Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

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Re: Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

Postby Spider bite » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:58 pm

abbazaba wrote:That contoured G10 is challenging my will power
Ditto!

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Postby sal » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:07 pm

Larry_Mott wrote:And i would die for a Spyderco rendition of the Le Maire/Florinox :)
I have one of those somewhere in my office. He also designed our Laguiole. Very skilled designer.

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Re: Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

Postby zhyla » Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:33 pm

Oh man, I was about all set to pull the trigger an a serrated PM2 and had no clue the Shaman had a serrated option. Choices, choices. I'm a big fan of the Manix 2, this looks nearly perfect.

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Postby abbazaba » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:13 pm

zhyla wrote:Oh man, I was about all set to pull the trigger an a serrated PM2 and had no clue the Shaman had a serrated option. Choices, choices. I'm a big fan of the Manix 2, this looks nearly perfect.
I'd love to see a pic of the Shaman between the PM2 and Manix2 :D

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Postby nicked.onaut » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:13 pm

ChrisinHove wrote:
abbazaba wrote:That contoured G10 is challenging my will power
Likewise!!

OK:

Has anyone compared it against the Superleaf yet?
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Re: Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

Postby Firebat » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:21 pm

Firebat wrote:Just got mine. Like the stonewash, contoured handle and heft; don't like the off centered blade and too-stiff pivot out of the box. Will try to remedy both this evening.

(Anyone know if this uses a pivot bushing like the PM and Manix?)
Sussed. Took about five minutes. Action felt like it was randomly binding and very gritty. Took it apart, appears the indexed side of the pivot bushing (same basic set up as the PM2/Para 3) may not have been quite square or slightly prouder than it should be in the liner, so I re-seated it, drew it down with that side's pivot screw, added a few strategically placed drops of reel oil, and reassembled.

Voila. Centered blade, silky smooth and rockets open and closed. Feels like a PM2 that's been juicing and lifting heavy. :D

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Re: Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

Postby nicked.onaut » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:22 pm

abbazaba wrote:
zhyla wrote:Oh man, I was about all set to pull the trigger an a serrated PM2 and had no clue the Shaman had a serrated option. Choices, choices. I'm a big fan of the Manix 2, this looks nearly perfect.
I'd love to see a pic of the Shaman between the PM2 and Manix2 :D
hmm, PM1 felt forgotten:

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Re: Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

Postby nicked.onaut » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:05 pm

TomK wrote:
abbazaba wrote:
zhyla wrote:Oh man, I was about all set to pull the trigger an a serrated PM2 and had no clue the Shaman had a serrated option. Choices, choices. I'm a big fan of the Manix 2, this looks nearly perfect.
I'd love to see a pic of the Shaman between the PM2 and Manix2 :D
And one with the Native 5 please!
Okey-dokey:

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Re: Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

Postby zhyla » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:47 pm

Great photos, thanks. Looks like a less blocky grip than the Manix 2.

I’m a little unsure about the compression lock. I have long (for a guy) fingernails on my right hand for guitar playing. This can make some flippers just slightly awkward to deploy. If you didn’t flip your nails for a week or two would the compression lock be awkward to close?

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Postby swigert » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:13 pm

Got mine in. All my native 5’s will need to go. All the sprints and forum knives, everything. This will be one that gets major pocket time. I’ve always thought the native 5 was a little small for me.

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Re: Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

Postby nicked.onaut » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:50 pm

zhyla wrote:Great photos, thanks. Looks like a less blocky grip than the Manix 2.

I’m a little unsure about the compression lock. I have long (for a guy) fingernails on my right hand for guitar playing. This can make some flippers just slightly awkward to deploy. If you didn’t flip (clip) your nails for a week or two would the compression lock be awkward to close?
No problem. Sometimes just need to slightly alter the angle of attack (in the CG/FSG sense!). But it feels intuitive, with a little experience--no conscious effort needed. (and the thumbnail is especially helpful with the new D'Allara and Q-ball).

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Re: Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

Postby ChrisinHove » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:46 am

sal wrote:
Larry_Mott wrote:And i would die for a Spyderco rendition of the Le Maire/Florinox :)
I have one of those somewhere in my office. He also designed our Laguiole. Very skilled designer.

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A new laguoile??? Please say it is...

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Re: Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

Postby Larry_Mott » Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:05 am

This is the one i am referring to, alas, not a/the Laguiole

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Re: Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

Postby abbazaba » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:15 am

nicked.onaut wrote:
abbazaba wrote:
zhyla wrote:Oh man, I was about all set to pull the trigger an a serrated PM2 and had no clue the Shaman had a serrated option. Choices, choices. I'm a big fan of the Manix 2, this looks nearly perfect.
I'd love to see a pic of the Shaman between the PM2 and Manix2 :D
hmm, PM1 felt forgotten:
Thank you! This is pushing me over the edge.

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Re: Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

Postby curlyhairedboy » Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:43 am

CANNOT wait for this in Maxamet. It's like the PM2's cousin who lifts.
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, Caribbean Sheepsfoot CQI, Tanto PM2, Serrated Shaman
Always in Pocket: Hawkbill Dragonfly 2 H1
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Special and Sentimental: Southard, Smallfly G10, Squarehead LW, Ouroboros, Calendar Para 3 LW, 40th Anniversary Native, Calendar Watu
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Re: Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

Postby pinepig2 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:41 am

I was cautiously interested in this knife until I saw that it is the exact same weight as the Gayle Bradley 1 (147 g). I ultimatley sold my GB1 largely due to weight. However, this is clearly a well-executed design that will thrill a lot of folks (as did the GB1).

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Re: Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

Postby twinboysdad » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:58 am

Just grabbed the SE model...this is one of the better new models I have held in quite sometime.

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Re: Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

Postby Tabo » Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:45 pm

According to the user phampet that came with the Shaman there will be DLC versions available as well. I’m sure they will look really cool but the stonewash is really nice to look at and hides scratches better.

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Re: Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

Postby Grappler » Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:21 pm

Just received my Shaman this week. I was actually surprised at the size and heft of this knife, even though I was well aware of the specs. My initial impressions - big, bold, a real user. This is a knife that you can use for some serious work. It's built like a tank.

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Re: Spyderco Shaman News and Gossip Thread

Postby ZL1 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:58 pm

Just got mine. Action feels a bit poor but it feels great in the hand. Feels like a knife you can throw around.

Anybody having contact with the backspacer and tip of the knife?


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