s90v SHAMAN IS OUT

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Re: s90v SHAMAN IS OUT

Postby JuPaul » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:24 am

Tucson Tom wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:06 pm
JuPaul wrote:
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Yep, a LW version in something other than black (and other than s90v/s110v/maxamet) would get me to try out a Shaman.
I don't think a LW version would even be a Shaman.
Because it's supposed to be a beefy knife? Having never trued one out (yet), I'd like to know. I was thinking of the manix 2 lw, which is a lw version of a workhorse knife that I like. What's the reason a Shaman wouldn't translate into lw the way a manix does? Legit question, not being sarcastic.
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Re: s90v SHAMAN IS OUT

Postby curlyhairedboy » 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.
EDC Rotation: PITS, Shaman, CF S90v Shaman, Ikuchi, Amalgam, CruCarta Shaman, Lil Native, Sage 5 LW
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Re: s90v SHAMAN IS OUT

Postby Tucson Tom » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:07 pm

sal wrote:
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I really like S90V.

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This is something that I had already noticed. Worth paying attention to. I am totally on-board with this.

Sometimes I get the feeling that sprint runs are something that Sal wants and figures that he will give the rest of us a shot at.

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Re: s90v SHAMAN IS OUT

Postby Pelagic » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:59 pm

Tucson Tom wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:07 pm
Sometimes I get the feeling that sprint runs are something that Sal wants and figures that he will give the rest of us a shot at.
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Re: s90v SHAMAN IS OUT

Postby zippifish » 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!

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Re: s90v SHAMAN IS OUT

Postby curlyhairedboy » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:09 am

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.
EDC Rotation: PITS, Shaman, CF S90v Shaman, Ikuchi, Amalgam, CruCarta Shaman, Lil Native, Sage 5 LW
Always in Pocket: Hawkbill Dragonfly 2 H1
Special and Sentimental: Southard, Smallfly G10, Squarehead LW, Calendar Para 3 LW, 40th Anniversary Native
Would like to own again: Sheepsfoot Caribbean
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Re: s90v SHAMAN IS OUT

Postby wrdwrght » Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:53 pm

Tucson Tom wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:06 pm
JuPaul wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:35 pm
Yep, a LW version in something other than black (and other than s90v/s110v/maxamet) would get me to try out a Shaman.
I don't think a LW version would even be a Shaman.
A Shaman LW does seem a contradiction to me.
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Re: s90v SHAMAN IS OUT

Postby Enactive » Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:39 pm

bearfacedkiller wrote:
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Oh yes, the Crucarta will be mine!
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Re: s90v SHAMAN IS OUT

Postby elena86 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:21 pm

As much as I like Sal's designs I'm sorry to say but this an overrated folder and has quite a few issues design wise .... don't want to go into details. Some say it's a PM2+Manix2 killer... I say NO WAY. I have the feeling that all this Shaman hype will fade out, I've seen this before with so many models but ...time will tell. Not my cup of tea but ... enjoy yours.
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Re: s90v SHAMAN IS OUT

Postby Ez556 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:31 pm

I think a Shaman LW, especially in the way Golden usually makes them without any liners at all, would be grossly blade heavy. As it sits with steel liners and a steel backspacer hanging on the end the knife still feels blade heavy swinging it out. Theres a lot more mass than the Manix blade, thats for sure. I love me some Golden FRN (see my signature), but I would be very skeptical about a Shaman LW. I didn't think I'd see a linerless compression lock knife though, and the Para 3 LW is great, so I guess anythings possible.
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But in reality, there is nothing quite like a gun. And it has been said, "The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun".
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Does that complexity decrease the simplicity? Not at all.

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Re: s90v SHAMAN IS OUT

Postby Ez556 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:42 pm

elena86 wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:21 pm
As much as I like Sal's designs I'm sorry to say but this an overrated folder and has quite a few issues design wise .... don't want to go into details. Some say it's a PM2+Manix2 killer... I say NO WAY. I have the feeling that all this Shaman hype will fade out, I've seen this before with so many models but ...time will tell. Not my cup of tea but ... enjoy yours.
There are definitly things you can call "design issues" like the way the blade hangs out of the handle when closed a la PM1, and the end of the finger choil that intrudes into the compression lock, but honestly once I held one it just makes sense. Thats a lot of blade sitting in that rather petite handle. I certainly wouldn't say its a PM2/Manix killer because it doesn't really directly compete with them, price wise or otherwise. It wouldn't make sense for a company to make a product that "kills" its own product anyways. At any rate the Shaman has been out for over 2 and a half years now, and it still has a good following, so I don't know if you could consider it "hype".
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sal wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:28 am
But in reality, there is nothing quite like a gun. And it has been said, "The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun".
Sumdumguy wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:35 am
Does that complexity decrease the simplicity? Not at all.


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