The biggest surprise is the announcement of the Shaman, an upsized, redesigned version of the classic Spyderco Native. Though it inherits the same finger choil and streamlined ‘hump-less’ leaf shaped blade from the Native, the US-made Shaman offers 3.6-inches of blade length, contoured G10 handle scales, and a compression lock. Rumors of the Shaman have been circulating among Spyderco fans for years, but its presence in today’s mid-year catalog was unexpected.
Spyderco Darn Dao
Also new is the Darn Dao, a sizeable fixed blade based on the late Bob Lum’s interpretation of a Chinese broadsword. The beefy, 6mm thick, 10.6″ blade should endow it with formidable chopping and slicing power. The Darn Dao won’t be available for long. Produced in a ‘Flash Batch,’ each knife will be numbered as part of a one-time limited run.
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