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K390 Shaman?

Postby afalcone » Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:04 am

Was taking a look at BentonBoxShop and I saw the K390 PM2 and Para 3. Ive been a huge fan of my Shaman since I bought it along with a few sprints. Was thinking that it would be a great model to make in K390? Thoughts? Am I stupid?

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Re: K390 Shaman?

Postby JuPaul » Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:46 am

I think it's just a matter of time before we see a Shaman in k390. Lots of people here have been hoping for one.
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Re: K390 Shaman?

Postby JMM » Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:55 am

JuPaul wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:46 am
I think it's just a matter of time before we see a Shaman in k390. Lots of people here have been hoping for one.
+1

For me personally, both a Shaman & Manix2 in K390 are at/near the very top of most wanted list... I think the steel will lend itself to both models very well... and it has been confirmed that the Endura family is also getting the K390 treatment -- so lots of good news on the K390 front in the near(ish) future. I'm excited!

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Re: K390 Shaman?

Postby JustinB » Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:20 am

I would probably pick up a shaman in K390. A Manix too, especially in a nice flavour of G10 :D

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Re: K390 Shaman?

Postby TkoK83Spy » Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:26 am

I see some people in this thread that should probably be my best friends! Been wanting to try some K390...Manix and Shaman are my favorite models lately!
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Re: K390 Shaman?

Postby TomAiello » Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:58 am

JustinB wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:20 am
I would probably pick up a shaman in K390. A Manix too, especially in a nice flavour of G10 :D
Manix in K390 would be awesome. :)

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Re: K390 Shaman?

Postby kennethsime » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:32 am

If it's Ranger Green and offered through BBS I might have to get one. But I'd rather have a Military 2 first. :-)
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Re: K390 Shaman?

Postby TomAiello » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:59 am

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:26 am
I see some people in this thread that should probably be my best friends! Been wanting to try some K390...Manix and Shaman are my favorite models lately!
Hi, Friend! :)

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Re: K390 Shaman?

Postby Albatross » Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:10 am

K390 Manix 2 and Shaman would be awesome. I think it's also time for a run of K390 Manix XL. Love the ranger green.
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Re: K390 Shaman?

Postby SteveMidwest » Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:27 pm

So much yes! :D
At this point. Those are now in my #1 & #2 spots, for 2020.
A K390 Manix 2, and Shaman.
How about we ask for Ranger Green Canvas Micarta, this time around? :spyder:

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Re: K390 Shaman?

Postby sal » Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:39 pm

Hi Afalcone,

Welcome to our forum.

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Re: K390 Shaman?

Postby JMM » Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:52 pm

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:26 am
I see some people in this thread that should probably be my best friends! Been wanting to try some K390...Manix and Shaman are my favorite models lately!

:D Back at ya TkoK83Spy, cool to see others share a passion for both the steel & models... ;)

I would be surprised to see either a Shaman or Manix2 come out in Ranger Green (ala BBS) -- It's almost impossible to differentiate Foliage Green seen on the Manix2 XHP and Ranger Green found on the K390 PM2/Para3 (at least in the examples I have)

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Re: K390 Shaman?

Postby Mattysc42 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:08 am

A K390 shaman is tied with a k390 manix XL as my most wanted knives. Hopefully it'll happen this year.
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Re: K390 Shaman?

Postby GarageBoy » Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:12 am

If you make it micarta they will come

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Re: K390 Shaman?

Postby afalcone » Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:18 pm

sal wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:39 pm
Hi Afalcone,

Welcome to our forum.

sal
Great to hear from you sal! Love that this post got some attention! Love being a part of this community ❤️

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Re: K390 Shaman?

Postby TkoK83Spy » Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:40 am

You said the 2 magic words around here lately..."Shaman" and "K390" :)
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Re: K390 Shaman?

Postby Evil D » Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:36 am

K390 seems like the forbidden fruit. Why haven't we seen a Military in it yet? Some combos seems like a no brainier so there must be more to why some steels don't make it into some models.
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Re: K390 Shaman?

Postby JMM » Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:51 pm

Evil D wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:36 am
K390 seems like the forbidden fruit. Why haven't we seen a Military in it yet? Some combos seems like a no brainier so there must be more to why some steels don't make it into some models.
I have had the exact same thought(s), 4V is my favourite steel for and outside of the Province, it's only been available through the St Nicks and Fradon Exclusives, I'm stoked that I have been able to get my two favourite models (Shaman & Manix2) in it, albeit at a secondary market prices.

10V, until the REC exclusive today, was only available in the K2, although I sincerely hope this will usher in Shaman & Manix2 from someone...

K390 seems to be the same way, only available in the P4 until the BBS PM2/Para3 Exclusives, and no Shaman or Manix2 anywhere in sight... (ok, yes, the urban)

Fortunately with my other two favourite steels, Rex45 and Cruwear, I have been able to get (relatively recently) in my beloved Shaman & Manix2...

Maybe it's a cost/overhead thing, perhaps it's to see how well the steel does initially in the market... IDK

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Re: K390 Shaman?

Postby Albatross » Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:54 pm

JMM wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:51 pm
Evil D wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:36 am
K390 seems like the forbidden fruit. Why haven't we seen a Military in it yet? Some combos seems like a no brainier so there must be more to why some steels don't make it into some models.
I have had the exact same thought(s), 4V is my favourite steel for and outside of the Province, it's only been available through the St Nicks and Fradon Exclusives, I'm stoked that I have been able to get my two favourite models (Shaman & Manix2) in it, albeit at a secondary market prices.

10V, until the REC exclusive today, was only available in the K2, although I sincerely hope this will usher in Shaman & Manix2 from someone...

K390 seems to be the same way, only available in the P4 until the BBS PM2/Para3 Exclusives, and no Shaman or Manix2 anywhere in sight... (ok, yes, the urban)

Fortunately with my other two favourite steels, Rex45 and Cruwear, I have been able to get (relatively recently) in my beloved Shaman & Manix2...

Maybe it's a cost/overhead thing, perhaps it's to see how well the steel does initially in the market... IDK
The upcoming K390 Seki line was slow to become a reality, since there was a shortage of K390 last year. I wonder if it's generally not made in large quantities, or maybe it was just bad timing. Maybe 10V is the same? It might explain the limited releases.
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...But in general, I'm all about high performance, Ergos, safety. That's why I've been accused of "deigning in the dark"...

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Re: K390 Shaman?

Postby SpyderPhreak » Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:40 pm

K390 Blue Denim Micarta Shaman. Make it and they WILL come!!!
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