I fish mostly northern Minnesota walleye. 6 to 8 inch blades work best for me. When I'm wanting high flexibility in a quality blade it's the Whusthof 7" Ikon. For a ridged fillet knife I like the 6" Buck Cabela's Alaskan guide with S30V steel. For all around use on a budget Victorinox 7 and 8" blade...
I know that the Manix 2 would be a perfect choice for K390 and I have my checkbook waiting on this, if it ever happens.
Been Very happy with the M4 Manix 2. K390 would be more of a good thing! Peel Ply Carbon Fiber would Suit my fancy!
M4 is my steel. Glad to see a Shaman in it. M4 is in my pocket every day. First thing I did on my Manix was swap to Black G10. Personally I just cant get over the Jade. Sure would be a class act with M4 in carbon fiber.
20 CV / M390 VS ZDP-189 I've been happy with the performance of my M390 knives. Haven't tried ZDP-189 as of yet but am interested in a stretch with this steel. I'd be interested in info from hands on field performance between the 2 steels. ZDP-189 has gotten a rap for being a little more chippy. I'd...
IMHO the standard lock on the manix 2 is all the lock I need. My favorite Spyderco platform. I used to carry a s30v manix . I put a set of black
G10 scales on a M4 manix as soon as they came out and its been in my pocket ever since.