LionSteel Shuffler

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

  1. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    Good memory ;) and yes, these Shuffler's are addictive, so I give fair warning for those venturing onto any website with such treats...you may end up with more than one and possibly end up buying things a second time...one can never tell :)

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  2. BenjaminRush

    BenjaminRush Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 17, 2015
    Haven't seen many of these posted!

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  3. Dadpool

    Dadpool Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    How is the Shuffler as a watch-pocket knife in jeans?

    3 3/4" closed length is sometimes borderline for me, and an exposed tang/back square can be a bit snaggy in that situation as well -- but it all comes down to the actual knife.
     
  4. BMCGear

    BMCGear Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    What he said.
     
  5. AtomicRooster57

    AtomicRooster57

    43
    May 15, 2019
    I ordered one in CF and Damsteel blade/bolsters over the weekend. I haven't seen the first pictures or reviews on the knife. Do you know if the Damsteel Super Dense is considered a Super Steel?
     
  6. BenjaminRush

    BenjaminRush Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 17, 2015
    My understanding of Damasteel is that it performs quite well, with at least RWL34 as a component, which is a well-regarded knife blade steel along the lines of CPM-154.

    It’s hard to answer your question because “super steel” was once applied to steels like VG10, which now seems to be decidedly average for most knife enthusiasts. It depends on what you’re looking for, but I expect the Damasteel super dense to be a good all-around performer— reportedly it takes a keen edge and holds it reasonably well. I’ve only used mine lightly, and haven’t sharpened it yet, so I can’t fully comment on my personal experience. Seems to be well-regarded on the forums, though.

    I don’t think you’ll get the insane edge retention that you might get out of something like Maxamet, but I think it should perform like a top to second tier steel.

    So... sure? I guess it’s a super steel? Definitely is cool regardless.
     
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  7. kamagong

    kamagong

    Jan 13, 2001
    Has anyone ever swapped out the covers on their Shuffler? It's a remarkable knife, but I can't seem to get over the incongruity of wood alongside screws.

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    The modern construction calls for synthetic cover materials.
     
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  8. jrawk

    jrawk

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    Jul 14, 2014
    Yes but dude I disagree with your example. That looks exceptional.
     
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  9. kamagong

    kamagong

    Jan 13, 2001
    It's very nice for what it is, but it's still weird.
     
  10. solphilos

    solphilos Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

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    Oct 17, 2009
    I agree, and this is why I went with Micarta.
    Screws and stainless steel just feel at odds with natural materials such as bone and wood. My biggest qualm with the incongruity is the way natural materials age while the blades only get scratches.
     
  11. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
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    These parts are 1/2 swapped out. Each knife has 2 different scales.
     
  12. AtomicRooster57

    AtomicRooster57

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    May 15, 2019
    My first impression is positive. I see know what all the fuss is about. :) untitled-3048.jpg

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    Thank you for your support ...
     
  13. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    Personally, I think they look great in ebony... it's a pretty traditional wood....

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  14. AtomicRooster57

    AtomicRooster57

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    May 15, 2019
    You can never go wrong with the classy black Ebony. One of my favorite covers.
     
  15. Rose and Thistle Custom

    Rose and Thistle Custom Josh Mead Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 9, 2018
    Have a Shuffler on the way to go with my Roundhead, kinda thinking ghost jade G10 would look cool.
     
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  16. Ironbut

    Ironbut Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2016
    I think you'll like it. I have both, but as a personal preference I've have always leaned toward the clip blades over spears. I've been carrying Barlows since I was a little kid in the 1950s. While calling these Lionsteel Barlows traditional may seem like a bit of a stretch for some, I think adapting these modern materials & modular design to the classic Barlow is a great idea for a working knife.

    Oh, and a pic. Just because.
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  17. AtomicRooster57

    AtomicRooster57

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    May 15, 2019
    I'm looking for a stag shuffler in M390. I sharpened my lionsteel knives. The M390 will get scary sharp.
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  18. Rose and Thistle Custom

    Rose and Thistle Custom Josh Mead Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 9, 2018
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    Trying to decide what the new Shuffler should wear. Any thoughts?
     
  19. knifeswapper

    knifeswapper Knife Peddler Dealer / Materials Provider

    Sep 3, 2004
    What's the burl right there at it's kick? That's the ticket.
     
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  20. Rose and Thistle Custom

    Rose and Thistle Custom Josh Mead Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 9, 2018
    That's khamphi rosewood burl, would be very cool.
     
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