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Looking for some scales for a Spyderco Shaman

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Rattlehead1973, Dec 31, 2019.

  1. Rattlehead1973

    Rattlehead1973

    8
    Dec 31, 2019
    Hi folks. Does anyone know where I could find a set of marble CF scales for the Shaman? I'd also be interested in a set of the OEM G10 scales since I screwed mine up. I sent messages to Shepard Custom Creations and RC Bladeworks, but would like to find some other sources.. Especially someone who stocks them.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
  3. matfox

    matfox Basic Member Basic Member

    803
    Dec 1, 2015
    It's a pity to read. I was thinking about getting a micarta scale for the southard, as they look really good on his site. But with all the bad experiences made by other bf members, I will have second thoughts on this.
     
  4. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    Check with @BOOMER52, don’t know if he’s done Shaman scales.
     
  5. Rattlehead1973

    Rattlehead1973

    8
    Dec 31, 2019
    Thanks for the heads up and suggestion guys. I will try messaging Boomer.
     
  6. Rattlehead1973

    Rattlehead1973

    8
    Dec 31, 2019
    Having a hard time figuring out the private message system here. Boomer, if you offer scales for the Shaman please message me. Thanks!
     
  7. BOOMER52

    BOOMER52 CNC Custom Scalesmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    959
    Feb 27, 2013
    I'm going to disappoint you unfortunately. I do not have the CAM/CAD/G-code files to machine Shaman scales.

    Try a fellow that goes by the handle 'suingab'at this web address... https://g10.lt

    I believe I've seen a Shaman or two that he has rescaled...
     
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  8. Rattlehead1973

    Rattlehead1973

    8
    Dec 31, 2019
    Thanks for the reply Boomer. I’ve actually already contacted suingab but unfortunately he isnt currently making any Shaman scales, and doesn’t plan to make any. Shepardcc is a no go after getting the heads up here, Spyderco won’t sell me a replacement set (which is just crazy IMHO), and RC Bladeworks only does Micarta which I’m not a fan of. No luck on eBay or any other website either. :/ It’s starting to look like I’m just stuck with my damaged OEM scales for a while. I’ll keep an eye on eBay and hope a pair comes along.

    Thanks for all the replies guys!
     
  9. Rattlehead1973

    Rattlehead1973

    8
    Dec 31, 2019
    I finally found a custom scale maker (aramis akhmedov on instagram) and purchased a set. Thanks for all the help!
     
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  10. Sal Glesser

    Sal Glesser Moderator Moderator

    Dec 27, 1998
    Hi Rattlehead,

    Welcome to our forum.

    How are your G-10 scales damaged?

    sal
     
  11. Rattlehead1973

    Rattlehead1973

    8
    Dec 31, 2019
    Hi Sal,
    Thanks for the welcome. I’m almost too ashamed to tell the story of how they got damaged, but here goes:

    I received my brand new Shaman a little over a week ago and absolutely loved it, with one minor exception. I wasn’t fond of the little nub in front of the choil because it hit my finger when I closed the knife. So I thought to myself, no big deal.. I’ll just go out to my shop and grind off the nub with my grinding wheel. So, I got out there, pulled out the Shaman and realized I forgot my reading glasses. Like an idiot, I was too lazy to go back and get them and figured I could see well enough to get the job done. Big mistake. I ground off the little nub and thought everything went smoothly until I flipped the knife over and realized that I had let the grinding wheel chew into my scales and put a flat spot on my brand new blade. I immediately felt sick to my stomach. I should’ve taken the blade off before doing the modification, AND I should’ve went back and got my glasses. Lesson learned. I was able to fix the blade for the most part, but the G10 scales were beyond repair. So anyway, after kicking myself for a while I decided to contact Spyderco to order some more scales and all would be good. I got a reply back from a gentleman who informed me that Spyderco doesn’t sell replacement parts. He said I’d have to find some aftermarket scales. At first I had no luck finding anyone, but finally found a gentleman in Russia who will make me a set.

    If I could figure out how to attach a picture here I’d post a pic of my idiocy so that everyone could get a good laugh.

    {edit} Here's a pic:
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    Anyway, I love this knife design and will eventually receive the custom scales so all is good.
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2020
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  12. Rattlehead1973

    Rattlehead1973

    8
    Dec 31, 2019
    My new scales from Aramis Akhmedov:

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    Love em!
     
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  13. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    Nice! He does amazing work.
     
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  14. blame it on god

    blame it on god

    Feb 21, 2013
    Those scales and back spacer are pretty sweet.
     
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  15. Sharp Guy

    Sharp Guy Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2016
    Fireside lists scales for the Shaman as coming soon. I recently received a set of their TeroTuf scales for one of my Para 3s and they're really nice.
     
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  16. toxophilus

    toxophilus Gold Member Gold Member

    514
    May 14, 2015
    Hey P, How is the texture on the scales; smooth or a bit more grainy?
     
  17. Sharp Guy

    Sharp Guy Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2016
    Sorry, just seeing this. Life's been keeping me busy so I haven't been on here as much lately. I happen to have that knife on me today. The only experience I have with Micarta is the Cruwear Shaman. The Terotuf feels softer (more clothlike?) than the Shaman which is what I wanted. I thought they'd feel harder for some reason. I put some mineral oil on them to darken them a little before I installed them. Not sure if that had anything to do with the texture or not. Either way I'm really happy with them. I have a set of navy blue ones on order for one of my Native 5s

    [​IMG]
     
  18. MessOnAMission

    MessOnAMission Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 4, 2016
    If you're still looking for marbled CF, Sharp Dressed Knives has some in stock.
     
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  19. Rattlehead1973

    Rattlehead1973

    8
    Dec 31, 2019
    Thanks man. I'm pretty happy with the ones I got from Aramis but may put some Marbled CF on a future knife purchase so thanks for the info.
     

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