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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby Doeswhateveraspidercan » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:04 am

REX45 killed it for me. Rust... No thank you very much.
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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby Wartstein » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:41 am

Mattysc42 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:37 am
Preordered. I’m not a fan of wood scales, but the rex45 sold it for me. I’ll try it with the scales first, and if I don’t like them, I’ll look for some aftermarket titanium or micarta.

I am the opposite ;) :

Love wood scales, but am totally fine with S30V (like the base model has), wouldn't need "upgraded" / different steel .

If I had a (base model) Shaman, I'd happily buy those wood scales from you.
But I don't have one (yet..?? :rolleyes: )
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby curlyhairedboy » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:23 am

I'd buy it for the scales, but not for the steel. Cruwear is about as far down as I go these days for minimum stain resistance.

Good to see another exclusive, though. ALL ABOARD THE HYPE TRAIN :D
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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby ABX2011 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:44 am

That looks great. Will be popular.

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby jdw » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:52 am

I let go of the St Nick's version but I went ahead and pre ordered this one. I love the steel and I really like the look but I don't have a lot of experience with wood scales. How is the grip if it gets wet? Does the stabilized wood perform similar to Micarta?
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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby TkoK83Spy » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:57 am

jdw wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:52 am
I let go of the St Nick's version but I went ahead and pre ordered this one. I love the steel and I really like the look but I don't have a lot of experience with wood scales. How is the grip if it gets wet? Does the stabilized wood perform similar to Micarta?
I have the Delica in the Pakkawood version, it is a little slicker than I'd prefer. I think with the Shaman, if of similar slickness to Pakkawood it wouldn't be as bad since the Shaman definitely fills out the hand better than a Delica. The contoured scales will probably help a little as well.
Currently have 20 :spyder: 's in 14 different steels.

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby Notsurewhy » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:01 am

kennethsime wrote:
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Man I wish they would do some other Golden models. I'd love a Native or a Para 3 in Rosewood.
This.

Instead they ran the cruwear native with smooth g10... What exactly was the point of that? Looks like any other native but it's less grippy, Awesome! At least with the rosewood you're trading some grip for some beautiful scales.

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby FK » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:06 am

Really like REX45 but with Pack of Wood laminated scales,,,, no thank you.

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby GarageBoy » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:13 am

Now, with KC will pre order mean you'll actually get one?

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby Mushroom » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:25 am

FK wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:06 am
Really like REX45 but with Pack of Wood laminared scales,,,, no thank you.

Regards,
FK
The scales are solid rosewood, they're not laminated. :spyder:
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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby Wartstein » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:26 am

One intriguing thing here is:

As said already, I personally am totally fine with S30V, would not need any other steel (but don´t MIND another steel either)
But the Shaman is a knife special enough that I´d consider giving it some custom scales (wood or Micarta)

Now THIS model already gives you "custom scales", most likely in perfect fit and finish, and actually for less money than one would pay for the base S30V model PLUS custom scales... :rolleyes:
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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby JuPaul » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:27 am

GarageBoy wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:13 am
Now, with KC will pre order mean you'll actually get one?
Since this is their own exclusive, they know for certain how many they ordered. Now, they could oversell still, I guess, with the intention of doing another run. Or this run could arrive in smaller batches. But either way, I'm assuming if you pre-order you'll get one eventually.
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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby Albatross » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:11 am

Wartstein wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:26 am
One intriguing thing here is:

As said already, I personally am totally fine with S30V, would not need any other steel (but don´t MIND another steel either)
But the Shaman is a knife special enough that I´d consider giving it some custom scales (wood or Micarta)

Now THIS model already gives you "custom scales", most likely in perfect fit and finish, and actually for less money than one would pay for the base S30V model PLUS custom scales... :rolleyes:
If you have enjoyed Hap40, you would most-likely enjoy Rex45 even more. The characteristics of the two steels are the same, but amplified a bit on Rex45. This combined with your interest in the scales, might make it a great choice for you.

I'm waiting for a Rex45 sprint Manix 2 or a Rosewood and Rex45 Manix 2, since the CBBL is a better lock for me.
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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby dj moonbat » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:03 am

Mattysc42 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:37 am
Preordered. I’m not a fan of wood scales, but the rex45 sold it for me. I’ll try it with the scales first, and if I don’t like them, I’ll look for some aftermarket titanium or micarta.
Pakkawood is to wood what Micarta is to cloth. All the fibers are pretty much full of resin.

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby FK » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:19 am

Mushroom wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:25 am
FK wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:06 am
Really like REX45 but with Pack of Wood laminared scales,,,, no thank you.

Regards,
FK
The scales are solid rosewood, they're not laminated. :spyder:
We will see if it is solid rosewood which is very restricted to import and trade, requiring CITES documentation and other types of permits or the same old Pakawood with dyed laminated mystery wood, labeled "Rosewood" due to its color.
Only musical instruments are exempt from CITES restrictions on transportation of rosewood.

