Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

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Re: Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

Postby holeshot » Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:35 pm

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RamZar wrote:I really like these Shamans.

Compared to the ParaMiltary2, it looks to be more comfortable in the hand due to the contouring of the G-10, easier access to the compression lock and not as wide when closed.

I think it's worth the extra $24 over the PM2.

Agreed. Not sure it could replace my Manix 2 or Sliverax but it looks like a winner to me.
I agree, just ordered one from KP. :)
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Postby RamZar » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:21 pm

abbazaba wrote:Curious to hear what others think about the size and weight.
Shaman seems to be nearly 1.5 ounces heavier than ParaMilitary2!

I wonder if the liners on the Shaman are skeletonized.
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Re: Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

Postby abbazaba » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:56 pm

RamZar wrote:
abbazaba wrote:Curious to hear what others think about the size and weight.
Shaman seems to be nearly 1.5 ounces heavier than ParaMilitary2!

I wonder if the liners on the Shaman are skeletonized.
Definitely looks like it in the picture

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Re: Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

Postby RamZar » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:44 pm

abbazaba wrote:
RamZar wrote:
abbazaba wrote:Curious to hear what others think about the size and weight.
Shaman seems to be nearly 1.5 ounces heavier than ParaMilitary2!

I wonder if the liners on the Shaman are skeletonized.
Definitely looks like it in the picture

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Noticed that. Could it be the backspacer?

Both BladeHQ & GP Knives have the weight of the Shaman at 5.2 ounces!
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Re: Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

Postby DougC-3 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:53 am

This is an appealing weight for me, about the same as the Manix 2 without skeletonized liners. I like lightweight knives too, but I sometimes also like the balance of a heavier knife that is not blade heavy. I think this is good in a working knife, and I'm looking forward to finding out how the SE compares to my D'Allara Rescue for cutting brush.
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Re: Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

Postby Bloody Fingerz » Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:55 am

I’m waiting on a Knifecenter preorder. I haven’t heard anything and was wondering if anyone that ordered from them had any info?

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Postby Brock O Lee » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:29 am

I can see one of these in my future!
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Postby thewoodpecker » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:08 am

The Shaman feels good in the hand. Has a robustness to it while being well balanced. For the equivalent of $1.75 in Quarters weight increase the Shaman feels more capable of serious use than either the Military or PM2. Really interested in seeing how it does in the field. Relatively thin behind the edge as well (≈ 0.03 behind the edge).
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Re: Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

Postby RamZar » Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:32 pm

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Re: Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

Postby twinboysdad » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:02 pm

That BHQ video just sold me!

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Re: Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

Postby Wrathhog » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:48 pm

Stonewash is a pleasant surprise. I don't remember seeing that mentioned anywhere. This one could end up being a classic.
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Re: Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

Postby RamZar » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:55 pm

Wrathhog wrote:Stonewash is a pleasant surprise. I don't remember seeing that mentioned anywhere.
Both the GP Knives video and product description mention “full stonewash finish“ on the blade.
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Re: Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

Postby RamZar » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:59 pm

BladeHQ’s description says: “Its handle sports ergonomic, matte-finished G-10 scales over skeletonized stainless steel liners to keep the Shaman lightweight and comfortable.“ However, at 5.20 ounces I wouldn’t call the Shaman “lightweight”.
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Re: Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

Postby Wrathhog » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:01 pm

RamZar wrote:
Wrathhog wrote:Stonewash is a pleasant surprise. I don't remember seeing that mentioned anywhere.
Both the GP Knives video and product description mention “full stonewash finish“ on the blade.
Blade HQ lists blade finish as satin. I don't check GP that often.

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Re: Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

Postby RamZar » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:02 pm

twinboysdad wrote:That BHQ video just sold me!
The post above yours is the GP Knives detailed overview.

Here’s BladeHQ’s brief overview:

https://youtu.be/RAMGJmbxJoQ
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Re: Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

Postby Wrathhog » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:04 pm

RamZar wrote:BladeHQ’s description says: “Its handle sports ergonomic, matte-finished G-10 scales over skeletonized stainless steel liners to keep the Shaman lightweight and comfortable.“ However, at 5.20 ounces I wouldn’t call the Shaman “lightweight”.
I'm interested if the weight is correct. It's pretty beefy all the way to the tip so it probably is. Hope someone who has it can confirm.

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Re: Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

Postby abbazaba » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:34 pm

Hoping those with tracking numbers own a camera and scale :)

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Re: Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

Postby Bloody Fingerz » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:35 pm

Cancelled my Knifecenter preorder and ordered from bladehq. Knifecenter would only say that they don’t have any control or any idea when a shipment would arrive. Not very inspiring.

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Re: Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

Postby Liquid Cobra » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:49 pm

So this could almost be considered Spyderco’s first front flipper according to GP Knives video. Nice!

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Re: Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

Postby sal » Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:22 pm

Hi Cobra,

It's not a flipper.

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