There's been a number of sprint and exclusive runs in various models. You'll likely have to pay a hefty premium to buy something at a dealer that still has some of the sprints in stock. If I were in the market I'd keep an eye on the Exchange over on Blade Forums and buy something on the secondary market for a more reasonable price
Thank you for the suggestion. I will investigate that option.Sharp Guy wrote: ↑Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:55 pmThere's been a number of sprint and exclusive runs in various models. You'll likely have to pay a hefty premium to buy something at a dealer that still has some of the sprints in stock. If I were in the market I'd keep an eye on the Exchange over on Blade Forums and buy something on the secondary market for a more reasonable price
I think it went out of stock today.
Different websites will list things as sold out even if it hasnt hit the market yet. It just depends on how the website is set up.Blackpearl wrote: Ok I’m confused...if Zwear Shaman is “coming soon” why is it sold out??
A lot of people like it's great balance of properties, ease of sharpening and corrosion resistance for being a tool steel.
I think the reason its on a high pedistal is because it is "average" as you say. When you start getting into steels that really, really excel at something, they are top of the pack in some area, theres a usually negative aspect you have to live with. Stains/corrodes super easy, doesn't hold and edge well, can't put any kind of twisting/torque on it, hard to sharpen, etc. Then you have steels that excel at one aspect, but are still good in others. LC200N is rust proof, but its also pretty tough, sharpens pretty easy and holds an edge pretty well. It is extremely popular. Cruwear is very tough, but it also sharpens pretty easy, holds good edge and (at least in my environment) doesn't really have issues with corrosion. It is extremely popular. I find steels that have a "specialty", but are also average or above in all other aspects makes a good every day knife, because then you don't have to live with any downsides in daily life.TkoK83Spy wrote: ↑Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:24 pmMe personally, I find it was a bit too hyped up. I could get it confused for S30V had it not been etched as Cruwear on both my Shaman and Manix. I find it very average. Not amazing, but not disappointing either (besides the super high pedestal I held it on based on the love of it around here, prior to using it)
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