KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby jimmyjohnjohn » Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:38 pm

CPirtle wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:50 pm
Wow, that's amazing! Funny thing is I think about that knife a lot when I am out chopping in my woods. Thanks for posting :)

I still have my 2000 SF workshop that is split between knife making/metal working and wood working with a small section for reloading, but these days I spend 99% of my time in the house in my leather studio. My knife making hobby led to leather sheath making and when our daughter was born in 2012 I hung it all up to focus on family & career. In 2015 I got back into just doing leather work as a hobby. After over 25 years in Corporate IT, I walked away from it and on 1-1-2019 went full time in sheath making. If my order backlog wasn't so long I'd still be making knives as a hobby, but now I do my hobby and work at the same time :) Knife making is definitely still a part of my future plans.

Thanks again!
That's great to hear that things are going well, Chad! I'm looking forward to see what more awesome things you are making both now and in the future. :)

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby JMM » Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:42 pm

SpyderPhreak wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:54 am
Sweet how-to Chad!!! :cool: :spyder: :D Thanks for posting it up here!

As you already know, since I worked most of the weekend I didn't get around to modding mine. Maybe the next weekend or two after I get back home. :)

As mine is a user (oh, the horror! :eek: ;)), I'm actually using it. Needed an actual sharp knife to cut my steak on Saturday evening (why can't steak places have decent knives?), and it's developed a patina over part of the blade as a result. You can see it on the right, here:

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As it looks right now:

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I'll eventually mustard patina the whole thing anyway, likely when I have it apart to dye my scales. :)
I'll pass on the knife as I have one already, but your steak looks amazing!

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby Tucson Tom » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:05 am

I may have to get some of that Fiebings Black Leather dye and see if I can get results like Chad did.

Not that I am in any way unhappy with this knife. Quite the opposite -- it has been in my pocket from the day I got it and it gets used for everything that comes along. The Shaman is the bomb and this knife is a great version of it.

I didn't expect to have this knife, but it just kind of hunted me down and sought me out rather than vice versa.

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby ekastanis » Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:55 pm

SteveMidwest wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:15 pm
I just had to . . . .

A different approach:
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Aftermarket black micarta scales from RC Bladeworks. They're close but not quite as perfect as the Spyderco micarta scales. In particular the contouring on the edges of the scales is flat and not rounded like the Cruwear micarta scales. The material is very nice though, and they fit near perfectly.

The rosewood/Rex 45 Shaman scales feature counterbored pivot screw holes and button head pivot screws, unlike other Shaman variants and these aftermarket scales, which have countersunk holes for flat head screws. The button head screws don't recess properly into the scales and sit proud of them. I'm going to look for some flat head screws to match the countersink of these micarta scales.

I plan to keep the Rosewood scales, they are nice and I like them. In fact these aftermarket scales might find their way onto a different Shaman after all.

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby SteveMidwest » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:53 pm

ekastanis wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:55 pm
SteveMidwest wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:15 pm
I just had to . . . .

A different approach:
Image

Aftermarket black micarta scales from RC Bladeworks. They're close but not quite as perfect as the Spyderco micarta scales. In particular the contouring on the edges of the scales is flat and not rounded like the Cruwear micarta scales. The material is very nice though, and they fit near perfectly.

The rosewood/Rex 45 Shaman scales feature counterbored pivot screw holes and button head pivot screws, unlike other Shaman variants and these aftermarket scales, which have countersunk holes for flat head screws. The button head screws don't recess properly into the scales and sit proud of them. I'm going to look for some flat head screws to match the countersink of these micarta scales.

I plan to keep the Rosewood scales, they are nice and I like them. In fact these aftermarket scales might find their way onto a different Shaman after all.

Thank you for this picture, ekastanis. Those do look very nice! :)

It's funny that you mention RC now, too. I just happened to have sent him a message Sunday afternoon, about another new set. I asked him about his 'skinny' version too, and just exactly what that means, in this case. I haven't heard back from him on that, yet.
With these scales being milled out on the inside, and the liners in that area. I find it hard to believe, that much 'skinny' can be gained.

Thanks also, for mentioning those pivot screw differences. I forgot to mention that earlier, when I commented about my scales swap. It was something I noticed, and was a little surprised when I saw it. Mainly, because I had not noticed that earlier, in their pictures.

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby JMM » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:01 am

SteveMidwest wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:53 pm
ekastanis wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:55 pm
SteveMidwest wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:15 pm
I just had to . . . .

A different approach:
Image

Aftermarket black micarta scales from RC Bladeworks. They're close but not quite as perfect as the Spyderco micarta scales. In particular the contouring on the edges of the scales is flat and not rounded like the Cruwear micarta scales. The material is very nice though, and they fit near perfectly.

The rosewood/Rex 45 Shaman scales feature counterbored pivot screw holes and button head pivot screws, unlike other Shaman variants and these aftermarket scales, which have countersunk holes for flat head screws. The button head screws don't recess properly into the scales and sit proud of them. I'm going to look for some flat head screws to match the countersink of these micarta scales.

I plan to keep the Rosewood scales, they are nice and I like them. In fact these aftermarket scales might find their way onto a different Shaman after all.

Thank you for this picture, ekastanis. Those do look very nice! :)

It's funny that you mention RC now, too. I just happened to have sent him a message Sunday afternoon, about another new set. I asked him about his 'skinny' version too, and just exactly what that means, in this case. I haven't heard back from him on that, yet.
With these scales being milled out on the inside, and the liners in that area. I find it hard to believe, that much 'skinny' can be gained.

Thanks also, for mentioning those pivot screw differences. I forgot to mention that earlier, when I commented about my scales swap. It was something I noticed, and was a little surprised when I saw it. Mainly, because I had not noticed that earlier, in their pictures.

I have a set of his "Skinny Cut" Shaman scales, sorry about the pic, it's not the best angle, but this is what they look like.... I wasn't sure when I ordered them, but I figured with the rep he has, he probably knows what he's doing.... sure 'nuf, took me about 3 minutes after istalling to declare them awesome! I really like them, I am actually working on getting a couple more pairs from him in a diff material. He makes great stuff!

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby Haunted House » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:24 pm

I really like those skinny scales. I plan on getting them when I get a Shaman. (Also going to get a set for my Cruwear Para 3)
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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby GarageBoy » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:40 am

How well does the pakkawood on these keep clean? The pakkawood I've handled before felt like it'd get real dirty in no time (felt really porous)

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby FreeGolf » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:51 am

GarageBoy wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:40 am
How well does the pakkawood on these keep clean? The pakkawood I've handled before felt like it'd get real dirty in no time (felt really porous)
Ive been carrying mine almost everyday but a few since recieving it. I haven't cleaned mine but it is getting more "grippy" with use and oils and dirt from my hands. The scales look the same as the day I got it, maybe even more vivid. I'm actually preferring these scales over the g10 for Shamans in terms of use. I didn't think this was going to be the case. Love the grip.


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