I definitely need another lil native.
When the Shaman initially hit, I didn't have the resources to buy it immediately, but once I did get it in my hands, it clicked so well that it's my easy answer to the "you only get to keep one knife, what is it" question. I can do anything I need to do with it, and plan to rely on it for decades.
Even though the Southard was my first Spyderco and retains a lot of sentimental value, it just doesn't compare. My hands are "in love" with the Shaman.
I'd say the biggest effect (for me) on coming across a knife that clicks that well is how much I can slow down in terms of 'the chase'. There's a lot of new models I'm excited to see and hold, but I no longer feel the pressure to try and find "my" knife.
Spyderco Collection: Always in Flux...
Southard, PITS, Shaman, CF S90v Shaman, Ikuchi, Amalgam, Spyderhawk H1, Squarehead LW, Smallfly G10, UKPK, Calendar Para 3 LW, CRUCARTA Shaman, Hawkbill Dragonfly 2 H1
40th Anniversary Native
Would like to own again: Lil Native, Sheepsfoot Caribbean
Wishlist: Kapara, Lil Chokwe, Tanto PM2, Sage 5 LW, Shaman Sprints!