Bought my fourth Shaman today...

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Bought my fourth Shaman today...

Postby soc_monki » Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:33 pm

Had training to do in Florence, AL today, and got out about 10. Ran to academy sports and picked up an AR cleaning kit, went to home depot and picked up the vanity and faucet my wife ordered, then decided to go to St. Nick's Knives. Was looking to get a new Cruwear Adamas, but no luck. But then I saw the S30v dlc Shaman. Their website said they had none in stock. I bought it. Haha! Shaman #4! And if anyone is looking for one, they have 3 more. They might be able to ship them if you give them a call.

Thanks again to Sal for making my favorite knife!
Spyderco : Resilience, Tenacious, Persistence, Manix 2 G10, Para 3 G10, Para 3 LW, Paramilitary 2,
BBS Paramilitary 2, Amalgam, Native Chief, Blade HQ Manix 2 XL, S30V Shaman, Gayle Bradley 2, DLC M4 Shaman, Magnitude, Z Wear Shaman, DLC S30V Shaman

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Re: Bought my fourth Shaman today...

Postby Abyss_Fish » Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:51 pm

How do they cut? I love the design but it seems a bit chunky for me.
Patiently waiting for the smallfly 2.

Current spydie collection: Watu, Rhino, Kapara sprint 20cv, Siren, Waterway, Ladybug k390, Caribbean
Current favorite steels: sg2/R2, lc200n/Z-FiNit, s90v, 3v Runner ups: 20cv/m390/204p, cts-xhp

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Re: Bought my fourth Shaman today...

Postby soc_monki » Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:13 pm

Abyss_Fish wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:51 pm
How do they cut? I love the design but it seems a bit chunky for me.
Cut great imo. Heavy duty, but still a slicer. Perfect size too!
Spyderco : Resilience, Tenacious, Persistence, Manix 2 G10, Para 3 G10, Para 3 LW, Paramilitary 2,
BBS Paramilitary 2, Amalgam, Native Chief, Blade HQ Manix 2 XL, S30V Shaman, Gayle Bradley 2, DLC M4 Shaman, Magnitude, Z Wear Shaman, DLC S30V Shaman

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Re: Bought my fourth Shaman today...

Postby Eliteone2383 » Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:18 pm

Abyss_Fish wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:51 pm
How do they cut? I love the design but it seems a bit chunky for me.
Thats why I haven't bought one. It's fat and seems like it would take up too much pocket.
Stay sharp!

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Re: Bought my fourth Shaman today...

Postby Abyss_Fish » Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:18 pm

soc_monki wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:13 pm
Abyss_Fish wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:51 pm
How do they cut? I love the design but it seems a bit chunky for me.
Cut great imo. Heavy duty, but still a slicer. Perfect size too!
I may have to add one to the collection once more steel options come around, just one though :D
Patiently waiting for the smallfly 2.

Current spydie collection: Watu, Rhino, Kapara sprint 20cv, Siren, Waterway, Ladybug k390, Caribbean
Current favorite steels: sg2/R2, lc200n/Z-FiNit, s90v, 3v Runner ups: 20cv/m390/204p, cts-xhp

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Re: Bought my fourth Shaman today...

Postby TkoK83Spy » Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:21 pm

Eliteone2383 wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:18 pm
Abyss_Fish wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:51 pm
How do they cut? I love the design but it seems a bit chunky for me.
Thats why I haven't bought one. It's fat and seems like it would take up too much pocket.
Just a tad wider than a PM2, but takes up less pocket space because the PM2 is actually longer and also has a hump for the thumb ramp, where as the Shaman is flat.

*edit* - now that I got home and have then lined up with each other, the PM2 is actually only very slightly taller at it's highest point and that's a very small area. First time I actually really compared the two together!
Last edited by TkoK83Spy on Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:49 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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2 - Bradford Guardian 3's (Wharnie Vanadis 4E and 3V/Drop Point)
1- Zero Tolerance 0470
1 - Microtech Ultratech DE OTF
1 - Benchmade 940 (BHQ Exclusive/M4)
1 - CRK Small Sebenza 31/Macassar Ebony Inlays
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Re: Bought my fourth Shaman today...

