Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

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Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

Postby Johnnie1801 » Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:15 pm

Thought I'd start a thread to gather info on this knife. What we know so far is that it's a larger Native with a compression lock. So my questions for you are, what blade steel would you like to see and will this knife surpass the popularity of the PM2? :)
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Postby i am travvy » Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:45 pm

This is #1 on my radar.

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Postby palonej » Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:27 pm

FRN handles???
I love the CTS on my Domino! Easy to put a screaming edge on it and it hold it nicely.
Any pics of this one??
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Postby ZL1 » Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:28 pm

I handled one at Blade this year. It was great!
I wouldn't mind if Spyderco went with a wire clip instead of the standard.

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Postby JAfromMN » Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:44 pm

I've been following this knife as well.


Any pics of one yet?
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Postby i am travvy » Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:48 pm

I don't think so. I beleive at the last meet up it was still considered classified.

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Postby Joris Mo » Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:07 pm

I would take FRN handles with Cruwear or M4 blade but I think it's quite likely to at least get started with G10 handles and maybe a s35V blade like the Native.
I think I'll take it any which way.. ;)

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Postby SpeedHoles » Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:30 pm

Any hunches as to if Natives big brother will also be a Golden produced knife? If so, maybe it'll get added to the S110V roster...

As of recently I just saw news of that 52100 Millie, so hey, let's get some of that into a Compression lock knife, too, might as well make it the Shaman! :D


For those that have handled it; how much "larger" than the Native is it?
Same proportions, and continous arch to the spine??
Since it was a Comp-lock, I'm assuming it was "flow through" slab style construction? Or a big solid backspacer behind the Comp-lock?
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Postby SpyderNut » Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:24 pm

I held the Shaman at BLADE last year. I remember I was very impressed with how well the handle fit my hand and I knew it was definitely something I would buy. I'd like to see it offered in S35VN or S30V. Of course I'd be very pleased with S90V or M4 too. ;)
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Postby i am travvy » Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:32 pm

I'd assume it will follow suit with the native now so g10/frn and s30v or s35vn. When I think of shaman I think of native americans, they lived off of the land and used what the land gave them so I'd like to see it with some kind of "natural" colored g10 and then some kind of carbon steel like m4. By natural I don't mean the jade g10 I'm thinking like earth tones.

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Postby SpeedHoles » Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:01 pm

^ I could definitely dig on a theme like that.
Maybe a stonewash as well... and some natural linen micarta. :)


SpyderNut wrote:I held the Shaman at BLADE last year. I remember I was very impressed with how well the handle fit my hand and I knew it was definitely something I would buy. I'd like to see it offered in S35VN or S30V. Of course I'd be very pleased with S90V or M4 too. ;)

Is it in a similar size category as the Manix 2? Maybe a bit bigger and heftier like a Superleaf?
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Postby SpyderNut » Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:32 pm

SpeedHoles wrote:^ I could definitely dig on a theme like that.
Maybe a stonewash as well... and some natural linen micarta. :)


SpyderNut wrote:I held the Shaman at BLADE last year. I remember I was very impressed with how well the handle fit my hand and I knew it was definitely something I would buy. I'd like to see it offered in S35VN or S30V. Of course I'd be very pleased with S90V or M4 too. ;)

Is it in a similar size category as the Manix 2? Maybe a bit bigger and heftier like a Superleaf?
Hmm. It seems like it would be similar to the Manix 2 if I remember correctly, but not quite as long. It didn't strike me as being much heftier either, which was nice (and surprising). It did seem plenty stout for its size, though. Roman will love this thing. ;)
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Postby SpeedHoles » Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:44 pm

^ Sounds promising! In my head I'd always hear "the bigger Native", and start imagining some ungainly giant scale model.
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Re: Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

Postby spyder_happy » Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:52 pm

If this model does come with a wire clip and comp lock it may just be my perfect knife. the much adored PM2 was a catch and release for me... loved the lock, but really wanted a leaf shaped blade
The list goes on...
DF2: salt se, hap 40, vg-10
Delica 4: ffg vg-10, saber CE VG-10
Endura 4: Hap 40, Super Blue, VG-10
Native 5: S35vn/g10, S110v
Manix Lwt: XHP
Pac salt, Tasman, PM2 S30v, Domino XHP,
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Postby LC Kid » Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:41 pm

Hi Folks!


The Shaman has become a 'True Mythical Legend' among we Spyderco fans. :spyder:

Hopefuly some parts of the myths will be reality. Somehow. Someday. :D

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Re: Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

Postby GoldenSpydie » Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:02 pm

I've seen an old prototype in the case at the SFO, and it's about the right size for a "larger Native" IMO. Other than that, I don't know much about it.

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Re: Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

Postby sal » Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:17 pm

It's in queue for production in Golden.

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Postby JAfromMN » Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:27 pm

Now that's the best news I've gotten all day.

Thanks Sal.

Can we get a look at one yet.

Please tell me it's going to come out with different edges.

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Postby DougC-3 » Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:17 am

Does anybody know for sure if will be FRN? Even if so, it might follow the usual route of coming out in G-10 first, before the FRN mold is completed.
spyder_happy wrote:If this model does come with a wire clip and comp lock it may just be my perfect knife. the much adored PM2 was a catch and release for me... loved the lock, but really wanted a leaf shaped blade
I have similar feelings about the wire clip and PM2 (but still have some PM2's). By the way some dealers still have a few Superleafs if you found that one appealing (compression lock & wire clip).
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Re: Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

Postby Joris Mo » Sun Nov 01, 2015 3:58 am

sal wrote:It's in queue for production in Golden.

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YES!
Never mind all those PM2 sprints anymore now, well apart from the M4 off course and the Cruwear and probably some.. ;)

This in that natural/earth colored theme with 52100 steel would be one of the coolest sprints/forumknives ever. :D

Any which way great to hear it's in queue!


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