The Spyderco Shaman C229GPBK is a large and cool pocket knife, designed by Spyderco founder Sal Glesser. The Shaman has different characteristics you might be familiar with from other Spyderco's. At the same time the Shaman is really different within the range.
We will start with what we know: a thumb-hole blade made from S30C steel with a black coating. The blade is locked by a solid compression lock. A lock that was invented by Sal Glesser. Steel liners enhanced with holes to keep the weight low with G10 scales placed around them.
These G10 scales are exactly what give the Shaman its character. They are nicely rounded and enhanced with a matt finish. They are large, have enough room for very large hands and are very ergonomic.
As a result, the Shaman has acquired its own place in the Spyderco range. A fascinating design that can be used as a real user's knife, but because of its interesting construction, ergonomics and locking system will also appeal to collectors.