Where's the Shaman buzz?

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I might snatch one in S30v, although I'd be obliged to buy one in natural G-10 or otherwise and M4.
 
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I might snatch one in S30v, although I'd be obliged to buy one in natural G-10 or otherwise and M4.

It might take a while, I think even the Native 5’s S35VN would have been a better choice.
I carried mine for a move and cut quite a few zip ties since then and S30V has proven to be tough enough for everything I’ve needed so far. I think we do get overly concerned with toughness :thumbsup:
 
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It might take a while, I think even the Native 5’s S35VN would have been a better choice.
I carried mine for a move and cut quite a few zip ties since then and S30V has proven to be tough enough for everything I’ve needed so far. I think we do get overly concerned with toughness :thumbsup:
I've had chunks chip out of my Paramilitary 2's edge from pretty soft zip ties before. Maybe I got a really hard example but I've never had the edge even roll on it once, only chipping.
 

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Now that I have carried it for over a week I am liking it even more than I did when I first got. I don't mind the S30V but I would like it even more in M390. I find M390 easier to sharpen than S30V and it takes a high polish on my KME with a lot less work. I didn't even need to strop it. I tested it doing push cuts and it was no problem. When I sharpen S30V It takes more grits to achieve the same results.
 
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My all time favorite knife is the PM2. I also very much like the manix2.

My question is, will I like the Shaman? Is this a knife that will make me stop carrying my PM2?
 

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My all time favorite knife is the PM2. I also very much like the manix2.

My question is, will I like the Shaman? Is this a knife that will make me stop carrying my PM2?

It has taken over my pocket ever since its release, its an excellent knife.
 
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I’m waiting for it to be available in s110v or cruwear, it really looks like a giant leap forward from the native.
 

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Has anyone gotten one with a flush backspacer? Wondering if they've made a change to that (yet)
 

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I keep eyeing this one, eventually I’ll probably just give into temptation. I just hope when I do, this beast is offered in cmp 3v.
 
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My all time favorite knife is the PM2. I also very much like the manix2.

My question is, will I like the Shaman? Is this a knife that will make me stop carrying my PM2?

Picked one up a couple of weeks ago, been carrying it since, my EDC since then has been the S110V Manix 2 LW. The Shaman is so damn good that I just don't care about the weight.

Has anyone gotten one with a flush backspacer? Wondering if they've made a change to that (yet)

Nope, mine is also offset. Pretty sure it was designed that way.
 
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...so I gave in to temptation.

I really want a sprint in Cruwear or 3V, but I have a feeling we’ll see a pricy CF S90V sprint first, so it might be a while before we see others. A standard production version will be a good care-free user.
 
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Mine arrived earlier today, and it is pretty much flawless.

It is practically the same size as the PM2 / Manix, but it has a presence and heft that just makes it feel much larger and more serious. Interesting enough, the handle is just as thick as the G10 Manix. I really like the smoother and rounded G10 scales, the ergos, the stonewash and the typical compression lock action. Well done Spyderco. :thumbsup:

Here are a few comparison pics:







Tuff vs Shaman:


Manix vs Shaman:


It strikes a very good balance between practical size, great ergos and capability for harder use. It is still early days, but I think it is practical enough to be a very good EDC for someone who needs a sturdy knife.

That said, the Tuff remains the alpha-male...
 
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I...can’t get over how much I love this knife. I’m kind of speechless. I need to think about it for a while and then I’ll post more thoughts but...wow
 

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I...can’t get over how much I love this knife. I’m kind of speechless. I need to think about it for a while and then I’ll post more thoughts but...wow

I was surprised too. It’s going to be a good Sprint/Exclusive candidate for years to come.
 

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I really like mine but it came extremely tight. After a couple days it smoothed out a touch but it opened sluggishly. I moved the pivot a fraction of a fraction and now my Pm2’s are jealous of how buttery smooth it operates. The Shaman is one of my favorite purchases of 2017.
 
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I’m getting real close to ordering one before new map! A comparison with the tuff, my cc is gonna burn up!
 
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