Postby TkoK83Spy » Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:23 pm

Abyss_Fish wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:18 pm
soc_monki wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:13 pm
Abyss_Fish wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:51 pm
How do they cut? I love the design but it seems a bit chunky for me.
Cut great imo. Heavy duty, but still a slicer. Perfect size too!
I may have to add one to the collection once more steel options come around, just one though :D
I said the same thing once...and here I am with 3 ;)

Even though it's a thick blade stock, I haven't noticed any difference in slicing capabilities compared to say a PM2 or Manix. Of course a lot of it has to do with how well you can sharpen as well.
23 :spyder:'s in 14 different steels
2 - Bradford Guardian 3's (Wharnie Vanadis 4E and 3V/Drop Point)
1- Zero Tolerance 0470
1 - Microtech Ultratech DE OTF
1 - Benchmade 940 (BHQ Exclusive/M4)
1 - CRK Small Sebenza 31/Macassar Ebony Inlays
1 - CRK Large Inkosi Insingo/ Black Micarta Inlays
1 - WE Knives Gentry

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Re: Bought my fourth Shaman today...

Postby soc_monki » Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:57 pm

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:23 pm
Abyss_Fish wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:18 pm
soc_monki wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:13 pm
Abyss_Fish wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:51 pm
How do they cut? I love the design but it seems a bit chunky for me.
Cut great imo. Heavy duty, but still a slicer. Perfect size too!
I may have to add one to the collection once more steel options come around, just one though :D
I said the same thing once...and here I am with 3 ;)

Even though it's a thick blade stock, I haven't noticed any difference in slicing capabilities compared to say a PM2 or Manix. Of course a lot of it has to do with how well you can sharpen as well.
Also, the height of the grind. The Shaman has a pretty wide blade, so lots of area for the thickness to drop!
Spyderco : Resilience, Tenacious, Persistence, Manix 2 G10, Para 3 G10, Para 3 LW, Paramilitary 2,
BBS Paramilitary 2, Amalgam, Native Chief, Blade HQ Manix 2 XL, S30V Shaman, Gayle Bradley 2, DLC M4 Shaman, Magnitude, Z Wear Shaman, DLC S30V Shaman

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Re: Bought my fourth Shaman today...

Postby VooDooChild » Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:29 pm

Its a hard-use knife for us
Its a hard-use knife for us

Heat treated and
Bladestock thick

Compression lock
Its pretty sick

Its a hard-use knife for us
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Re: Bought my fourth Shaman today...

Postby M Sea » Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:07 pm

VooDooChild wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:29 pm
Its a hard-use knife for us
Its a hard-use knife for us

Heat treated and
Bladestock thick

Compression lock
Its pretty sick

Its a hard-use knife for us
Haha, Nice! 🤣

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Re: Bought my fourth Shaman today...

Postby ZrowsN1s » Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:37 pm

4 is a good number
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Re: Bought my fourth Shaman today...

Postby bearfacedkiller » Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:10 am

I love the Shaman, I’ve bought a bunch of them.
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Re: Bought my fourth Shaman today...

Postby curlyhairedboy » Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:36 am

Sounds like you’ve been bitten by the bug!
EDC Rotation: PITS, Shaman, CF S90v Shaman, Ikuchi, Amalgam, CruCarta Shaman, DLC Lil Native, Sage 5 LW, 4V Shaman, Watu, Rex 45 Shaman, Rex 45 Lil Native, Serrated Caribbean Sheepsfoot CQI, Tanto PM2, Serrated Shaman, XHP Shaman
Always in Pocket: Hawkbill Dragonfly 2 H1
Fixed Blades: Proficient, Junction, Waterway
Special and Sentimental: Southard, Squarehead LW, Ouroboros, Calendar Para 3 LW, 40th Anniversary Native, Calendar Watu
Would like to own again: CQI Caribbean Sheepsfoot
Wishlist: Smallfly 2, Shaman Sprints!

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Re: Bought my fourth Shaman today...

