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SHAMAN FIXED BLADE

Postby cycleguy » Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:12 pm

I know this forum is heavily biased folders ... and rightfully so! But I do love fixed blades and I'll confess I love 'em more than folders.

With its 3D handle, size, geometry and all ... I think the Shaman would make a wonderful fixed blade!!!! It could even fill the void left behind by the Mule Team.

I'd love to see the Cruwear Micarta Shaman as a fixed blade. So much so, I think it could put Spyderco front and center in the fixed blade world!!!

Kydex or leather sheath would be fine ... but think I'd prefer traditional leather ... with option to wear horizontal or vertical on a belt or pack strap.

Hope this sets something big in motion!!!!

It seems like a wonderful idea to me... but I'm certain to be biased and blind. So, what do you fixed blade aficionados think?

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Re: SHAMAN FIXED BLADE

Postby Foundry81 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:17 pm

I'd be all for it. I dont carry fixed blades, but I love the shaman, and would definitely pick one up.

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Re: SHAMAN FIXED BLADE

Postby Evil D » Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:17 pm

It would be pretty awesome if they offered simple Mule style fixed blade versions of popular folding knives. There are a lot of models that would transfer over to a fixed blade very well. If they were kept simple like the Mules, cost could be kept down too. It wouldn't work for every knife but I could see some models keeping the exact same overall shape stamped out in a fixed blade format with the blade ground. I'd rather have a skeletonized Native 5 fixed blade over an ESEE Izula.
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Re: SHAMAN FIXED BLADE

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Yes

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Re: SHAMAN FIXED BLADE

Postby JuPaul » Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:48 pm

Heck yeah! I think that's why I've been excited to try the Shaman: it looks like a folding version of a fixed blade I'd love to have. Even more so with the upcoming crucarta treatment. Bring on a fixed version! We just saw the release of a folding version of a spydie fixed blade (the siren/waterway), so why not the other way around?
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Re: SHAMAN FIXED BLADE

Postby Naperville » Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:49 pm

I like the idea of a Shaman fixed blade too. Maybe permanently in 4V. Maybe a tad bit larger too.

At least 80% of my 87 knives are fixed blades, and I am always looking for an excellent small fixed blade to carry. If it has a 4 inch blade, count me in.
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Re: SHAMAN FIXED BLADE

Postby curlyhairedboy » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:31 pm

I'd likely buy it, but not carry it
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Re: SHAMAN FIXED BLADE

Postby Pancake » Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:01 pm

My main problem is the front finger choil. In fixed blade I see that just as a wasted cutting edge (in folder I dont mind them, because they fold). I know folders users like to use choils, but with a good design you dont need it.
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Well now I dont know....this looks kinda weird without that choil.....But I might made a fixed blade shaman in my garage at some point.
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Re: SHAMAN FIXED BLADE

Postby knivesandbooks » Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:34 pm

I would buy a fixed Shaman. I wouldn't even think about it. I'd buy it instantly. I would be proud to make it my first Spydie fixed blade.

Funny there's support for this now. When I brought this up after I bought a Shaman as soon as it was released, I got carp for it. Multiple people posting "oh you must think Sal is here to fulfill all of your wishes" and stuff like that. It would be a good little fixed blade.

Edit to add: would have to have the same contoured handles as the regular Shaman.
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Re: SHAMAN FIXED BLADE

Postby Naperville » Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:54 pm

Pancake wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:01 pm
My main problem is the front finger choil. In fixed blade I see that just as a wasted cutting edge (in folder I dont mind them, because they fold). I know folders users like to use choils, but with a good design you dont need it.
Image

Well now I dont know....this looks kinda weird without that choil.....But I might made a fixed blade shaman in my garage at some point.
It looks good!

