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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby Ankerson » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:44 pm

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Here’s my rosewood Pingo with scales made by Ted Phillips here on the forum (phillipsted). I’ve had these scales on this Pingo for years now with zero issues of warping, etc. and these guys are linerless. I’m betting a Shaman in this configuration with the steel liners will be quite nice. My guess is that the scales might need a final bit of polishing and buffing to really make them shine (pun intended ;)) since I’ve noticed factory wood scales always seem a bit duller and less finished than custom ones I’ve picked up (understandably). Just like all these other limited models, once they’re sold out, prices jump quickly. Cheers, Radioactive

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A little Renaissance Wax on the wood scales will do wonders. :)

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby Sharp Guy » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:44 pm

JuPaul wrote:
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TkoK83Spy wrote:
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Sharp Guy wrote:
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After seeing the Reveal #4 I think I'm out on this one. Too many other great choices forthcoming. I don't carry my Pakkawood knives very often. So not much sense in adding this one
This is one of those times where I'm grateful for going after different scale materials/colors. That reveal is amazing! But I think I'll stick to this one, as I've already got the orange scales on the PM2...just hoping these scales vary a bit compared to my Pakkawood Delica. All sorts of great stuff popping up these past few days!! A great time to be a knife nut :cool:
No regrets on this pre-order for me. Like Rick, I appreciate the variety in scale material and colors. But that burnt orange manix will be mine!
No real regrets for me on any knife purchases except maybe that I've got a little carried away. Let's just say I now have way more than I need or can use practically. I was kind of impulse buying this one. Since I already have the Cruwear and 4V Shamans, I'd likely end up using those and the Rosewood one would sit in my locked drawer or gun safe. I also have a couple Rex 45 knives that haven't really been used yet. So I think it's best to let someone else have a crack at this one. I still have my pre-order in but I'll likely cancel it.

As far as the Rex 45 sprints are concerned. I have some burnt orange HAP40 & (as mentioned) Rex 45 knives. I don't mind the burnt orange but I only want so much of it. So the only ones I might actually try to get are the Native 5 & Manix 2 LW. All the others are great but I'd be buying them just to have. Trying to stop doing that.
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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby Rutger » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:33 am

I love wood but this looks like some cheap plywood to me. Not a fan.

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby jdw » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:16 am

FWIW, I spoke to 'Barry', a customer service rep at KC. His quote to me was "It's a full wood not a laminate".
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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby bearfacedkiller » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:17 am

That pic has laminate scales. I have been wrong before but I would put down money that Barry is mistaken.
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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby JuPaul » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:44 am

jdw wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:16 am
FWIW, I spoke to 'Barry', a customer service rep at KC. His quote to me was "It's a full wood not a laminate".
Gary at KC said the same thing when I emailed to ask. "Solid rosewood." So we shall see. I'll be happy either way.
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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby Hatchet 7419 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:17 pm

Going for $425 on eBay

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby JuPaul » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:22 pm

Hatchet 7419 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:17 pm
Going for $425 on eBay
Collector's club ones??
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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby Hatchet 7419 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:25 pm

Yes

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby Tabo » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:27 pm

Hatchet 7419 wrote:Going for $425 on eBay
At least they are better pictures than knifecenters and it looks like the wood is definitely a laminate from that top down picture.

Either way I’m excited to get my preordered one. First knife purchase for me of 2020 😁


Never had Rex 45 before so I’m hoping that the EDCi formula I have will help with corrosion.

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby Hatchet 7419 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:34 pm

Hopefully there r more coming at a regular price .Killing me not to grab it on eBay

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby Hatchet 7419 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:35 pm

I am very happy with my micarta shamam

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby Ankerson » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:38 pm

Hatchet 7419 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:34 pm
Hopefully there r more coming at a regular price .Killing me not to grab it on eBay

$100% markup?

They can have it at that price, serious ripoff at that price.. I am sure some sucker will buy it... :rolleyes:

That's a $200 knife...

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby Hatchet 7419 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:48 pm

Yea $200 going for $425 crazy 350 Mayb

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby Ankerson » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:52 pm

Hatchet 7419 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:48 pm
Yea $200 going for $425 crazy 350 Mayb

$275 max, that's the normal 30% markup for aftermarket sales.

Anymore than that is a complete ripoff.

Down the road a few years or so they might be worth more to a collector.

But for now it's $275 max...

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby Hatchet 7419 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:20 pm

I agree

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby JuPaul » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:57 pm

Hatchet 7419 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:34 pm
Hopefully there r more coming at a regular price .Killing me not to grab it on eBay
I'm pretty sure KC has done multiple runs of their pakkawood models. I know I waited 6 months for the dragonfly, anyhow. I bet they'll order more after this run goes out.
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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby captnvegtble » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:23 pm

Yup... looking at the pictures on ebay, that's laminate. "Solid rosewood" laminate probably. That's fine with me... I've liked their Pakkawood series, and I'm game for this too.

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby TkoK83Spy » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:55 pm

Did anybody else notice the CC#002 on eBay...that bevel grind is EXTREMELY uneven based on the pic from the front with the knife closed. Really hope that isn't the case with all of these.
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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby Tucson Tom » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:32 pm

Hatchet 7419 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:34 pm
Killing me not to grab it on eBay
Don't do it. Be strong. Don't fall for the okey doke.


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