I'm a tiny minority. I'm pretty satisfied with my Hogue Ritter in M390, but I hate the disassembl...
by Mzen
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Lil Native slip joint?
Replies: 39
Views: 3335

Re: Lil Native slip joint?

I go every week wondering if I should create a new thread and figure out what's up with this model. Thanks for the bump everyone :) Sal or anyone involved, throw us a bone here please! Either to know if it was delayed or even canceled (doubtful, since slippies seem to be all the rage lately), it wou...
by Mzen
Sun May 19, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: seat belt cutting
Replies: 42
Views: 1833

Re: seat belt cutting

Any serrated hawkbill shaped blade will make short work of that belt, you get a lot of power and leverage out of that type of knife. I am constantly amazed at how well my very cheap Byrd Hawkbill deals with all the rope and plastic wrapping I throw at it at work. Whatever you choose, I believe anyth...
by Mzen
Fri May 17, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Musing on slipjoints...
Replies: 38
Views: 1872

Re: Musing on slipjoints...

I've already made my point clear when I've created the thread, but as they say... A picture is worth a thousand words: https://www.spyderco.com/pix/products/large/C127OR_L.jpg A CQI'ed version of this, made in Golden, BD1N and burnt orange G10 scales (like the ones on the recent REX45 sprints) makes...
by Mzen
Sat May 11, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Which steel "spoiled" you?
Replies: 49
Views: 1803

Re: Which steel "spoiled" you?

For me, it was S90V. That stuff is the most balanced high carbide stainless I'm aware of. It holds an edge for a respectable amount of time and sharpens fairly easily. The aggressive edge it takes, combined with the ease of sharpening is what made me fall in love. This is literally the first time I...
by Mzen
Fri May 10, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Musing on slipjoints...
Replies: 38
Views: 1872

Re: Musing on slipjoints...

The Pingo was a Vox design, and that other one discontinued in 2017 with all the holes (name escapes me) was also a collab. My brain isn't what it used to be... I actually own the Pingo and completely forgot it was a Vox/Ansø collab :eek: I would love if they got a hold of Jens Ansø and/or Jesper V...
by Mzen
Thu May 09, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Musing on slipjoints...
Replies: 38
Views: 1872

Re: Musing on slipjoints...

I'd like less utilitarian and more fancy slipjoints. Less frn and g10. Do titanium, wood, etc. Do a slippie model like the chaparral. 52100, cruwear, 3v, m4. Call back to trasiditionals with non-stainless. Maybe some slipjoint collabs. Would kill for a Slysz slippie. I agree with most of what you'r...

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