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Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:22 am
by Philo Beddoe
Green Micarta/15V?

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:22 am
by mb1
sal wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:19 am
Maybe this a bad time, but what do you guys think of a green Micarta Cruwear Shaman, or maybe a green Micarta with another exotic steel? I could argue for a larger quantity.

sal
I’ll post a poll for you. Green would be cool. Blue denim would be my preference. K390/4V/Cruwear would all be desirable I think.

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:22 am
by Spydergirl88
Cruwear and Micarta are 2 of the most asked for options on this forum. I bet you'd sell a lot of Shamans in this configuration, green, blue, earth tones, ivory micarta

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:23 am
by Philo Beddoe
Is 15V to exoctic?

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:24 am
by BigGrove
sal wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:19 am
Maybe this a bad time, but what do you guys think of a green Micarta Cruwear Shaman, or maybe a green Micarta with another exotic steel? I could argue for a larger quantity.

sal
I will probably get booed but I'm more interested in the micarta than the steel. S30V would be fine with me and green micarta would be awesome.

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:24 am
by Rpp
Who cares if it’s sold out immediately.

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:24 am
by tbdoc4kids
Green Micarta? My favorite color! Stick with Cruwear or 4v or perhaps 15v. Larger run! Yes!!!!

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:27 am
by DTPrime
tbdoc4kids wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:04 am
It doesn’t matter if you get the notice. It sells out in seconds, so the notice arrives after they’re gone!
I can vouch I was able to get one based on the GP email, alerts will still be hit or miss based on a variety of things but they are not entirely pointless.

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:28 am
by SpyderPhreak
sal wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:19 am
Maybe this a bad time, but what do you guys think of a green Micarta Cruwear Shaman, or maybe a green Micarta with another exotic steel? I could argue for a larger quantity.

sal
Green would be my 2nd choice after blue denim. ;)

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:29 am
by mb1

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:30 am
by curlyhairedboy
sal wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:19 am
Maybe this a bad time, but what do you guys think of a green Micarta Cruwear Shaman, or maybe a green Micarta with another exotic steel? I could argue for a larger quantity.

sal
100% on board, please make it production if possible! If it needs a slight price premium I'm sure the enthusiasts won't mind!

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:31 am
by Leader2light
THESE ARE GONE, AND WE HAVE NO MORE COMING IN. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ALL WHO DID NOT GET ONE.

--riversedgecutlery

I guess all that is left is bladeHQ and Knifecenter?

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:37 am
by elduderino04
sal wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:19 am
Maybe this a bad time, but what do you guys think of a green Micarta Cruwear Shaman, or maybe a green Micarta with another exotic steel? I could argue for a larger quantity.

sal
Absolutely! I think Cruwear with any color micarta would sell like crazy. Just your mentioning the possibility (along with the possibility of a larger quantity) should quell the disappointment people are feeling with how popular this sprint has been. Forgive me if you've said this elsewhere, but is there any possibility of making Cruwear an evergreen option (like S110V or Maxamet)? I imagine the availability of Cruwear versus the others might be holding it back, but it does seem like a near ideal steel choice for a general use knife.

Also, I agree with what others have said about the Shaman naysayers. On initial review of the specs alone, I suppose it could appear underwhelming (if one doesn't understand what an ergonomic coup it is to fully contour the scales), but now that enough people have been using them and reporting back it is clear for many that the Shaman is another instant classic.

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:38 am
by Sharp Guy
sal wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:19 am
Maybe this a bad time, but what do you guys think of a green Micarta Cruwear Shaman, or maybe a green Micarta with another exotic steel? I could argue for a larger quantity.

sal
I think I'd rather have green than the brown.

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:38 am
by attila
sal wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:19 am
Maybe this a bad time, but what do you guys think of a green Micarta Cruwear Shaman, or maybe a green Micarta with another exotic steel? I could argue for a larger quantity.

sal
Thank you for asking.

A high hardness K490 would be spectacular!

Described as twice the toughness of M4 with nearly the same wear resistance at the same hardness.

With 6.5% Cr, it's corrosion resistance will also be considerably better (kinda like CPM Cruwear) especially if using a low temper after cryo.

I've tried to get it from Bohler mills/distributors, but no one will sell reasonable amounts to a small-time hobbyist. I can't use enough to justify them rolling a batch to knife stock thicknesses. Their best offer to me was a $1200 brick of it. Hahaha

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:40 am
by Cycletroll
KnifeCenter just charged my credit card so hopefully I'll get a shipping notice soon ;)

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:42 am
by JRinFL
For a knife like the Shaman, I would always choose tougher blade steel over something like S110V or Maxamet. Just my opinion, of course.

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:43 am
by Tarheelpwr
Leader2light wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:31 am
THESE ARE GONE, AND WE HAVE NO MORE COMING IN. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ALL WHO DID NOT GET ONE.

--riversedgecutlery

I guess all that is left is bladeHQ and Knifecenter?
Knifecenfer is out. I called and asked. Lady said they had enough for pre-orders, but none left after those.

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:43 am
by Enactive
sal wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:19 am
Maybe this a bad time, but what do you guys think of a green Micarta Cruwear Shaman, or maybe a green Micarta with another exotic steel? I could argue for a larger quantity.

sal
I suspect that green and denim micarta and Cruwear combos would be at least as hot on the market.

OF course some of us will want K390 and micarta too!

Thanks again, Sal, for the incredible knives and sharpening tools!

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:47 am
by anycal
sal wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:19 am
Maybe this a bad time, but what do you guys think of a green Micarta Cruwear Shaman, or maybe a green Micarta with another exotic steel? I could argue for a larger quantity.

sal
Green! 👍🏻