I got my D-fly yesterday from KSF. Centering is slightly off to the side but it doesn't really bug me. Overall very nice. Its been a while since I carried a d-fly and I forgot how small they were, especially compared to my endura that's been in my pocket.
I had one and sold it. There were many things I liked about it but there are to many other knives that are just a bit better to make me not hold onto it. Love the steel, the handle to blade ratio, the design, the handle material. Did not love the flipping.
I would look to some of the stainless models that have been in production the longest such as the SS police. There are many models of Spydercos purchased and kept in production that are not really high on the radar screen.
Both are excellent steels with just about the same edge holding capacity. I would take K390 out of personal preference as I think it is slightly easier to sharpen but it will patina. I have not experienced patina on ZDP-189. I can't recall if the ZDP-189 is laminated or not on the E4.
Hello Skidoosh, Although I dont own any K390 (yet) I have several pma11 mules. I have chipped a couple in different spots, few around the 1st inch of the tip and one around the "belly". These chips were due to my clumsiness dropping them on the garage floor while fitting handles, however they sharp...
I'm working on getting a handle on my pm A11 mule. I hear it mentioned that K390 is a bit tougher than PM A11. Has anyone experienced chipping or issues with a PM A11 edge as compared to K390 or what has your experience been? I plan on going 30 degrees inclusive with the edge.
Several sprints are still hanging on. For everyone that sells out in seconds I see several that don't. K390 at Bento is still around, 52100 Manix was around at Knifeworks for quite a while, even the PD#1 mules seemed to take forever to sell out despite the thirst for CruWear. It is really hard to pr...