Postby soc_monki » Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:20 pm

curlyhairedboy wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:36 am
Sounds like you’ve been bitten by the bug!
I have over 70 knives... I was bitten long ago! :D
Spyderco : Resilience, Tenacious, Persistence, Manix 2 G10, Para 3 G10, Para 3 LW, Paramilitary 2,
BBS Paramilitary 2, Amalgam, Native Chief, Blade HQ Manix 2 XL, S30V Shaman, Gayle Bradley 2, DLC M4 Shaman, Magnitude, Z Wear Shaman, DLC S30V Shaman

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Re: Bought my fourth Shaman today...

Postby marty_bill_ » Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:31 pm

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Not trying to hijack your thread just wanted to show you how I shaved that bump off the ricasso. Made all the difference. So much better now

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Re: Bought my fourth Shaman today...

Postby soc_monki » Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:19 pm

marty_bill_ wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:31 pm
20210413_102935_copy_1512x2016.jpg20210413_102947_copy_1512x2016.jpg20210414_213438_copy_1512x2016.jpg20210414_213454_copy_1512x2016.jpgNot trying to hijack your thread just wanted to show you how I shaved that bump off the ricasso. Made all the difference. So much better now
I don't mind the bump, so I just leave mine alone. To each their own, right? Lol
Spyderco : Resilience, Tenacious, Persistence, Manix 2 G10, Para 3 G10, Para 3 LW, Paramilitary 2,
BBS Paramilitary 2, Amalgam, Native Chief, Blade HQ Manix 2 XL, S30V Shaman, Gayle Bradley 2, DLC M4 Shaman, Magnitude, Z Wear Shaman, DLC S30V Shaman

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Re: Bought my fourth Shaman today...

Postby sal » Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:34 pm

Hi Soc_Monk,

Thanks for the support and the kind words about my design.

Hi Marty_Bill,

It's your knife and you can mod it any way you want. It may be better for you, but if I didn't want the "nub" there, I would not have designed it in. I would not recommend taking it off unless you are really sure you don't want it, because you can't add it back in.

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Re: Bought my fourth Shaman today...

Postby TheGiant80 » Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:44 pm

VooDooChild wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:29 pm
Its a hard-use knife for us
Its a hard-use knife for us

Heat treated and
Bladestock thick

Compression lock
Its pretty sick

Its a hard-use knife for us
Well-played!

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Re: Bought my fourth Shaman today...

Postby Wartstein » Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:45 pm

soc_monki wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:19 pm
marty_bill_ wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:31 pm
20210413_102935_copy_1512x2016.jpg20210413_102947_copy_1512x2016.jpg20210414_213438_copy_1512x2016.jpg20210414_213454_copy_1512x2016.jpgNot trying to hijack your thread just wanted to show you how I shaved that bump off the ricasso. Made all the difference. So much better now
I don't mind the bump, so I just leave mine alone. To each their own, right? Lol

@ marty bill: Cool looking Shaman, and fine if you like it better that way (concerning the "bump")

But I have to say: I don´t even own a Shaman, just could handle it - and while I noticed (but still did not mind) the "bump" when closing the knife the first three or four times, after that (and so really quick) my hand automatically adapted to it and I did not really notice it anymore...
That´s just me of course, and probably in return I will be bothered by some other things that other people don´t mind! :)

Generally I like the look and the function of the "bump" when the blade is opened.
(And I totally love the Shaman as a whole - it is "the knife I should not like but still do", cause it has features I normally don´t prefer (like thicker stock, a bit more weight, not too much cutting edge) but as a whole package is just perfect and feels so great in hand...)
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Re: Bought my fourth Shaman today...

Postby marty_bill_ » Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:38 am

Absolutely each to there own! I'm just showing what I did. And dig it. I tried to get used to it. I bought it in Golden last year and really tried. Mostly on closing the knife it bothered me the most. Sal your right once off you can't put it back and I'm sure it's a safety item. I do not regret taking it off and it's made my Shaman more usable for me. That's all.
And the last thing is I've not seen anyone shave it off and what it looks like or how it performed. I highly do not not recommend it unless your sure it benefits you.


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