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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby Wartstein » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:44 am

SteveMidwest wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:40 am
Wartstein wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:15 am
SteveMidwest wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:03 am
Wartstein wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:32 pm


You´re a great guy, thanks a lot, now I can see the pics!

And this looks like the perfect Shaman to me, knowing that REX45 is essentially HAP40 (which I like a lot) and the great Micarta scales! Congrats to that knife! :)

That's good, and thank you! :D
It is sooooo perfect. :spyder:

It was really hard, leaving my new Cruwear/Micarta knife in the box, since Oct. 10th! Waiting for this Rex 45 to show up, and enable this blade swap. Then, I didn't have time to do the swap for a couple of days (more waiting). And after all of that. I had to wait an additional 24 hours, before carrying. Making sure my tiny drops of Loctite were cured. :p

The pictures turned out a little darker, than the knife appears in hand. Though the scales are darker than when they arrived, due to me rubbing them with a little bit of Food Grade Mineral Oil. The blade, also has a fresh coat of lightweight Silicone Oil. So there will be no patina on my watch! ;)

Thanks again, I love the pics...and the knife! It really IS perfect and I think exactly the Shaman I´d like to own...:) (though I also one of those who like S30V and the stone washed finish the S30V Shaman has)
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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby EngDevGr3 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:43 am

It appears that KC is down to 68 remaining.

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby cycleguy » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:56 am

EngDevGr3 wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:43 am
It appears that KC is down to 68 remaining.
How many did they start with?

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby skybladefromthe » Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:13 am

I agree with a lot of what's being said. I'm not sure what to do yet but for better or worse I have one.
I know I can sharpen Cruwear, and wished I had gotten that one. I'm not so sure about my ability to sharpen REX 45. That may be my deciding factor because I would want a used knife to test on before touching this one with a bench stone.

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby sal » Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:29 am

Hi Sky,

What do you use for sharpening?

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby EngDevGr3 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:10 pm

cycleguy wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:56 am
EngDevGr3 wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:43 am
It appears that KC is down to 68 remaining.
How many did they start with?

CG
I'm not sure. I haven't heard a number produced anywhere for this model.
Since posting a few minutes ago, they have sold down to 44 now.

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby bearfacedkiller » Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:44 pm

I am quite pleased with mine. Definitely glad I got this instead of the G10/Rex that is coming up. Now I can focus on that Chief!

I got one of the darker Delicas. At first I didn't like it but now I like the aged and almost burnt look to it. That said, I don't like it enough to carry it and I do think about selling it fairly often. I put quite a few knives up for sale today and it almost made it to the chopping block. For now it continues it's life in the safe.

I am quite pleased with the uniform look this Shaman has and the feel in hand is excellent. Smooth but with a little texture. I don't plan on letting this one go! Straight to the pocket she goes!

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby SpyderPhreak » Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:42 pm

Mine is here! :D :cool:

Pics!
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And with her CruCarta sister... :spyder:
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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby PStone » Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:34 pm

SpyderPhreak wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:42 pm
Mine is here! :D :cool:

Pics!
...

And with her CruCarta sister... :spyder:

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Very nice! Awesome looking grain on the presentation scale! :spyder:
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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby GarageBoy » Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:44 pm

It'd be cool if we could get grey pakkawood in the future (like Marlin rifle stocks)

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby bearfacedkiller » Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:12 pm

GarageBoy wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:44 pm
It'd be cool if we could get grey pakkawood in the future (like Marlin rifle stocks)
I have one rifle and two revolvers with gray laminate furniture. Sign me up!
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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby SpyderPhreak » Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:19 pm

PStone wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:34 pm
SpyderPhreak wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:42 pm
Mine is here! :D :cool:

Pics!
...

And with her CruCarta sister... :spyder:

...
Very nice! Awesome looking grain on the presentation scale! :spyder:
Yeah, I scored there! As soon as I slid the box open, I was like :eek: :cool:

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby JuPaul » Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:13 pm

PStone wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:34 pm
SpyderPhreak wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:42 pm
Mine is here! :D :cool:

Pics!
...

