Crucible® CPM® REX® 45 is a super-high-speed particle metallurgy tool steel enriched with large volumes of cobalt, tungsten, molybdenum, and vanadium. Its high cobalt content increases the steel’s attainable hardness and enhances the positive properties of the steel’s other alloys. The addition of vanadium promotes the formation of vanadium carbides, which provide high wear resistance, fine grain size and increased toughness.
A true steel connoisseur’s blade material, REX 45 is an ideal steel for this prestigious Shaman Sprint Run produced in our USA factory. To further distinguish this unique steel, all REX-45-bladed models feature a distinctive burnt-orange handle color.
Blade Length: 3.58"
Overall Length: 8.25"
Blade Material: CPM-REX 45 Tool Steel
Handle Material: G-10
Overall Weight: 5.2 oz.
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Solid tool for heavy work while also capable of reasonably fine slicing.
Great ergonomics but don’t expect a rapid, smooth opening without any wrist or for a “drop” close.
One point deducted for plastic feel to handle (which is Spyderco’s G-10) and for the color (which is more a light brown with a hint of orange than the burnt orange color in photos). It’s a color I don’t find appealing.
The right size and fits in my hand well. Good looking and sharp enough to shave paper. Can't wait for the next model
I love all my spyderco knives but the way the handles are contoured and shaped on this shaman beats all other spyderco's by a long shot. It's also a great heavy use knife that I don't fear damaging or breaking if I hit something harder while using it. All in all it's a must have in my collection.
Love everything about the Rex 45 Shaman except the blade was as far from centered as it could of been. I've heard similar complaints about recent sprint run spyderco's. I've aready adjusted the pivot screws to get it almost centered. Work that shouldn't be needed when you spend 200 plus on a knife.