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Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:44 pm
by Mstach07
I'm also in the blue denim micarta / k390 camp.

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:09 pm
by Carlito555
Burgundy micarta and 3V steel, satin blade...

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:16 pm
by steelcity16
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Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:58 pm
by steelcity16
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Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:01 pm
by Spydergirl88
steelcity16 wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:58 pm
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Will that Shaman still cut paper after felling that tree? :p

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:04 pm
by steelcity16
Spydergirl88 wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:01 pm

Will that Shaman still cut paper after felling that tree? :p

Made quick work of that tree and still hair poppin sharp! Even sliced up a few poison apples to snack on!


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Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:12 pm
by Spydergirl88
steelcity16 wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:04 pm
Spydergirl88 wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:01 pm

Will that Shaman still cut paper after felling that tree? :p

Made quick work of that tree and still hair poppin sharp! Even sliced up a few poison apples to snack on!


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Badass!

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:50 pm
by sal
Hi Hank,

Thanx for the explanation. I always appreciate all input. I just thought to explain our thinking in this area. We also appreciate your support and thought sharing. That's how we learn. It's sort of Hegelian, but as philosophy minor, I've learned a lot from those deep thinkers. Thesis - antithesis - synthesis. Actually, Eric thinks the same way.

FYI,

I'm working on a new design based on a modified Shaman pattern so I pulled out all of the original drawings. The first drawing of the Shaman was dated December 17, 2014. That can give you an idea of how long I work on some of these creations.

sal

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:52 pm
by attila
Since some are posting motivational photos, here's one with a pregnant mantis:
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For those still searching for a Crucarta Shaman, don't lose hope and please don't be rude just because you can't find one. It's just a knife.

I have missed out on several limited :spyder: knives and I survived just fine. There have been plenty of reasons like: being at work, being asleep for shift work, spending time with family, or simply forgetting or not knowing about a release date.

I also refuse to pay over MAP, and that's okay too. Life goes on. I still hope that everyone here finds one eventually.

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:56 pm
by sal
Cool pics you guys. I must admit this is an odd forum.

sal

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:59 pm
by steelcity16
attila wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:52 pm

Since some are posting motivational photos, here's one with a pregnant mantis:

I've never seen a pregnant mantis, but a few years ago my Christmas tree had Mantis eggs in it apparently, and the warmth of my house triggered them to hatch. There were baby Mantises EVERYWHERE in my house. It was pretty incredible! :eek:

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:21 pm
by sal
Back when I was living in Redding, CA and we were having a very big locust problem, I imported Chinese praying mantis eggs and hatched them every month to deal with the locust in my vegetable garden. Very large bugs. Large enough to catch small birds.

sal

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:27 pm
by attila
steelcity16 wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:59 pm
attila wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:52 pm

Since some are posting motivational photos, here's one with a pregnant mantis:

I've never seen a pregnant mantis, but a few years ago my Christmas tree had Mantis eggs in it apparently, and the warmth of my house triggered them to hatch. There were baby Mantises EVERYWHERE in my house. It was pretty incredible! :eek:
That sounds simultaneously adorable and a bit troublesome. Wrangling a bunch of mantis hatchlings has got to have been difficult. Hahaha

This little lady was found having trouble climbing my car tire, so I put her back in a tree.
sal wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:21 pm
Back when I was living in Redding, CA and we were having a very big locust problem, I imported Chinese praying mantis eggs and hatched them every month to deal with the locust in my vegetable garden. Very large bugs. Large enough to catch small birds.

sal
Whoa! I've only seen/handled up to about a 4.5" mantis. Catching small birds is on a whole other level.

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:01 pm
by Carlito555
Ok admittedly I have had a few beers tonight to celebrate my shipping notification of my shaman, my last post was to advocate a shaman with burgundy scales and 3v steel and wanted to see if it gained any traction and came upon sal saying this thread is odd and then posting pregnant praying mantises being used as pest prevention.....hahhahahaaha just trying to keep up, thanks for everything love to you all!!

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:09 pm
by steelcity16
Carlito555 wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:01 pm
Ok admittedly I have had a few beers tonight to celebrate my shipping notification of my shaman, my last post was to advocate a shaman with burgundy scales and 3v steel and wanted to see if it gained any traction and came upon sal saying this thread is odd and then posting pregnant praying mantises being used as pest prevention.....hahhahahaaha just trying to keep up, thanks for everything love to you all!!

That's why I love this place! And yes, I'm with you on a 3V Micarta Shaman.! 1 million times yes!

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:54 pm
by Mattysc42
Missing this one has reinforced my realization that it’s better to be on the selling side than the buying side :p . This time next year I hope and plan to have a website running, and an exclusive commissioned. That said, I’m happy for all of you who got one. I’m loving the pics I’m seeing in this thread! :D

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:32 am
by ZrowsN1s
The Shaman is my current favorite in the Spyder line up. I have the s30v, an M4 with custom Micarta scales, s90v carbon fiber, and 4V DLC with Red.....

I didn't bite for the Cru-carta, not likely to go for the Rex-Rose either. Both are amazing, but I've got 3 amazing Shaman and one work horse Shaman already. I'd never say never to picking up another, but it would have to be something truly exceptional.

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:31 am
by hambone56rx
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
Sal,

Yes to OD Micarta! And Either Cruwear or K390! Cruwear is my favorite steel so far, but I've been itching for K390! I like the "ranger green" that BBS did with the PM2. The OD micarta that ShephardCC does is outstanding!

Last question, do you cheer for CU? My grandfather and father both graduated from CU Boulder and I love the Buffs! Part of the reason why I love the Golden made Spyders!

Thanks for being awesome!

Hamilton

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:27 am
by Wartstein
sal wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:50 pm
Hi Hank,

.......
FYI,

I'm working on a new design based on a modified Shaman pattern so I pulled out all of the original drawings. The first drawing of the Shaman was dated December 17, 2014. That can give you an idea of how long I work on some of these creations.

sal
I personally may hope it will be some kind of backlock-Shaman....?!

And maybe the second step towards making the "Native family" the line that offers EACH "familiy member" in both a comp lock and backlock version (like it is already the case with the Lil Native)? So Lil Native, Native, Shaman, Chief?
I still think, this would be a good idea, since these seem to be by far the two most popular Spyderco locktypes (I think the chance that one does NOT like both comp. lock and backlock are very small) and the Native familay a very popular "line".

Even did a poll about this very topic some time ago: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=84760

Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:07 am
by JuPaul
Wartstein wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:27 am
sal wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:50 pm
Hi Hank,

.......
FYI,

I'm working on a new design based on a modified Shaman pattern so I pulled out all of the original drawings. The first drawing of the Shaman was dated December 17, 2014. That can give you an idea of how long I work on some of these creations.

sal
I personally may hope it will be some kind of backlock-Shaman....?!

And maybe the second step towards making the "Native family" the line that offers EACH "familiy member" in both a comp lock and backlock version (like it is already the case with the Lil Native)? So Lil Native, Native, Shaman, Chief?
I still think, this would be a good idea, since these seem to be by far the two most popular Spyderco locktypes (I think the chance that one does NOT like both comp. lock and backlock are very small) and the Native familay a very popular "line".

Even did a poll about this very topic some time ago: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=84760
Or maybe a shaman fixed blade??? I'm sure a backlock folder would be popular, too, so long as it doesn't lose the contoured scales.