pm2og wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:20 pm
Here is my proposal. Make a thinned out Shaman. Thinner scales and blade stock.
And what about ... not.
The Shaman is one of the very few Spydercos that offer some level of acceptable hand filling handle. Very most of their knives have skinny handles with thin scales and cross section of a rectangular with barely rounded edges. Even with large knives as the Chief.
Look how basically everybody is raving about how comfortable the handle of the Shaman is - and all it took to get there was a little thicker handle with more pronounced rounding of the corners. It is still not really 3D shaped, but brings a considerable improvement. I actually hope to see more of that in the future. I understand that 3D shaping i a LOT more complicated (and thus adds a considerable cost), but surely a simpler variations could well be automatised. And it should go without saying for the moulded plastic handles.
I would much prefer to see the opposite on some of their models - handles shaped to fit human hand without unnecessary hot spots. At least some of the more utility oriented knives.
Should I ever get a Para3 or PM2 again, I would 100% get scales that actually ADD some girth and curves to the handle (e.g. from Aratech). Or in the worst case make some myself (again, may try to do something about that Chief I have)
I would not fight anyone on a thinner blade stock on many (most) knives, though it is the thickness behind the edge that would get my vote first.