And I have reassessed my earlier comment, and I'd even buy one with a 5 inch blade! It's one heck of a beautiful knife. Maybe Spyderco could make them a permanent part of the collection at 3, 4, and 5 inch blade lengths.
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Re: SHAMAN FIXED BLADE

Postby Wartstein » Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:04 am

Great idea!!
I personally specifically in the Shaman would keep the choil as it is, but lengthen the blade as a whole a bit, so there is a tad more actual edge.
Something that's not possible in the folding Shaman, cause, well, it has to fold...
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Re: SHAMAN FIXED BLADE

Postby Pancake » Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:41 am

Wartstein wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:04 am
Great idea!!
I personally specifically in the Shaman would keep the choil as it is, but lengthen the blade as a whole a bit, so there is a tad more actual edge.
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Re: SHAMAN FIXED BLADE

Postby Wartstein » Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:45 am

Pancake wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:41 am
Wartstein wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:04 am
Great idea!!
I personally specifically in the Shaman would keep the choil as it is, but lengthen the blade as a whole a bit, so there is a tad more actual edge.
Like this?
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Looking good! :)

Though now seeing it, I wonder if the feel in hand in a regular grip might maybe be a bit too blade heavy... ??
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Re: SHAMAN FIXED BLADE

Postby Pancake » Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:01 am

Balance of the knife is a tough to predict. But if you use a normal stock thickness like 3 mm it would not it be as bad. I really don't think you need more then 3 mm stock....Even more so in this case, when you don't have true FFG grind.
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Re: SHAMAN FIXED BLADE

Postby bearfacedkiller » Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:23 am

The Proficient is similar in some ways and it is ergonomic perfection. The most comfortable knife handle I have ever held.

I started a thread a while back asking for a more affordable Proficient. Maybe Cruwear and Micarta? Maybe G10 and XHP?
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Re: SHAMAN FIXED BLADE

Postby captnvegtble » Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:28 am

Pancake wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:01 pm
My main problem is the front finger choil. In fixed blade I see that just as a wasted cutting edge (in folder I dont mind them, because they fold). I know folders users like to use choils, but with a good design you dont need it.
Image

Well now I dont know....this looks kinda weird without that choil.....But I might made a fixed blade shaman in my garage at some point.
Looks like a thicker version of the Enuff.

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Re: SHAMAN FIXED BLADE

Postby Ez556 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:40 am

I like the slightly longer bladed renderings shown here a lot. If something is a fixed blade and you don’t have to worry about the blade fitting in the handle, might as well give it a bit more blade! For Spyderco to really become “front and center in the fixed blade world” I think that price point would be a huge factor. Looking at their current long standing fixed blades, the Perrin Street Beat/Street Bowie, the Morans and the Enuffs, they are all fairly close to $100. Yeah, Spyderco makes some excellent fixed blades at $200+, but all the biggest fixed blade brands like Esee, KaBar, Cold Steel etc aren’t particularly famous for their high dollar models. If Spyderco were to make something outdoorsy like a Shaman styled fixed blade in America in a “good enough” steel like BD1N, 440C, etc that came in at $90-$140 MAP I think that would be a hot seller for sure! Then maybe down the road make a more premium version with a nicer handle material and steel like 4V or Cruwear or something.
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Re: SHAMAN FIXED BLADE

Postby spyderwolf » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:42 am

Pancake wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:01 pm
My main problem is the front finger choil. In fixed blade I see that just as a wasted cutting edge (in folder I dont mind them, because they fold). I know folders users like to use choils, but with a good design you dont need it.
Image

Well now I dont know....this looks kinda weird without that choil.....But I might made a fixed blade shaman in my garage at some point.
I'll buy a knife like this.
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Re: SHAMAN FIXED BLADE

Postby BornIn1500 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:16 am

Pancake wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:01 pm
My main problem is the front finger choil. In fixed blade I see that just as a wasted cutting edge (in folder I dont mind them, because they fold). I know folders users like to use choils, but with a good design you dont need it.
Image

Well now I dont know....this looks kinda weird without that choil.....But I might made a fixed blade shaman in my garage at some point.
It would be awesome if the Shaman folder was made like that.

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Re: SHAMAN FIXED BLADE

Postby Mako109 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:24 am

Pancake wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:41 am
Like this?
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Bam, you got me. I'm in.


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