And with her CruCarta sister... :spyder:

...
Very nice! Awesome looking grain on the presentation scale! :spyder:
No kiiding! That grain is really pretty and unique- you scored a great one!
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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby skybladefromthe » Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:29 pm

sal wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:29 am
Hi Sky,

What do you use for sharpening?

sal
Hi Sal,
I have a few Diamond bench stones of medium and fine grit, and an ultra fine Spyderco ceramic bench stone.
I use the diamond medium and fine less than the ceramic ultra fine. Also a Spyderco 50/50 split medium and fine ceramic.
Take care,
Sky

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby SteveMidwest » Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:44 pm

I have a question, to those of you others, who have also just received this knife.
Did yours come with a Silica gel desiccant pack? Mine did not, and I find this odd. For a couple of reasons.

1) The Cruwear variation came with a large Silica gel desiccant pack, and it has twice the chromium content. When compared to Rex 45.

2) Most manufacturers, including Spyderco. Have historically been 'nervous' enough, that they covered their HAP40 blades with a stainless steel laminate outer-layer, because of it's low corrosion resistance. With HAP40 and Rex 45 being nearly twins. I was surprised to find no packet in my bag/box.

Now for me personally, I could care less. Considering mine arrived in perfect condition, and I knew the batch was fresh. :D
But for future reference. I have to hope, and think, that Spyderco should/will be putting these bags in all of the upcoming Rex 45 Sprints. Just in case, some do end up sitting on a humid shelf somewhere, for an extended period of time.

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby SpyderPhreak » Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:57 pm

SteveMidwest wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:44 pm
I have a question, to those of you others, who have also just received this knife.
Did yours come with a Silica gel desiccant pack? Mine did not, and I find this odd. For a couple of reasons.

1) The Cruwear variation came with a large Silica gel desiccant pack, and it has twice the chromium content. When compared to Rex 45.

2) Most manufacturers, including Spyderco. Have historically been 'nervous' enough, that they covered their HAP40 blades with a stainless steel laminate outer-layer, because of it's low corrosion resistance. With HAP40 and Rex 45 being nearly twins. I was surprised to find no packet in my bag/box.

Now for me personally, I could care less. Considering mine arrived in perfect condition, and I knew the batch was fresh. :D
But for future reference. I have to hope, and think, that Spyderco should/will be putting these bags in all of the upcoming Rex 45 Sprints. Just in case, some do end up sitting on a humid shelf somewhere, for an extended period of time.
Mine did not either, and I had briefly wondered if possibly it was a returned pre-order example. There were no prints on the knife to speak of, and I couldn't find a thing wrong with it, so I don't really care one way or the other. But no, mine did not have a desiccant pack either.
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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby TkoK83Spy » Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:29 pm

I got mine from the first preorders, it also didn't have a silica pack. Very weird since the 3 other Rex45's I've had have come with them. Including my Para 3 on the first drop last year I got from KnifeCenter as well.
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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby sal » Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:33 pm

Hi Sky,

Your equipment will do the job, depending on your skill level. You may consider looking into a Sharpmaker?

sal

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby sn0wman72 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:30 pm

SpyderPhreak wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:57 pm
SteveMidwest wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:44 pm
I have a question, to those of you others, who have also just received this knife.
Did yours come with a Silica gel desiccant pack? Mine did not, and I find this odd. For a couple of reasons.

1) The Cruwear variation came with a large Silica gel desiccant pack, and it has twice the chromium content. When compared to Rex 45.

2) Most manufacturers, including Spyderco. Have historically been 'nervous' enough, that they covered their HAP40 blades with a stainless steel laminate outer-layer, because of it's low corrosion resistance. With HAP40 and Rex 45 being nearly twins. I was surprised to find no packet in my bag/box.

Now for me personally, I could care less. Considering mine arrived in perfect condition, and I knew the batch was fresh. :D
But for future reference. I have to hope, and think, that Spyderco should/will be putting these bags in all of the upcoming Rex 45 Sprints. Just in case, some do end up sitting on a humid shelf somewhere, for an extended period of time.
Mine did not either, and I had briefly wondered if possibly it was a returned pre-order example. There were no prints on the knife to speak of, and I couldn't find a thing wrong with it, so I don't really care one way or the other. But no, mine did not have a desiccant pack either.
No silica package in the one I received, however there was a small business card sized note outlining the importance of lubricating the knife...this is new in my experience with Spyderco. The card was quite clear that with lubrication the steel could discolor or more

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby cycleguy » Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:04 pm

Our land fills and oceans are full of silica packages ... doesn't bother me to see them go, probably a good thing.

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