zippifish wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:25 pm
curlyhairedboy wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:06 am
I'd say it would keep the character of the Shaman if it was fully contoured FRN of the new, stiffer blend seen in the para 3 LW.
I preface this by saying I own 2 DF2s, a Chap LW and plan on buying the Sage 5 LW, have to say a Shaman with big fat plastic scales will feel cheap. Ever handle a BM Griptilian? No thanks!
I've handled one, but i agree that the texturing would need to be dialed in for sure on a LW Shaman. Price would need to be attractive too, and they'd need to make sure the inner edges of the molding are rounded a bit on the spine of the handle and around the blade slot. The G10 model has some sharper edges that pinch the hand when gripping the knife firmly. Fortunately, they're fairly easy to knock down with a brief swipe of 2000 grit sandpaper.
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