Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

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Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Postby SpyderPhreak » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:52 am

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I guess all that is left is bladeHQ and Knifecenter?

lol. :rolleyes: This whole thing is just pathetic. :mad:
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Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Postby Hank Scorpio » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:55 am

sal wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:19 am
Maybe this a bad time, but what do you guys think of a green Micarta Cruwear Shaman, or maybe a green Micarta with another exotic steel? I could argue for a larger quantity.

sal

Sal, I’m just adding to the din at this point, but I’d say after all this uproar, Spyderco is looking at plenty of additional margin ripe for the taking.

Like they say, scratch where it itches. When a sprint is selling out in minutes or even seconds, that’s a big itch.

Just my 0.02, but I’d wager another ~1200 piece Crucarta sprint (denim? probably doesn’t matter too much) AND a ~2400 piece “double” sprint in K390 and micarta (OD Green?) would have no trouble flying off the shelves.

Great opportunity to capitalize and turn this big win (with residual disappointment as evidenced here in the forum) into an even bigger win.
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Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Postby Leader2light » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:57 am

Pretty sure bladeHQ is all that is left, folks. I guess they won't release until next week.

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Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Postby JRinFL » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:57 am

Hank Scorpio wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:55 am
sal wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:19 am
Maybe this a bad time, but what do you guys think of a green Micarta Cruwear Shaman, or maybe a green Micarta with another exotic steel? I could argue for a larger quantity.

sal

Sal, I’m just adding to the din at this point, but I’d say after all this uproar, Spyderco is looking at plenty of additional margin ripe for the taking.

Like they say, scratch where it itches. When a sprint is selling out in minutes or even seconds, that’s a big itch.

Just my 0.02, but I’d wager another ~1200 piece Crucarta sprint (denim? probably doesn’t matter too much) AND a ~2400 piece “double” sprint in K390 and micarta (OD Green?) would have no trouble flying off the shelves.

Great opportunity to capitalize and turn this big win (with residual disappointment as evidenced here in the forum) into an even bigger win.
I cannot disagree with any of the above.
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Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Postby SpyderPhreak » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:58 am

Sprints have always been a bit crazy, but this one is on a whole new level.
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Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Postby curlyhairedboy » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:01 am

I feel like there's also been an expanding market awareness of what Spyderco offers in the past year. I'm seeing more spoon clips on pockets when I'm out and about.
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Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Postby ekastanis » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:02 am

In order to provide a little entertainment, and because every thread needs pictures, get a load of what someone did to one of these. Dyed scales, stonewashed blade, and "flame ano'ed" hardware:

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Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Postby Leader2light » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:03 am

I guess this was a bad time to try and get a sprint knife? I never had tried before... How long are custom runs like saint nicks knives usually in stock? 5min? 15min?

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Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Postby BLM » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:06 am

ekastanis wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:02 am
In order to provide a little entertainment, and because every thread needs pictures, get a load of what someone did to one of these. Dyed scales, stonewashed blade, and "flame ano'ed" hardware:

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horrible abomination

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Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Postby Larry_Mott » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:06 am

ekastanis wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:02 am
In order to provide a little entertainment, and because every thread needs pictures, get a load of what someone did to one of these. Dyed scales, stonewashed blade, and "flame ano'ed" hardware:

Image
Image
Jesus wept...
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Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Postby elduderino04 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:08 am

Larry_Mott wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:06 am
Jesus wept...
Haha, not to my taste, but look on the bright side: that guy definitely didn't buy this purely to flip it for profit. I say good for him.

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Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Postby curlyhairedboy » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:10 am

I think the st. nick's red scales look a lot better than that.
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, Waterway, Tanto PM2, CQI Kapara
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Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Postby SpyderPhreak » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:11 am

ekastanis wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:02 am
In order to provide a little entertainment, and because every thread needs pictures, get a load of what someone did to one of these. Dyed scales, stonewashed blade, and "flame ano'ed" hardware:

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At least he made it his, and isn't looking to flip it. Good for that guy, these are the folks that this is made for! While I don't care for his taste, glad to see one that didn't get snatched up by a flipper.
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Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Postby sal » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:16 am

Hi Elduderino,

We asked Crucible to make Cruwear a while back. They decide to powder it for us. I think it was a good move on their part.

sal

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Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Postby Larry_Mott » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:20 am

SpyderPhreak wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:11 am
ekastanis wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:02 am
In order to provide a little entertainment, and because every thread needs pictures, get a load of what someone did to one of these. Dyed scales, stonewashed blade, and "flame ano'ed" hardware:

Image
Image
At least he made it his, and isn't looking to flip it. Good for that guy, these are the folks that this is made for! While I don't care for his taste, glad to see one that didn't get snatched up by a flipper.
You have a valid point. Couldn't hold back my personal spontaneous reaction though :)
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Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Postby Evil D » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:21 am

sal wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:03 am
Hi DTPrime BLM,

Welcome to our forum.

Hey Evil,

I learned to remove my finger after the drip begins. :p I wanted the longer guard as part of the design. :o

Thanx mb1.

sal

Yeah I do the same and I must say I do like how much guard it makes. It's almost enough to be a flipper....
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Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Postby sal » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:23 am

Hank Scorpio wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:55 am
sal wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:19 am
Maybe this a bad time, but what do you guys think of a green Micarta Cruwear Shaman, or maybe a green Micarta with another exotic steel? I could argue for a larger quantity.

sal

Sal, I’m just adding to the din at this point, but I’d say after all this uproar, Spyderco is looking at plenty of additional margin ripe for the taking.

Like they say, scratch where it itches. When a sprint is selling out in minutes or even seconds, that’s a big itch.

Just my 0.02, but I’d wager another ~1200 piece Crucarta sprint (denim? probably doesn’t matter too much) AND a ~2400 piece “double” sprint in K390 and micarta (OD Green?) would have no trouble flying off the shelves.

Great opportunity to capitalize and turn this big win (with residual disappointment as evidenced here in the forum) into an even bigger win.

Hi Hank,

We operate on pretty fixed margins. Enough to run our company and take care of our crew. We'll make less on some makers because their prices are very high, but we don't generally raise prices on a hot item. We feel that "to charge as much as the market will bare" is biting the hand that feeds you.

sal

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Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Postby elduderino04 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:27 am

sal wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:16 am
Hi Elduderino,

We asked Crucible to make Cruwear a while back. They decide to powder it for us. I think it was a good move on their part.

sal
That's awesome Sal, I forgot that history about the development. It definitely seems like a great product for them. If it makes economic sense for Spyderco, I for one would love if Cruwear became an evergreen option across the line, like S110V. I have to think it would be very well received.

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Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Postby Mzen » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:28 am

Green micarta here. As for steel, Cru-Wear or 4V would be my choices, gotta keep the tough folder theme consistent. And throw in a nice stonewash finish on that blade while you're there Sal :D

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Re: Shaman Cru-Wear Sprint Run release ?

Postby SpyderPhreak » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:29 am

sal wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:23 am
Hi Hank,

We operate on pretty fixed margins. Enough to run our company and take care of our crew. We'll make less on some makers because their prices are very high, but we don't generally raise prices on a hot item. We feel that "to charge as much as the market will bare" is biting the hand that feeds you.

sal
And this is exactly why I love Spyderco, among other reasons. Like putting up with us crazy knife knuts, steel snobs, etc. ;) :cool:
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