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Damascus Shaman

Postby CrayzCanuck » Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:18 pm

Damascus Shaman anyone?
I think this would be an unbelievable knife if Spyderco made one. it might crash the Internet if they did though.


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Re: Damascus Shaman

Postby Enactive » Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:50 pm

Funny I've been fantasizing about a different fancy Shaman the past couple days.

I think a bolstered Shaman might have broader appeal? I'd prefer that myself. Cruwear, micarta and nickel silver or stainless bolsters. Wonder how much weight that would add? Could maybe go for end caps too, but maybe just bolsters.

I think either/ both might sell. Curious what pricing would look like?
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Re: Damascus Shaman

Postby kennethsime » Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:04 am

How about a bolstered Shaman with a Damascus blade?
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Re: Damascus Shaman

Postby CrayzCanuck » Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:33 am

Where do I insert my card?
I like the idea of the bolsters. I also think the size of the Shaman lens itself to a nice sized Damascus blade.
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Re: Damascus Shaman

Postby Sumdumguy » Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:38 am

I had the Crucarta, passed it along to someone deserving. I didn't care for the knife, I'll pass on future variants.

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Re: Damascus Shaman

Postby 013 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:01 am

A titanium bolster for possibility of anodization randomization would be cool. Maybe brass or copper to change balance. Also different optional micartas (paper, linen, burlap) in differing colors. Spyderco could offer 3 or so different micarta insert variants & the rest of the 10 scale variants would be subcontracted to an outside company. They would also supply varying woods & carbon fibers.
Then the blades. The blades would come in many differing variants, mule team style.
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Re: Damascus Shaman

Postby CrayzCanuck » Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:54 pm

Lol. My dream is to see a shaman with Damascus blade and contoured and milled out titanium scales or with some nice wood scales or perhaps canvas Micarta or even a PAKKA wood variant.


If it’s not obvious, I am holding onto funds to be in a position to pick one of these bad boys up whenever they appear.

That being said, if I can’t pick one up due to a sprint run as they are often sold out, I will have to look elsewhere for my big folder.

I contemplated the Endura and the Delica in Damascus but the reviews of the blade were less than stellar. Really hoping a nice mirror finished Damascus on the shaman would be ideal.

Thanks for your input everyone. Hopefully this info will get to the people who make the big bucks and the decisions. It certainly is very cool that Sal pops in and out on occasion. I don’t know of any other corporation owners who interject into platform discussions with the customers.

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Re: Damascus Shaman

Postby curlyhairedboy » Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:43 pm

I am 1000% interested in a Damasteel Shaman!! I thought I was the only one!
EDC Rotation: PITS, Shaman, CF S90v Shaman, Ikuchi, Amalgam, CruCarta Shaman, Lil Native, Sage 5 LW, 4V Shaman, Watu, Rex 45 Shaman, Rex 45 Lil Native, Caribbean Sheepsfoot CQI, Waterway, Tanto PM2, CQI Kapara
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Re: Damascus Shaman

Postby Marulaghost » Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:59 pm

How about Damascus with fluted black and blue denim micarta?

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Re: Damascus Shaman

Postby Hatchet 7419 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:49 pm

Denim micarta with Dama steel would be sweet !

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Re: Damascus Shaman

Postby CrayzCanuck » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:17 pm

Oh hell yeah! I don’t own a Shaman yet but really hope to pick one up soon.

If Spyderco released one with milled titanium scales does anybody think it might be a legit benchmark knife?
Are there any other Spyderco models that have been done in Damascus besides the Delica and Endura?
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Re: Damascus Shaman

Postby curlyhairedboy » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:07 am

CrayzCanuck wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:17 pm
Oh hell yeah! I don’t own a Shaman yet but really hope to pick one up soon.

If Spyderco released one with milled titanium scales does anybody think it might be a legit benchmark knife?
Are there any other Spyderco models that have been done in Damascus besides the Delica and Endura?
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There's also the 40th anniversary native
EDC Rotation: PITS, Shaman, CF S90v Shaman, Ikuchi, Amalgam, CruCarta Shaman, Lil Native, Sage 5 LW, 4V Shaman, Watu, Rex 45 Shaman, Rex 45 Lil Native, Caribbean Sheepsfoot CQI, Waterway, Tanto PM2, CQI Kapara
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Re: Damascus Shaman

Postby CrayzCanuck » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:28 pm

Oh I forgot about the Native. I have to say I think the Shaman in Damascus would be much more compelling.

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Re: Damascus Shaman

Postby GJMcD » Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:55 pm

This seems like an outstanding idea.

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Re: Damascus Shaman

Postby jabba359 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:37 pm

I'd totally be in for a DLC Damascus Shaman.









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Re: Damascus Shaman

Postby Bdubs808 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:31 am

kennethsime wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:04 am
How about a bolstered Shaman with a Damascus blade?
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Re: Damascus Shaman

Postby DutchBlades » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:38 am

Ti bolsters with pakkawood and a stainless damascus blade... Hmm... That sounds like something I don't need but will definitely buy at least twice :p
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Re: Damascus Shaman

Postby 013 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:10 am

jabba359 wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:37 pm
I'd totally be in for a DLC Damascus Shaman.


Wouldn't the DLC hide the beautiful Damascus pattern?
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Re: Damascus Shaman

Postby curlyhairedboy » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:39 am

So I'm looking into working with some custom makers to perhaps get a reblade done, and buying the damasteel alone is pretty pricey, in the 150-200 range depending on pattern.

Definitely gives some insight into why Spyderco might be hesistant - folks already complained about the Shaman's cost. A Damasteel sprint might break 500.
EDC Rotation: PITS, Shaman, CF S90v Shaman, Ikuchi, Amalgam, CruCarta Shaman, Lil Native, Sage 5 LW, 4V Shaman, Watu, Rex 45 Shaman, Rex 45 Lil Native, Caribbean Sheepsfoot CQI, Waterway, Tanto PM2, CQI Kapara
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Re: Damascus Shaman

Postby Wartstein » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:41 am

013 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:10 am
jabba359 wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:37 pm
I'd totally be in for a DLC Damascus Shaman.


Wouldn't the DLC hide the beautiful Damascus pattern?

Well, yes.... and since the blade would most likely be made of a core steel (S30V or whatever) plus Damascus layers, the latter would really do nothing for the (cutting) performance, but just for the looks (what actually CUTS would be the core steel).
So DLC imho would make no sense here, since those looks were gone.
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