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Introducing Spyderco's latest addition to its prestigious USA-made collection, the Shaman - a formidable folding knife with an impressive lineage.


In essence, the Shaman embodies Spyderco's best-selling Native model but on a heightened scale. Initially launched in 1997, the Native set the standard as an affordable, ergonomic, lightweight folder, and played a pivotal role in introducing Spyderco's patented reversible pocket clip—an innovative feature at the time. While stainless steel and carbon fiber versions were briefly produced in Japan, the Native Lightweight became a flagship of Spyderco's American-made line, showcasing superior quality and craftsmanship at an exceptionally affordable price.


Over the years, the Native has undergone five generations of evolution, giving rise to various models tailored to military, law enforcement, and tactical needs. With extensive global use and valuable feedback from users, especially those in duty-bound roles, the demand for a larger, sturdier iteration of the design became apparent. Enter the Shaman, Spyderco's response to this demand.


Measuring 8.25 inches overall, the Shaman is approximately 20 percent larger than the Native, catering to individuals with larger hands and those who prefer a bigger blade. While retaining the refined ergonomics of the Native, the Shaman introduces a few significant differences.


At its core, the Shaman boasts a CPM S30V stainless steel blade featuring a high saber (partial flat) grind and a prominent swedge. This expertly crafted grind strikes a balance between strength, low-friction edge geometry, and a utilitarian point, delivering a blade ready for a variety of cutting tasks. The blade's signature Trademark Round Hole enables swift, one-handed opening with either hand. Additionally, it sports a stylish and low-maintenance stonewashed finish, with non-reflective black Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating options for tactical applications.


Distinct from the Native, the Shaman's handle is constructed from contoured G10 scales, providing a comfortable and secure grip. Nested within these scales are skeletonized stainless steel liners, forming the foundation of the patented Compression Lock. Positioned in the spine of the handle, this robust mechanism offers secure locking during use, protected from accidental release. The handle is completed with a stonewashed four-position pocket clip for versatile and convenient carry options.


The Shaman, deeply rooted in the success of Spyderco's iconic designs and enriched by customer feedback, stands as a powerful cutting tool and an exceptional addition to the USA-made collection.




  • Blade Length: 3.58"
  • Closed Length: 4.67"
  • Overall Length: 8.25"
  • Cutting Edge: 3.12"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.145"
  • Blade Material: CPM-S30V Stainless Steel
  • Blade Style: Spear Point
  • Blade Grind: Full-Flat
  • Blade Finish: Black DLC
  • Blade Edge: Plain
  • Handle Material: G10
  • Handle Color: Matte Black
  • Locking Mechanism: Compression
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up/Down, Right/Left Carry
  • Model Number: C229GPBK
  • Model Name: Shaman
  • Weight: 5.2 oz.
  • Made in the USA
  • UPC Code: 716104012237

Spyderco Shaman Pln BK C229GPBK

SKU: 716104012237
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