Spyderco Shaman Folding Knife 3.58" CPM-REX 45 Satin Plain Blade, Rosewood Dymondwood Handles - KnifeCenter Exclusive - C229RWDP
SP229RWDP: C229RWDP Shaman Rosewood Dymondwood
Here is another addition to Spyderco's USA-made product line, the Shaman is an extremely capable folding knife with an equally impressive lineage.
In simple terms, the Shaman's hand-filling, no-nonsense design is Spyderco's best-selling Native model—on steroids. Originally released in 1997, the Native blazed a trail as an affordable, extremely ergonomic, lightweight folder. It was also instrumental in introducing Spyderco's patented reversible pocket clip, which was a revolutionary feature for its time. Although stainless steel and carbon fiber versions were briefly produced in Japan, the Native Lightweight distinguished itself as a flagship of Spyderco's American-made product line, offering superior quality and made-in-USA craftsmanship at an extremely affordable price.
In the years since then, the Native has steadily evolved through five generations and spawned a wide range of variations, including a number of models specifically geared toward the needs of military, law enforcement, and tactical users. With countless thousands of Natives in daily use around the globe, it's not surprising that Spyderco gets a lot of feedback from their owners. And one of the most common requests they get—especially from duty-bound end-users—is for a larger, beefier expression of the same basic design. The Shaman is Spyderco's response to that demand.
At 8.25-inches overall, the Shaman is about 20 percent larger than the Native, making it ideal for folks with larger hands and those who need or prefer a bigger blade. Its design offers the same refined ergonomics and proven qualities of the Native, as well as a few significant differences.
The soul of this impressive design is its CPM-REX 45 super tool steel blade, which features a very high saber (partial flat) grind and a prominent swedge (unsharpened back bevel). This masterfully executed grind balances strength, low-friction edge geometry, and an acute, utilitarian point to offer a blade that will eagerly tackle almost any cutting chore. The blade's signature Trademark Round Hole is fully accessible from both sides to support swift, one-handed opening with either hand. It features a handsome brushed satin finish.
Although the Shaman's handle shape and ergonomics follow the spirit of the Native, its handle construction and lock mechanism are distinctly different. The handle's scales are 3D machined from beautiful rosewood Dymondwood and thoughtfully contoured to provide a comfortable, secure grip. The Dymondwood material that makes up the scales combines the durability and stability of a phenolic laminate with the rich beauty of natural wood. Unlike natural wood, you won't have to worry so much about Dymondwood shrinking, expanding, or cracking. It is also much better suited to moisture than standard woods.
Skeletonized stainless steel liners nested within the smooth scales reinforce the handle's structural strength and form the basis of the knife's patented Compression Lock. This high-strength mechanism is located in the spine of the handle, where it contacts the web of the thumb during normal use and is well protected from accidental release. Its location also allows the blade to be closed safely and easily with one hand without placing your fingers in the path of the edge. To ensure convenient carry and keep the knife poised for immediate access, the handle includes a four-position pocket clip that offers a choice of left or right-side, tip-up or tip-down carry.
Showcasing both an enhanced blade steel and a distinctive handle material, this Exclusive version of the Spyderco Shaman is sure to be highly sought after by discriminating users and collectors alike.
- Blade Length: 3.58"
- Closed Length: 4.67"
- Overall Length: 8.25"
- Cutting Edge: 3.12"
- Blade Thickness: 0.145"
- Blade Material: CPM-REX 45 Tool Steel
- Blade Style: Spear Point
- Blade Grind: Full-Flat
- Blade Finish: Satin
- Blade Edge: Plain
- Handle Material: Rosewood Dymondwood
- Handle Color: Brown
- Locking Mechanism: Compression
- Pocket Clip: Tip-Up/Down, Right/Left Carry
- Model Number: C229RWDP
- Model Name: Shaman Rosewood Dymondwood
- Weight: 5.2 oz.
- Made in the USA