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Re: Shaman XL

Postby JMM » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:44 pm

I think there are good points and observations all around...
1 - If going 'XL' then perhaps Police-ish length might be cool, less than that might not be all that enticing
2 - Four inches is the legal limit for some folks, which works back into #1
3 - There is the 'Chief' already available that gives that 4+ inch blade available in the same family

That said, it's an interesting idea, I would certainly love to hold/check out a XL Shaman, somehow I would imagine it's not super likely.

I am very interested in that Shaman 'cousin' Sal said he was working on.... I am super excited about that for sure!

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Re: Shaman XL

Postby GarageBoy » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:50 pm

What do you Shaman fans use your shaman for? It's kinda chunky as an EDC, one would think

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Re: Shaman XL

Postby Naperville » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:51 pm

I’d buy it, maybe TWO!

Just come out of the gate with S-90V and it will be an instant success!
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Re: Shaman XL

Postby Evil D » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:51 pm

Pancake wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:40 pm
Evil, how about Spyderco Chieftain as a name? Was it used before?

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Re: Shaman XL

Postby Evil D » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:00 pm

GarageBoy wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:50 pm
What do you Shaman fans use your shaman for? It's kinda chunky as an EDC, one would think

Pretty much anything I use my other knives for, though I do have others that slicer better. I guess I'm one of the minority that appreciates the thicker rounded handle, I'd have it on every knife I own if I could.
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Re: Shaman XL

Postby Wartstein » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:06 pm

JMM wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:44 pm
.....

I am very interested in that Shaman 'cousin' Sal said he was working on.... I am super excited about that for sure!
:eek: Could you please elaborate?
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: Shaman XL

Postby curlyhairedboy » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:48 pm

I'd likely buy one.
EDC Rotation: PITS, Shaman, CF S90v Shaman, Ikuchi, Amalgam, CruCarta Shaman, Lil Native, Sage 5 LW, Ouroboros
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Re: Shaman XL

Postby Dazen » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:56 pm

With this long and heavy of a blade is it going to have to have the spring detent like the Szabo? I hope not.

Also, why not at least make this a flash batch and never make it again.
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Re: Shaman XL

Postby JMM » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:10 pm

Wartstein wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:06 pm
JMM wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:44 pm
.....

I am very interested in that Shaman 'cousin' Sal said he was working on.... I am super excited about that for sure!
:eek: Could you please elaborate?
I'm not sure if this made it's way into his bombshell thread but it certainly should be there....

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=86153&p=1406714&hil ... n#p1406714

...We'll probably keep the full flat on the Shaman to be able to take more "abuse". I am working on a "kissing cousin" of the Shaman. Lighter and used the same ergos, but totally different materials. 'mI thinking to make it a high hollow to save weight...

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Re: Shaman XL

Postby TkoK83Spy » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:14 pm

GarageBoy wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:50 pm
What do you Shaman fans use your shaman for? It's kinda chunky as an EDC, one would think
Probably my favorite model for work. Manix is a very close 2nd. It's great for serious cutting, probably not the best for envelope opening or simple things like that. Fills out the hand for an amazing grip, no hump and just wants to work.

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Re: Shaman XL

Postby JuPaul » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:20 pm

GarageBoy wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:50 pm
What do you Shaman fans use your shaman for? It's kinda chunky as an EDC, one would think
Yeah I don't usually carry mine as an edc in the city, but I've either got a Shaman or a Manix in my pocket every day when I'm at our cabin. The Shaman can do most hard use things I'd typically use a fixed blade for outside, and it's a lot more convenient for me to carry a hefty folder than a fixed blade if I'm going in and out all day. But I will say, in the city I still grab the Shaman to break down thick cardboard, and lots of people on here love them as warehouse/work knives.
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Re: Shaman XL

Postby Wartstein » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:56 pm

JMM wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:10 pm
Wartstein wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:06 pm
JMM wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:44 pm
.....
I am very interested in that Shaman 'cousin' Sal said he was working on.... I am super excited about that for sure!
:eek: Could you please elaborate?
I'm not sure if this made it's way into his bombshell thread but it certainly should be there....

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=86153&p=1406714&hil ... n#p1406714

...We'll probably keep the full flat on the Shaman to be able to take more "abuse". I am working on a "kissing cousin" of the Shaman. Lighter and used the same ergos, but totally different materials. 'mI thinking to make it a high hollow to save weight...
MAN! This definitely should be in the "bombshell" thread if it is not already there!

Thanks for sharing, I think I´d really love that knife (courious what the "totally different materials" might be... since Sal talks about light weight, one might think FRN, but then new models seldom come out in FRN initially if it is not clear from the beginning that they will sell well...)
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: Shaman XL

Postby Pancake » Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:44 am

Hmm, it could work, 4 inch blade and nice contoured handle scales. No hump. Compression lock...
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Re: Shaman XL

Postby JMM » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:14 am

Wartstein wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:56 pm
JMM wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:10 pm
Wartstein wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:06 pm
JMM wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:44 pm
.....
I am very interested in that Shaman 'cousin' Sal said he was working on.... I am super excited about that for sure!
:eek: Could you please elaborate?
I'm not sure if this made it's way into his bombshell thread but it certainly should be there....

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=86153&p=1406714&hil ... n#p1406714

...We'll probably keep the full flat on the Shaman to be able to take more "abuse". I am working on a "kissing cousin" of the Shaman. Lighter and used the same ergos, but totally different materials. 'mI thinking to make it a high hollow to save weight...
MAN! This definitely should be in the "bombshell" thread if it is not already there!

Thanks for sharing, I think I´d really love that knife (courious what the "totally different materials" might be... since Sal talks about light weight, one might think FRN, but then new models seldom come out in FRN initially if it is not clear from the beginning that they will sell well...)

It seemed like a pretty big deal to me but I haven't seen or heard a peep about it since he posted that... I was just thinking about re-posting it up to the bombshell thread, feel free to if you'd like... something in FRN is probably the most obvious and likely option, I think a shaman that weighed less but kept the general feel and function and size would be a hit, I would buy one the second it hit the streets....

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Re: Shaman XL

Postby michaelm466 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:04 am

I'd be in for an XL version


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