Wartstein wrote: ↑Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:27 amI personally may hope it will be some kind of backlock-Shaman....?!sal wrote: ↑Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:50 pmHi Hank,
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.
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
This would be a good one to release in a non-S30V production steel. The market clearly wants some easily available knives in Cruwear/4V/3V. Why not go straight to Cruwear Micarta for this new model? If people start making a fuss about wanting a black S30V version then make that a sprint and see if it is as hard to get as the Cru-carta Shaman??
A Shaman Backlock would be pretty cool. I prefer the backlock to the comp lock, so this sounds pretty sweet.