Regards,
FK

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby FK » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:33 am

FK wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:19 am
Mushroom wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:25 am
FK wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:06 am
Really like REX45 but with Pack of Wood laminared scales,,,, no thank you.

Regards,
FK
The scales are solid rosewood, they're not laminated. :spyder:

We will see if it is solid rosewood which is very restricted to import and trade, requiring CITES documentation and other types of permits or the same old Pakawood with dyed laminated mystery wood, labeled "Rosewood" due to its color.
Only musical instruments are exempt from CITES restrictions on transportation of rosewood.

Pakawood is a good knife scale material, impregnated with resins it is tough and durable less likely to chip or split compared to solid wood. My problem is that it is can be ugly in appearance and depends upon the base material laminates. I have some older Marbles fixed blades with Game Getter full shaped handles made of imitation cocobolo laminated that are rather nice, fit the hand comfortably.

Regards,
FK

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby JuPaul » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:39 am

FK wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:33 am
FK wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:19 am
Mushroom wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:25 am
FK wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:06 am
Really like REX45 but with Pack of Wood laminared scales,,,, no thank you.

Regards,
FK
The scales are solid rosewood, they're not laminated. :spyder:

We will see if it is solid rosewood which is very restricted to import and trade, requiring CITES documentation and other types of permits or the same old Pakawood with dyed laminated mystery wood, labeled "Rosewood" due to its color.
Only musical instruments are exempt from CITES restrictions on transportation of rosewood.

Pakawood is a good knife scale material, impregnated with resins it is tough and durable less likely to chip or split compared to solid wood. My problem is that it is can be ugly in appearance and depends upon the base material laminates. I have some older Marbles fixed blades with Game Getter full shaped handles made of imitation cocobolo laminated that are rather nice, fit the hand comfortably.

Regards,
FK
I really like the pakkawood on the delica I have, and KC goes into a lot of detail about what it is in their online descriptions. But on this Shaman, it only says the scales are "3D machined from beautiful rosewood." Doesn't sound like this one is pakkawood, or another laminate.
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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby BigGrove » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:45 am

JuPaul wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:39 am
FK wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:33 am
FK wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:19 am
Mushroom wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:25 am


The scales are solid rosewood, they're not laminated. :spyder:

We will see if it is solid rosewood which is very restricted to import and trade, requiring CITES documentation and other types of permits or the same old Pakawood with dyed laminated mystery wood, labeled "Rosewood" due to its color.
Only musical instruments are exempt from CITES restrictions on transportation of rosewood.

Pakawood is a good knife scale material, impregnated with resins it is tough and durable less likely to chip or split compared to solid wood. My problem is that it is can be ugly in appearance and depends upon the base material laminates. I have some older Marbles fixed blades with Game Getter full shaped handles made of imitation cocobolo laminated that are rather nice, fit the hand comfortably.

Regards,
FK
I really like the pakkawood on the delica I have, and KC goes into a lot of detail about what it is in their online descriptions. But on this Shaman, it only says the scales are "3D machined from beautiful rosewood." Doesn't sound like this one is pakkawood, or another laminate.
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Looking at the pictures from Knife Center, the edge of the handle looks like a laminate rather than a solid piece of wood.

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby buckleys » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:54 am

Welp preordered one, I figured my first shaman might as well be a special one. Hope it goes through lol

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Re: KC Exclusive Shaman Rosewood REX 45

Postby JuPaul » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:57 am

BigGrove wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:45 am
JuPaul wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:39 am
FK wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:33 am
FK wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:19 am



We will see if it is solid rosewood which is very restricted to import and trade, requiring CITES documentation and other types of permits or the same old Pakawood with dyed laminated mystery wood, labeled "Rosewood" due to its color.
Only musical instruments are exempt from CITES restrictions on transportation of rosewood.

Pakawood is a good knife scale material, impregnated with resins it is tough and durable less likely to chip or split compared to solid wood. My problem is that it is can be ugly in appearance and depends upon the base material laminates. I have some older Marbles fixed blades with Game Getter full shaped handles made of imitation cocobolo laminated that are rather nice, fit the hand comfortably.

Regards,
FK
I really like the pakkawood on the delica I have, and KC goes into a lot of detail about what it is in their online descriptions. But on this Shaman, it only says the scales are "3D machined from beautiful rosewood." Doesn't sound like this one is pakkawood, or another laminate.
.
Looking at the pictures from Knife Center, the edge of the handle looks like a laminate rather than a solid piece of wood.

Image
Well, a rosewood laminate would be fine with me if that's what it ends up being. More durable, won't warp or crack if you get it wet, etc. I just wonder why they don't mention that in thd description, when they use it as a selling point for the pakkawood ones.
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