LionSteel Shuffler

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by BenjaminRush, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. Norcaldude

    Norcaldude Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2014
    I had the same impression between my first generation Roundhead and this new Shuffler.
     
  2. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    I think LionSteel nailed these shufflers in every area . Like Gec and many other tradional knives your going to get some that don’t have action as smooth as glass out of the box or tube .But in most cases just need to be flushed out and broken in . As I mentioned earlier both mine happen to have perfect action out of box . The fit and finish is on par with some customs at a fraction of the cost .
    These are my personal observations:)
    Edit: Also with M390 blade steel !:eek:
     
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  3. tony pepperoni

    tony pepperoni

    3
    Aug 10, 2017
    The one I received yesterday was really bad, although I think it was just because of some kind of factory defect. I only opened and closed it about a dozen times before it felt like two pieces sandpaper rubbing together, and metal shavings started falling out. I just put it back in the box, filed a return request, and shipped it back to CollectorKnives this morning. I put in another order for one of the white carbon fiber ones last night, so I'm crossing my fingers that I have better luck with that one.
     
  4. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    PM or email me your order number.
     
  5. tony pepperoni

    tony pepperoni

    3
    Aug 10, 2017
    I just sent an email to you. Thanks.
     
  6. BenjaminRush

    BenjaminRush Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 17, 2015
    I. Love. This. Knife.

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    I asked Mike to go for dark horn with some drama... he delivered! Pre-ordered an ebony Dom after my experience with this one.
     
  7. pistonsandgears

    pistonsandgears Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 12, 2011
    Just received this beauty, could not be happier, it's a great knife! Pairs nicely with the roundhead.
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  8. BenjaminRush

    BenjaminRush Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 17, 2015

    Whoa those scales are incredible!
     
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  9. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    The texture and contrasting colors are outstanding on both of those! You've got a fine pair, right there!
     
  10. Ratbert

    Ratbert

    Jan 1, 2016
    What a great matched pair! I remembered how gorgeous the Roundhead was, and I think you scored just as well with the Shuffler. Both of them are easily the class of the textured horn that I’ve seen.
     
  11. Boggs

    Boggs

    Feb 27, 2007
    LionSteel really brings it when it comes to the ram scales
     
  12. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    What a pair of beauties !!!
     
  13. Flute_Daddy_Funk

    Flute_Daddy_Funk

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    Jan 9, 2018
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  14. Flute_Daddy_Funk

    Flute_Daddy_Funk

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    Jan 9, 2018
    I recently received a stag shuffler in the mail, along with a very useful pocket slip sheath. I can affirm that my knife came with some Copper colored lubricant; easy enough to clean out but somewhat strange.

    The stag handles on mine are great, times of texture and feel really nice in the hand. The bacslring does seem to suffer from gaps until about 1/2 way down the back, with the gap slightly wider on the Mark rather than the pull side. This gap is fairly noticable, as I can clearly see my hand behind it. I believe this may be due to the washers.

    The spring is flush when closed and open but sunken in the half stop; by extension the transition to and from the half stop is stronger than the transition when the knife is already open.

    The knife came wicked sharp on my end, with a really pointy tip. The edge ground is a bit uneven on the engraved side, broader near the choil than the belly.

    Overall, while Im really happy with the knife, these small details bother me slightly, considering everyone else's luck with the knife. If all the stag were not already sold out, I may have considered returning it, although as a college student with exams... That can be annoying.
     
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  15. Duvel

    Duvel

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    Feb 3, 2016
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    My new stag Shuffler with my ram Roundhead!
     
  16. Tyd450

    Tyd450 Gold Member Gold Member

    626
    Jul 25, 2015
    I think I have you guys beat... Mine is going from OK to IL through Puerto Rico at the moment!
     
  17. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    I don't think your luck is the issue. I think you are looking WAY too hard for problems. Nearly every one I have handled has a little daylight between liner/spring if looking from the well; I even specifically mentioned this in my first video. As to needing a perfect edge or perfectly flush springs in all three positions - you may need to go custom for that. Knives made in volume in factories of men are never going to be perfect; only those that have seen enough crap to realize a well assembled knife see perfection in those that are 95%. Somewhat like a sliding scale....
     
  18. 3-1-1

    3-1-1

    Apr 2, 2012
    Wow, that is exactly what you are hoping for when you order one with Ram's horn.
     
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  19. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    Couldn’t agree more :thumbsup:
     
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  20. Dean51

    Dean51

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    Aug 30, 2014
    I'm going to agree with you.
    Standards can be different from person to person but sometimes you can look to hard for faults.

    The copper lubricant is something I just ignored, my own lubricant will thin and flush it out in time.
    I believe the gap people see is by design. Unlike a pinned slip joint the pivot can be easily adjusted, if there was no gap you would have no adjustment.
    The back spring was a bit lower but to be honest it was so little I only noticed it after flute_daddy posted about it.
    The edge grind was close enough to not be an issue. It was not perfect (no factory edge is) but close enough to perfect to not give a problem when it was sharpened.
    Walk and talk was so close to being the same, I have not noticed a difference in use. So I will not go back and look for an issue there.

    By the way O/D shuffler on reserve. :)
     
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