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Shaman 2

Postby MichaelK » Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:28 am

Will there be a Shaman 2?

I'm wondering what peoples thoughts are. What would you change on this knife to make it better?

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Re: Shaman 2

Postby Evil D » Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:10 am

There is apparently a Shaman in the works that won't have a 50/50 choil.
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Re: Shaman 2

Postby marshmallow » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:09 am

Evil D wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:10 am
There is apparently a Shaman in the works that won't have a 50/50 choil.
Can you explain?
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Re: Shaman 2

Postby JRinFL » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:11 am

Sal announced he is testing a choil-less Shaman model. Still in the testing phase, so don't get too exited for pending release.
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Re: Shaman 2

Postby Evil D » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:11 am

marshmallow wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:09 am
Evil D wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:10 am
There is apparently a Shaman in the works that won't have a 50/50 choil.
Can you explain?


Sal mentioned that he's working on a version that doesn't have the forward finger choil that connects to the blade. That's about all we know at this point.
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Re: Shaman 2

Postby marshmallow » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:16 am

Evil D wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:11 am
marshmallow wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:09 am
Evil D wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:10 am
There is apparently a Shaman in the works that won't have a 50/50 choil.
Can you explain?


Sal mentioned that he's working on a version that doesn't have the forward finger choil that connects to the blade. That's about all we know at this point.
wow that's incredible.
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Re: Shaman 2

Postby JMM » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:28 am

Evil D wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:10 am
There is apparently a Shaman in the works that won't have a 50/50 choil.


Is this a different version from the "Kissing Cousin" Sal was discussing back in March?

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=86153&p=1406714&hil ... n#p1406714

"We'll probably keep the full flat on the Shaman to be able to take more "abuse". I am working on a "kissing cousin" of the Shaman. Lighter and used the same ergos, but totally different materials. 'mI thinking to make it a high hollow to save weight."


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Re: Shaman 2

Postby Evil D » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:40 am

JMM wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:28 am
Evil D wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:10 am
There is apparently a Shaman in the works that won't have a 50/50 choil.


Is this a different version from the "Kissing Cousin" Sal was discussing back in March?

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=86153&p=1406714&hil ... n#p1406714

"We'll probably keep the full flat on the Shaman to be able to take more "abuse". I am working on a "kissing cousin" of the Shaman. Lighter and used the same ergos, but totally different materials. 'mI thinking to make it a high hollow to save weight."



Not sure but he doesn't mention the choil at all there, makes me think that's a third version.
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Re: Shaman 2

Postby Wartstein » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:41 am

JMM wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:28 am
Evil D wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:10 am
There is apparently a Shaman in the works that won't have a 50/50 choil.


Is this a different version from the "Kissing Cousin" Sal was discussing back in March?

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=86153&p=1406714&hil ... n#p1406714

"We'll probably keep the full flat on the Shaman to be able to take more "abuse". I am working on a "kissing cousin" of the Shaman. Lighter and used the same ergos, but totally different materials. 'mI thinking to make it a high hollow to save weight."

Don't know... could a "kissing cousin" literally have "the same ergos" without the prominent Shaman finger choil?!
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Re: Shaman 2

Postby hambone56rx » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:12 am

JMM wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:28 am
Evil D wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:10 am
There is apparently a Shaman in the works that won't have a 50/50 choil.


Is this a different version from the "Kissing Cousin" Sal was discussing back in March?

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=86153&p=1406714&hil ... n#p1406714

"We'll probably keep the full flat on the Shaman to be able to take more "abuse". I am working on a "kissing cousin" of the Shaman. Lighter and used the same ergos, but totally different materials. 'mI thinking to make it a high hollow to save weight."

Some how I had missed out on this Sal quote! A high hollow grind with the same handle as the Shaman sounds delicious! I’ve handled a Shaman once, and, Lord willing, will pick up the Micarta and Z Wear sprint.

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Re: Shaman 2

Postby JMM » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:13 am

Wartstein wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:41 am
JMM wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:28 am
Evil D wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:10 am
There is apparently a Shaman in the works that won't have a 50/50 choil.


Is this a different version from the "Kissing Cousin" Sal was discussing back in March?

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=86153&p=1406714&hil ... n#p1406714

"We'll probably keep the full flat on the Shaman to be able to take more "abuse". I am working on a "kissing cousin" of the Shaman. Lighter and used the same ergos, but totally different materials. 'mI thinking to make it a high hollow to save weight."

Don't know... could a "kissing cousin" literally have "the same ergos" without the prominent Shaman finger choil?!

Yeah, his comment about "...Lighter and used the same ergos, but totally different materials..." makes me think it could be something closer to a Manix2 LW -- same general shape but no or smaller liners, FCRP instead of G10... whatever it is/will be, I'm fairly certain it will be awesome!
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Re: Shaman 2

Postby sal » Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:25 am

Hi Michael

Welcome to our forum.

JMM,

I have 2 new designs based on the Shaman. Both are still a ways off, so not much to say.

sal

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Re: Shaman 2

Postby JMM » Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:45 pm

sal wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:25 am
Hi Michael

Welcome to our forum.

JMM,

I have 2 new designs based on the Shaman. Both are still a ways off, so not much to say.

sal

Well, all I can say about that is WOOO-HOOO!!! :) ;) :D :o

Thanks for the info/update, I know lots of folks will be excited to hear this!

Cheers,

John

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Re: Shaman 2

Postby Kesson » Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:20 pm

I would love a shaman with no choil and thinner blade stock similar to manix 2. I like shaman ergos better than just about any folder ive used but its overkill for most of my daily cutting tasks so I find myself carrying the manix 2 more often. I dont often choke up on either knife despite having L to XL hands.


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